Table of Contents



Chapter one. Introduction to Transporter Container Sanitation, Traceability and Temperature Controls


Inspection as the Primary Basis for Food Quality and Safety

The Need for Technology and Hard Data to Enter the Certification Arena

Moving to Measurement and Causal Analysis


Risk Factors in Real Time

The Forgotten Element: Food on the Move

Some Definitions

International Guidance Related to Food Safety in Transportation Processes

Chapter two. Current and Emerging Transportation Food Safety Models


Return on Investment and Financial Benefits for Emerging Transportation Monitors

Basic Traceability and Monitoring Models

Examples of Transportation Process Quality Measurement

Inter- and Intra-State Shipping

Air and Ocean Food Shipments

Emerging Monitoring Models: Intelligent Delivery Control Systems, RFID, ILC and RH

ILC Devices

RFID Systems

Other Radiofrequency Systems

Sanitation Issues

Automation in Interior Wash and Sanitation


Chapter three. Introduction to In-Transit Food Safety Auditing and Standards


Quality in Food Safety Transportation

Internal Audits and Teams: Organizing for System Implementation

Continuous Improvement Team Concepts

Internal Audit Team Causal Analysis and Management Reporting

External Audits and Auditors

In-transit Standards: Introduction and Organization

Certification Rules

Certification Categories

Chapter four. System Management and Record Keeping


Management System (M)

M 101 Food In-Transit Policy

M 102 Manual

M 103 Organization Chart

M 104 Assignment of Responsibility

M 105 Annual Review (Monitoring)

Ambient Atmosphere


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About the author

John M. Ryan

Dr. John Ryan was the Administrator for the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture's Quality Assurance Division. He was responsible for developing food safety and traceability systems within the state of Hawaii. Dr. Ryan piloted the USA's first farm-to-fork award winning internet-enabled RFID food traceability system and one of America's early high-technology sensor based temperature control supply chain food safety system. He has recently worked with a number of international companies to establish real-time international food traceability that reports trans-Pacific transportation temperatures and tests for bacteria, explosives and container tampering. He spent two years as co-team leader for President Obama's FDA/CDC Information Technology team and also served on the FDA Performance Management and Standards Developments team. He is the president of Ryan Systems, located in Canyon Lake, CA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ryan Systems, Inc. Palm Bay, FL, USA


"…summary of methods and standards for maintaining food safety during the transportation phases of its journey from production to consumption. The book begins by introducing transport container sanitation, traceability, and temperature control, current models for monitoring and incentivizing good practice including RFID tracking integrated with multiple condition sensors, and auditing and certifications in the industry.", April 2014