Plastic pallet pooler commends US on food regs

by MM&D Online Staff

ORLANDO, Florida–iGPS Logistics, North America’s only Pooler of 48 x 40 plastic pallets, applauded the US Food and Drug Administration’s issuance of its final rule on sanitary food transport.

Issued pursuant to the US Food Safety Modernization Act passed by Congress in 2010, the rule requires shippers, loaders, carriers and receivers involved in transporting human and animal food to use sanitary practices to ensure the safety of that food.

“Americans have every right to expect their food to be safe from contamination,” said Jeff Liebesman, CEO of iGPS. “The FDA’s action is an important step toward fulfilling that expectation.”

Liebesman emphasized the importance of using pallets that are free of contamination. He asserted that plastic pallets are non-absorptive, easily cleaned and free of jagged edges.

 “We look forward to continuing to work with our partners in the food supply chain as they implement the FDA’s rule. Like our partners, iGPS is committed to delivering safe and sanitary food to America’s tables.”