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Planes, Trains, and What? An Introduction to the FDA’s Interstate Travel Program (ITP) CDR Diane L. Kelsch FDA Florida District.

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1 Planes, Trains, and What? An Introduction to the FDA’s Interstate Travel Program (ITP) CDR Diane L. Kelsch FDA Florida District

2 History 1894: 1st Interstate Quarantine Regulations (IQR) established –Fell under Marine Hospital Service (USPHS) Treasury Department Quarantine and detention only 1917: Vessel Sanitation Program becomes a function of the PHS

3 History Continued 1921: IQR revisions –(a) included water for drinking and culinary purposes on any car, vessel, or other conveyance while engaged in interstate travel and approved water sources –(b) included general sanitation requirements for conveyance dining and lavatory facilities

4 History Continued 1951: Bus and Railcar service area requirements (related to lavatory waste discharge) 1969: IQR transferred to FDA –Vessel Sanitation Program CDC?

5 History Continued 1972: IQR amended and regulations transferred to CFR Title 21 Food & Drugs –Part 1240: Control of Communicable Diseases –Part 1250: Interstate Conveyance Sanitation 2000: FDA transfers regulatory authority to CDC for Interstate quarantine over persons –Animals and products remain under FDA

6 Program Goal (ITP) To ensure that the personnel, facilities, and equipment are adequate and managed to prevent food borne illness, and the introduction or spread of communicable disease via common carriers operating in interstate commerce

7 ITP Definitions 21 CFR Part 1250 Definitions: –Conveyance: Any land or air carrier, or any vessel (as defined) –Interstate traffic: The movement of any conveyance or the transportation of persons or property

8 Jurisdiction Conveyances: –Aircraft –Vessels US flagged only –CDC inspects foreign flagged –Busses –Trains

9 Jurisdiction Continued Support facilities –Providing food, water, and/or lavatory service Caterers/commissaries Airports Vessel ports Bus stations Train stations

10 Program Activities Include Construction/Plan review –Certificates of Sanitary Construction Inspections Investigations Sample Collections Administrative and regulatory actions –As necessary

11 Inspectional Frequency Conveyances and Service Areas –Every 3 years Caterers –Every 6-12 months Passenger vessel and passenger rail with operating galleys –Every 6 months

12 Airline Caterer Inspections Conducted by FDA Standardized Retail Food Safety Training Officers –Standardized by FDA Regional Retail Food Specialists Re-standardization every 3 years

13 Questions?


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