• All vehicles used for transportation must ensure the food safety, legality and quality of materials eg. Raw materials, packaging, work in progress and finished goods.


  • If a third party haulage contractor is used, all the requirements must be defined within a contract and effectively managed

  • This must include storage facilities where used as part of the contract

  • Haulage contractors must be formally approved by recognised schemes where required eg. Animal welfare standards / farm assurance

  • WGLL - sites visit or audit the third party facilities where storage or consolidation of finished goods takes place to make sure that they are suitably managed


  • Vehicles used for transportation must be well maintained and in a good hygienic condition


  • Documented maintenance and hygiene procedures and records must be in place for all vehicles (including pipe work e.g. Milk tankers)


  • Procedures must be in place to minimise the risk of cross contamination (including taint) during transportation


  • Where materials are susceptible to weather damage, vehicles must be unloaded / loaded in covered bays or materials suitably covered to protect the materials.

  • Chilled / frozen materials must be loaded and unloaded in temperature controlled bays, or ways of working must be such that temperature is not compromised

30.6.1 - LOADING (BASE)

  • Product is loaded or stacked on pallets in a manner that does not pose a risk to damage or safety in transit

  • WGLL - where product is order picked or consolidated for despatch the site demonstrates good practises (eg. Pallets are of a sensible height, not stacking heavy goods on light, not overhanging pallet etc)

  • WGLL - mixed pallets are interleaved with liners or cardboard to readily identify the different products.


  • Procedures must be in place to ensure product is held under secure conditions during transport


  • Where temperature controlled transport is required, documented procedures must be in place to ensure the temperature requirements are met.

  • Transport must be capable of maintaining product temperature within specification, under maximum load.


  • Temperature controlled transport must incorporate temperature data logging devices which can be inspected to confirm temperature conditions or a manual system must be in place to validate the correct operation of refrigerated equipment.


  • Procedures must be in place in case of breakdown of vehicle refrigeration

  • All incidences of refrigeration equipment breakdown must be recorded and corrective actions documented.

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