SOURCE: SafetyChain Software, Inc.

SafetyChain Software - Realtime Food Safety & Quality Compliance Enforcement

April 15, 2013 14:07 ET

Announcing "FSMA Fridays™" -- Monthly Live Events to Discuss the Latest Rules, Challenges and Solutions for Compliance With the Food Safety Modernization Act

Co-Sponsored by SafetyChain Software and Leavitt Partners, Series Will Feature Interactive Interviews, Q&A With Dr. David Acheson and the Leavitt Partners Global Food Safety Solutions Team

SAN RAFAEL, CA--(Marketwired - April 15, 2013) -  SafetyChain Software, the leader in Food Safety Chain Management solutions that help ensure food safety and quality compliance while creating operational efficiencies that save time and money -- is excited to announce that it is partnering with Leavitt Partners Global Food Safety Solutions, a leading global food safety consulting organization -- to launch a series of live, interactive pod/webcasts to keep the food safety and quality assurance (FSQA) community up-to-date on the evolving rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

"As rules and regulations -- such as the FSMA Preventive Control for Human Food and Produce Rules -- are being issued and commented on, FSQA professionals are challenged with determining the impact on their operations and how to comply. We're very excited to be partnering with SafetyChain to have an open and ongoing forum to help the FSQA community work through these challenges," said Dr. David Acheson, Partner, Leavitt Partners.

"As many people know, Dr. Acheson was responsible for the 2007 FDA Food Protection Plan that formed the foundation for the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2011 -- and was also very involved in the drafting of the law, so we feel very privileged to be holding FSMA Fridays with David and his team.  Each pod/webcast will answer questions on relevant FSMA topics, including attendee questions, and provide insight into how to prepare for compliance. We encourage FSQA professionals from all company types in the food supply chain to register for these complimentary events," said Barbara Levin, SVP and co-founder, SafetyChain Software.

Schedule and Registration

The initial FSMA Fridays schedule is below. *Note that topics are subject to change based on the release of new rules by FDA. Registration is complimentary. By registering once, registrants will then receive notification of all future dates and topics without having to re-register. To learn more about FSMAFridays and register -- visit: www.safetychain.com/FSMAFridays.

*Current FSMA Fridays Topics -- all events are planned for 20-30 minutes, and start at 9:00 a.m. PDT: 

  • April 26: How to approach preparing for FSMA Preventive Control rules
  • May 31: How to build a food safety plan: HACCP, PRPs, Corrective Actions and more
  • June 28: What do good environmental control systems look like?
  • July 26: Supplier verification, supplier / importer program updates
  • August 23: How should I comply with the proposed rule for recall plans?

About SafetyChain Software

SafetyChain Software's SafetyChain for Food™ helps the food and beverage industry manage safety and quality compliance in realtime -- preventing non-compliant ingredients, raw materials and finished product from coming in or going out.  With SafetyChain for Food's affordable solution modules -- for Supplier Compliance & Management, Safety & Quality Data Reporting, HACCP/GFSI Compliance and Customer & Finished Product Compliance -- food growers, producers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, food services and importers save time, save money and create efficiencies that contribute to the bottom line. SafetyChain for Food is a global, Software-as-a-Service solution, designed for fast deployment and even faster ROI. www.safetychain.com

About Leavitt Partners Global Food Safety Solutions (LP GFSS)

Since 2009, LP GFSS, led by Dr. David Acheson, has provided strategic and comprehensive services to companies involved in food production, distribution or sale as well as to ancillary firms providing technical solutions to food companies. Brand protection, compliance with new regulations, supply chain risk management, traceability, recall and crisis management are at the core of LP GFSS services. LP GFSS works with all supply chain segments, from farms to manufacturers, retail and food services providers -- domestic and foreign -- all focused on providing first rate services in a cost conscious environment. http://leavittpartners.com/global-food-solutions

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