SOURCE: SafetyChain Software, Inc.

SafetyChain Software - Food Safety & Quality Solutions

October 05, 2015 08:20 ET

"BRC in the Age of FSMA" -- October 30 Webcast Features John Kukoly, Director of BRC Americas

Second Webcast of SafetyChain Software's 2015 GFSI Leadership Series, Presented With Media Partner FoodSafetyTech, Will Provide Insight on How BRC Aligns With, and Prepares Companies for, Day 1 FSMA Compliance

SAN RAFAEL, CA--(Marketwired - October 05, 2015) - SafetyChain Software, leaders in Food Safety Chain Management Systems that Automate, Streamline & Improve Food Safety and Quality Assurance™ (FSQA), along with media sponsor Food Safety Tech, is excited to announce the second webcast of its three-part Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) leadership series, "GFSI in the Age of FSMA," with "BRC in the Age of FSMA," taking place on October 30. Special guest speaker John Kukoly, Director of BRC Americas, will discuss how BRC certification aligns with, and prepares food and beverage companies for, Day 1 compliance with FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

BRC in the Age of FSMA key discussion topics will include:

  • How certification to BRC Global Standards prepares a company for FSMA compliance in terms of alignment with:
    • Supplier Controls
    • Building a food safety plan
    • Migrating from HACCP to HARPC
    • Being audit ready all the time
    • Environmental monitoring ... human & animal food rules ... and much more
  • What changes to the BRC Global Standards have been made (or are planned) to better align with FSMA
  • Gaps BRC sees in FSMA that are filled by BRC scheme
  • What companies who are, or plan to be, BRC certified should be doing now for Day 1 FSMA compliance
  • Mr. Kukoly will also take attendees' questions live!

Registration for the 60-minute October 30 BRC webcast, which begins at 10:00 AM PDT, is complimentary, and interested parties are invited to learn more and register: www.safetychain.com/GFSI-Webinar-Series-BRC

Commented Mr. Kukoly, "Becoming certified to a GFSI scheme is recognized as one of the key strategies for being compliant with FDA's FSMA. To that end, a robust BRC Global Standards program -- enhanced by the key changes made in the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 -- aligns very well with both recently published and previously proposed FSMA rules. We are very excited to join SafetyChain and FoodSafetyTech for this important GFSI in the Age of FSMA webcast series to discuss how we align with FSMA, and will help companies who are certified to our scheme, be FSMA ready on day one of their compliance deadline."

Barbara Levin, SafetyChain Senior Vice President and Co-Founder added, "With final FSMA rules recently released for human and animal food preventive controls -- and additional final rules expected soon -- preparation for FSMA compliance has taken on a new sense of urgency. According to many industry experts, companies who are certified to a GFSI scheme and managing robust programs are at least 90 percent ‘there' in terms of compliance. So we're very pleased to have John Kukoly, with BRC America's, continue the dialog on how GFSI, and specifically BRC Global Standards, aligns with FSMA and prepares companies to be FSMA-ready."

Who Should Attend

Interested parties working in food safety and quality assurance, regulatory, operations, C-suite and other related positions, from food and beverage companies, are invited to learn more and register for the complimentary webcast at: www.safetychain.com/GFSI-Webinar-Series-BRC

Optional GFSI and FSMA Technology Demonstration

At the end of each series session, attendees are invited to stay online for a brief demonstration of SafetyChain's Regulatory/GFSI Compliance and Audit Management module to learn how automation can help companies manage robust GFSI and FSMA programs complete with on-demand audit readiness.

SafetyChain 2015 GFSI Leadership Webcast Series

BRC in the Age of FSMA is the second webinar in the "2015 GFSI Leadership Series: "GFSI in the Age of FSMA -- How GFSI Schemes Align With and Get You Ready for FSMA," sponsored by SafetyChain and media sponsor Food Safety Tech. More information on the entire series can be found by visiting: www.SafetyChain.com/GFSI-Webinar-Series.

About BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards are the world's biggest provider of safety and quality Standards' Programs for food manufacture, packaging, storage and distribution. BRC Global Standards are generated with the help of technical specialists, retailers, manufacturers and certification bodies from around the world, so everything is based on practicality, rigour and clarity.

The BRC Global Standards certification scheme offer comprehensive support to help new and established businesses to achieve and maintain their quality and safety aims.

For more information please visit www.brcglobalstandards.com

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About SafetyChain Software -- Automate, Streamline & Improve FSQA™

SafetyChain Software is the leading vendor of Food Safety Chain Management Systems that Automate, Streamline & Improve FSQA at all points along a company's supply chain -- for what comes in, what they do with it and what goes out. SafetyChain for Food™ includes integrated modules for Supplier Compliance, Safety and Quality Management, Regulatory and GFSI Compliance, Food Safety Audit Readiness and SafetyChain Mobile for anywhere/anytime FSQA. SafetyChain for Food is an affordable, cloud-based solution with hard-dollar Return on Investment, and is used globally by leading companies in all food industry verticals, including suppliers/growers, manufacturers, distributors and food service / retail. www.safetychain.com. Follow SafetyChain and co-founder Barbara Levin on Twitter @LevinFoodSafety

About Media Sponsor Food Safety Tech

Food Safety Tech is an industry-specific eMagazine and Conference series serving the global food industry. Built on the platform of the next generation model for B2B publishing, Food Safety Tech delivers top quality content in a proactive manner through a weekly eNewsletter while maintaining a website, the eMagazine that stores the content providing easy accessibility. This hybrid model provides a two way street of digital communication to the global food industry. www.foodsafetytech.com

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