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SCS Global Services

October 14, 2014 14:26 ET

Food Safety Audit Readiness Best Practices Webcast November 7 -- Presented by SafetyChain Software and SCS Global Services

"Meet the Food Safety Auditor Live" Complimentary Webcast, Featuring Heena Patel, Sr. Technical Director and Auditor With SCS Global Services, to Focus on Preparing for Regulatory, GFSI, Customer and Internal Audits

SAN RAFAEL, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2014) - SafetyChain Software, leaders in food safety and quality assurance solutions that Automate, Streamline & Improve FSQA™, along with SCS Global Services, a leading food safety training and certification body, are pleased to announce that registration is now live for an informative webcast for the food and beverage industry entitled: "Food Safety Audit Readiness Best Practices: How Ready are YOU for Your Next Regulatory, GFSI, Customer or Internal Audit?"

Taking place Friday, November 7, this innovative webcast will be presented as a "Meet the Food Safety Auditor" event. SafetyChain's Co-Founder Barbara Levin will interview guest auditor Heena Patel, SCS Global Services' Technical Director and Senior Auditor on a variety of topics. Ms. Patel -- who has 20+ years' experience in food industry audit best practices -- will share insights on:

  • Top 5 best practices food safety organizations can follow to prepare for successful audits
  • What auditors look for when it comes to demonstrating continuous improvement
  • How companies can better prepare for unannounced audits
  • What role audits play in a company's overall food safety plans
  • How automation can facilitate audit readiness

Questions will also be taken live from the audience. Webcast participants will also receive a complimentary copy of SafetyChain's whitepaper: "Food Safety & Quality Assurance Audit Readiness: How to Automate On-Demand Response to Regulatory, GFSI, Internal & Customer Audits."

Registration for the 60-minute webcast, which begins at 10 a.m. PT, is complimentary, and interested parties are invited to learn more and register:

Commented SafetyChain Senior Vice President and Co-Founder, "Audits -- whether they're regulatory, GFSI-related, customer-driven or internal -- are one of the biggest challenges facing food safety organizations today. We're therefore very excited to host this informative webcast with our partner SCS Global Services to provide a unique opportunity to gain perspective on food safety audits from the auditor's point of view. Participants will learn what's most important to auditors when it comes to food safety plans and programs, what auditors consider best practices for passing audits and the biggest no-no's leading to deductions."

"We are very pleased to partner with SafetyChain for this important event. Our veteran auditor, Heena Patel, brings a wealth of food industry experience to this topic with 20 years in quality assurance, auditing, microbiology and plant sanitation," adds Chip Wood, SCS Global Services Director of Business Development. "Being able to understand what makes a smooth audit possible from the auditor's point of view will bring a unique perspective to our participants and we invite all interested parties from the food and beverage industry to register for this important event," Wood added.

About SafetyChain Software

SafetyChain Software -- Automate, Streamline & Improve FSQA™ -- is the leading provider of Food Safety Chain Management Systems (FSCMS) that help enforce Food Safety & Quality Assurance along a company's supply chain -- for what comes in, what they do with it, and where it's going next. It's leading FSCMS, SafetyChain for Food, helps food and beverage companies: comply with regulatory, GFSI, customer and internal FSQA requirements; manage approved vendor/supplier programs; ensure FSQA data collection, workflow, processes, and documentation; and create central repository of FSQA data for trending, continuous improvement and audit readiness.

About SCS Global Services (SCS)

SCS Global Services (SCS) has been a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing and standards development for nearly thirty years. SCS programs span a wide cross-section of sectors, recognizing exemplary performance in food and agriculture testing, food safety auditing, natural resource management, green building, product manufacturing, retailing and more. SCS is a Certified B Corporation™, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practice.

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