SOURCE: SafetyChain Software, Inc.

SafetyChain Software - Realtime Food Safety & Quality Compliance Enforcement

August 20, 2013 09:00 ET

How to Pass Your SQF Audit With Flying Colors -- Complimentary Webinar on September 20, 2013 Offered by SafetyChain Software

Special Guest Speaker Cathy Crawford, Vice President, HACCP Consulting Group Will Discuss Importance of SQF in the Age of FSMA, Key Components of SQF Audits and How to Achieve Your Desired Results

SAN RAFAEL, CA--(Marketwired - August 20, 2013) - SafetyChain Software, the leader in Food Safety Chain Management solutions that help ensure food safety and quality compliance for regulatory, 3rd party and customer requirements -- while also creating operational efficiencies that save time and money -- is pleased to announce a new complimentary leadership series webinar sponsored with Global Food Safety Resource (GFSR), "How to Pass Your SQF Audit with Flying Colors."  The webinar, featuring HACCP Consulting Group Vice President Cathy Crawford, will be held on Friday, September 20, 9:00 a.m. PT (11:00 a.m. CT, noon ET). 

The Safe Quality Food (SQF) program is recognized by food suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and food service providers globally as a rigorous food safety management system recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative. 

"SQF is becoming increasingly important as a food safety scheme that helps prevent food safety events.  The standards required for SQF also help companies prepare for compliance with the FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Companies should not underestimate this task.  Passing SQF audits requires not only a strong program, but diligence in verification, validation and documentation of that program. The added requirements can cause a great deal of frustration to already over-worked food safety and quality departments  in terms of preparation and discovery of unexpected non-conformance deductions," said Cathy Crawford. "We're very excited to be joining SafetyChain for this important webinar to help food safety and quality assurance departments understand best practices -- and enabling technologies -- that can help them pass audits with flying colors."

During the 60-minute complimentary webcast, Cathy will discuss:

  • Key components of SQF audits, including training, internal audits, continuous improvement, management commitment, HACCP/SOPs, vendor approval programs and more
  • Documentation and recordkeeping requirements
  • Program review and modifications
  • Verification and validation
  • Key components of facility performance and scoring systems

Cathy will take audience questions live, and be joined by SafetyChain SVP and Co-Founder Barbara Levin, who will discuss how technology can help food and beverage companies be SQF audit-ready on demand.

Who Should Attend?

Food & Beverage company management working in operations, procurement and food safety and quality -- from food suppliers/growers, manufacturers/co-packers, distributors/brokers and retail/services.

Registration

There is no charge to register. Interested parties can register at:  www.safetychain.com/SQF-Audits-Webinar

 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 HACCP Consulting Group

The HACCP Consulting Group (HCG), LLC was founded in 1994 to provide professional, food safety consulting services to the food industry to further ensure the safety of our food supply and reduce foodborne illnesses. Since that time, food safety has, and continues to be, the major focus of the regulatory agencies, consumer groups, suppliers and customers alike. HCG offers comprehensive food safety consulting, auditing and training services to food processing companies, food service organizations, trade associations and government regulatory agencies. Its strength is in practical, dynamic and personalized services that focus on assisting clients maintain compliance with current regulatory and global food safety standards to confidently participate in a rapidly changing global market for food commerce. www.haccpcg.com

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