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June 11, 2013 09:00 ET

SafetyChain Software Announces New Dates and Topics for Popular FSMA Fridays™ Series

Monthly Complimentary Web/Podcasts -- Offered by SafetyChain and Leavitt Partners Global Food Safety Solutions -- Provides Updates and Practical Guidance to Prepare for Compliance With FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act Proposed and Anticipated Rules

SAN RAFAEL, CA--(Marketwired - June 11, 2013) - SafetyChain Software and Leavitt Partners Global Food Safety Solutions today announced new dates and topics for its popular FSMA Fridays series -- monthly web/podcasts that help keep the food and beverage industry up to date on the most recent FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) news -- and provide insight on how to prepare for compliance with recently announced and anticipated rules.

During the 30-minute events, Dr. David Acheson, Partner with Leavitt Partners -- and author of the 2007 FDA Food Protection plan that became the foundation of FSMA as well as a contributor to the FSMA rules -- and his team are interviewed by SafetyChain SVP and co-founder, Barbara Levin. Dr. Acheson and his team provide the latest updates on FSMA in general, and then address various questions on the date's topic -- including questions from participants.

New topics were announced today for September through December 2013, and are listed below along with the previously announced schedule. Those who would like to attend sign up just once. Upon registration, they'll receive monthly login information for each date along with a link to download previously held topics. Interested food safety & quality assurance (FSQA), operations, compliance/legal, C-suite and others from the food and beverage industry who would like to sign up should visit for complimentary registration.

FSMA Fridays Schedule*

*Note -- Topics subject to change depending on the latest news from FDA

  • April 26: FSMA Preventive Controls & HACCP (completed -- receive recording upon registration)
  • May 31: FSMA Ready Food Safety Plans (completed -- receive recording upon registration)
  • June 28: What do good environmental control systems look like?
  • July 26: Ins & outs of the proposed Produce Rule
  • Aug. 23: How to comply with the proposed rules for recall plans
  • Sept. 27: FDA access to your records -- what does it mean?
  • Oct. 25: Importer program updates -- what's next?
  • Nov. 22: Approaches to supply chain controls
  • Dec. 20: FSMA in 2014 -- what to expect

About SafetyChain Software

SafetyChain Software's SafetyChain for Food™ helps the food and beverage industry manage safety and quality compliance in realtime -- reventing 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.

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.

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