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SafetyChain Software - Food Safety & Quality Solutions

March 20, 2015 08:10 ET

SafetyChain Software Presents "Tackling FSMA Compliance" Tech Talk Featuring Dole Fresh Vegetables and The Acheson Group

Guest Speakers Nye Hardy, Dole Fresh Vegetables' Director of Food Safety and Melanie Neumann, EVP and CFO of The Acheson Group, Will Address the Role of Technology in Preparing for FSMA Compliance -- Including HACCP-to-HARPC Migration, FSMA Reporting, Supply Chain Controls and More

SAN RAFAEL, CA--(Marketwired - March 20, 2015) - SafetyChain Software, leaders in Food Safety Chain Management Systems that Automate, Streamline & Improve Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA)™, is pleased to announce the launch of its first Tech Talk, "Tackling FSMA Compliance" -- to be held on March 31 as a segment of SafetyChain's 2015 FSQA Technology Series: FSQA Enabling Technologies -- The Food Safety and Quality Assurance Game Changer.

The Tackling FSMA Compliance Tech Talk features industry thought leaders Nye Hardy, Director of Food Safety at Dole Fresh Vegetables, and Melanie Neumann, EVP & CFO at The Acheson Group and frequent guest on SafetyChain's popular FSMA Fridays series. The two will share valuable insights on top FSMA challenges, and how leveraging automation technology can help tackle HACCP-to-HARPC migration, FSMA reporting, supply chain controls and more.

"Preparing for FSMA compliance is a major concern for today's food safety and regulatory teams. But one thing experts agree on -- leveraging food safety automation technologies will play a key role in being FSMA ready," commented Barbara Levin, SVP and Co-Founder of SafetyChain Software. Continued Levin, "SafetyChain has been the leader in FSMA education with our popular FSMA Fridays series.  We look forward to leading the discussion on technology with our new FSQA Tech Talk Series and are thrilled to be joined by industry leaders, Nye Hardy and Melanie Neumann, to kick off our first Tech Talk on March 31."

Food safety and quality managers -- as well as food and beverage company operation teams, compliance, legal, IT management responsible for FSQA support, and executives are all invited to attend this interactive online webinar. Ms. Neumann will provide her insights on:

  • Key FSMA challenges -- including:
    • Food supply chain controls
    • Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
    • HARPC risk assessment and preventive controls
    • Executing on a FSMA-compliant food safety plan
    • FSMA documentation requirements and audit readiness
  • The role of technology to tackle these challenges and be FSMA-compliant on Day 1

Ms. Hardy will share her experience in leveraging technology to:

  • Assess food safety data at the earliest point possible for timely CAPA -- including using mobile devices for pre, during and post-harvest inspections
  • Respond immediately to FDA and customer inquiries and audits
  • Access traceability data for mock and potential recalls
  • Prepare for FSMA's preventive controls and produce rules

Ms. Hardy and Ms. Neumann will also take questions live from attendees. Participants of this series need only sign-up once and will automatically receive notice of the next topic and login/call information.  Register for this complimentary event at:

Upcoming FSQA Tech Talks Include:

April 21: Harmonizing FSQA -- It's All About the Power of the Cloud and Mobile Apps
May 19: FSQA Continuous Improvement and Cost of Quality
June 23: YES, You Can Be Audit Ready All the Time

SafetyChain's FSQA Tech Talk Series is  a part of SafetyChain's 2015 FSQA Technology Series: "Enabling Technologies -- The Food Safety & Quality Assurance Game Changer" -- which includes Leadership Forums, FSQA Tech Talks and Executive Briefs focusing on the critical role of FSQA enabling technologies in effectively and efficiently executing on today's top food safety and quality challenges. To learn more about SafetyChain's FSQA Technology series visit

About SafetyChain Software 
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 -- upstream, downstream and internally. SafetyChain for Food™ includes integrated modules for Supplier Compliance, Safety and Quality Management, Regulatory and GFSI Compliance, Food Safety Audit Readiness and Mobile FSQA applications for smart phones and tablets. SafetyChain for Food is an affordable, cloud-based solution with hard-dollar Return on Investment, and is used globally by leading companies across all food industry sectors.

Follow SafetyChain and co-founder Barbara Levin on Twitter @LevinFoodSafety 

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