SOURCE: SafetyChain Software, Inc.

SafetyChain Software

December 06, 2012 13:51 ET

SafetyChain Software Touts Robust FSMA-Readiness Features in Response to Recent Enforcement of Food Safety Modernization Act Registration Suspension Authority

SafetyChain for Food™ Helps Pro-Actively Prevent Non-Compliant Products From Being Shipped and Reaching Consumers While Also Protecting Market Value and Brand

SAN RAFAEL, CA--(Marketwire - December 06, 2012) - SafetyChain Software, innovators of realtime safety chain management solutions that help customers save time and money, while also increasing efficiencies for food safety and quality compliance -- announces that it is ready today with powerful, robust capabilities to help food importers, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and food retail/services companies become FSMA-ready fast.

Barbara Levin, SafetyChain's Senior Vice President and Co-Founder, commented, "On November 26, in a widely reported news story, the FDA made first use of the Food Safety Modernization Act's (FSMA) registration suspension authority. The coverage of this news was widespread, and hit home not only the impact of FSMA, but also how vital it is for all participants in a food supply chain to ensure that unsafe ingredients/raw materials are not going into production -- and that unsafe finished products are not reaching consumers. We are pleased to let the food & beverage industry know that SafetyChain for Food is ready to help them meet that challenge today."

SafetyChain for Food's FSMA-Ready capabilities include the ability to:

  • Electronically collect all safety test results from suppliers, labs, internal production testing equipment and more
  • Analyze results in realtime with unalterable time/date stamps
  • Send immediate alerts to key stakeholders when non-compliant results are detected
  • Document all corrective actions
  • Electronically issue Certificates of Analysis (COA) when tests are negative
  • Provide retailers/services companies with transparency & visibility "farm-to-fork"

Dr. David Acheson, Partner at Leavitt Partners LLC, has been closely involved with the development of FSMA, and commented, "The time to get ready for FSMA is now. As we've seen, the FDA is beginning to use its authority to inspect records and suspend registration. But FSMA-readiness should not be only about 'compliance.' When safety and quality isn't a top priority, you risk your entire brand. The components of FSMA just make good sense for running a risk-based operation focused on safety and quality regardless of regulation."

For more information on SafetyChain's SafetyChain for Food and FSMA-readiness capabilities, visit www.safetychain.com. To download SafetyChain's complimentary position paper, "The Food Safety & Quality Compliance Storm," click here - http://bit.ly/11GZCau.

About SafetyChain Software

SafetyChain Software specializes in realtime safety & quality compliance management for providers of consumable goods. Its innovative SafetyChain for Food™ enforces food safety & quality at every point in a company's supply chain - inbound, during production and outbound. SafetyChain for Food saves time, saves money and creates compliance efficiencies that result in hard-dollar return on investment for food suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and services companies. SafetyChain for Food™ is a global, cloud-based solution deployed in more than 22 countries. | www.safetychain.com

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