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December 18, 2015 08:05 ET

SafetyChain Software's December FSMA Fridays Session to Focus on FSVP and 3rd Party Auditor Rules + What to Expect in 2016

Popular FSMA Fridays Featuring Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group Team Now Taking Place Tuesday December 22

SAN RAFAEL, CA--(Marketwired - December 18, 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 topic for its December FSMA Fridays session, now on Tuesday December 22: What to Expect In 2016 + Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) and 3rd Party Auditor Rules.

SafetyChain's FSMA Fridays is an online, interactive forum that helps the food and beverage industry stay up-to-date on FDA's Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA); examines the impact FSMA rules will have on food safety and quality operations; and provides guidance on how to prepare for FSMA compliance. It is estimated that more than 80 percent of food and beverage companies will have to comply with FSMA.

This popular monthly series with more than 2,000 ongoing registrants features FSMA icon Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group's (TAG) food safety team, who address pre-submitted and live questions from the audience, on a schedule of FSMA related topics. 

The December session, taking place Tuesday December 22, will focus on what to expect in 2016 + FSVP and 3rd party auditor rules. The Acheson Group team will share insights on:

  • How FSVP is different from supply chain controls in the PC rule
  • How FDA is defining an "importer"
  • Understanding the responsibility of the importer to comply with FSVP
  • The purpose of the 3rd party auditor rule
  • The requirements of third party auditors for reporting findings
  • Accreditation for third party auditors
  • Who does the accreditation
  • What to expect for FSMA in 2016

As always, the Acheson Group team will be taking audience questions live. 

New topics and dates for 2016 FSMA Fridays session will be announced soon.

How to Register
Registration for SafetyChain Software's FSMA Fridays series is complimentary at: www.FSMAFridays.com. Once registered, participants receive archives to all past events and are automatically registered for all future FSMA Friday topics. 

About SafetyChain Software 
SafetyChain Software solutions help automate, streamline and continuously improve food safety and quality programs at all points along a company's supply chain. SafetyChain's integrated platform -- SafetyChain for Food -- helps save time and money while creating operational efficiencies that help deliver safe, quality food within KPIs. SafetyChain for Food modules include Supplier Compliance, FoodSafety & Quality Management, Regulatory/GFSI Compliance & Audit Readiness, along with SafetyChain Mobile apps. SafetyChain for Food is an affordable, Software-as-a-Service solution that delivers hard-dollar ROI, and is used by leading companies across all food industry verticals, including suppliers/growers, manufacturers, distributors and food service/retail. www.safetychain.com

SafetyChain Software, SafetyChain for Food and FSMA Fridays are registered trademarks of SafetyChain Software Inc. All rights reserved.

About The Acheson Group (TAG
Global food supplies, changing consumer expectations and expanding regulations are creating more risk for food companies. The Acheson Group's mission is to work with food companies, and those that provide technology to food companies, to help manage this changing risk outlook. TAG is able to offer quality, strategic consulting due to the diverse nature, training and experience of its team. TAG seeks to be valued advisors to its clients by building a very close relationship that brings together an environment of good communication through a significant amount of direct client interaction. www.achesongroup.com

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