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February 25, 2015 15:40 ET

SafetyChain Software's February 27, 2015 FSMA Friday Discusses What to Do NOW to Migrate From HACCP to HARPC

FSMA Fridays, Sponsored by SafetyChain and Featuring Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group Team -- Focuses on Implementing an Effective HARPC Plan to Meet FSMA Compliance Requirements

SAN RAFAEL, CA--(Marketwired - February 25, 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 February 27, 2015 FSMA Friday: What to do NOW to Migrate from HACCP to HARPC.

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.

The popular monthly series, which has attracted more than 2,500 ongoing registrants, features FSMA icon Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group's food safety team, who address pre-submitted and live questions from the audience, on a schedule of FSMA related topics. FSMA Fridays' registration is complimentary at

The February 27 FSMA Fridays key discussion topics will include:

  • What is HARPC and how is it different from HACCP?
  • What should food and beverage companies' approach be in migrating HACCP plans to HARPC plans?
  • How does HARPC fit into a company's overall food safety plan -- is it the same thing?
  • Are there tools available to help me build a HARPC-focused food safety plan?
  • Will our team be deemed to be "qualified individuals" by FDA? How does this impact our HARPC approach?
  • What will FDA expect to see in terms of HARPC, during inspections, once FSMA is enforced?
  • What are the top 3 things I should be doing NOW to plan for HARPC compliance?

As always, the February 27 FSMA Friday session will begin with a general update on FSMA -- and the team will also answer attendee questions live.

Said Barbara Levin, SafetyChain SVP and co-founder, "Understanding the difference between HACCP and HARPC plans -- along with how to begin preparing for HARPC compliance -- is the subject of many questions posed during our FSMA Fridays forums. We're very excited to work with Dr. Acheson and his team to present an entire FSMA Friday on this important topic. We encourage all interested parties from food and beverage companies that will be impacted by FSMA to attend our February 27 event."

How to Register

Registration for SafetyChain Software's FSMA Fridays, featuring Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group team, is complimentary at: Once registered, participants receive archives to all past events and are automatically registered for future topics. 

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 -- for what comes in, what they do with it and what goes out. SafetyChain for Food™ includes integrated modules for Supplier Compliance, Safety and Quality Management, Regulatory and GFSI Compliance, Food Safety Audit Readiness and SafetyChain Mobile Applications. SafetyChain for Food is an affordable, cloud-based solution with hard-dollar Return on Investment, and is used globally in 15 languages.  

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

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.

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