SOURCE: SCS Global Services

SCS Global Services

September 24, 2014 11:00 ET

SCS Global Services and SafetyChain Software Partner to Provide Food Safety Training, Certification and Automation Solutions

Partnership Offers Food and Beverage Companies a Harmonized Approach to Food Safety Best Practices, Monitoring and Audit-Readiness

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 24, 2014) -  Leading food safety training and certification body SCS Global Services (SCS) today announced a partnership with SafetyChain Software, leading provider of food safety chain management systems (FSCMS), to provide a harmonized approach to food safety best practices, monitoring and audit-readiness -- including services for training, certification to third-party food safety schemes, and food safety and quality assurance (FSQA) automation.

Food Safety Excellence and Execution
SCS offers a wide variety of food safety services including training for Supplier Compliance, HACCP/Preventive Controls, Finished Product Testing and GFSI training, certification and audits. SafetyChain offers solutions that automate, streamline and improve FSQA at all points along the supply chain, with solutions for Supplier Compliance, HACCP/HARPC, regulatory/GFSI compliance, audit readiness and customer pre-shipment reviews. Together, the partnership provides a cohesive, harmonized offering of both services and solutions that facilitate food safety program excellence and execution.

"One of the challenges food companies face is managing daily operations -- it's a continuous struggle to get product out on time, within budget and with the highest safety standards," said Chip Wood, SCS' Director of Business Development." SafetyChain's FSCMS enables food safety and quality teams to monitor FSQA protocols in real time in order to obtain timely, non-compliance information for corrective actions, as well as documentation for all FSQA activity."

"Not only is this critical for passing audits every year, it also helps food companies increase food safety while reducing operational costs," Wood explained. "Our partnership with SafetyChain provides our clients with even greater ability to achieve the highest safety standards in key performance indicators."

Barbara Levin, SafetyChain Senior Vice President and Co-Founder, added, "SCS' services around food safety training, GFSI certification/audits and overall audit-readiness align very well with the key business drivers and pain points of the food and beverage companies that come to SafetyChain for solutions that help automate, streamline and improve FSQA. Additionally, SafetyChain helps create a centralized repository of FSQA data that benefits a company's ability to do trending for continuous improvement -- a key to audit success -- and provide on-demand, accurate documentation to auditors. To this end, we are very excited to partner with SCS. The synergies between our two organizations will provide a holistic, harmonized approach to comprehensive food safety excellence and execution."

SCS Global Services (SCS) has been a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing and standards development for nearly thirty years. SCS programs span a wide cross-section of sectors, recognizing exemplary performance in food and agriculture testing, food safety auditing, natural resource management, green building, product manufacturing, retailing and more. SCS is a Certified B Corporation™, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practice. www.scsglobalservices.com

SafetyChain Software -- Automate, Streamline & Improve FSQA™ -- is the leading provider of Food Safety Chain Management Systems (FSCMS) that help enforce Food Safety & Quality Assurance along a company's supply chain -- for what comes in, what they do with it, and where it's going next. It's leading FSCMS, SafetyChain for Food, helps food and beverage companies: comply with regulatory, GFSI, customer and internal FSQA requirements; manage approved vendor/supplier programs; ensure FSQA data collection, workflow, processes, and documentation; and create central repository of FSQA data for trending, continuous improvement and audit readiness. www.safetychain.com

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