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SOURCE: Food Safety Tech

Food Safety Tech

July 16, 2014 09:15 ET

"SQF… The Road Ahead" – August 22 Webcast Features Robert Garfield, Senior Vice President of Safe Quality Food Institute

As a Kick-Off of SafetyChain Software and Food Safety Tech's 2014 GFSI Leadership Series, This Webinar Will Provide Insight in to SQF's Future Direction -- Including the Release of the 7.2 Code, How SQF Can Prepare Companies for FSMA, SQF Revised Ethical Sourcing Code and More

SAN RAFAEL, CA--(Marketwired - July 16, 2014) -  SafetyChain Software, leaders in food safety and quality assurance solutions that Automate, Streamline & Improve FSQA™, along with media sponsor Food Safety Tech, is excited to announce the kick-off webinar of its three-part Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) leadership series, "SQF… The Road Ahead," being held August 22, 2014. Featured speaker Robert Garfield, Senior Vice President of Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), will discuss where SQF is going, how companies can begin to prepare for the changes ahead, how SQF helps companies prepare for compliance with FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and more in this complimentary webcast. 

Attend this important GFSI Leadership Series webcast to gain valuable insight on:

  • What's new for SQF this year -- including the beginning of SQF's unannounced audit protocol (earlier this year, SQF became the first internationally accredited third-party assessment program to require unannounced audits) 
  • Where SQF is going in 2015 and beyond
  • How you'll be impacted by the changes on SQF's road ahead… and why you should embrace these directions!
  • How to start preparing today for certification in -- or compliance with -- tomorrow's SQF
  • How SQF can help you get ready for FSMA 
  • Mr. Garfield will also take attendees' questions live!

Registration for the 60-minute August 22 SQF webcast, which begins at 10 a.m. PT, is complimentary, and interested parties are invited to learn more and register at:

Commented Mr. Garfield, "With the ever-growing complexities of the global food supply chain, new regulatory challenges such as FSMA and the demand by retailers and consumers for more stringent food safety standards, SQF has become an important third party assessment standard for food and beverage companies to send the safest, quality food into commerce. Because SQF is continuously enhancing our program to meet evolving food safety challenges, we're very excited to be participating in this series to have a forum to address where we're going and how companies can begin to prepare today for the road ahead." 

Barbara Levin, SafetyChain Senior Vice President and Co-Founder added, "SafetyChain has always taken a leadership role in providing informative and educational webcast forums on food safety and quality assurance topics -- first with our FSMA Fridays Series and now with our 2014 GFSI Leadership Series. We're very pleased that Bob Garfield will be kicking off the GFSI series with 'SQF… The Road Ahead,' on August 22, and invite all interested parties to attend." 

Registration for this webinar is complimentary for those interested parties working in food safety and quality assurance, regulatory, operations, C-suite and other related positions from food and beverage companies worldwide. For more information and to register:

SQF… The Road Ahead is the kick-off webinar in "The 2014 GFSI Leadership Series: SQF, FSSC 22000 and BRC… The Road Ahead," sponsored by SafetyChain and media sponsor Food Safety Tech. More information on the entire series can be found by visiting:

Complimentary Whitepaper: GFSI – Don't Hesitate to Automate!

All series registrants will receive a download of SafetyChain's newest whitepaper, "GFSI – Don't Hesitate to Automate," covering how to: automate robust GFSI programs -- including approved vendor programs; be audit-ready on-demand -- even for unannounced audits; create a centralized repository of food safety and quality data for continuous improvement; and create ROI.

About SQFI

SQF is recognized by retailers and foodservice providers around the world who require a rigorous, credible food safety management system. The SQF Program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and links primary production certification to food manufacturing, distribution and agent/broker management certification.  Administered by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), SQFI benefits from continual retailer feedback about consumer concerns. These benefits are passed on to SQF certified suppliers, keeping them a step ahead of their competitors. The Safe Quality Food Institute's mission is to deliver consistent, globally recognized food safety and quality certification programs based on sound scientific principles, consistently applied across all industry sectors, and valued by all stakeholders. Its vision is to be the single most trusted source for global food safety and quality certification.  For more information about SQFI, please visit

About SafetyChain Software – Automate, Streamline & Improve FSQA™

SafetyChain Software 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; Ensure workflow, processes, and documentation; and Create central repository of FSQA data for trending, continuous improvement and audit readiness.

About Media Sponsor Food Safety Tech

Food Safety Tech is an industry-specific eMagazine and Conference series serving the global food industry. Built on the platform of the next generation model for B2B publishing, Food Safety Tech delivers top quality content in a proactive manner through a weekly eNewsletter while maintaining a website, the eMagazine that stores the content providing easy accessibility. This hybrid model provides a two way street of digital communication to the global food industry.

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    Jill Bender
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