SafetyChain Software’s May 29 FSMA Fridays Session – “Best Practices for Environmental Controls Programs and Finished Product Testing”

SafetyChain’s FSMA Fridays live monthly discussions are led by Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group’s team, who provide the latest FSMA updates, explore relevant FSMA topics and answers audience’s questions live

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 next session on Friday, May 29, 2015: Best Practices for Environmental Controls Programs and Finished Product Testing.

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 2,000 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.

The May 29 session will begin with a general update on FSMA, followed by discussion topics including:

  • How important are environmental control programs and what does FSMA say about them?
  • How do you build a solid environmental control program?
  • What is FDA’s view of environmental controls?
  • What does FSMA say about finished product testing?
  • What are possible approaches to finished product testing?
  • Should food companies be doing more finished product testing?
  • What can we expect in the final rules about environmental control programs and finished product testing?

Following these discussion points, The Acheson Group team will also answer questions from participants. Registrants are encouraged to submit their questions prior to the event using the form included with their registration reminder, or ask them live.

“As we head into the summer months and FSMA compliance deadlines grow closer, food and beverage companies still have many unanswered questions that we hope to address in each session. We are happy to have Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group as part of the FSMA Fridays series providing tactical guidance to help companies and their teams prepare for FSMA guidelines,” said Barbara Levin, SafetyChain SVP and Co-Founder.

How to Register
Registration for SafetyChain Software’s FSMA Fridays series is complimentary at: Once registered, participants receive archives to all past events and automatically receive notices of 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 – mobile FSQA applications for smart phones and tablets. SafetyChain for Food is an affordable, cloud-based solution with hard-dollar Return on Investment, and is used globally in 15 languages.

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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.