“Everything You Always Wanted to Know About FSMA But Were Afraid to Ask” – SafetyChain Software’s April 24 FSMA Fridays

April’s session of SafetyChain’s popular monthly series with FSMA icon Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group team, to focus on answering attendee’s most pressing questions on FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

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 April 24, 2015 FSMA Friday: Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About FSMA but Were Afraid to Ask.

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 April 24, 2015 FSMA Friday, however, rather than focus on a specific topic, will be an open forum where attendees can ask their most pressing questions on any FSMA subject.

The session will begin with the team discussing their most frequently asked FSMA questions, including:

  • Will FDA meet the deadlines?
  • How will FDA fund all of the extra inspections they will be required to do?
  • When will the Qualified Individual training and clarification be available?
  • How can companies determine which FSMA rules will apply to them?
  • Will FDA issue new product tracking requirements?
  • How does GFSI fit into FSMA compliance?

After discussion on these topics, the forum will open to questions front-of-mind to attendees. Registrants are encouraged to submit their questions prior to the event using the form included with their registration reminder/confirmation, or ask them live.

Barbara Levin, SVP and Co-Founder of SafetyChain Software commented, “As FSMA compliance deadlines approach, we understand that food and beverage companies have many unanswered questions. We are excited to dedicate a FSMA Fridays session to allow attendees an opportunity to ask the questions on the topics that are most important to them. SafetyChain is proud to have Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group team available to provide insight and clarification as companies begin to prepare for FSMA compliance.”

As always, the April 24 FSMA Fridays session will begin with a general update on FSMA.

How to Register
Registration for SafetyChain Software’s FSMA Fridays series is complimentary at: https://safetychain.com/resources/fsma-fridays/. 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. www.achesongroup.com