SafetyChain Software FSMA Fridays August Session Reviewed Key Elements of a FSMA-Ready Food Safety Plan

SafetyChain’s FSMA Fridays Session Recording with Dr. David Acheson Now Available

SafetyChain Software, leaders in Food Safety Chain Management Systems that Automate, Streamline & Improve Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA)™, is pleased to release the August recording of SafetyChain’s FSMA Fridays session on, “Building a FSMA-Ready Food Safety Plan.”

The August FSMA Fridays session with Dr. David Acheson, began with a FSMA update followed by a discussion on FSMA-Ready food safety plans including:

  • The philosophy behind a FSMA Food Safety Plan
  • The difference between a HACCP plan and HARPC plan
  • The key elements of a FSMA Food Safety Plan
  • How environmental monitoring and supply chain risk control fit into the Food Safety Plan
  • The format and material needed for a FSMA Food Safety Plan
  • What the FDA will expect in terms of documentation for a Food Safety Plan including records to keep and information on routine inspections

“This FSMA Friday’s session topic was especially timely given the FDA’s recent release of the final FSMA preventive control rules for human and animal food,” commented Jill Bender, VP Marketing for SafetyChain Software. “Our FSMA Fridays monthly session was once again well-attended by food and beverage companies who are looking for guidance and insights on how best to comply with FSMA.”

A recording of the August 2015 “Building a FSMA-Ready Food Safety Plan” FSMA Fridays session can be accessed here.

To read about the six key elements of building a FSMA-Ready food safety plan – as discussed during the August FSMA Fridays session, click here.

For information on how SafeyChain Software’s food safety and quality assurance solutions help companies automate a FSMA-Ready food safety plan, please visit:

About FSMA Fridays

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.

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 for anywhere/anytime FSQA. SafetyChain for Food is an affordable, cloud-based solution with hard-dollar Return on Investment, and is used globally by leading companies in all food industry verticals, including suppliers/growers, manufacturers, distributors and food service / retail.

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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.