SafetyChain’s January 30th FSMA Friday – Top 5 Challenges to be FSMA-Ready and What to do NOW to Prepare

FSMA Fridays, Sponsored by SafetyChain and Featuring Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group team – Kicks Off 2015 With Practical Tactics and Guidance to Prepare for FSMA Compliance Now that Rule Finalization Dates Have Been Announced

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 January 30, 2015 FSMA Friday: Top 5 Challenges to Being FSMA Compliant on Day 1 – Top 5 Things to do Now to Meet Challenges Head-on.

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. FSMA Fridays’ registration is complimentary at

The January 30 FSMA Fridays key discussion topics will include:

  • The top 5 challenges to being FSMA compliant:
    • Determining exactly which rules apply to you
    • Building a food safety plan; converting HACCP plans to HARPC
    • For registered firms – building a supply chain management program
    • Determining appropriate and required testing
    • FSA recordkeeping requirements
  • What can you start doing today
  • Why supply chain controls are viewed as the biggest challenge for FSMA compliance

As always, the January 30 FSMA Friday session will begin with a general update on FSMA.

“SafetyChain is excited to continue its FSMA Fridays partnership with Dr. Acheson and The Acheson Group in 2015. Now that the second revisions of the FSMA rules have been announced – along with finalization and compliance dates – we’ll be moving FSMA Fridays to include more practical and tactical guidance on how food and beverage companies should begin to prepare. We also encourage all interested parties to register for FSMA Fridays and to send us ideas for topics to [email protected],” said Barbara Levin, SafetyChain SVP and Co-Founder.

How to Register

As always, the Acheson Group team will also answer questions from participants. 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.

Follow SafetyChain and co-founder Barbara Levin on Twitter @LevinFoodSafety

SafetyChain Software, SafetyChain for Food and FSMA Fridays are registered trademarks of SafetyChain Software Inc. All rights reserved.

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.