Paper helps food and beverage companies understand how to leverage food safety and quality assurance (FSQA) automation for on-demand response to FDA, USDA, CFIA, GFSI, Customer and Internal FSQA audits
SafetyChain Software – the leader in realtime Food Safety Chain Management Systems (FSCMS) that help customers save time, save money and increase efficiencies for food safety and quality compliance – is pleased to announce the publication of a new whitepaper designed to help food safety and quality assurance teams, from all types of food and beverage companies, better understand how to leverage FSQA technology to meet the demands of responding to ever-increasing food safety audits, and to ensure compliance with the food safety programs on which they are audited.
The paper, titled, “Food Safety & Quality Assurance Audit Readiness: How to Automate On-Demand Response to FDA/USDA/CFIA, GFSI, Customer and Internal Audits,” is complimentary.
The audit readiness whitepaper describes the key concepts of a Food Safety Chain Management System (FSCMS), and how companies can deploy an FSCMS to better manage:
- All of the workflow and components of food safety and quality assurance plans, including HACCP/HARPC plans and FSQA specifications
- Regulatory, GFSI (such as SQF, BRC and FSSC 22000) and customer auditable compliance
- The mountains of data, records and documentation required to respond to audits
Specifically, the whitepaper covers:
- Unique requirements of each type of FSQA audit
- The four most common audit challenges and how automation helps overcome them
- How Food Safety Chain Management technology helps you be audit ready on-demand
- And how companies can turn data “silos” into actionable data for continuous improvement
Barbara Levin, SafetyChain SVP and Co-Founder, and co-author of the paper, commented, “Food safety audits are critical for many reasons. They help regulatory agencies, 3rd party food safety initiatives such as GFSI, internal organizations, customers and the consuming public have confidence in food products. But for food company FSQA teams, who may have as many as one or more audits a month, audits are time-consuming and disruptive to operations. This is because most FSQA operations today are still based on manual processes and record keeping. This paper will help organizations understand how to leverage technology innovations to automate, streamline and improve the management of their food safety plans on which the audits are based, and to create a centralized repository of all FSQA documentation for on-demand audit response.”
Also authoring the paper with Ms. Levin is Dan Bernkopf, SafetyChain’s VP of FSQA Applications, a 35-year food industry FSQA veteran who has himself conducted hundreds of audits.
The paper is available to FSQA, operations and regulatory professionals from food growers/suppliers, manufacturers/co-packers, brokers/distributors and food service/retailers.
About SafetyChain Software
SafetyChain Software is the leading provider of Food Safety Chain Management Systems that help food and beverage companies manage safety and quality compliance in realtime – preventing non-compliant ingredients, raw materials and finished product from coming in or going out. With SafetyChain for Food’s affordable solution modules – for Supplier Compliance, FSQA Data and Program Management including HACCP/HARPC, Regulatory/GFSI Compliance, Customer & Finished Product Compliance, Audit Readiness and Mobile FSQA – companies can automate, streamline and improve FSQA – saving time, saving money and creating efficiencies that facilitate both compliance and ROI. SafetyChain for Food is a global, Software-as-a-Service solution, deployed in 22 countries, and designed for fast deployment and even faster ROI. For more information: www.safetychain.com
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