SafetyChain Software and The Acheson Group Release 2016 FSMA Readiness and Compliance Strategy Survey Report

FSMA survey assessed how prepared the food industry is for FSMA and the impact FSMA compliance is having on organizations

SafetyChain Software, leaders in food safety and quality management solutions and The Acheson Group, a strategic consulting firm for food and beverage companies are pleased to announce the release of its “2016 FSMA Readiness and Compliance Strategy” Survey Report. The report highlights key findings from the survey, designed to assess how prepared organizations are for FSMA and the strategies and tools being deployed to ensure compliance.

There were approximately 400 survey responders representing food and beverage companies primarily in the United States and throughout the food supply chain.

Findings from the 2016 FSMA Readiness report included insights on how ready individuals felt their companies were for FSMA and resource plans being implemented to ensure FSMA compliance.

The FSMA Readiness Survey results included:FSMA Readiness and Compliance Strategy Survey Report

  • Approximately 85% indicated they understood which FSMA rules applies to their companies; however as noted in report – recommended companies should revisit their assumptions based on answers to subsequent questions
  • 66% have or are conducting a gap analysis to determine how current food safety plans meet FSMA requirements
  • 44% were unsure if they were going to have to hire more staff to manage FSMA requirements
  • 75-80% of companies were considering, implementing or have in place already technology to assist with FSMA Compliance – such as audit management, supplier compliance, document management and food safety and program management

The FSMA Readiness and Compliance Strategy Survey Report, sponsored by SafetyChain Software and the Acheson Group, can be accessed at


About SafetyChain Software
SafetyChain Software is the leading vendor of cloud-based food safety and quality assurance (FSQA) management solutions that help companies streamline and improve the delivery of safe, quality food. SafetyChain’s automation platform and mobile apps help create operational efficiencies that help ensure program compliance and audit-readiness with integrated modules for Supplier Compliance, Food Safety and Quality Management, Regulatory and GFSI Compliance and Audit Management. SafetyChain’s solutions deliver hard-dollar Return on Investment and are 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.