SafetyChain Software Announces the 2015 GFSI Leadership Series: “GFSI in the Age of FSMA – How GFSI Schemes Align With and Get You Ready for FSMA”

3-part webcast series, presented by SafetyChain with media partner FoodSafetyTech, will feature the North American leaders of the SQF, BRC and FSSC 22000 GFSI schemes

SafetyChain Software, leaders in Food Safety Chain Management Systems that Automate, Streamline & Improve Food Safety and Quality Assurance™ (FSQA), is excited to announce its 2015 GFSI Leadership Webcast Series: GFSI in the Age of FSMA – How GFSI Schemes Align With and Get You Ready for FSMA – presented with media partner FoodSafetyTech, a leading global eMagazine serving the food industry.

The series is designed to help food and beverage companies who are – or planning to become – GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) certified, gain insight on how the leading benchmarked schemes – SQF, BRC and FSSC 22000 – will align with, and help prepare for, compliance with FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

GFSI Leadership Series Dates and Agenda

The GFSI Leadership Series webcast dates are:

  • SQF in the Age of FSMA: Friday, September 25 – with Robert Garfield, Senior VP, SQF
  • BRC in the Age of FSMA: Friday, October 30 – with John Kukoly, Director, BRC Americas
  • FSSC 22000 in the Age of FSMA: Friday, December 4 – with Jacqueline Southee, U.S. Liaison, FSSC 22000

Registration for the series is complimentary.

The GFSI leader in each segment of the series will discuss the following topics as they pertain to his/her scheme:

  • How certification to this scheme prepares a company for FSMA compliance in terms of alignment with:
    • Supplier Controls
    • Building a food safety plan
    • Migrating from HACCP to HARPC
    • Being audit ready all the time
    • Environmental monitoring … human & animal food rules … and much more
  • What changes to the scheme have been made (or are planned) to better align with FSMA
  • Gaps the leaders see in FSMA that are filled by their scheme
  • What companies who are, or plan to be, GFSI certified should be doing now for Day 1 FSMA compliance

Commented Barbara Levin, SafetyChain SVP and Co-Founder, “We are very excited that these leaders from SQF, BRC and FSSC 22000 are joining us once again for our GFSI Leadership Series – last year’s event had more than 2,000 registrants, and with the timeliness of this topic we hope to see that kind of participation again.” Levin continued, “FSMA leaders have long said that certification to a GFSI scheme is a solid foundation for being FSMA compliant – and our audience is sure to gain much deeper insights into how GFSI certification can have them FSMA ready on Day 1.”

Added Rick Biros, Founder of series media sponsor Food Safety Tech, “Food Safety Tech is committed to being the leading online resource for members of the food industry to stay up to date on key issues and learn information that can make them more effective in their daily work. We have heard from our readers that GFSI certification is critical to their FSMA readiness strategies, and we’re very proud to be working with SafetyChain to bring this series to our global food safety community.”

Who Should Attend

Food company teams working in Regulatory, Food Safety & Quality Assurance, Operations, C-Suite, Legal and other related positions in companies who are – or are planning to become – certified in a GFSI scheme. Learn more here.

Optional Technology Demonstration

At the end of each session, attendees are invited to stay online for a brief demonstration of SafetyChain’s Regulatory/GFSI Compliance module to learn how automation can help companies manage a robust GFSI program and be FSMA ready on Day 1.

To learn more and register for SafetyChain’s 2015 GFSI Leadership Webcast Series in conjunction with Food Safety Tech, visit:

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

About Food Safety Tech
Food Safety Tech is an open access online Journal serving the global food safety & quality industry. Webinar registrants are invited to opt-in to receive Food Safety Tech’s free weekly eNewsletter by visiting Food Safety Tech is the organizer of the Food Safety Consortium Conference, November 18-19 in Chicago, IL featuring Keynote Presenter, Frank Yiannas, VP, Food Safety, Walmart and opening Plenary presenter, Mike Taylor, Deputy Commissioner, FDA. Visit Webinar registrants who attend the Food Safety Consortium can receive a 10% discount off registration by using the discount code “webinar.”