Complimentary paper focuses leveraging food safety technology innovations to manage robust GFSI programs, support continuous improvement and be audit-ready on demand
SafetyChain Software, the leader in Food Safety Chain Management System (FSCMS) that Automate, Streamline & Improve FSQA™ (food safety and quality assurance) – is pleased to announce the publication of a new whitepaper: GFSI Programs – Don’t Hesitate to Automate: Leveraging Technology to Manage a Robust GFSI Program and Be Audit-Ready On Demand.
The paper is offered as a complimentary download to interested food safety and quality professionals who’s food and beverage companies are certified in, or planning to become certified in, a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) scheme, such as SQF, BRC, FSSC 22000, IFS, PRIMUS GFS, Global Gap, CANADA Gap and other recognized, benchmarked schemes.
GFSI Programs – Don’t Hesitate to Automate topics include how to leverage Food Safety Chain Management technology to:
- Eliminate the mountains of paper associated with GFSI program management
- Ensure GFSI version control
- Automate the scheduling and monitoring of all required programs – such as HACCP/HARPC, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and more
- Create a central repository of all GFSI-required data for performance trending and continuous improvement
- Automate the management of GFSI and FSQA approved vendor programs
- And … be audit-ready on demand – even for unannounced audits
Barbara Levin, SafetyChain Software SVP and Co-Founder, and author of the paper, commented, “GFSI has become the absolute global standard for ensuring food safety along the supply chain. In fact, a recent study by IFSQN showed that 65% of food companies are already certified in a GFSI scheme, while 25% are in the process of becoming certified and 5% need to start the process. But for already resource-strained food safety and quality departments, managing GFSI programs can present challenges.”
Continued Levin, “Many of the schemes are looking toward unannounced audits – this has already been announced by SQF – which is a necessary move to ensure food safety, but can add to what many FSQA folks refer to as ‘audit fatigue.’ Leveraging food safety technology innovations can help companies automate a very robust GFSI program, be audit ready all the time and not drain FSQA resources.”
Levin added, “If you’re already GFSI certified – this paper will provide insight on how to automate, streamline & improve your program. And if you’re in or considering the certification process, you’ll learn how technology can help you deploy and manage a robust program from Day 1.”
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/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.
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