SafetyChain Software’s March FSMA Fridays Session To Focus on Supply Chain Controls – How Preventive Controls for Human Food and FSVP Fit Together

March’s FSMA Fridays, part of the ongoing monthly series featuring Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group team, is taking place on Friday March 25

SafetyChain Software, leaders in food safety and quality management solutions that automate, streamline and improve food safety and quality programs at all points along a company’s supply chain, is pleased to announce the topic for its March FSMA Fridays session: Supply Chain Controls – How Preventive Controls for Human Food and FSVP Fit Together.

SafetyChain’s popular FSMA Fridays series examines the impact FSMA rules will have on food safety and quality operations; and provides guidance on how to prepare for FSMA compliance. During the March session, taking place Friday March 25, The Acheson Group will explore further how supply chain controls and how preventive controls for human food and foreign supplier verification program fit together, including:

  • Why supply chain controls matter
  • How FSMA has evolved with regard to supply chain regulatory requirements
  • What the Preventive Control for Human Food Rule requires
  • What Foreign Supplier Verification Program requires
  • Which companies have to comply with which rule

As always, the Acheson Group team will be taking audience questions live.

In addition, new topics and dates for 2016 FSMA Fridays session have been announced:

April 29: Final Rules – Sanitary Transportation
May 20: Food Safety Plan Building – HACCP to HARPC
June 24: Final Rule for Food Defense
July 29: Environmental Control Programs

“Our continued goal with FSMA Fridays is to provide an informative and interactive forum for those companies effected by the Food Safety and Modernization Act.” commented Jill Bender, VP Marketing for SafetyChain Software. “Based on the recent ‘FSMA Readiness and Compliance Strategy’ survey sponsored by SafetyChain Software and The Acheson Group, while it was evident companies are putting strategies and plans into place to ensure FSMA compliance, there were areas of the FDA FSMA rules that companies are still trying to understand the direct impact to their respective organizations. Thus we are excited to have adjusted our upcoming line-up of FSMA Fridays sessions to provide further input and guidance around those gaps identified in the survey.”

About FSMA Fridays

SafetyChain’s 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). This popular monthly series with more than 2,000 ongoing registrants features FSMA icon Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group’s (TAG) food safety team, who address pre-submitted and live questions from the audience, on a schedule of FSMA related topics. More information and to register, visit: Once registered, participants receive archives to all past events and are automatically registered for all future FSMA Friday topics.

About SafetyChain Software

SafetyChain Software solutions help automate, streamline and continuously improve food safety and quality programs at all points along a company’s supply chain. SafetyChain’s integrated platform – SafetyChain for Food – helps save time and money while creating operational efficiencies that help deliver safe, quality food within KPIs. SafetyChain for Food modules include Supplier Compliance, FoodSafety & Quality Management, Regulatory/GFSI Compliance & Audit Readiness, along with SafetyChain Mobile apps. SafetyChain for Food is an affordable, Software-as-a-Service solution that delivers hard-dollar ROI, and is used by leading companies across all food industry verticals, including suppliers/growers, manufacturers, distributors and food service/retail.

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.