SafetyChain Software’s May FSMA Fridays Session to Focus on Foreign Supplier Verification Program

Monthly series with Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group Team, FSMA Fridays May session will take place on Friday, May 19

San Rafael, CA – SafetyChain Software, the leading innovator of food safety & quality management solutions, is pleased to announce the May 2017 topic for its popular FSMA Fridays series with The Acheson Group team – The Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP).

Taking place on a monthly basis for over 3 years, FSMA Fridays is a complimentary online series that provides the food & beverage industry with the latest updates and insights on FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Past FSMA Fridays sessions have covered topics such as Listeria, common myths and gaps in FSMA compliance, and environmental controls relative to FSMA. Recaps of each session are posted on the SafetyChain Software blog, with recent posts focusing on the April session’s discussion of the Sanitary Transportation Rule.

In addition to a FSMA update for May, this month’s FSMA Fridays session will focus on the Foreign Supplier Verification Program. With the first FSVP compliance date fast approaching on May 30, 2017, the goal of the discussion will be to help the industry understand the final rule, which requires that importers perform certain risk-based activities to verify that food imported into the United States has been produced in a manner that meets applicable U.S. safety standards. In addition to addressing participant questions, FSVP topics will include:

  • Who does FSVP apply to?
  • What are the key misconceptions surrounding the FSVP rule?
  • How does the FSVP rule complement FSMA?
  • What are the key challenges companies are facing in complying?
  • For companies that the FSVP rule does not apply to, what should they be aware of that could impact them?

What: FSMA Fridays Monthly Series
When: May Session on May 19, 9:00-9:30 a.m. PDT
Participation: Complimentary
More Information and Registration:

As an extension of FSMA Fridays monthly session, the FSMA Fridays LinkedIn group provides member access to additional session content and recording links and serves as a forum for FSMA Fridays participants to post questions for peer discussion. Participants are invited to join the group here:

About FSMA Fridays

SafetyChain’s FSMA Fridays series is an online, interactive forum that helps the food and beverage industry stay up-to-date on FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The popular monthly series with more than 2,500 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. For more information and to register, visit: Once registered, participants receive archives to all past events and are automatically registered for all future FSMA Friday sessions.

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.

About SafetyChain Software

SafetyChain Software is the leading provider of food safety and quality management solutions that help companies reduce risk, control costs, and ensure compliance. SafetyChain’s suite of solutions – Supplier Compliance, Food Safety Management, Food Quality Management, CIP Optimization & Material Loss – help companies ensure program compliance, identify and manage issues earlier, be ready 24/7 for inspections, inquiries, and audits, plus more effectively evaluate and improve performance across their operations. SafetyChain delivers hard-dollar ROI for companies throughout the food supply chain – suppliers/growers, manufacturers, distributors, and foodservice/retail.

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