SafetyChain’s Popular FSMA Fridays™ Series Adds Session to Focus on Latest Rules Announced By FDA – Foreign Supplier Verification and Accreditation of Third Party Auditors

August 23 installment of monthly complimentary web/podcasts – offered by SafetyChain Software and Leavitt Partners Global Food Safety Solutions – will answer attendee questions on “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals” and “Proposed Rule on Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors”

SafetyChain Software and Leavitt Partners Global Food Safety Solutions today announced a new topic for the August 23 installment of its popular FSMA Fridays series – monthly food safety web/podcasts that help keep the food and beverage industry up to date on the most recent FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) news – and provide insight on how to prepare for compliance with recently announced and anticipated rules.

During the 30-minute August 23 web/podcast, entitled, “What You Need to Know NOW About the New FSMA Foreign Supplier and Third-Party Auditor Proposed Rules,” Dr. David Acheson, Partner with Leavitt Partners – and author of the 2007 FDA Food Protection plan that became the foundation of FSMA as well as a contributor to the FSMA rules – and his team will cover:

  • The overall goals of the new rules in relation to ensuring that food imported under FDA is now held to the same standards as domestically sourced food
  • Key components of the new rules and who will be impacted
  • Related food safety supply chain controls and U.S. food and beverage companies and importers’ accountability in understanding potential hazards from their suppliers and if they are deploying prevention-focused practices
  • FDA audit authority over foreign importer food safety plans and ability to import food to the U.S.
  • Accreditation requirements for third-party auditors and facility certification rules
  • And much, much more
  • Dr. Acheson and his team will also take live questions from participants

“As the FDA is announcing new FSMA proposed rules – and we get closer and closer to food and beverage companies globally having to ready for compliance – FSMA Fridays have become a crucial resource for staying up to date with the ‘latest and greatest’ from FDA. That’s why we’re always adjusting the schedule to make sure we’re addressing the most recent news and how it will impact the F&B industry. And of course there’s no better resource than Dr. Acheson and his team for understanding what the rules mean and what companies need to start doing now to prepare. We’re very excited to add this latest ‘hot FSMA topic’ to our August 23 event,” said Barbara Levin, SafetyChain SVP and co-founder, and host of FSMA Fridays. The original topic for August 23, How to Comply with FSMA Proposed Recall Plans, will be rescheduled for later in the year.

Registration for FSMA Fridays is always complimentary at

About SafetyChain Software
SafetyChain Software’s SafetyChain for Food™ helps the food and beverage industry manage safety and quality compliance in realtime – preventing non-compliant ingredients, raw materials and finished product from coming in or going out. With SafetyChain for Food’s affordable solution modules – for Supplier Compliance & Management, Safety & Quality Data Reporting, HACCP/GFSI Compliance and Customer & Finished Product Compliance – food growers, producers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, food services and importers save time, save money and create efficiencies that contribute to the bottom line. SafetyChain for Food is a global, Software-as-a-Service solution, designed for fast deployment and even faster ROI.

About Leavitt Partners Global Food Safety Solutions (LP GFSS)
Since 2009, LP GFSS, led by Dr. David Acheson, has provided strategic and comprehensive services to companies involved in food production, distribution or sale as well as to ancillary firms providing technical solutions to food companies. Brand protection, compliance with new regulations, supply chain risk management, traceability, recall and crisis management are at the core of LP GFSS services. LP GFSS works with all supply chain segments, from farms to manufacturers, retail and food services providers – domestic and foreign – all focused on providing first rate services in a cost conscious environment.