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SafetyChain's FSMA Fridays Series Celebrates One Year Anniversary -- Largest Online Webcast Resource for Ongoing FSMA Updates and "7 Pillar" Discussions

Popular Monthly Series, Sponsored by SafetyChain Software and Featuring Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group Team, Continues to Build Momentum as It Closes in on 2,000 Participants

SAN RAFAEL, CA--(Marketwired - June 06, 2014) - SafetyChain Software, innovators of realtime Food Safety Chain Management Systems (FSCMS) that automate, streamline and improve food safety and quality assurance (FSQA) while promoting regulatory, GFSI and customer compliance -- celebrated the one year anniversary of its popular FSMA Fridays series with noted FSMA expert Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group (TAG) Team.

Launched at the end of April 2013, FSMA Fridays was created to provide an ongoing and interactive webcast forum to help food and beverage companies, who will be impacted by FDA's Food Safety and Modernization Act, stay current and prepare for compliance with FSMA's so-called "7 Pillars" -- which include the Preventive Controls for Human Food, Animal Food, Produce, Sanitary Transport, Food Defense, Foreign Supplier Verification and Third Party Auditor proposed rules.

FSMA Fridays are held the last Friday of every month. Registration is complimentary and participants, once registered, receive monthly login instructions and recordings of all past topics. FSMA Friday schedules and registration info can be found at www.fsmafridays.com

"The response to FSMA Fridays has been 'over the top' -- our stretch goal for Year 1 was to reach 1,000 participants and we've nearly doubled that number. One of the reasons for the series' popularity, no doubt, is the in-depth expertise brought to the series by David Acheson and the TAG Team. Dr. Acheson has been involved with the development of FSMA from 'Day 1' and continues to be the most recognized industry thought leader on FSMA's impact and how companies should begin to prepare," said Barbara Levin, SafetyChain's senior vice president and co-founder."

"We've been very excited to be a part of FSMA Fridays," commented Dr. David Acheson, TAG's founder and chief executive officer. "The tremendous and continued momentum truly shows how front-of-mind FSMA is for the food and beverage industry -- in terms of needing to understand its impact, and more important, to begin to prepare for compliance." Dr. Acheson continued, "As we now begin to anticipate final rules being issued, along with the next round of commentary, we're very excited to be that resource where we can help industry understand where FSMA stands, and what they need to be doing, in a timely manner."

Topics that were covered during FSMA Friday's first year included:

  • How to Comply with Proposed Recall Plans Rule
  • FSMA Preventive Control Rules
  • How to Approach Preparing for FSMA
  • HACCP, PRPs, Corrective Actions
  • How to Build a Food Safety Plan:
  • Control Systems Look Like?
  • What Do Good Environmental Controls Look Like?
  • Ins & Outs of the Proposed Produce Rule
  • Foreign Supplier & 3rd Party Auditor Rules
  • Approaches to Supply Chain Controls
  • FSMA in 2014 - What to Expect
  • Preventive Controls for Food for Animals
  • Food Defense
  • Sanitary Transport
  • What Constitutes a Good FDA Audit?
  • FDA Access to Your Records Under FSMA

The next FSMA Friday Session is Friday, June 27, and will cover: Traceability Requirements and Best Practices. To register and see a list of all upcoming topics: www.FSMAFridays.com

About SafetyChain Software - Automate, Streamline & Improve FSQA

SafetyChain Software is the leading provider of Food Safety Chain Management Systems (FSCMS) that help food and beverage companies manage safety and quality compliance in realtime -- preventing non-compliant ingredients, raw materials and finished product from coming in or going out. SafetyChain's leading FSCMS, SafetyChain for Food, is the only cloud-based solution that provides integrated modules for Supplier Compliance, FSQA Program Management, Food Safety & Quality Process Management, On-Demand Audit Readiness (for FDA, USDA, Customer, Internal and GFSI audits) and Mobile FSQA. SafetyChain for Food is used by companies across all food industry sectors -- helping customers save time, save money and create operational efficiencies that result in real hard-dollar ROI. SafetyChain for Food is a global, Software-as-a-Service solution, deployed in 22 countries. www.safetychain.com

SafetyChain Software, SafetyChain for Food 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. www.achesongroup.com

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