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August 29th FSMA Fridays(TM) to Focus on Alignment of Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Schemes to FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Topics for Remaining 2014 FSMA Fridays -- SafetyChain Software's Popular Webcast Series Featuring Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group -- Also Announced

SAN RAFAEL, CA--(Marketwired - August 19, 2014) - SafetyChain Software, leaders in Food Safety Chain Management Systems that Automate, Streamline & Improve FSQA™, is pleased to announce a new topic for its August 29, FSMA Friday™: "GFSI and FSMA - Alignment and Gaps." Also announced is an updated FSMA Fridays schedule for the remainder of 2014. 

The popular monthly series, which now has more than 2,000 ongoing registrants, features FSMA icon Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group's food safety team, who address pre-submitted, and live questions from the audience, on a schedule of topics related to the Food Safety Modernization Act. FSMA Friday topics are frequently updated as FDA issues new revisions of proposed rules and other FSMA updates to ensure timely, relevant information to help the food and beverage industry prepare for compliance with this major food safety legislation.  

"We are very excited to add the GFSI alignment topic to our FSMA Friday schedule. As we get closer to FSMA's second round of proposed rules and deadlines for compliance, more and more companies are looking to GFSI certification as a way to prepare," said Barbara Levin, SafetyChain SVP and co-founder. "This will be an important forum for learning more about how GFSI aligns with FSMA," she added. 

Registration for the August 29 FSMA Friday topic is complimentary at: www.FSMAFridays.com 

SafetyChain is also pleased to announce FSMA Friday topics for the remainder of 2014. Once registered for one FSMA Friday, participants receive archives to all past events and are automatically registered for all future topics.

FSMA Fridays Topics for Remainder of 2014*

  • Friday, August 29: GFSI Schemes & FSMA - Alignment and Gaps
  • Friday, September 26: Produce, Human & Animal Rules - 2nd Review Cycle - Part 1
  • Friday, October 31: Produce, Human & Animal Rules - 2nd Review Cycle - Part 2
  • Friday, November 21: What's Not Going Away in the Final Rules & How to Start Preparing Now
  • Friday, December 19: What to Expect for FSMA in 2015

*Subject to change based on new rule revisions and updates from FDA

For additional information on how GFSI aligns with FSMA, SafetyChain also invites interested food safety and quality assurance professionals to join its complimentary 3-part webcast series, GFSI - The Road Ahead, where leaders from SQF, FSSC 22000 and BRC will address a variety of topics, including FSMA alignment with their schemes. For more information: www.safetychain.com/GFSI-Webinar-Series 

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.

www.safetychain.com. Follow SafetyChain and Barbara Levin on Twitter @LevinFoodSafety 

SafetyChain Software, SafetyChain for Food and FSMAFridays 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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