(Marketwire (Canada) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SAN RAFAEL, CA --(Marketwired - September 03, 2014) - SafetyChain Software, leaders in food safety and quality assurance solutions that Automate, Streamline & Improve FSQA™, along with media sponsor Food Safety Tech, is excited to announce the second segment of its three-part Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Leadership Webcast Series, "FSSC 2200 ... The Road Ahead," being held September 26, 2014, at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET). The webcast features Jacqueline Southee, U.S. Liaison, FSSC 22000, who will discuss the future direction of FSSC 22000, how food and beverage companies can begin today to prepare for the changes ahead, how this GFSI benchmarked scheme can help companies prepare for compliance with FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and more.
Attend this important GFSI Leadership Series webcast to gain valuable insight on:
-- What's new for FSSC 22000 this year
-- Where FSSC 22000 is going in 2015 and beyond -- including changes to
-- How companies will be impacted by the changes on FSSC 22000's road ahead
and why it's important to embrace these changes
-- How to start preparing today for certification in -- and compliance with
-- tomorrow's FSSC 22000
-- How FSSC 22000 can help you get ready for FSMA
-- Dr. Southee will also take attendees' questions live
Registration is complimentary for this 60-minute, September 26 webcast, which begins at 10 a.m. PT, and interested parties are invited to learn more and register: www.safetychain.com/GFSI-Webinar-Series-FSSC22000
Commented Dr. Southee, "Today's food safety environment is very complex -- created by a 'perfect storm' of a global food supply chain, regulatory challenges such as FDA's FSMA and pressure from retailers and the consuming public for safer food. To this end, GFSI standards now play a very critical role in ensuring safer food globally, and it is FSSC 22000's mission to be the global leading, independent, non-profit, ISO-based and GFSI-accepted food safety certification scheme for the whole supply chain."
To achieve this mission, FSSC 22000 continuously reviews and updates its programs to meet the ever-changing needs of industry, and we are very pleased to be a part of the 2014 GFSI Webcast Leadership Series and the forum it provides to discuss where we're going and how food and beverage companies can begin to prepare today for the road ahead," Southee added.
Barbara Levin, SafetyChain Senior Vice President and Co-Founder added, "SafetyChain is committed to being a leader in offering informative webcast forums on topics that are front-of-mind for the food safety and quality assurance community -- first with our FSMA Fridays Series and now with our 2014 GFSI Leadership Series. We're very excited that Jacqueline Southee is heading up Part 2 of our series with 'FSSC 22000 … The Road Ahead,' on September 26, and invite all interested parties to attend."
Registration for this webinar is complimentary for those interested parties working in food safety and quality assurance, regulatory, operations, C-suite and other related positions from food and beverage companies worldwide. For more information and to register, please visit: www.safetychain.com/GFSI-Webinar-Series-FSSC22000
FSSC 22000 … The Road Ahead is the second webinar in the 3-part 2014 GFSI Leadership Series: SQF, FSSC 22000 and BRC … The Road Ahead," sponsored by SafetyChain and media sponsor Food Safety Tech. More information on the entire series can be found by visiting: www.SafetyChain.com/GFSI-Webinar-Series.
Complimentary Whitepaper: GFSI -- Don't Hesitate to Automate!
All GFSI webcast series registrants will receive a download of SafetyChain's newest whitepaper, "GFSI -- Don't Hesitate to Automate," covering how to: automate robust GFSI programs -- including approved vendor programs; be audit-ready on-demand -- even for unannounced audits; create a centralized repository of food safety and quality data for continuous improvement; and create ROI.
About SafetyChain Software -- Automate, Streamline & Improve FSQA™
SafetyChain Software is the leading provider of Food Safety Chain Management Systems (FSCMS) that help enforce Food Safety & Quality Assurance along a company's supply chain -- for what comes in, what they do with it, and where it's going next. It's leading FSCMS, SafetyChain for Food, helps food and beverage companies: Comply with regulatory, GFSI, customer and internal FSQA requirements; Ensure workflow, processes, and documentation; and Create central repository of FSQA data for trending, continuous improvement and audit readiness. www.safetychain.com
About Media Sponsor Food Safety Tech
Food Safety Tech is an industry-specific eMagazine and Conference series serving the global food industry. Built on the platform of the next generation model for B2B publishing, Food Safety Tech delivers top quality content in a proactive manner through a weekly eNewsletter while maintaining a website, the eMagazine that stores the content providing easy accessibility. This hybrid model provides a two way street of digital communication to the global food industry. www.foodsafetytech.com
About FSSC 22000
FSSC 22000 offers a complete certification scheme for Food Safety Systems based on existing standards for certification (ISO 22000, ISO 22003 and technical specifications for sector PRPs). It is developed for the certification of food safety management systems of organizations in the food chain that process or manufacture animal products, perishable vegetal products, products with a long shelf life, (other) food ingredients like additives, vitamins, bio-cultures, food packaging material and animal feed. The FSSC 22000 certification scheme has been given full recognition by the GFSI. www.fssc22000.com
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Source: SafetyChain Software, Inc.