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SafetyChain Software Publishes New Whitepaper: "GFSI Programs - Don't Hesitate to Automate"

Complimentary Paper Focuses Leveraging Food Safety Technology Innovations to Manage Robust GFSI Programs, Support Continuous Improvement and Be Audit-Ready on Demand

SAN RAFAEL, CA--(Marketwired - July 23, 2014) - SafetyChain Software, the leader in Food Safety Chain Management System (FSCMS) that Automate, Streamline & Improve FSQA™ (food safety and quality assurance) -- is pleased to announce the publication of a new whitepaper: GFSI Programs - Don't Hesitate to Automate: Leveraging Technology to Manage a Robust GFSI Program and Be Audit-Ready On Demand.

The paper is offered as a complimentary download to interested food safety and quality professionals who's food and beverage companies are certified in, or planning to become certified in, a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) scheme, such as SQF, BRC, FSSC 22000, IFS, PRIMUS GFS, Global Gap, CANADA Gap and other recognized, benchmarked schemes. The GFSI automation paper can be downloaded by clicking here..

GFSI Programs - Don't Hesitate to Automate topics include how to leverage Food Safety Chain Management technology to:

  • Eliminate the mountains of paper associated with GFSI program management 
  • Ensure GFSI version control
  • Automate the scheduling and monitoring of all required programs -- such as HACCP/HARPC, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and more
  • Create a central repository of all GFSI-required data for performance trending and continuous improvement
  • Automate the management of GFSI and FSQA approved vendor programs
  • And... be audit-ready on demand -- even for unannounced audits

Barbara Levin, SafetyChain Software SVP and Co-Founder, and author of the paper, commented, "GFSI has become the absolute global standard for ensuring food safety along the supply chain. In fact, a recent study by IFSQN showed that 65% of food companies are already certified in a GFSI scheme, while 25% are in the process of becoming certified and 5% need to start the process." 

Continues Levin, "But for already resource-strained food safety and quality departments, managing GFSI programs can present challenges. Additionally, many of the schemes are looking toward unannounced audits -- this has already been announced by SQF -- which is a necessary move to ensure food safety, but can add to what many FSQA folks refer to as 'audit fatigue.' Leveraging food safety technology innovations can help companies automate a very robust GFSI program, be audit ready all the time and not drain FSQA resources."

Levin added, "If you're already GFSI certified -- this paper will provide insight on how to automate, streamline & improve your program.  And if you're in or considering the certification process, you'll learn how technology can help you deploy and manage a robust program from Day 1."

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

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