Networked Specification Management Solution Spotlight

In an industry where details matter, a single misguided spec change can spell disaster: thousands of unusable packages, a failed audit, or worse. Yet many companies still rely on spreadsheets, shared drives, and, if they're lucky, sluggish databases to manage specifications. These tools make it nearly impossible to track progress and understand status. Without easy access to spec details, managing food safety and quality is difficult. TraceGains turns raw material and finished goods specifications into digital records that are easy to create and manage, automating version control and providing a complete audit trail. Don't worry about tracking down suppliers, items, or ingredients since most food, beverage, and supplements suppliers have uploaded documents and raw material and ingredient data on TraceGains Network. Join this webinar to discover how networked Specification Management allows teams to create, publish, and update raw material and finished goods specifications in a single networked platform. You'll learn tips so you can transform your spec program to reduce costs, increase product quality, and control risk.

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Upcoming Prepare For Food Traceability-1

The additional traceability recordkeeping requirements proposed by the FDA will affect many food and beverage manufacturers and retailers in 2021. With aggressive deadlines and few exceptions, the proposed rule makes paper-based compliance systems obsolete. The FDA is calling this rule "a major milestone," and they take it seriously. If passed as-is, the rule requires companies to provide electronic documentation for certain Key Data Elements (KDEs) for Critical Tracking Events (CTEs) within 24 hours of the request. The request for accurate and updated records on short notice will put enormous pressure on organizations that have yet to embrace digital transformation. Join our webinar for answers to your most pressing questions about the proposed FSMA 204 rule from Bryan Armentrout, Founder of The Food Safety Leadership Group. He'll outline the timeline and conditions for compliance and ways to proactively reshape your supply chain and document management processes to align with the FDA's future requirements.

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With an increase in information sharing and transparency, consumers everywhere can better examine the strengths—and weaknesses—of an organization's supply chain. In an era where purchases increasingly reflect values of inclusivity, sustainability, and ethical procurement practices, all it takes is one incident shared on social media to tarnish a brand's reputation. Companies that want to compete must rise to meet the challenge. Though some view ethics and profits as mutually exclusive, savvy food, beverage, and supplements, organizations recognize inclusive sourcing improves efficiency and drives innovation. Shirking social responsibility can cut into profits, making it difficult to attract top talent, harder to innovate, and reducing customer loyalty. Join us for a webinar to learn proven techniques to build a more inclusive supply chain. Our panel of supplier diversity and inclusion experts includes Archer-Daniel-Mills Supplier Inclusion Manager Veronica Johnson and Barilla Supplier Diversity Program Manager, Angenetta Frison.

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Are You Ready for SQF Edition 9 Audits?

The SQF Code Edition 9 goes into effect May 24, 2021. With Edition 9, the standard’s intent and many requirements are the same, but there are some significant changes for businesses, specifically around audits. If your facility isn’t yet fully prepared for SQF Edition 9, you’re not alone. According to SQF, only 3% of poll respondents were ready for the changes as of January 2021. However, as audits for Edition 9 loom, businesses should conduct a gap analysis and update processes to align with the new code. And companies that have enacted updates should conduct formal internal audits to verify compliance. Join LeAnn Chuboff, Vice President of Technical Affairs at SQFI, for an interactive webinar discussion on how food and dietary supplements manufacturers can verify compliance before the audit enforcement date. Hear practical tips on updating internal audit activities to align with the new code and how to score high on your next SQF certification audit.

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2021 Canadian Food Labeling Modernization Regulation Update

On January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force. As a result of these regulations, global food and beverage brand owners must be prepared to update labels and packaging to continue sales in the Canadian marketplace. Globally, the pandemic forced many regulations into a state of limbo, with agencies world-wide wrestling with sensibly rolling out programs while offering reasonable allowances. With the end of the pandemic in sight, Canadian authorities are evaluating additional changes to SFCR regulations, including front of pack (FOP) nutrition labeling for products exceeding sugar, saturated fat, and sodium limits. Despite the uncertainty of enforcement dates, Canadian importers have started to request that their suppliers use food labels that comply with the new regulations. Join Gina Reo, President of Quality Assurance Strategies (QAS), for a webinar where she'll outline the SFCR requirements including the extended programs and compliance timelines.

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Upcoming The Modern Era of Food Safety

For the FDA, modern times require modern solutions, and businesses achieve this through digital transformation. Building on FSMA, the FDA’s New Era of Food Safety Blueprint offers a new approach to food safety that leverages technology and other tools to create safer and more traceable food systems. Although elements of the FDA's project remain unclear, the goals outlined forecast significant changes for food, beverage, and supplement manufacturers and grocery retailers. Businesses that digitize and centralize supply chain information and documentation will remain agile and poised for growth despite evolving requirements. Join our webinar to get answers to your most pressing questions about the New Era for Smarter Food Safety Blueprint from Jeni Lamb Rogers, food, beverage, and supplement lawyer from PSL Law Group. Learn about the FDA's critical next steps and priorities and ways to proactively reshape your supply chain and document management processes to align with future requirements.

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TraceGains Networked Product Development Suite

One of the biggest mistakes food, beverage, and dietary supplements companies can make is accepting slow product development or putting it on hold altogether. Taking a wait and see approach to NPD or R&D portfolio management creates static portfolio that will never outperform a competitor's proactive one. With the recent launch of Formula Management, the TraceGains Networked Product Development Suite is complete. The combined solution allows teams to go from manual processes to automated results by digitizing and streamlining product development for better, faster innovation. Networked means you no longer have to chase down suppliers for information or documents because it's already available at your fingertips. TraceGains Network has grown for over a decade. On average, companies find 80% of their suppliers already on TraceGains, allowing them to collaborate instantly. In this webinar, CEO Gary Nowacki and Sales Engineer Ruben Galbraith share how TraceGains Networked Product Development drives collaboration, innovation, and faster time to market.
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Conquer Risk and Achieve Supply Chain Transparency

Although companies recognize the importance of supply chain visibility, few report achieving it. Without a clear view, managing risk, achieving regulatory compliance, and satisfying consumer demand for transparency is challenging, if not impossible. Without an effective risk management program, businesses face devastating food quality and safety issues that could harm consumers and permanently damage brand reputation and the bottom line.

Throughout the supply chain, risk assessment mechanisms are essential to evaluate raw materials, suppliers, company processes, and more. However, identifying, managing, and applying risk assessment outcomes is increasingly complicated.
Watch our on-demand webinar featuring FDA Attorney and leading FSMA expert Marc Sanchez for a discussion on how companies can best develop and implement a robust risk management program. Learn how to gain supply chain transparency and achieve resilience in an uncertain world.
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Raise the Bar on Your Allergen Program

Allergen contamination is serious business, and the problem is increasing. Last year, undeclared allergens continued to be the leading cause of food recalls worldwide. Accurate information and effective communication across the supply chain are crucial to allergen management and avoiding costly recalls. Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is the leading global food allergy advocacy organization and the largest private investor of food allergy research in the world.  Watch our on-demand webinar featuring FARE CEO Lisa Gable as we discuss how food and CPG companies can leverage findings to raise the bar on their allergen disclosure programs. Discover how to be proactive about allergens and learn which tools can manage allergen risk and prevent mislabeling that could lead to recalls, illnesses, or death.
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Bioengineered Food Disclosure: Labeling Rules and Implications For Your Supply Chain

The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) is mandatory as of Jan. 1, 2022. The NBFDS affects nearly all large food manufacturers, retailers, importers, and ingredient manufacturers in the U.S. due to its jurisdiction over the core ingredients used in a wide variety of food.
For any food that falls under the standard, you need documentation to demonstrate if it's BE – or not. So even if you don't use or sell any BE ingredients or foods, your business is on the hook.
Watch our on-demand webinar featuring ESHA Research Genesis R&D Director of Regulatory Liz Salvo for a webinar to discuss the NBFDS labeling standard and the best way to collaborate with your supply chain partners to ensure compliance.
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How Food Quality Departments Can Drive Innovation

Consumer expectations for product quality are at an all-time high and competitive pressures are squeezing tight profit margins and time to market. While everyone agrees that quality teams play a vital role in maintaining customer satisfaction and food safety, their necessary risk management efforts can appear to slow down or even stop innovation. By harnessing the data within regulatory documentation and the information collected on the plant floor, quality departments can help inform new product development decisions, creating a foundation to drive continuous improvement, and improve supply chain transparency. Watch our on-demand webinar featuring Vice President of Quality Systems from Bimbo QSR Mike LaBosky to discuss how quality departments can contribute to product innovation. Learn how to connect departments for process improvement, team collaboration, and product innovation.

Health Claims Substantiation for Risk-Free Supplements Innovation

Is your new product idea “the miracle of all time?” Does it “prevent or cure COVID-19 or cancer?” Even if your company avoids obvious illegal claims like these, there’s nothing simple about researching, substantiating, and documenting health-related claims. Not only are the FDA and FTC both watching, state attorneys general and potential class action plaintiffs are too. The stakes are high, so it’s crucial to get it right the first time. But when R&D, legal, and marketing departments are out of sync, it can expose your business to risk. Watch this on-demand webinar with Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and TraceGains to hear how dietary supplements and natural products companies can ease the burden of health claims substantiation, achieve faster new product development, and connect teams with a networked platform.

TraceGains Formula Management Solution Spotlight

Product formulas are often a company's most valuable asset. TraceGains protects this investment by digitizing formula management programs for better, faster innovation. Teams no longer have to track down suppliers, items, or ingredients. They’re already connected, and we help streamline and automate the rest. We call it networked formula management, and we're the only solution on the market that does it. With a unified view of current, variant, and past product formulas, and the ability to digitally iterate unlimited recipe variations instantly, teams can meet cost, nutrition, allergen, and claims targets before physical trial testing. Watch our on-demand webinar featuring CEO Gary Nowacki and RTI Innovation Advisors Certified Food Scientist Susan Mayer as they discuss formulation challenges and opportunities facing R&D teams. Watch a demonstration of Formula Management and how it speeds up new product development and fosters innovation.
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The New Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The federal government and a committee of health and policy experts finalized the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Dietary Guidelines are a robust set of recommendations that go beyond providing information to consumers. They inform all government dietary guidance, determine national nutrition standards, influence agricultural policies, direct F&B product innovation, impact nutrition research, and guide healthcare practices. With the new Dietary Guidelines released in December 2020, food, beverage, and supplements, companies need to review formulations, production methods, and product portfolios to plan for necessary updates. Watch our on-demand webinar featuring leading food nutrition expert and Ketchum Inc. Managing Director Alison Borgmeyer. Alison breaks down the new guidelines and advises how brands can get out in front of upcoming shifts in consumer preferences and the market.
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How Private Labels Can Succeed in 2021

A 2019 IRI Consumer Connect Survey found that “private brand dollar sales grew 3.8% in 2019, twice the rate of national brands.” And during the pandemic, private label brands continue to outperform national brands while posting double-digit sales growth. Although grocers aspire to store brand innovation that keeps pace with evolving consumer preferences, it not easy to achieve. Private label brand owners that can respond quickly to market shifts due to agile product development processes and effective supply chain partners are far more likely to succeed. Watch this on-demand webinar with Mel Bandler, Brand Retail Sustainability Manager at Fair Trade USA, and TraceGains for a discussion on what trends grocery-label brands can expect for the upcoming year and how to overcome challenges to outpace the competition.

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Building a Culture of Food Safety

Food production, distribution, and retail services face radical shifts in demand that place them under significant strain. Restrictive working environments and potential labor shortages only make it harder to operate. These challenges can lead to increased compliance risks in health & safety, environment, and food safety, endangering your brand and customers. A robust food safety culture is your best defense, preventing accidents that harm consumers and reducing the likelihood of scandals and recalls. A strong food safety culture is built from the top down. Businesses that prioritize the commitment to food safety culture and support ongoing training maximize their workforce and develop the next generation of food safety leaders. Watch this on-demand webinar with AIB International’s Manager of Operations Bret Zaher as he offers recommendations for engaging and training the next generation, while navigating unprecedented circumstances.

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Six Steps to Eliminate Food Fraud

Fraud drains an estimated $30 to $40 billion every year from the global food industry. The Consumer Brands Association claims that roughly 10% of commercially produced food and beverage products are affected by fraud. But these figures only point to the initial economic cost of food fraud. There are health costs to consumers poisoned by tainted food, not to mention the impact of the reputation hit on a brand when adulteration occurs. A far-flung, global supply chain has made it increasingly difficult for manufacturers to track raw material origins. It's also made it easier for bad actors to peddle adulterated goods. The problem is even worse in the dietary supplements space, where labeling is a significant area of concern. Watch this on-demand webinar with AIB International Food Safety Expert Jesse Leal, where he outlines six steps you can take to protect your supply chain from fraud.


Supply Chain Automation for Brokers, Distributors, and Importers

Brokers, distributors, and importers know it's no small task to ensure proper documentation accompanies each ingredient or product – from its source to the end customer. Manually managing the flood of documentation is time-consuming and error-prone, leading to compliance issues and other concerns. Basic file-sharing systems are difficult, if not impossible, for multiple people to access and offer no way to use the data they contain to gain business insight. Watch this recorded webinar to learn how these businesses are using TraceGains to free up resources, improve customer service, and become a preferred distributor with special guests from Industrial Commodities and J.M. Swank.


Faster New Product Development for Supplements Brands

Shifting regulations, tighter restrictions, evolving consumer preferences, and disrupted supply chains have made it harder for companies to innovate. There are now more consumer-driven product criteria and compliance requirements to track globally than ever before. And the enormous amount of data and information required for formula and recipe development is in silos, spanning ERP and PLM systems and static tools like shared drives and spreadsheets, with as much as 80% of a company's supply chain information living with suppliers. Watch this recording to learn how leading brands use TraceGains NPD Suite to drive collaboration, speed up R&D, digitize everything, and achieve complete supply chain visibility.


Are You Pandemic Prepared?

Facility shutdowns due to COVID-19 cases and the resulting supply chain disruption have shown that preparation for pandemics is increasingly vital to business resiliency. These diseases and the resulting impacts aren't going away, so preparation is essential. Companies must take a prescriptive and practical approach that focuses on critical areas of business operations, including crisis management and supply chain risk management. Watch this recording with food safety expert Tatiana Rodriguez from AIB International to discover how your company can better prepare for pandemics and supply chain disruptions.


Solution Spotlight: Supplier Compliance

Most food, beverage, and supplements manufacturers know that ensuring compliance for suppliers and incoming inventory is vital, but this effort is often labor-intensive. Rework, labor, and downtime in production are costly and delay the shipment. If issues go undetected, the impact can be devastating. With Supplier Compliance, you can evaluate supplier product performance, from purchase order to production, and extend inventory visibility to the shipping dock. Watch now to learn how businesses can connect downstream issues like customer complaints and plant floor problems to specific supplier lot shipments and reduce out-of-spec inventory.


Solve Non-Conformances for Good

For a robust GFSI certification program, companies must constantly record non-conformance data. Why not put this data to work for you? The root cause analysis of your non-conformances reveals the right corrective actions to take, and it can help you define corrective and preventative actions (CAPAs) to solve problems permanently. Watch this recorded webinar with 2019 BRCGS Auditor of the Year, Nadia Narine for insider tips on how to identify and solve non-conformances to improve future GFSI audit scores, minimize risk, and learn the requirements for conducting a root cause analysis and determine CAPAs.


Recalls: Ten Real World Lessons You Should Know

Disrupted distribution channels, plant closings, social distancing, sick workers, and food waste are some of the challenges threatening the food and supplement industry supply chains. With how complicated things are right now, you don’t need to add a recall to your list. The FDA dictates manufacturers must take reasonable steps to avoid risk in the production of food, and failure to do so carries hefty consequences. To address this serious issue, we asked Bryan Armentrout, CEO of the Food Leadership Group, to share what the FDA is looking for based on the latest enforcement actions, and what you can do to make sure your company avoids a recall.


Virtual Audits 101

Due to COVID-19 travel and safety concerns, the Food and Drug Administration suspended most routine foreign and domestic inspections. So what now? Audits assess compliance with standards and regulations, measure adherence to specifications, evaluate process and system performance, and more. The FDA recognizes the need for alternatives, such as virtual inspections and electronic transmission of documents. Watch this recorded webinar with Alicia Swanson, Global Manager for HACCP & HARPC at AIB International, for guidance on how to achieve success with virtual audits to identify and fix compliance deficiencies.


Digitizing Documents to Drive FSMA Compliance and ROI

FSMA's recordkeeping requirements are complex and require your business to manage vulnerabilities and problems proactively. We asked Nancy Scharlach, President and Chief Technical Director of FSMA International, to share her advice on fortifying your FSMA program to keep pace with shifting regulatory requirements and customer demands. And the best part? When your team can instantly find necessary documents from indexed content with all history tracked, your business is automatically audit-ready.


Food, Hemp, and Supplement Company Quality Assurance

Leading global hemp company Ecofibre established a centralized quality management system and achieved an A grade against the version 8 BRCGS accreditation with TraceGains Quality Management. With TraceGains, the company has automated and streamlined its audit process with real-time reporting, highlighting key findings, and corrective actions. Watch this webinar, featuring Kieren Brown, Ecofibre Food Managing Director, and quality expert to learn how to empower quality teams on the plant floor by centralizing and digitizing quality control and safety documentation and information.


Staying Compliant with the Temporary FSVP Policy

The FDA announced temporary policies for compliance with FSMA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote inspections are underway, and the FDA is still sending out warning letters. What do the requirements mean for your business, and how can you ensure your foreign suppliers are vetted thoroughly? Staying vigilant with your food safety program and keeping customers safe is more important than ever. Watch this webinar with James Chu, Supplier Quality Manager for John B. Sanfilippo & Son, for a closer look at how to comply with the temporary policy updates.


Ten Ways Supplement Companies Can Nail the New Normal

As the pandemic continues, the collective conversation has moved to “the new normal.” We’ve adapted the way we live and work in the COVID-19 era, but what are the next steps? One thing is clear: success in the COVID-19 economy requires new strategies and execution plans. In this on-demand webinar, TraceGains CEO Gary Nowacki and industry expert Melanie Neumann, Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Matrix Sciences International, share ways to mitigate risk, protect employees and consumers, and gain competitive advantage through new sales and marketing channels.


Grocery and Private Label Retail Supply Chain Survival Tips

Demand for food remains high, but retailers are eyeing an uncertain future. Looking at emerging consumer preferences and broader market trends can help retailers plot a course forward. More Americans are buying food online, but how smoothly is that going? Will anyone in desperate need of essential items whose order got rescheduled several times want to repeat this experience? Curbside pick-up and delivery will likely outpace a 100% online experience. Watch this recorded webinar with TraceGains CEO Gary Nowacki to learn how to source faster and speed up new product development.


Safety and Sanitation for Food Plants During COVID-19

To protect workers and customers, food and beverage companies must be vigilant about sanitation. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the issue even more critical as companies work to keep workers safe. In addition to rigorous sanitation practices, manufacturers must increase efforts to sanitize and maintain hygienic conditions. Strong sanitation programs can ensure product safety and quality. Watch this webinar, featuring Jesse Leal, Food Safety Auditor with AIB International, and the TraceGains team to discuss best practices to keep your employees and customers safe.


How to Make Better Supply Chain Decisions in the Age of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has left food and beverage companies scrambling to gain market and supply chain insight. TraceGains and its network of suppliers, manufacturers, and experts have come together to help companies navigate the threat. Watch this on-demand webinar with Dr. Amy Kircher from the University of Minnesota, Stephanie Lopez, VP of Operations at AIB International, and Gary Nowacki, TraceGains CEO and supply chain veteran, for insight on supply chain threats and what companies can do today to protect their business and emerge stronger.


Be Prepared for the Intentional Adulteration Rule Inspections

Legislators drafted the FSMA final rule on Intentional Adulteration to address intentionally introduced hazards. Covered facilities must implement and verify food defense plans that identify the most vulnerable areas of the production process. In this recorded webinar, Earl Arnold, AIB International Global Manager for Food Safety and FSMA, provides an overview of the regulatory requirements, details on the three vulnerability assessment methodologies, and how to calculate public health impact.

Avoiding Supply Chain Disruption Due to COVID-19

As COVID-19 and international trade issues continue unabated, the food and supplement supply chains face unprecedented disruption. Business leaders must avoid interruption of food, beverage, and dietary supplement production while protecting the business from unnecessary risk. Watch this webinar with President of UNPA, Loren Israelsen, and TraceGains CEO Gary Nowacki. They discuss best practices for maintaining reliable supply chains to keep plants operating effectively during these challenging times.

Are You Ready for BRCGS Packaging Audits?

BRCGS Materials Packaging Issue 6 launched in February 2020. While the standard continues to focus on risk analysis-based safety programs and supporting quality management systems, it’s evolved to better align with the Global Food Safety Initiative. There’s now a greater focus on GMPs and better risk management through Hazard Analysis Risk Assessment (HARA) to prevent, eliminate, or reduce quality hazards. Join BRC Americas Director John Kukoly to learn the latest developments and how to implement them.


Strategic Compliance for the CBD Supply Chain: Dos and Don’ts

The hemp-derived CBD category is exploding, and the market opportunities are huge, but what’s the regulatory path forward? We know more about the Don’ts, but there are some strategic Dos to consider. This webinar will explore the landscape around the development of GMPs, how federal agencies view CBD, what federal compliance for CBD products might evolve into, and risk considerations as companies navigate the supply chain process.

Are You Ready for the FDA Nutrition Facts Label Deadline?

The deadline for updating the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts labels has passed. In this webinar, ESHA Research Regulatory Director Elizabeth Salvo discusses clarification of the changes and the challenges they present, while also providing tips on how companies can establish a unified approach across the supply chain to ensure compliance. Elizabeth is Director of Regulatory and Consulting Services at ESHA Research, the preeminent nutrition software provider for almost four decades.

Food Regulations 101

Food safety regulations influence everyone along the food supply chain, from suppliers to retailers. Agencies at every level of government – from the feds to the local board of health – enforce food safety regulations. Regulations 101 cover the fundamentals of food safety laws, so employees don’t have to struggle to learn them the hard way. FDA attorney Marc Sanchez discusses the primary regulatory agencies in the United States, what’s regulated and why, sources of law, and practical suggestions to put that regulatory knowledge into practice.

FSSC 22000 Version 5 Update

FSSC 22000 published an updated Version 5 to the GFSI scheme in June 2019, which integrates the improvements included in the latest ISO 22000 standard. One change is the addition of requirements for training organizations. This is meant to improve transparency on the expectations for FSSC 22000-licensed training groups. Watch this webinar, featuring Jacqueline Southee with FSSC 2200, to better understand the differences and the best way to implement the significant changes to your Food Safety Management System.

Chemical Food Risks

Chemicals in food are a worldwide health concern and a leading cause of trade obstacles. Food, beverage, and dietary supplement products contain compounds of thousands of individual chemicals that confer a variety of characteristics. Watch this webinar with regulatory expert Martin Slayne to learn about the potential issues associated with these chemicals and how to assess, manage, and communicate the associated risks effectively.

Natural Doesn’t Always Mean Safe

In 2019, dietary supplement sales reached a record of $48.7 billion. Supplement sales continue to skyrocket, with consumers searching desperately for options to stay healthy and keeping supplement makers busy. Tim Lombardo, Lead Staff Scientist with Eurofins Food Integrity & Innovation, discusses top “at-risk” supplements and the availability of CBD-infused supplements and the FDA’s position on these products.

Bioengineered Food Disclosure

Anyone responsible for food labeling and regulatory compliance needs to understand how the new labeling requirements for bioengineered foods and ingredients will affect their products will appreciate this timely update. Join AIB International’s Food Labeling Services Manager, Elaine Meloan, features real-world examples, for this bioengineered food labeling training.

FSMA Intentional Adulteration Final Rule

The FSMA Intentional Adulteration (IA) final rule goes into effect in July 2020. The essential part of this regulation is that an establishment must have a fully implemented and effective Food Defense Plan. In this on-demand webinar, Bill Theis, senior vice president of quality assurance at Kite Hill, discusses how to prepare your food defense plan and safeguard your business against harmful intentional adulteration.

Solution Spotlight: Audit Management

Audits are complicated, cumbersome, and expensive initiatives that can grind daily operations to a halt if not prepared adequately. Audit Management allows teams to automate and streamline the entire audit process on a single platform using a desktop or mobile device. Users choose pre-loaded or custom audit checklists and stay up to date with notifications, workflows, and task assignments to track team activities. Watch this recorded webinar to maintain a 360-degree view of the health and risk of your supply chain.

Solution Spotlight: Customer Management

Suppliers struggle to manage the complexity and volume of customer requests for compliance, qualification, and specification data. TraceGains CEO Gary Nowacki explains how companies can revolutionize the information exchange across the supply chain, using a single network platform to centralize, standardize, and digitize documentation. With Customer Management, suppliers can quickly respond to customer requests, save time, money, and attract new business.

Solution Spotlight: Supplier Compliance

Manufacturers and brand owners constantly grapple with supplier and inventory risk. Material variability can lead to quality and process inconsistencies and create unnecessary compliance and regulatory issues. Supplier Compliance operates as a virtual early warning system, automatically identifying issues with incoming shipments. By evaluating supplier product performance, lot by lot, from purchase order to production, Supplier Compliance extends inventory visibility to the shipping dock.


Solution Spotlight: Quality Management

Manual processes impose unnecessary challenges on quality departments. With Quality Management, companies can digitize forms with data gathered electronically on the plant floor. Quality Management issues notifications when issues arise and generates CARs that are immediately visible to users. Watch our recorded webinar and see how easily accessible and comprehensive quality data ensures a more efficient plant floor, less work overall, and faster response times to demanding audits.

Recipe for a Successful PCQI Team

Food and beverage companies must have a certified Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) as part of the Food Safety Program. But, it’s up to everyone in the company to understand and follow the rules. Join this webinar to explore the similarities and differences between the HAACP and FSMA Food Safety teams and who should be part of the cross-functional team. Understand the specific rules and responsibilities of the PCQI team and have your questions answered by a leading FSMA, HAACP instructor, and consultant.

BRC Issue 8

The requirements of the BRC Global Standard Issue 8 emerged as an evolution from earlier releases, with a continued emphasis on management commitment, a HACCP-based food safety plan, and supporting quality management systems. The goal has been to direct the audit’s focus toward the implementation of good manufacturing practices (GMPs) during production, with additional emphasis on areas that typically lead to recalls. Watch this on-demand webinar to hear Nadia Narine, Owner and CEO of Lumar Food Safety Services, talk about the fundamental changes and how to remain compliant.

Solution Spotlight: Smart Alerts

The globalization of ingredient sourcing has made it harder for food, beverage, and supplements manufacturers to identify bad actors and assure supply chain safety, quality, and traceability. Manually reviewing multiple sources for emerging threats and FDA recalls, refusals, and product alerts is labor-intensive and allows problems to go undetected. In this on-demand webinar, speakers Dana Downing and Reuben Galbraith reveal how TraceGains Smart Alerts monitors threats and regulatory risks in real-time, pinpointing risk by ingredient, additive, flavoring, substance, contamination, and more.



Solution Spotlight: Supplier Management with Market Hub

Managing suppliers is a neverending job, from sourcing items and qualifying suppliers to receiving documentation and monitoring performance. Supplier Management helps maintain relationships with ingredient and packaging vendors, increases accuracy by eliminating management by spreadsheets, and automates supplier risk analyses and reporting. Supplier Management now includes Market Hub, a directory that enables precise item, ingredient, and raw material sourcing, at no additional cost.

Schedule a free demo to get more information about leveraging TraceGains as your competitive advantage