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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.