Westminster, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/17/2014 -- There are large implications for food manufacturers as the entire food production industry is facing proposed labeling changes that can affect packaging design, ingredient choices, sourcing decisions, as well as confuse consumers. TraceGains’ will host a webinar on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm EST co-presented by Elizabeth (Beth) Johnson, MS, RD, founder and principal of Food Directions LLC, a boutique government relations firm headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Register at: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=ryg15e4sgwi1.
Johnson’s unique experience and skill set helps clients gain valuable insight into the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Capitol Hill. Johnson also has strong relationships with thought leaders at NGOs, food associations, and consumer groups, which help Food Directions, gain a diverse perspective on food issues. Johnson is regularly tapped to speak at food related conferences and events.
Johnson will discuss imminent labeling initiatives including:
-Genetically modified organism labeling debates
-Nutrition facts panel reform
-Gluten free labeling
-Menu and vending labeling
Food Directions operates at the intersection where public affairs meet food policy. With a thorough understanding of the interconnectedness of the legislative and regulatory process, Food Directions follows all issues related to agriculture, food safety, and nutrition policy at the federal, state, and international level. Headquartered in Washington, with deep relationships within federal agencies like Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and on Capitol Hill, Food Directions is plugged into the ever-changing dynamic.
TraceGains (www.tracegains.com) provides food and beverage manufacturers and distributors with a web-based, full-service supplier, compliance, and regulatory document management solution that automates and streamlines processes to convert static documents into actionable data. With a network of more than 5,000 supplier members and more than 250 deployment sites, TraceGains offers an ever-expanding database of suppliers, purchased items, and documents that companies can leverage to improve product quality, accelerate product development, and meet regulatory and audit pressures. TraceGains not only digitizes all incoming documents, making them easily searchable, but also extracts critical data and analyzes them against customer-specific business and compliance rules, alerting stakeholders to any non-compliance. TraceGains’ automated solution assures companies that documentation is up to date, organized, and searchable, making companies 365 Audit Ready. TraceGains’ customers boast a four to six month return on their investment. Recently, TraceGains was listed as one of Food Logistics Top 100 software and technology providers. Follow TraceGains on Twitter at @tracegains.