Westminster, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/03/2014 -- TraceGains’ hosted a well-attended and timely webinar on February 26, 2014 regarding the proposed labeling changes that will affect packaging design, ingredient choices, sourcing decisions, as well as confuse consumers. The following day, the labelling changes were announced from the White House.
The webinar was 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.
Johnson discussed imminent labeling initiatives including:
-Genetically modified organism labeling debates
-Nutrition facts panel reform
-Gluten free labeling
-Menu and vending labeling
TraceGains has prepared a Pre-Audit checklist, to help food and beverage manufacturers prepare for FDA Audit Inspections. The FDA checklist will help alleviate some of the stress and worry by giving information needed to prepare for the next FDA Audit Inspection. To access the audits checklists, go to: http://hub.am/1eADTEa.
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.
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.