Westminster, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/10/2014 -- Regardless of where a food manufacturer is currently on a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) journey, it is imperative to understand the importance of the process, according to Jennifer Brusco, TraceGains’ Marketing Specialist. Brusco discusses the rationale in TraceGains’ recent blog, "GFSI is a Business to Business (B2B) Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) that operates quietly and privately within the marketplace between the customers and their suppliers.”
Karil Kochenderfer, North American representative of the Global Food Safety Initiative, commented in the blog, “Although people look at the GFSI program and see a lot of multinational corporate logos, frankly the majority of our operations are small and medium size facilities at the local level. So we welcome facilities of all natures – large, medium, and small, across the food to fork continuum. Above National Regulation is GFSI Certification, we go above and beyond the science of Codex, HACCP, and national regulation to perform at the highest level of industry. And our benchmarked schemes [eg. BRC Global Standards (BRC), Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000), International Featured Standards (IFS)] go beyond us and corporate programs go even further."
Brusco explained that TraceGains has developed four GFSI checklists for the four major schemes that apply to food manufacturers, co-produced with the respective scheme owners to ensure accuracy and usability. The checklists are complimentary and may serve as a great resource on your journey toward GFSI certification.
To read the entire blog and gain access to the GFSI checklists, go to: http://www.tracegains.com/blog/why-gfsi.
TraceGains (www.tracegains.com) provides food and ingredient manufacturers and brokers with a web-based, full-service supplier, compliance, and regulatory document management solution that automates the management of supplier risk, data, and documentation, making companies 365 Audit Ready™.
TraceGains’ cloud-based SaaS solution works with in-house solutions such as quality management systems (QMS), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and product life-cycle management (PLM), to close the loop on upstream risk. This solution provides collaborative supplier management, and eases compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), and internal business compliance requirements including hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP).
TraceGains digitizes all incoming supplier documents, making them easily searchable. TraceGains also extracts critical data and analyzes them against customer-specific business and compliance rules, alerting stakeholders to any non-compliance.
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