Farmingdale, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) February 08, 2011
EtQ is pleased to announce a best practices set of modules and processes designed to comply with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.
With the signing of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law, the United States and the world have taken a giant step forward to ensuring a national food safety program over the next 5 years. This historic food safety legislation represents new methodologies into how regulators will approach food safety and how organizations will response to food safety events. EtQ has also implemented methodologies that align well with many of the new proposed regulations.
Recall Management: As part of the new FSMA legislation, the FDA will have the authority to mandate a recall from an organization. Like any process, recall management involves many roles and steps to ensure that the product is effectively removed, the affected parties notified and measures are taken to inform the FDA at every step of the recall process. EtQ’s workflow technology provides the business process automation and document management capabilities to automate the recall process. This methodology helps to not only ensure a streamlined recall process, but also ensures all steps within the process are completed and reported.
Preventive Controls: FSMA incorporates Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans, as well as a Preventive Control Plan. EtQ’s HACCP Module is designed to automate the HACCP process, but is dynamically linked to Preventive Control processes, such as:
- Hazard prevention – EtQ provides a Risk-based hazard analysis workflow for identification and mitigation of food safety hazards.
- Sanitation and hygiene documentation and training – EtQ’s Document Control and Training database link procedures and processes to the HACCP plan, and provide links to Employee Training.
- Environmental monitoring – EtQ’s Monitoring and Inspection module are designed to set up monitoring plans for both operational and environmental processes, ensuring that all processes are monitored and tracked.
- Food allergen control – Through EtQ, organizations have the ability to record and track potential food allergens by ingredient and by finished product, ensuring visibility and traceability of all food allergens.
“With this historic new bill, organizations and regulators will have a much more collaborative approach to food safety,” says Glenn McCarty, CEO of EtQ. “EtQ has been providing best-in-class solutions to the Food and Beverage industry for years, and look forward to demonstrate the value of having an automated Food Safety Management system to comply with the FSMA as well as other food safety initiatives.”
EtQ is the leading Enterprise Quality and Compliance Management software for identifying, mitigating, and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation, and collaboration. EtQ uses best-in-class, integrated modules and enterprise application integration to manage and measure quality and compliance processes and execute organizational change. Key modules within the product include Document Control, Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA), Audits, HACCP, Complaint Handling, Risk Management, Change Management, Employee Training, Project Management, Nonconforming Materials, Enterprise Reporting, and more than 20 additional compliance-oriented modules. With its world-class flexible workflow, collaborative platform, EtQ has developed a unique niche to support enterprises involved in various compliance management initiatives such as: ISO 22000, HACCP, SQF, BRC, IFS, GMP (FDA), ISO 13485, ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and similar standards for compliance and regulatory management. EtQ has been providing compliance solutions to a variety of markets for over 15 years.
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