(PRWEB) January 15, 2014
The 2014 Northwest Food Processors Association Expo & Conference (January 12-15) is the largest regional food manufacturing trade show in North America. It attracts a diverse range of professionals who come to explore the latest technology, systems, and related information so they can improve their food processing operations. Succeed Management Solutions is proud to attend the Expo and co-release the FREDi Training and Compliance Center with the NWFPA.
The Training & Compliance Center is accessible via fredtalks.com, which is a free online community portal created by the NWFPA for their members. Fredtalks.com promotes collaboration, innovation, and education in food safety and operational practices.
The FREDi Training & Compliance Center is the cornerstone of the FREDi food safety and workforce training program, and is a software application that provides food safety education, compliance assistance, workforce productivity management, as well as needed risk mitigation and safety solutions.
In accordance with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), food processors, packaging manufacturers, and other industry suppliers must comply with at least one of several accepted food safety and quality assurance schemes. The new FREDi Training & Compliance Center was created, in part, to address these important training needs by offering online training for SQF, FSSC 22000, or BRC standards certification, plus Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) employee training.
An early adopter of the platform is Mr. Andy Akins, Sanitation, Safety and Environmental Manager at SVZ, a leading supplier of fruit and vegetable ingredients. As Akins notes, “I have found the FREDi Training & Compliance Center to be a valuable tool for establishing robust safety and training systems within our organization. The level of service we have received from Succeed Management Solutions has been exemplary. Any questions, comments or recommendations I had were answered in a timely manner. The materials, tools and support available are very helpful for a new company starting out, as well as an established organization that is looking to calibrate with established world class programs.”
In short, the FREDi Training & Compliance Center helps food manufacturers – from small processors to multi-site and multi-state firms – deliver the higher level of food safety competency, transparency, and quality their most demanding customers, consumers, safety auditors, and government regulators require. For more information about the FREDi Training & Compliance Center, please visit fredtalks.com.
About Succeed Management Solutions, LLC
Succeed is the recognized leader in providing web-based Enterprise Risk Management solutions. Thousands of organizations use the Succeed Risk Management Center as a holistic solution to improve their risk management programs, implement web-accessible employee safety training programs, increase efficiencies, and lower the frequency and severity of claims and associated costs.
The Succeed Risk Management Center contains a suite of software applications that help manage claims and OSHA reporting (Incident Track™), behavior-based safety programs (BBS Track ™), hazard communication and Safety Data Sheets (SDS Track™), Return to Work programs (Job Description Track™), employee training (Training Track™), and third party insurance compliance (COI Track®). Succeed also offers support services, such as managing Safety Data Sheets and creating custom training courses.
About the NWFPA
The Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) is a leading regional food manufacturing trade association that represents the interests of food processors in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Members include fruit and vegetable processors, seafood, dairy, poultry, bakeries, specialty and fresh-cut. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the association represents 450 member companies including over 100 food processors which employ 40,000 workers at 150 production facilities throughout the Northwest.