SafetyChain Software, an innovator of real-time food safety and quality management solutions, and The Acheson Group, a strategic consulting firm for food and beverage companies, are pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 Food Safety & Quality Operations Survey. The objective of this survey is to assess the top challenges faced by food safety and quality teams and gain insight into the tactics being used to overcome these challenges.

“The complexities of overseeing food safety and quality continue to grow including the challenges associated with ensuring compliance, mitigating supply chain risk, and monitoring performance,” commented Jill Bender, VP Marketing, SafetyChain. “With this survey, we look forward to sharing with the industry how their challenges compare to those of their peers and steps being taken to overcome barriers and improve performance.”

“Managing risk in the food and beverage industry is increasingly challenging, and the more we can share about cost-effective solutions the better for all” said Dr. David Acheson, CEO, the Acheson Group. “This survey will help us all to help each other as we better understand gaps and solutions to manage food safety risk.”

Food and Beverage industry safety and quality assurance professionals are invited to participate in this survey by visiting: All survey responders will receive a copy of the survey results and also have the option of entering into a drawing to win a tablet (value $400).

Initial survey results will be shared during the September 29th FSMA Fridays session with Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group team. Hosted by SafetyChain Software and The Acheson Group, FSMA Fridays is an online, monthly forum that helps the food and beverage industry stay up-to-date on FSMA and provides guidance on preparing for compliance.

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