Pilgrim Partner Symposium Explores the Impact of New Food Safety Regulations and the Global Food Safety Initiative on Food Processors

Tampa, FL, June 17, 2010 --(PR.com)-- New food safety regulations moving through the U.S. Congress, combined with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), demand greater safety management by food processors. At the 2010 Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting, Symposium 171, “The Operational Implications of New Food Safety Regulations and GFSI” will explore the issue. Pilgrim Software’s Director of Industry Solutions, Deborah Kacera, will present at the Symposium, Monday, July 19, at 1:30 p.m., at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

Food processors now face the need to implement a modern Food Safety Management System (FSMS). Both the pending U.S. food safety legislation now in Congress, and the commercial requirements of GFSI compliance, create food safety and traceability management demands that overwhelm any paper-based, non-automated system. The cost-effective and time-efficient way to meet these requirements is an integrated electronic system that automates the operational functions of food safety and quality management, traceability and compliance. Not only does this approach make a compliant FSMS more efficient and effective, it also reduces corporate risk and total cost of ownership.

The symposium contains four presentations by industry experts:

- 171-01. Increasing Verification Effectiveness of Prerequisite Programs, John G. Surak, Surak and Associates, Clemson, SC
- 171-02. Automated HACCP and Quality Management, Jeffery L. Cawley, Northwest Analytical Inc., Portland, OR
- 171-03. Track and Trace Compliance with Food Safety Regulations, David Miller, Operations Technologies, Greenville, SC
- 171-04. Boost Safety and Lower Risk through Effective GFSI and New Safety Regulations Record Management, Deborah Kacera, Pilgrim Software, Inc., Tampa, FL

A preliminary form of this session, “Implementing Food Safety Management Systems to Meet Regulations and GFSI Standards,” was presented March 30, 2010, as part of Pilgrim Software’s Educational Webinar Series for 2010. The recorded webcast and presentations are available at: http://bit.ly/c3LHbL .

About Pilgrim Software Pilgrim Software is a world-leading provider of Enterprise Quality, Safety and Compliance Management solutions for the Food & Beverage, Life Sciences, and other FDA-regulated industries. Pilgrim has pioneered effective, integrated software solutions used by more than 300 customers globally, and more than 750,000 end users, to meet the diverse challenges of the world’s highly competitive marketplace. Pilgrim’s fully web-based solutions, built on industry best practices, help businesses centrally manage domestic and international operations to ensure product safety and quality, reduce manufacturing costs and improve customer satisfaction. www.pilgrimsoftware.com

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