TraceGains Identifies Increasing Need for Food Quality Managers

Westminster, CO, December 04, 2014 --( TraceGains, a web-based, full-service supplier, compliance, and regulatory document management solution, discussed the increasing demand for Quality Assurance food safety experts in the company blog. Jenn Brusco, TraceGains’ Marketing Specialist commented, “The vast SKU proliferation much discussed in the past year has yielded more than a million new food products in assorted sizes, shapes, colors, packaging configurations, and each has introduce another opportunity to contaminate food safety. The result of all these permutations is the demand of food safety experts with a knowledge of food safety and quality regulatory demands introduced by FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act).”

Brusco explained qualities needed for food safety experts include:

· Leadership. Most candidates are asked to lead the quality assurance and food safety programs of the entire organization.
· Compliance. Candidates need to develop and implement audit schedule across a corporate QA department, often assigned by company-owned and co-packer food and support to personal care facilities, including dietary supplements, over-the-counter (OTC) and drugs to assure compliance with Quality and Safety Systems Programs, as required based on risk assessment.
· Communication and Beyond. Often part of the lean manufacturing leadership team, QA Managers are expected to maintain and communicate updated Quality and Food Safety Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
· Continuous Improvement & Brand Maintenance. The reputation and image of the brand has never been more reliant on Food Quality leadership.
· Compensation for QA Food Mangers. The compensation for QA Food Managers varies depending on a number of factors, including industry, company size, location, years of experience, and level of education.

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TraceGains ( 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.

TraceGains’ customers boast a four to six month return on their investment. TraceGains is Food Logistics Top 100 software and technology providers. Learn more about conquering the supplier data revolution at: Follow TraceGains on Twitter @TraceGains.

TraceGains, Inc.
Jennifer Brusco
Director of Media and Content
TraceGains Inc.
Jennifer Brusco