Food Safety Compliance System (FSCS)
The FSCS System aggregates all Federal, State and Local regulations for Food Safety into a single seamless easy to use, management control system. It provides a suite of risk tools and modern risk-based methodologies to build food safety operating procedures to manage, measure and control all aspects for advanced food safety. These advanced methodologies utilize new technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), to deliver risk-based hazard analyses required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The AI uses the FSCS event and actions data compiled and captured by the FSCS to mitigate risks by alerting when preventive controls are needed. This advanced analytical infrastructure and capability facilitates proactive action to change from current legacy food safety processes into a new, more rigorous advanced food safety standards or operating policies and procedures (SOP's).
The FSCS System further helps grocers to design, build and automate FSMA compliant food safety plans. This includes documenting and implementing food safety events, recalls and corrective/preventive actions. The FSCS is the FSMA food safety plan and keeps required rigorous record keeping of every food safety detail. The FSCS enables complete management and administration of evolutionary changes from past food safety legacy and manual processes to new FSMA risk-based and science-based ones. This includes integrating all events, audits, assessments, inspections, training courses, curricula development, process design, activity schedules and communications. The FSCS is the technology bridge to an advanced food safety culture in your company.
The FSCS integrated Natural Language Processor (NLP) reduces legislative confusion. It uses language recognition tools to interpret and manage legal changes. The highlighted color-based text saves legal and operational practitioners time by simplifying regulatory changes. It interrogates text for key words to make lists of changes without having to read every word to find these changes.
New technologies like Fresh Item Management (FIM) and the Internet-of-things (IoT) provide new efficiencies by automating actions and integrating devices to increase preventive controls. The FSCS' robust risk management system assesses the cost and benefits of these investments and then tracks the implementation and work to ensure those benefits are achieved and sustained. It is not enough to just implement a food safety plan. It is critical to monitor its success and challenges with documented compliance activities.
As retail Fresh Item Management (FIM) consultants, we saw a need for a grocery industry focused Food Safety Compliance System (FSCS). So in early 2017 we built one based on a modern Health Safety and Environment (HSE) and Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) platform and solution. The architecture is an easy-to-implement cloud-based, sustainable technology that provides a high Return on Investment (ROI). This technology isolates your food safety initiative away from Enterprise transaction (PCI) security concerns and vulnerabilities. It allows for quick implementation and uses its own rigorous compliance tools to extract current food safety processes, assess them for gaps with new emerging best practices and regulations. It then uses its compliance assets to implement Advanced Food Safety. This gives senior executive leadership peace-of-mind and the confidence that advanced food safety is feasible without large scale multi-year IT investments, projects and costs. Best of all, is that once in place, the FSCS helps evolve ever increasing control, savings and automation, as it hones your food safety plan into a differentiating brand value for you shoppers.
Our Vision and Value Proposition
Our value proposition is our experience with retail systems technologies. We like to say we have "Sat in your chair" experience and that our executives and consultants have "Been-there, done-that." For example, our recent extensive Fresh Item Management (FIM) consulting experiences provides us the knowledge and confidence to assist retailers to modernize fresh category operations and implement advanced food safety. Our experience enables us to demonstrate to clients that they can modernize food safety -- at a fraction of the cost of current legacy fresh category methods.
Ken Fobes is a well known in the food industry as a business leader, executive and entrepreneur. He has been instrumental in the invention, development and delivery of innovative technologies for general retail with an emphasis on the food industry.
He has a long history of significant success. He often helps retailers evolve and innovate with new business improvement strategies that automate and enhance operations using modern policies, procedures and technologies.
He is an avid champion of partnering with key technology providers to expedite delivery of value to his clients. He often helps clients break the shackles of "home grown" legacy solutions and adopt new available methodologies and technologies. He often says, "If you are maintaining the status quo, you are probably being left behind!"
The FSCS solution is exemplary of his vision and drive to change deliver innovative solutions to meet the current needs and not live within the boundaries of the past.
Mark Hoffman Mark Hoffman is a leading retail technology innovator who has worked for and with some of the largest systems solutions providers and technology partners. He is best known for his leadership to the industry in front end checkout design that substantially improves customer usability while lowering risks of operator repetitive motion disorders. His creative engineering and ergonomic designs have redefined metrics and advance front-end throughput productivity while lowering operator fatigue to improve the operator and customer experience.
He has won multiple awards and received technology patents throughout his career. His analytical mind provides our clients with tremendous insights and attention to detail to improve their business with sustain advantages. His industry redesign thought leadership makes him a valued partner in our company and with our clients.
In his current position, Mark's keen mind has been instrumental in the design of the FSCS system. He is an expert in business operations and excited to lead our company to greatly improve supermarket food safety as his next significant industry contribution.
VP Food Safety
Jan Dragotta grew up in the grocery to regional national chains in store and district management. His career successes include experience at the executive level in technology enabling industry first total roll-out of leading edge technologies. After multiple successful implementations, he started a second career supplying innovative technology for the retail industry.
Jan has a history of developing unique collaborative partnerships working with retail clients to take advantage of emerging technologies. For example, he created, in partnership with a major regional Southwest grocery chain, the first grocery customer loyalty program. As an entrepreneur, he founded a company to deliver POS web-based self-instruction training programs. He provided retailers hundreds of millions of dollars in technology investments with a high ROI and sustainable business benefits.
He has consulted with key suppliers of fresh category improvement technologies broadly called Fresh Item Management of (FIM). In that capacity, he realized that grocers need better production and inventory control to improve and evolve to higher levels of food safety. The FSCS system embodies his experience in knowing what grocers need.
President HSE Corporation
Bryan Evans is an entrepreneur and principal investor in Retail Food Safety Technology LLC (RFST). He has over 20 years of Management Consulting and Enterprise Software development, and implementation experience.
He also founded HSE Technology Corp to provide Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) solutions and services. His company is a unique blend of ERM professionals focused on helping customers use risk based technologies to meet ever increasing demands in Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC). HSE is a strategic enabling partner of RFST. They provide risk technology expertise, services, technologies and resources. HSE was instrumental in RFST selecting Predict360's cloud-based system as the platform for our Food Safety Compliance System (FSCS).
HSE currently has food manufacturing clients in HACCP. That expertise is a foundational asset in meeting the needs for advanced food safety in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Food safety is an evolving complex field that transcends vertical organizations and requires horizontal cross organizational processes and regulatory controls. HSE and RFST provide solutions and services that enable our clients to achieve higher food safety levels of competence and compliance.
Quick Compliance Analysis and Assessment Services
Imagine having a single point of reference and system for all food safety activity! One that tracks all Federal, State and Local regulations. Our services assist our clients to use embedded regulatory tools to verify and assess current policy, procedure and capability against the current regulatory environment. We define gaps in meeting requirements and standards to document these inherent risks to develop preventive controls to mitigate them. This lowers your residual compliance risks.
Advanced Food Safety Consulting Services for Busy Customers
The FSCS quickly becomes the central repository for ALL your food safety activity, documentation, operating policies and procedures and compliance training, certification, auditing and risk event tracking. Our services help fresh category executives and teams stay focused on business needs - while we document current food safety, add more risk-based controls over those processes and close gaps in in food safety prowess. We help our clients regain a sense of control in every aspect of food safety.
Food Safety Training Program Development Services
The FSCS has an embedded Learning Management System (LMS) that is integrated into its risk compliance system. We provide services to to clients to help them quickly develop new adult learning model, Self-assessment and Self-certification programs. These programs ensure that every associate is certified with food safety knowledge and skills. The system manages organizational sites, groups and users with role-based compliance and certification training across the Enterprise. This is important for FSMA compliance.
Fresh Category and Food Industry Consulting Services
Our supermarket and systems experience provides our clients added outside-the-box thinking. You won't have to train us in the grocery business before we can work together. We understand the supermarket business from farm to fork. We provide challenging and thought provoking challenges based on our experience and what we know works. This helps our clients to differentiate their fresh food operations with advanced food safety.
Fresh Item Management (FIM) Integration/Consulting Services
The FSCS is designed to increase compliance of existing current food safety operations and procedures while facilitating changes required to implement emerging new food safety rigors. This strategy includes adopting new technologies for fresh category in-store production and inventory control. We have extensive knowledge and experience with many leading FIM technology providers. Our services facilitate our clients investments in these systems.
Food Safety Automation Implementation Services
Cut through food safety regulatory and operational confusion. We use the FSCS itself to manage our projects. We provide oversight services and project management to help grow your food safety initiative. This includes the use of FSCS set-up wizards that help you self-assess exact compliance to current regulatory requirements. These wizards are inspections to document your current practices into the FSCS without the need for costly on-site consultants. We document every activity within FSCS.
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