iFoodDS Partners With Former FDA Traceability Leaders to Launch Strategic Consulting Firm for FSMA 204 Compliance; Andrew Kennedy and Robert Whitaker Comment
SEATTLE, WA - iFoodDS is bringing valuable advantages to its partners through its latest launch. Bolstering its portfolio of offerings, the company recently pulled back the curtain on the launch of a new consulting arm, New Era Partners. The newly launched arm will advise firms on achieving operational compliance with the FSMA 204 mandate.
“FSMA 204 is complex, especially for grocers, foodservice operators, and processors,” said Andrew Kennedy, Principal Traceability Advisor at New Era Partners. “With our deep understanding of the rule and the supply chain, New Era Partners can quickly help enterprises understand the rule’s impact on their operations and objectively identify paths to compliance. Progressive enterprises that start planning now will protect their brand and gain a competitive advantage.”
Recently published by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FSMA 204 Food Traceability Rule establishes new traceability recordkeeping requirements for firms that manufacture, process, pack, or hold certain foods on the Food Traceability List.
According to a press release, Andrew Kennedy, a former FDA traceability expert who helped develop FSMA 204, and Matt Regusci, a Co-Founder of Azzule/PrimusGFS, will co-lead New Era Partners. Kennedy will oversee advisory services, while Regusci will lead compliance services.
Services offered by the newly established arm include:
- Executive Briefings for enterprise operations, IT, and legal executives on the rule and its impacts
- Supply Chain Traceability X-Ray™ – analysis of an enterprise’s current compliance status and visualization of gaps across their supply chain, enabling accurate risk assessment and compliance effort scope
“The industry is making progress on the promise of traceability, but organizations across the supply chain need guidance on how FSMA 204 impacts their unique operations and how they can leverage traceability to improve their business practices,” said Robert Whitaker, Founder of Whitaker Consulting. “Andrew Kennedy and Matt Regusci’s expertise is unmatched in the industry and will be of great value to enterprises needing a strategy to meet the FSMA 204 mandate and move their businesses forward.”
Click here to read more about the highly qualified team that will advise enterprises on the regulatory and operational aspects of the new rule and pathways to achieve compliance.
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