Seagull Scientific and International Featured Standards Announce Second Quarter 2015 Food Safety Webinars

BELLEVUE, Wash., USA — April 10, 2015 — Seagull Scientific, manufacturer of BarTender® labeling software, and International Featured Standards (IFS) today announced the next three topics and presenters for their co-produced webinar series on food safety, "20 Minutes with IFS." The webinar sessions, held at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the last Friday of each month, provide valuable insights into safety and compliance issues that impact the food supply chain.

The next three webinars will focus on Senior Management Responsibility (April 24), Foreign Material (May 29) and Personnel Hygiene (June 26), and include presenters from Mettler-Toledo and ECOLAB.

"Our customers and partners have told us they struggle with understanding the requirements placed on them by new food safety regulations, such as the Food Safety Management Act (FSMA) in the US, as well as by the ongoing enforcement of the EU’s Food Law,” said Steve Wilcox, VP of Marketing for Seagull Scientific. “We’re pleased to partner on these webinars with a standards organization the caliber of IFS, and especially to help the food industry learn more about the role that standards and technologies play in making the world’s food supply chain safe and secure."

George Gansner, Director of Marketing and Business Development at IFS, said, "The attendance rates from the first three webinars indicate the food industry is searching for clarity around both the regulatory and general certification implementation issues it faces. Supply chain safety is everyone’s responsibility. Each of these brief, 20-minute webinars begins with a discussion of the standards that pertain to the food safety topic of the month, and then delivers real-life solutions to the challenges presented."

Previous 2015 webinar topics have included Managing Critical Control Points, Labeling and Allergens, and Quality Control of Weights and Measures, with industry experts from Kestrel Management, Seagull Scientific and Mettler-Toledo.

To register for these Seagull / IFS webinars or to get more information about upcoming topics, please visit the IFS Food group on LinkedIn or the Seagull Scientific website.

About Seagull Scientific

Seagull Scientific enables organizations around the world to improve safety, security, efficiency and compliance by marking and identifying any and all items of importance. Our BarTender software is the global standard for supply chain interoperability, the most trusted and best supported solution for designing, printing and automating the production of labels, barcodes, RFID tags and more. Seagull technology is at the heart of regulatory, traceability and serialization solutions for thousands of companies in food and beverage, manufacturing, chemicals, healthcare, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, supply chain/logistics and other industries. With corporate headquarters and software development in Bellevue, Washington, USA, and branch offices in Madrid, Taipei and Tokyo, we deliver our products into more than 150 countries through a global network of distributors and resellers. 

About International Featured Standards

International Featured Standards (IFS) is an umbrella brand for globally recognized standards in Food, Logistics, Cash & Carry/Wholesale, Broker, Packaging Materials (IFS PACsecure), Retail Inspection (IFS Food Store) and Household and Personal Care (HPC). IFS provides global uniform quality assurance and food safety standards benchmarked by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). The standards are intended to allow the assessment of suppliers’ food safety and quality systems in accordance with a uniform approach. IFS is one of the world’s premier standards organizations in the food and non-food supply chain with nearly 17,000 audits conducted globally in 2014. More information about IFS can be found at www.ifs-certification.com. Follow IFS on Twitter: IFS_Food; on LinkedIn.com Group: IFS Food; and on Xing.com Group: IFS Food.

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