More Reasons Why We Provide the Best Food Safety Plan Experience
We focus on making the software as simple to use so you can dive right in with little to no experience in food safety. We will guide you through each step and give you on demand access to experts to review your work.
Modern Interface Design on Desktop and Mobile
Generate and monitor your food safety plans from any device! HACCP and the new rules and regulations for the Food Safety Modernization Act Preventive Controls for Human Food are complex and can be cumbersome. ConnectFood utilizes the latest in software technologies to consistently deliver exceptional user experiences that simplify these regulations on both desktop and mobile devices. The software delivers ‘dynamic logic flows’ that show data forms only when necessary so it doesn’t overburden users. Other advanced features include a visual, “drag-drop” process flow designer and supplier management system. This reduces the amount of time and training necessary to complete each plan. Also, ConnectFood offers a simple request for quote method to reach top food safety experts to assist with food safety plans.
Inspector and Executive Ready Reports
ConnectFood offers several key reports that can be used in the event of an inspection or food safety audit along and also for retail executives when selling product. The Recall Plan is offered on a per food product basis to be used to notify stakeholders and track recall events. The Recall Plan also has the capability to auto generate recall notification scripts. The Facility Reports contain the facility’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices Survey based off of CFR 117 Subpart B. The Expert Safety Letter is written by a food safety expert such as process authority to deem a product safety for consumption based off of a food product’s scientific attributes. Lastly, the food safety plans can be output in either the new Food Safety Modernization Act Preventive Controls format or in the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) formats.
Education and Examples
ConnectFood seeks to ‘educate and elevate’ the level of food safety knowledge of its community as needed to complete their food safety plans. Incorporated in the food safety planning process are components of the FSMA Preventive Control Qualified Individual (PCQI) training. While creating food safety plans, contextual videos, graphics, instructions, tips, and examples are provided at each step. Also, a search based help center is provided.
Highlighted Plan Generator Features
Food Safety Expert Services
Access a World Class Food Safety Expert Marketplace for serivces such as plan writing, lab validation, and more.
HACCP and Preventive Control Plans
Use the step-by-step food safety plan generator to create Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point and Preventive Control plans for the Food Safety
Mobile accessible logs to track operations such as receiving ingredients, storage and cooking temperatures, corrective actions, training, and more.
Process Flow Designer
An easy to use, drag-drop process flow designer to create the process flows and visually indicate hazards and ingredients of your product.
Manage your supply chain's food safety plans and Certificate of Analysis (COAs) from a single system.
Ensure all of your critical food safety documents are stored in a single place
Good Manufacturing Practices
A dynamic checklist of the latest Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulation Part 117—Facility Current Good Manufacturing Practices – Subpart B
Recall Plan Generator
Automatically generates plans to prepare for and manage food product recalls
Standard Operating Prorcedure Library
Create new or use a library of templates to create your Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures
Highlighted Expert Services
Access to On-Demand Expert Services are available in all subscription plans: Pay-per-Plan, Premium, and Eneterprise.
Expert Help to Write Plans
Experts help write the food safety plans for your organization in ConnectFood’s food safety plan generator.
Expert Plan Review
A review of your HACCP or Preventive Controls plan once written, for non-acidified foods, includes the total review of a facility’s Good Manufacturing Practice survey, hazards, and controls.
Process Authority Letter
Request a process authority letter from a certified process authority. This person has expert knowledge of thermal processing requirements for low-acid foods packaged in hermetically sealed containers.
Lab Verification Test
Request a lab test to ensure or identify various properties of your food product (e.g. water activity, pH level, etc.). All ConnectFood laboratory partners are accredited & certified to ISO/IEC 17025:2005
Establishes the scientific basis for process controls in the food safety plan by a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI). A PCQI must perform or oversee validation activities.
Prepare for an audit. Includes such items as: checklists, organization of documents, and more.
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)-Development or Review
Assist companies develop or review SOPs and/or Sanitation SOPs.
Implementation Record Review
A review of records, such as: monitoring, corrective actions, verification records, supply-chain, and training records.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Expert Services included in a subscription?
Software support is available by emailing email@example.com or calling 1.844.395.0221. Software support includes questions such as how to navigate to a certain data form, where a report is located, how to use a feature such as the drag-drop process flow designer and more. Expert Services for activities such as helping to write a plan, reviewing a plan, SOP development, and more from our partner network in addition to the software subscription and based on a per project basis. It is free to request a quote from our partner network. Here is the list of expert services and pricing.
I’m a supplier responding to an account invitation, how do I upload my documentation?
First, congrats on your invitation to the ConnectFood supplier network! To upload your existing documentation, you can select the “Pay-Per-Plan” option which is FREE to use for supplier uploads. Here are the steps upload your existing documentation as is. If some of your current food safety plans need some polishing or you are starting from scratch, you can use the Food Safety Plan Generator at any time. Here is a step-by-step on how to use the Food Safety Plan Generator.
How does ConnectFood’s food safety plan generator create HACCP and Preventive Control plans?
Click here to see a getting started article on how to use the step by step the Food Safety Plan Generator.
Does ConnectFood help with meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act for Human Food?
Yes, ConnectFood’s food safety plan generator was designed specifically to take a company step by step through the requirements of the planning process. The ConnectFood Platform also gives access to food safety experts that can review your food safety plans to check if they are compliant with the latest rules and regulations.
Can I work on more than one food safety plan?
Yes, you can create an unlimited number of food safety plans on an account; you can have one active plan at a time, meaning one that is open and being edited. You can open and close plans as needed, and if you need to have multiple plans being edited simultaneously you can upgrade your account for an additional charge.
How many users can we add to our account?
ConnectFood accounts are based per company. Each company can add as many additional users as they need to.
Can I save the plan I’m working on to my hard drive?
ConnectFood automatically backs up your data every few seconds, and every time you click “Save” or “Add New” or “Create” for a particular task. All your plan and account information is saved securely in our online servers, ready for you and your invited users to access when you need it.
You can always print a copy of your plan as a PDF file to save to your computer if you know you will be without Internet access for a while and want the content handy. But there’s no need to save your data offline for backups.
Can I import our list of suppliers and ingredients from Excel or a Comma Separated File?
Yes, ConnectFood has an import function to get you started if you have a long list of suppliers and their ingredients. Contact the ConnectFood support team to assist with this at:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I change or cancel my plan after signing up?
Yes, ConnectFood has no long-term contracts of any kind. You can easily also change from a monthly to an annual plan at any time.
What happens to my plan if I cancel my account?
Your plan is 100% yours at any time. You can take your plan with you when you go. If you decide to end your ConnectFood subscription, just export your plan before you sign out for the last time.
How does the 60-day money-back guarantee work?
If you find ConnectFood doesn’t work for you for whatever reason, just contact us via email, phone or even within the app within the first 60 days and we’ll gladly refund your money.
Can I use ConnectFood on my iPad or mobile phone?
You sure can. Some features are even easier to use on a laptop or desktop computer such as the drag-drop process flow designer, but all features can operate on all mobile devices.
What payment methods do you accept?
We happily accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover credit cards. An Account Clearing House (ACH) payment method can also be established, please contact the ConnectFood support team to assist with setting up the ACH account:email@example.com. You’re protected with our 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee regardless of payment choice.
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Food Safety Plans Made Easy
ConnectFood offers a step-by-step, “Do-It-Yourself” food safety plan generator to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act and On-Demand plan reviews from our national network of food experts.