ABOUT NEW ERA PARTNERS

Our Consultants
and Our Approach

With our deep understanding of the rule, New Era Partners can quickly help organizations identify paths to compliance.

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Why We Formed New Era Partners

No one knows the FDA’s Food Traceability Rule better than industry thought leader Andy Kennedy. Matt Regusci, co-founder of Azzule | PrimusGFS, is one of the leading entrepreneurs in Testing, Inspection, and Compliance. Together they formed New Era Partners to provide personalized traceability and compliance consulting. The rule is complex and will have huge operational impacts, especially for larger organizations. Because of this, Andy and Matt saw a need for greater guidance and support in complying with the FDA’s Food Traceability Rule (FSMA Rule 204).

We Can Help Your Organization

There are a myriad of questions, exceptions, and nuances surrounding FSMA 204. Do you know if your supply chain partners are sending you what you need to record your traceability data? Do you have a plan to fill the data gaps in your whole supply chain, including brokers, distributors, terminal markets, and small local growers? How do you plan to share shipping key data elements with your customers or retail stores?

Taking the time to understand the impact of FSMA 204 on your operations and supply chain will consume resources and cut into the limited time available to implement a solution before the compliance deadline. Your ability to achieve compliance depends on receiving key data from your supply chain and implementing consistent internal data collection processes.

New Era Partners cuts through all the complexity to provide a smooth path to compliance. We help food organizations across the supply chain navigate the rule, manage data across supplier networks, and enhance food safety through greater supply chain visibility.

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UNPARALLELED EXPERTISE IN TRACEABILITY AND COMPLIANCE

Meet
Our Consultants

Andy Kennedy
Principal Traceability Advisor

Andy Kennedy

Andy Kennedy worked with the FDA Office of Food Policy and Response on the New Era of Smarter Food Safety, with a focus on Tech-Enabled Traceability. He helped write the rule while he served on the FDA Food Traceability Rule working group. He was co-chair for the Technology Working Group for the Produce Traceability Initiative and the GS1 EPCIS/CBV 1.2 MSWG. Now Andy helps food companies across the supply chain navigate FSMA Rule 204 and manage data across vast supplier networks.
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Principal Compliance Advisor

Matt Regusci

Matt Regusci is one of the leading entrepreneurs in the Testing, Inspection, and Compliance marketplace. Over the past decade, he co-founded Azzule | Primus GFS, co-owned WQS, and co-founded TrainToComply. Now he enjoys working with organizations across the supply chain to enhance food safety through greater supply chain visibility.

Check out Matt’s podcast “Don’t Eat Poop!” Matt and co-host Francine Shaw, CEO and Founder of Savvy Food Safety, and occasional guests as they dish about all things food safety.

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Natalie Hunter

Traceability Advisor

Natalie brings a wealth of experience in sustainable supply chain, traceability technology and business development. Most recently, Natalie held a leadership role in innovation at The Marine Stewardship Council, a UN-recognized leader in sustainable fishing standard certification. At New Era Partners, Natalie will work with our clients to leverage traceability technology to improve supply chain operations by increasing efficiency and transparency across their supply chain.

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Erik Larsen

Traceability Advisor
Erik is a veteran in the agriculture industry, starting his ag career at Gargiulo, Inc in 1994. Since then, he has lead the IT Departments for such well-known companies as Naturipe Farms, L&M Companies, and most recently, A. Duda & Sons. Erik is very familiar with the critical role the IT department plays in technology implementations, having worked on some extensive projects from ERP implementations to infrastructure development. Erik is an active member of PSO.org, a consortium of IT leaders in the fresh produce industry, having recently chaired the organization for several years. Erik maintains his IT leadership role at New Era Partners, bringing his expertise in technology and its role in the agriculture industry to our clients' organizations during this critical time in food traceability compliance.
OUR APPROACH

Viable Options
Crafted Just for You

Getting your arms around FSMA 204 in the context of your operations can be overwhelming. New Era Partners works with you to understand the impact the rule has on your business and helps you find the most viable paths to compliance.

Get Expert Guidance

Get guidance on FSMA 204 from traceability and compliance experts who know the rule.

Know the Impact

Understand the impact of Rule 204 on your internal operations and your supply chain.

Identify Gaps

Identify data collection and recording gaps and get a roadmap to fill the void.

Find the Best Path

Find the path to compliance that’s best for your organization.

Ensure Ongoing Compliance

Ensure ongoing compliance maintenance with tools to audit and evaluate internal facilities and suppliers.
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Request personalized consulting services to help you find the best path to FSMA 204 compliance.
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OUR MISSION AND EXPERTISE

About
New Era Partners

We help organizations achieve and maintain compliance.

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New Era Partners is a subsidiary of iFoodDS providing objective, technology-neutral advice. We help grocers, foodservice operators, processors, distributors, and packer-shippers navigate the complexities of FSMA Rule 204. Our deep knowledge of the rule and the intricacies of the supply chain uniquely positions us to advise enterprises on the regulatory and operational aspects of FSMA 204. Our consultants identify the best pathways to achieve and maintain compliance.

About FSMA 204

The FDA’s Food Traceability Rule (FSMA 204) was finalized November 2022 and will be enforced January 2026. The rule provides additional recordkeeping requirements for entities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold foods included on the Food Traceability List (FTL). If you need guidance and tips to help you read the rule, download our free guide.

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