Plex Systems Expert Addresses Impacts of FSMA Regulations

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Former FDA Director Explores Federal Requirements in Keynote for Food Processors and Industry Manufacturers

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 9, 2012 -- Plex Systems Inc., provider of Plex Online FSMS, the leading enterprise Food Safety Management System, today announced that former FDA Associate Commissioner of Foods Dr. David Acheson will lead a keynote presentation at The Automation Conference, a wide-ranging event for automation professionals in the manufacturing, processing and packaging industries, on May 22-23 at The Hilton in Rosemont, Ill.

Dr. Acheson will present "Impacts of the Food Safety Modernization Act" on May 22 at 9:45 a.m. in the Expo Area. In this keynote presentation for the Packaging Automation Forum, he will discuss how the approaching changes to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and additional regulatory issues will shape business decisions for not only food and beverage processors and packagers but also the manufacturers who design and build the industry's equipment.

"Every food processor and equipment manufacturer wants to be ready for the pending FSMA regulation changes, and Dr. Acheson's insights will help leverage technology to maintain regulatory compliance and be more efficient than ever," said Plex Systems Vice President Patrick Fetterman. "Dr. Acheson's food safety expertise is unparalleled and The Automation Conference attendees will benefit greatly from his presentation."

About Plex Systems Inc.

Plex Systems Inc. is the developer of the Plex Online Food Safety Management System (FSMS) and Plex Online, a SaaS ERP (software as a service) Cloud ERP solution for the manufacturing enterprise. Plex Online offers industry-leading features for virtually every department within a manufacturer, including Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Quality Management Systems (QMS) for the shop floor, Supply Chain Management (SCM) for procurement, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for finance and management. Plex Online's comprehensive functional coverage delivers a "shop floor to top floor" view of a manufacturer's operations, enabling management to run its business at maximum efficiency. Founded in 1995, Plex Systems is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with customers around the globe. Plex Systems and Plex Online are trademarks of Plex Systems, Inc. More information is available at

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