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Deloitte and Decernis Announce Strategic Alliance Strategic relationship helps serve regulatory compliance requirements of consumer businesses to address food safety & quality challenges

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Deloitte and Decernis LLC, a leader in global compliance management systems for global product safety, today announced an alliance to provide solutions to consumer product, food service, retail and distribution companies. Specifically, the alliance combines Deloitte's food safety, quality and supply chain experience and the software platform and content provided by Decernis for tracking and alerting consumer businesses about compliance issues.

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Deloitte's alliance with Decernis focuses on the capability of Decernis to provide systems to help manufacturers and processors promptly learn about and understand requirements worldwide that affect brand assets and manufacturing operations.

"This strategic alliance is highly synergistic and combines Deloitte's deep regulatory advisory experience, supported by the member firms of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, with Decernis's renowned global regulatory knowledge base and systems. This alliance enhances Deloitte's ability to help clients with food safety regulatory matters globally, including emerging markets. Decernis, through this alliance, significantly enhances its ability to add value to its clients by leveraging Deloitte's food safety and FDA/USDA regulatory experience," said James Cascone, principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP and national leader of Deloitte's food & product safety practice.

"We are delighted to collaborate with Deloitte to provide solutions to meet the increasingly difficult challenge for companies in consumer and food sectors to be alerted to and to understand the requirements applicable to their products in a global market," said Andrew (Pat) Waldo, chief executive officer, Decernis LLC.  

Deloitte and Decernis previously collaborated on a number of clients, with very positive results, and both organizations are global leaders in their field. Leading analyst firm Gartner has rated Deloitte a "strong positive"—the highest possible rating— for capabilities in enterprise governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) services in their latest report, MarketScope for Global Enterprise Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Consulting Services, published September 6, 2012.

About the MarketScope
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Decernis
Decernis LLC (http://www.decernis.com) with its headquarters in Washington, D.C. and global operations and subsidiary organizations provides information systems and content for global food, consumer, and industrial product safety.  Decernis has clients in more than sixty countries.  The company tracks developments in more than one hundred and sixty countries.  Its clients include governmental agencies such as FDA, EFSA and OECD; food and consumer product manufacturers; raw material manufacturers; law firms; and laboratories.   

About Deloitte's Food & Product Safety practice
Food and product safety has become a critical area of concern for consumers, government regulators, and the companies who depend on the trust and confidence of their customers. Increased regulatory requirements, heightened public awareness, complex global supply chains, and the growing number of imported food pose threats to the safety and quality of the food supply. Deloitte's Food & Product Safety practice provides science and engineering-based advisory services through global teams supported by the member firms of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited operations and supply chain specialists to help clients strategically manage risk and improve operational performance.

As used in this document, "Deloitte" means Deloitte & Touche LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

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