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Video 15 Jan 2021 The 2021 GFSI Conference is Going Virtual!
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Together for Better Food Safety: China Food Safety Day 2020 Blog 03 Dec 2020 Together for Better Food Safety: China Food Safety Day 2020 The 9th China Food Safety Day was held in Hangzhou on 18th November under the theme ‘Together for Better Food Safety’. The China Food Safety Day was opened by the Chief Adviser of the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment & GFSI China Local Group Honourable Advisor, Professor Junshi Chen. He shared his […]
There Is Still Time to Share Your Remote Audit Experiences | Interview with ICT Expert Panel News Update 24 Nov 2020 There Is Still Time to Share Your Remote Audit Experiences | Interview with ICT Expert Panel Since the beginning of the pandemic, the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in all aspects of daily lives has unquestionably skyrocketed. With the difficulties of conducting face-to-face audits, GFSI has addressed the efficacy of ICT for food safety audits. In the spring, GFSI introduced new Benchmarking Requirements providing a framework for the use […]
4 Ways GFSI is Driving a ‘Race to the Top’ for Food Safety News Update 17 Nov 2020 4 Ways GFSI is Driving a ‘Race to the Top’ for Food Safety Welcome to the first ‘Race to the Top’ news update from GFSI Director Erica Sheward! #gfsiR2T At the 2020 GFSI Conference in Seattle, the Global Food Safety Initiative launched this conceptual framework, designed to drive improvement in every area of the GFSI ecosystem. What are the four features and what progress has been made? What […]
4 Ways GFSI is Driving a ‘Race to the Top’ for Food Safety Video 17 Nov 2020 4 Ways GFSI is Driving a ‘Race to the Top’ for Food Safety
GFSI Answers Our Two Most Frequently Asked Questions Blog 12 Nov 2020 GFSI Answers Our Two Most Frequently Asked Questions Here at GFSI, the two questions we receive most often both have to do with the certification process – namely, “How do I get ‘GFSI certified?'” and ‘Is this standard GFSI-recognised?’ Today, GFSI Senior Technical Manager Marie-Claude Quentin is here to walk us through the recognition process in more detail, and explain how you can […]
Call for Evidence on the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Food Safety Auditing News Update 05 Nov 2020 Call for Evidence on the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Food Safety Auditing GFSI is seeking evidence on the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in food safety auditing to inform the work of the Working Group on the use of Information and Communication Technologies in auditing. The use of Information and Communication Technologies has been growing steadily in daily life, both at home and at work, […]
GFSI Extends Measures for Food Businesses Facing Ongoing Certification Disruption News Update 16 Oct 2020 GFSI Extends Measures for Food Businesses Facing Ongoing Certification Disruption Today GFSI is issuing an updated position on mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on GFSI-recognised audits and certification. This new position is designed to provide clarity on the options available to certified organisations and those seeking certification for the first time, when full onsite audits may not be possible. The full position can […]
COVID-19 Changes Eating Habits & Food Priorities Blog 16 Sep 2020 COVID-19 Changes Eating Habits & Food Priorities       Changes to eating habits as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have been documented since the start of global lockdowns. Trends including a return to home cooking and baking, an increase in demand for organic, plant-based, vegan and vegetarian foods and a reduction in demand for what are perceived as more exotic […]
New GFSI Japan Local Group Chair Kotani and New Vice-Chair Ishikawa Talk About Their Aspirations News Update 07 Sep 2020 New GFSI Japan Local Group Chair Kotani and New Vice-Chair Ishikawa Talk About Their Aspirations   In January, Masanori Kotani (Amazon Japan G.K.) assumed office as the Chair of the GFSI Japan Local Group, with Atsushi Ishikawa (Harada Tea Processing Co., Ltd.) assuming office as the Vice-Chair. This interview was postponed due to COVID-19 crisis, and was conducted in June for the two to speak on future policies and activities […]
GFSI and COVID-19 – A Harmonised Approach to Exceptional Circumstances News Update 03 Sep 2020 GFSI and COVID-19 – A Harmonised Approach to Exceptional Circumstances     GFSI is happy to share our position for a harmonised risk assessment as part of our ongoing support for food businesses facing continued impediments to certification due to the COVID19 pandemic. Several months into the COVID19 pandemic, travel restrictions continue to impede audits and certification to a GFSI-recognised programmes. The effects of the […]
Call for Participation | Information and Communication Technologies in Auditing News Update 03 Sep 2020 Call for Participation | Information and Communication Technologies in Auditing GFSI is seeking academic experts to join a Working Group on the use of Information and Communication Technologies in auditing. The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) (1) has been growing steadily in daily lives, both at home and at work, and increasingly in auditing practices. ‘Remote’ audit practices are already common in some […]
Call for Participation – Auditor Training and Professional Development News Update 01 Sep 2020 Call for Participation – Auditor Training and Professional Development   GFSI is seeking food safety training and education professionals to participate in a new Working Group (WG) on Auditor Training and Professional Development. One of the biggest challenges facing the certification industry is the increasing decline in the field of qualified food safety auditors, who play a crucial role in assuring safe food food […]
One Standard for the Food Industry? | Ask GFSI News Update 13 Aug 2020 One Standard for the Food Industry? | Ask GFSI GFSI has recently received some questions around the opportunity to converge towards a unique standard for food safety. In today’s post, we respond to these questions and explain the GFSI position on this topic. For those who know GFSI well, you know that we provide a framework for harmonising food safety Certification Programmes, while leaving […]
GFSI Engagement Plan Publication 11 Aug 2020 GFSI Engagement Plan
GFSI Releases Engagement Plan for ‘The Race to the Top’ News Update 11 Aug 2020 GFSI Releases Engagement Plan for ‘The Race to the Top’ Following the recent publication of GFSI’s response to our consultation on implementing the first phrase of the conceptual framework for ‘The Race to The Top’ (RTTT), GFSI committed to publishing a detailed engagement plan setting out a bold vision for how we deliver open, transparent and frequent interaction and communication with our stakeholder community globally. […]
GFSI Remote Auditing Update Blog 30 Jul 2020 GFSI Remote Auditing Update   As many of you have heard, a much-anticipated announcement from GFSI was published on June 11th, 2020, approving the amended benchmarking requirements that will allow for the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) as part of the GFSI benchmarked certification audits. The decision by the GFSI Board was made after careful consideration and feedback […]
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