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The Global Seafood Alliance Gains GFSI Recognition for Their Seafood Processing Standard 5.1 Press Release 25 Nov 2021 Benchmarking The Global Seafood Alliance Gains GFSI Recognition for Their Seafood Processing Standard 5.1 PARIS and PORTSMOUTH, NH, 25th November 2021 – The Global Food Safety Initative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and the Global Seafood Alliance are pleased to announce that their Seafood Processing Standard 5.1 has successfully achieved recognition against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1. Dan Lee, Standards Coordinator/Program Integrity Advisor, […]
GFSI Launches a Strategic Review of its Technical Equivalence Programme News Update 23 Nov 2021 Benchmarking GFSI Launches a Strategic Review of its Technical Equivalence Programme GFSI is globally renowned as a benchmarking organisation for private food safety certification programmes. Since 2014, GFSI has also administered a much more modest programme of assessment for food safety certification standards owned by public agencies, called Technical Equivalence (TE). Since its launch TE has gained interest from a few eligible organisations. Since its creation, […]
The Government-to-Business (G2B) Meetings | 2021 and the Look Ahead News Update 18 Nov 2021 Public-private Partnership The Government-to-Business (G2B) Meetings | 2021 and the Look Ahead For the sixth consecutive year, GFSI hosted the annual Government-to-Business (G2B) Meeting in 2021. The G2B Meeting is an extraordinarily unique platform, where governments and intergovernmental organisations come together with the private sector and discuss common opportunities to advance food safety around the globe. Since its genesis in 2016, the G2B Meeting has grown into […]
GLOBALG.A.P. Gains GFSI Recognition for Integrated Farm Assurance Press Release 12 Nov 2021 Benchmarking GLOBALG.A.P. Gains GFSI Recognition for Integrated Farm Assurance PARIS and COLOGNE, 12 November 2021 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and GLOBALG.A.P. c/o FoodPLUS GmbH, are pleased to announce that GLOBALG.A.P. has successfully achieved recognition against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1. The recognition encompasses Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) Fruit and Vegetables v5.4-GFS. […]
GFSI Steering Committee Studies Trust & Impact – Summary of Q3 Meeting News Update 10 Nov 2021 Governance GFSI Steering Committee Studies Trust & Impact – Summary of Q3 Meeting “Your mission is to ensure we continue to earn the trust of consumers, the industry, IGOs, NGOs and regulators. Good luck. I’m looking forward to seeing how it goes.” This was the challenge laid out for the people around the table in Paris – and those calling in from around the world – at the […]
Shaping the Food Safety Coalition – A Member Perspective Podcast 10 Nov 2021 GFSI Shaping the Food Safety Coalition – A Member Perspective In this episode of the GFSI Podcast Series, Linda Okpala speaks to new GFSI Steering Committee members Natalia Sommer, Magnit, and Mark Fryling, General Mills about their first impressions as new SteerCo members, priorities and what GFSI and collaboration means to them.           Click to Sign Up for More GFSI Podcasts
GFSI Sets First-ever Benchmarking Requirements for Food Safety Auditor Training and Development to Boost Take-up of Critical Role Press Release 04 Nov 2021 Consultation GFSI Sets First-ever Benchmarking Requirements for Food Safety Auditor Training and Development to Boost Take-up of Critical Role   PARIS, 4th November 2021 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), a Coalition of Action of The Consumer Goods Forum, has today launched the first-ever set of Benchmarking Requirements for food safety auditor Professional Recognition Bodies. By raising the profile of the profession of auditing, and focusing entry requirements on competence, the aim is […]
GFSI Position Paper on WHO Global Food Safety Strategy 2022-2030 Publication 03 Nov 2021 GFSI Position Paper on WHO Global Food Safety Strategy 2022-2030
GFSI’s Position on the WHO Global Food Safety Strategy 2022-2030 Blog 03 Nov 2021 Global Markets GFSI’s Position on the WHO Global Food Safety Strategy 2022-2030 As our food network becomes more globalised and interconnected, we have seen a shift towards greater transparency and integrity as consumers are awakened to issues of food safety and traceability. Working for GFSI for the past six years has reinforced my strong belief that national and international public partners cannot build a safer and more […]
GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for PRBs Publication 02 Nov 2021 Benchmarking GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for PRBs
New Stakeholder Consultation: Japan Food Safety Management Association News Update 28 Oct 2021 Benchmarking New Stakeholder Consultation: Japan Food Safety Management Association UPDATE: 22nd November 2021: Please note that this Consultation is now closed. GFSI is opening a new stakeholder consultation, one of the final stages in the benchmarking process against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1 for the Japan Food Safety Management Association’s JFS-C version 3. JFS-C is one of the certification programmes that achieved GFSI […]
GFSI Is Consulting on Transitional Arrangements | New Model for Food Safety Auditors News Update 28 Oct 2021 GFSI Is Consulting on Transitional Arrangements | New Model for Food Safety Auditors The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to invite all interested stakeholders to take part in this consultation exploring arrangements for a successful transition to the new model of food safety auditor qualification and professional development. This is the final consultation around the launch of Feature 1 of GFSI’s Race to the Top framework, […]
GFSI Publishes Response to Auditor Training & Professional Development Stakeholder Consultation Press Release 26 Oct 2021 Consultation GFSI Publishes Response to Auditor Training & Professional Development Stakeholder Consultation PARIS, 26th October 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum through its Coalition of Action on Food Safety, Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), has today published its response to the feedback received as part of the recent stakeholder consultation run on the proposed new GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for Professional Bodies. This is a significant milestone in […]
Introducing a New Pathway for Food Safety Auditors Blog 26 Oct 2021 Consultation Introducing a New Pathway for Food Safety Auditors Today, there is an increasing risk of a shortage of auditors, due to a combination of increase in auditing demand, and more auditors retiring than newcomers joining the profession. Many in the industry have been sounding the alarm for some time now about the growing challenges surrounding this profession – a profession which is at […]
A GFSI Update on the Auditor Training & Professional Development Consultation Podcast 26 Oct 2021 GFSI A GFSI Update on the Auditor Training & Professional Development Consultation In this episode, Linda Okpala speaks to GFSI Senior Technical Manager Marie-Claude Quentin. Marie-Claude provides an update on the exciting work on auditor training and professional development and the responses to the recent stakeholder consultation. To learn more about the responses and how the GSFI answered them, please check the press release and summary of […]
GFSI Opens New Stakeholder Consultation for SQFI Press Release 28 Sep 2021 Consultation GFSI Opens New Stakeholder Consultation for SQFI GFSI is opening a new stakeholder consultation, one of the final stages in the benchmarking process against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1. for SQF code edition 9. SQFI has been GFSI-recognised for many years, we’re very pleased that they decided to renew their recognition as GFSI issued version 2020 of the Benchmarking Requirements. We […]
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