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GFSI Stage Spotlight: Meet the Science and Technology Advisory Group Blog 02 Feb 2022 Food Safety Technology GFSI Stage Spotlight: Meet the Science and Technology Advisory Group When we think of the future of the food safety ecosystem, what kind of impact can we predict for science and its future applications? Which scientific insights and trends are moving the needle? How will scientific developments influence food safety on the ground and to what extent will they redesign the ecosystem as a whole? […]
Call for Participation – Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG) News Update 13 Jul 2021 Food Safety Technology Call for Participation – Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG) UPDATE: 12th August 2021: Please note that this Consultation is now closed. The Global Food Safety initiative (GFSI), a Coalition of Action of The Consumer Goods Forum, is seeking academic experts to join our newly established Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG). Food systems are more and more recurrently and severely challenged by food safety […]
How Global Data Can Help the Food Industry Improve Food Safety Blog 29 Apr 2021 Sponsored Content How Global Data Can Help the Food Industry Improve Food Safety /SPONSORED CONTENT/ When was the last time you touched your phone? A recent study has revealed how obsessed we are when it comes to our mobiles. On average, we touch them 2,617 times a day – with some people tapping, typing, swiping and clicking up to 5,427 times a day. Technology has accelerated at a […]
People and Technology Are the Heart and Future of Auditing Blog 14 Apr 2021 People and Technology Are the Heart and Future of Auditing /SPONSORED CONTENT/ After the conference, it’s time to reflect on the common trends of moving forward after a year of disruption and how technology and auditors will continue to move GFSI forward, especially in terms of trust and confidence in auditing. My colleagues and I had a great experience at this year’s GFSI Conference, held […]
The Time to Digitise is Now Blog 31 Mar 2021 Sponsored Content The Time to Digitise is Now /SPONSORED CONTENT/ While the COVID-19 pandemic has created many obstacles for the food industry, enterprising manufacturers are speeding up their digitization plans to overcome these barriers. In the process, they are realizing that new digital tools can have transformative effects across their organisations. Digital technologies aren’t just providing short term benefits. They are changing the […]
Embracing Technology to Drive Food Safety Forward Blog 11 Mar 2021 Sponsored Content Embracing Technology to Drive Food Safety Forward /SPONSORED CONTENT/ 2020 has brought many unexpected challenges – for the food and beverage industry and for us as individuals – that no one could have predicted. But we rallied, we stepped up and we re-envisioned. Despite all the change, people and organizations found their centers. We met disruptions with disruptive solutions. NSF’s focus remained […]
Operational Visibility with AI-Driven Processes: Connecting Food Safety to Global Sustainability Blog 10 Mar 2021 Sponsored Content Operational Visibility with AI-Driven Processes: Connecting Food Safety to Global Sustainability /SPONSORED CONTENT/ Artificial intelligence elevates digital food safety management solutions, enabling unprecedented visibility into operations and automated control over processes to connect food safety to fields such as sustainability.   I am a child of Generation X, the generation before the so-called ‘digital natives.’ I grew up in the pre-digitized era. As a teenager, I […]
Advancing Food Industry Innovation Blog 01 Mar 2021 Sponsored Content Advancing Food Industry Innovation /SPONSORED CONTENT/ If there’s one thing we’ve learned within the food industry during the last year, it’s that digital innovation is absolutely essential. It’s essential for maximizing operations and for ensuring food safety, quality and sustainability. This was true before COVID-19, but the pandemic has shone a bright light on the systems, processes and technologies […]
Call for Evidence on the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Food Safety Auditing News Update 05 Nov 2020 GFSI 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, […]
Call for Participation | Information and Communication Technologies in Auditing News Update 03 Sep 2020 GFSI 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 […]
GFSI Remote Auditing Update Blog 30 Jul 2020 Certification 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 […]
Making Informed Decisions Using Quality Product Data Blog 13 May 2020 GFSI Making Informed Decisions Using Quality Product Data Shortly after the 2020 GFSI Conference ended, the world was transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the food supply chain faces unprecedented demand and very little certainty, its role has never been more crucial in getting people all over the world the goods they need. While it’s currently impossible to know the permanent effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, the food industry must remain focused on protecting our […]
Leveling Up Your Logs Blog 29 Apr 2020 GFSI Leveling Up Your Logs   My, how the world has changed in the short time since we were all together in Seattle! It is clear that food safety, even in a time of global crisis, cannot take a back seat. The topics we discussed at this meeting simply can’t be placed on the backburner. If anything, tools that give […]
Impressive ROI Calculation for Food Safety – A Follow-up from Testo’s Shark Tank Blog 15 Apr 2020 GFSI Conference Impressive ROI Calculation for Food Safety – A Follow-up from Testo’s Shark Tank At the recent GFSI Conference in Seattle, I had the special opportunity to speak at a Breakout Session about how the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain can enhance food safety. This was a great experience and a fantastic new format for the conference, based on the popular ‘Shark Tank’ TV programme.   The innovative […]
From Transparency to Traceability Blog 25 Mar 2020 GFSI From Transparency to Traceability Smart businesses are taking proactive steps to share detailed product information with consumers and establish corporate initiatives for transparency and responsible sourcing. But thinking big needs to start small. Meeting large-scale goals begins with a single project, which can then be expanded to include batch lot traceability and other initiatives.   Consumers today want to […]
Brands Must Lean on Consumers to Help Manage Their Supply Chains Blog 18 Mar 2020 GFSI Brands Must Lean on Consumers to Help Manage Their Supply Chains Food companies are part of a connected world where the process is more social, transparent and curated by consumer demands.  The GFSI theme “One Connected World.  One Safe Food Supply” has never been more resonant.  Food recalls, pandemics, climate change, and other global influences dominate the world’s focus, and this is empowering consumers to drive […]
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