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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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Call for Participation – Auditor Training and Professional Development News Update 01 Sep 2020 Auditors 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 […]
8 Food Safety Solutions, 15 Minutes Each: What Will You Learn at the GFSI Tech Talks? News Update 06 Feb 2020 GFSI Conference 8 Food Safety Solutions, 15 Minutes Each: What Will You Learn at the GFSI Tech Talks? At the GFSI Conference, a networking break never means a break from the action! To get the most out of the minutes between plenaries and breakout sessions, grab a coffee and make your way to the Presentation Theatre at the heart of the bustling GFSI Village. In this relaxed setting, scientists and experts from around […]
GFSI Releases Its New Auditor Knowledge Exam, Required from July 2019 News Update 10 Jun 2019 Benchmarking GFSI Releases Its New Auditor Knowledge Exam, Required from July 2019   GFSI is proud to announce that the new GFSI Knowledge Exam is now available to be taken. This tool, which the 6 March 2018 announcement of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 7.2 mentioned as the GFSI Auditor Exam, offers a consistent method to assess auditor knowledge across a range of relevant skills for all GFSI-recognised programmes, […]
Kewpie Corporation – Behind the Scenes of Acquiring 94 GFSI Recognised Certifications Blog 05 Feb 2019 Certification Kewpie Corporation – Behind the Scenes of Acquiring 94 GFSI Recognised Certifications In November 1919, Mr. Toichiro Nakashima founded Kewpie Corporation after discovering marmalade and mayonnaise during his stay as a trainee in the UK and USA. This led to the start of his mayonnaise production in 1925. Today, the business has grown and spread to six main categories, namely: condiments, egg, delicatessen, processed food, fine chemicals, and distribution […]
Call for Participation in New Working Group  Managing Risks in Produce and Leafy Greens News Update 12 Sep 2019 Benchmarking Call for Participation in New Working Group Managing Risks in Produce and Leafy Greens GFSI is seeking food safety professionals and primary production experts to participate in a new Technical Working Group (TWG). This group is set to carry out a literature review and provide guidelines on risk management in primary production and leafy greens. “A review of global best practices by this Technical Working Group will assist in […]
GFSI – A Tide That Raises All Ships Blog 01 Jul 2016 GFSI – A Tide That Raises All Ships The North American meat and poultry industry is complex and highly variable. Companies engaged in this industry understand that consumers increasingly desire meat protein products. As we improve our efficiencies to meet rising demand, we are also improving food safety performance. One of the successful tools being used by Tyson Foods and others to ensure […]
Beyond Food Security: Professor Chris Elliott’s Vision for Food Integrity Through Technology News Update 07 May 2019 Beyond Food Security: Professor Chris Elliott’s Vision for Food Integrity Through Technology   This week on the GFSI Experts Series, we get a lesson from Professor Chris Elliott, one of the world’s leading academic authorities on food safety and security. Perhaps best known for leading an independent inquiry into the UK’s supply chain following the horse meat scandal in 2013, he remains at the frontline of the […]
SGS – Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) updates and how Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) audits can help with compliance Blog 01 Sep 2014 SGS – Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) updates and how Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) audits can help with compliance For the last of the seven proposed core regulations, the comment periods have ended. The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), have stated that they will be re-proposing parts of the Preventive Control rule, or producing supplementary proposals, for both the Human and Animal, Produce Safety and Foreign Supplier Verification programs. These amendments may be […]
The Connected Future of Certification: GlobalG.A.P. CEO Kristian Moeller Predicts the Future of CPOs News Update 17 Sep 2019 Benchmarking The Connected Future of Certification: GlobalG.A.P. CEO Kristian Moeller Predicts the Future of CPOs With over 200,000 certified farms under its umbrella, GlobalG.A.P. is one of the world’s most widely implemented implemented certification programmes for agricultural facilities. The CPO began in the late 1990s as EurepGAP, but changed its name in 2007 in keeping with its expanding presence on the global stage. GFSI recognition helps GlobalG.A.P. and its fellow […]
Great (Consumer) Expectations: Proactively Managing Your Supply Chain Risk Blog 16 Feb 2017 Great (Consumer) Expectations: Proactively Managing Your Supply Chain Risk Preventing recalls before they happen is the ideal scenario. However, given the diversity and complexity of the modern supply chain the reality is retailers need a proactive supply chain risk mitigation strategy to maintain consumer trust. Preventing recalls before they happen is the ideal scenario. However, given the diversity and complexity of the modern supply […]
GFSI Hosts Webinar on Securing the Future of Food Safety Auditors – a Review of Race to the Top Feature 1 News Update 21 May 2021 Consultation GFSI Hosts Webinar on Securing the Future of Food Safety Auditors – a Review of Race to the Top Feature 1 GFSI recently held a webinar on securing the future of food safety auditors; a review of Race to the Top Feature 1. GFSI Senior Technical Manager Marie-Claude Quentin began the session by introducing the two panelists: Jon Poole, Chief Executive of IFST, and Andrew Clarke, Senior Director of QA at Loblaw Companies Ltd. Marie-Claude first […]
4 GFSI Myths, Busted: The Truth About Auditors, CPOs and Regulations Blog 04 Feb 2020 GFSI 4 GFSI Myths, Busted: The Truth About Auditors, CPOs and Regulations   There is always more to learn about GFSI! In the months since stepping into the role of Director last October, I’ve been focused on truly understanding the all facets of the critical and unique role GFSI plays in the global food safety ecosystem.   As part of this process, I’ve encountered a few misconceptions […]
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