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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 […]
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 […]
Have You Invested Enough in Food Safety Training? Blog 10 May 2021 Sponsored Content Have You Invested Enough in Food Safety Training? /SPONSORED CONTENT/ I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2021 GFSI Conference. The Conference, held virtually for the first time, was marked by several excellent sessions that embodied the Conference’s theme this year: Rethink, Reset, and Recharge. Diversey, a Diamond Sponsor of the event, opted to focus on the reset button by hosting a […]
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 […]
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, […]
Food Safety Starts With Frontline Workers Blog 12 Feb 2020 GFSI Conference Food Safety Starts With Frontline Workers You’ve probably never heard of Hermann Ebbinghaus – he’s a 19th century German psychologist who developed what’s called “The Forgetting Curve,” which shows how information is lost over time when there is no attempt made to retain it.   So how does Dr. Ebbinghaus’ work connect to food safety? His work is more applicable than […]
Developing the Next Generation of Food Safety Leaders Blog 22 Jan 2020 GFSI Conference Developing the Next Generation of Food Safety Leaders   The food manufacturing industry is struggling to fill food safety and quality positions. Building your company’s food safety culture is key to attracting, developing and retaining quality talent. AIB International provides the expertise, training and technology to develop the next generation of food safety leaders.   Many companies in the food industry are hungry […]
The Path to Safer Food and Market Access: Scalable Food Safety Solution Delivers Results in Thailand and Viet Nam Blog 11 Jul 2017 The Path to Safer Food and Market Access: Scalable Food Safety Solution Delivers Results in Thailand and Viet Nam Getting fruits and vegetables to meet international food safety standards was the missing link for small-scale producers, processors and traders in Thailand and Viet Nam to access higher-value retail and export markets. Across value chains, it makes global business sense to implement food safety management systems, based on Codex standards. With help from the Standards and […]
How Technology Can Help Improve Your Food Safety Culture Blog 23 May 2018 How Technology Can Help Improve Your Food Safety Culture Practical tips on introducing technology to communicate, maintain and raise standards Sharing best practices was a key focus of the recent Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo, Japan (5-8 March 2018). Both Land O’Lakes and McDonald’s, who were featured speakers at Diversey’ special session, stressed the need to continually work to improve existing food safety […]
Why Food Safety Is High Priority for Africa Blog 01 Aug 2019 Global Markets Why Food Safety Is High Priority for Africa     On 7 July 2019, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) entered into its operational phase at a summit of the African Union in Niamey, Niger, less than 2 months after the agreement went into effect on 30 May 2019. The AfCFTA covers goods and services and has complementary programs for infrastructure, industrialisation, […]
Proactive Food Safety: Three Strategies to Stay Ahead Blog 14 Jan 2016 Proactive Food Safety: Three Strategies to Stay Ahead Consumer demand and food safety regulations are requiring food safety strategies that are increasingly proactive. For food manufacturers and retailers to meet the demand, they will need to address three critical areas: effective training, technology utilization and water management. As we kick off 2016, here is a look at how these three factors can be […]
Start Your Day with Coffee and Cutting Edge Solutions News Update 30 Jan 2019 Start Your Day with Coffee and Cutting Edge Solutions     We invite you to start off your days in Nice with a dive into topics at the cutting edge of food safety – our 2019 Special Sessions. Our collaborators have done a fantastic job of bringing together the most relevant topics and speakers to equip GFSI 2019 delegates to tackle food safety challenges. […]
Supporting the Next Generation with Continuous Learning Blog 06 Mar 2020 GFSI Conference Supporting the Next Generation with Continuous Learning What an enjoyable and productive week we had at GFSI in Seattle! While everyone’s time was occupied with meetings and making new connections, there was also a resounding commitment to continuous learning. I was inspired to see our clients and other leaders from across the industry sharing in our passion for delivering safe, high-quality food. […]
Store Culture and Management Drive Food Safety Outcomes Blog 11 Dec 2019 GFSI Conference Store Culture and Management Drive Food Safety Outcomes A successful sanitation programme is heavily reliant on the correct and consistent application of a given process. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Dale Grinstead speak, you’ve likely heard him say “process beats chemistry every time.” A grocery store could purchase the most effective cleaner and sanitizer combination known to mankind, but […]
GFSI Food Safety Auditor Competencies Publication 10 Sep 2019 Auditors GFSI Food Safety Auditor Competencies
GFSI Unveils its New Benchmarking Requirements, Strengthening FMCG Supply Chains Press Release 06 Mar 2018 GFSI Unveils its New Benchmarking Requirements, Strengthening FMCG Supply Chains Global Food Safety Initiative reveals new Benchmarking Requirements, Version 7.2, covering the whole supply chain and focussing on improving auditor competency It’s the latest initiative in GFSI’s mission to advance food safety and encourage industry action Announced at the Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo, the industry’s annual rendezvous for the advancement of food safety […]
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