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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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 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   Update: 3rd December: This consultation is now closed. Please be sure you are subscribed to receive further consultations and news updates. 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 […]
GFSI Food Safety Auditor Competencies Publication 10 Sep 2019 Auditors GFSI Food Safety Auditor Competencies
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 […]
GFSI Opens New Public Consultation on Securing the Future of Food Safety Auditors Press Release 27 Apr 2021 Consultation GFSI Opens New Public Consultation on Securing the Future of Food Safety Auditors UPDATE: 21st June 2021: Please note that this Consultation is now closed. New Set of GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Will Look to Help Ensure Trust in Food Safety Auditors and Increase Recognition of this Vital Role in Securing Safe Food for People Everywhere.   PARIS, 27th April 2021 – Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer […]
Proactive Food Safety: Three Strategies to Stay Ahead Blog 14 Jan 2016 Supply Chains 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 […]
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 […]
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