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How the Latest GFSI Local Group Plans to Promote Food Safety in Australia and New Zealand News Update 10 Sep 2019 GFSI How the Latest GFSI Local Group Plans to Promote Food Safety in Australia and New Zealand   In February 2019, GFSI welcomed its newest body of regional advocates: the Australia-New Zealand Local Group. Comprised of industry experts from across this important export region, the Australia-New Zealand Local Group joins its counterparts in Japan, China, Europe, US-Canada, Mexico and South Latin America in furthering GFSI’s path towards a regionalised approach to global […]
Australia and New Zealand Create a GFSI Local Group to Elevate Food Safety and Consumer Trust Press Release 01 Feb 2019 GFSI Australia and New Zealand Create a GFSI Local Group to Elevate Food Safety and Consumer Trust PARIS, 1st February 2019 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to announce the formation of a Local Group in Australia and New Zealand as part of its regional outreach model. The new group, GFSI AusNZ, is the seventh GFSI Local Group, joining existing groups in Japan, China, Europe, US-Canada, Mexico and South Latam. […]
A New GFSI Regional Network in Australia-New Zealand Video 10 Sep 2019 GFSI A New GFSI Regional Network in Australia-New Zealand
Third-Party Certification and the Public Sector: A Multifaceted Perspective from the Chair of CCFICS Blog 26 Sep 2019 GFSI Conference Third-Party Certification and the Public Sector: A Multifaceted Perspective from the Chair of CCFICS Fran Freeman is what you might call a multitasker: she both chairs the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS) and leads the Exports Division of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. This dual role gives her a multifaceted perspective on the role of the public sector […]
GFSI’s Voice at Codex: An Insider’s Guide to the GFSI-CCFICS Partnership News Update 11 Jun 2019 Public-private Partnership GFSI’s Voice at Codex: An Insider’s Guide to the GFSI-CCFICS Partnership   Last week, GFSI celebrated the first World Food Safety Day in conjunction with Codex Alimentarius. As collaboration between the two organisations continues to grow, GFSI is becoming quite fluent in Codex lingo. One acronym you will hear especially frequently is CCFICS: the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Certification and Inspection. Like GFSI, this Codex […]
Freshcare Supply Chain Edition 2 Gains Recognition against GFSI Benchmarking Requirements v2020 Press Release 17 Jan 2023 Benchmarking Freshcare Supply Chain Edition 2 Gains Recognition against GFSI Benchmarking Requirements v2020 Paris and Sydney, 17th January 2023 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and Freshcare are pleased to announce that Freshcare Supply Chain Edition 2 has successfully achieved recognition against GFSI Benchmarking Requirements v2020. The recognition encompasses the following GFSI scopes: BIII Pre-process Handling of […]
Discover a Whole New World of Innovation and Technology at GFSI 2018’s Tech Talks News Update 31 Mar 2018 GFSI Discover a Whole New World of Innovation and Technology at GFSI 2018’s Tech Talks   After their first appearance at GFSI 2017 in Houston, Tech Talks are back by popular demand at GFSI’s Global Food Safety Conference 2018 in Tokyo. These short sessions provide a break from proceedings in the main auditorium and offer a more relaxed and informal setting for discussion of hot topics in food safety. As […]
New Public Consultation Open: Freshcare Food Safety & Quality Standard – Edition 4.1 News Update 14 Nov 2019 Consultation New Public Consultation Open: Freshcare Food Safety & Quality Standard – Edition 4.1   GFSI is opening a new public consultation as part of the benchmarking assessment of the Freshcare Food Safety & Quality Standard – Edition 4.1 (FSQ4.1) 1 July 2019; we are inviting you to review our assessment of this programme and share your comments and questions with us.   Freshcare, Australia’s largest and most widely-adopted […]
Freshcare Food Safety & Quality Standard – Edition 4.1 Achieves GFSI Recognition News Update 18 Feb 2020 Benchmarking Freshcare Food Safety & Quality Standard – Edition 4.1 Achieves GFSI Recognition We are very pleased to announce that the Freshcare Food Safety & Quality Standard – Edition 4.1 is now a GFSI-recognised certification programme after a successful assessment against version 7.2 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. We would like to congratulate Freshcare on achieving GFSI recognition for the first time.   Freshcare, Australia’s largest and most […]
Behind the Scenes | Creating the Next GFSI Conference News Update 17 Oct 2018 GFSI Conference Behind the Scenes | Creating the Next GFSI Conference     If you are planning to join us in Nice for the industry’s annual rendezvous to advance food safety worldwide, you may want an update about how the programme is shaping up. In fact, let’s take a moment to look at the incredible committee working behind the scenes to craft your experience at the […]
A “Revolution” for Food Safety: GFSI Director Erica Sheward on Version 2020 and the Race to the Top News Update 30 Apr 2020 GFSI Conference A “Revolution” for Food Safety: GFSI Director Erica Sheward on Version 2020 and the Race to the Top   Since taking the reins of GFSI in October 2019, Director Erica Sheward has helped to launch some of the most ambitious initiatives in the organisation’s recent history. Erica, who has over two decades of food safety experience in the public, private and academic sectors, is leading the charge on GFSI’s Race to the Top, […]
Eighteen Years of Acceleration. One Decisive Moment Ahead Blog 19 Dec 2018 GFSI Eighteen Years of Acceleration. One Decisive Moment Ahead   After four years as director of GFSI, I am proud to be able to welcome the GFSI Conference to my home country for the first time during my term. From my director’s seat, I have watched GFSI grow at an unprecedented rate. We now work with more companies, governments, certification programmes than ever before, […]
Press Release 26 Feb 2014 GFSI Study Shows Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Results ANAHEIM, Calif., 26th February 2014 – Sealed Air’s Diversey Consulting in collaboration with GFSI released today the preliminary results of a GFSI study that explores the efficacy and business impact of the implementation of GFSI recognized schemes. Conducted by Sealed Air, the ‘GFSI Efficacy Study’ preliminary results were presented during the Global Food Safety Conference […]
GFSI on Strategic Partnerships to Enhance the Safety of Imported Foods Blog 21 Feb 2017 Public-private Partnership GFSI on Strategic Partnerships to Enhance the Safety of Imported Foods GFSI’s North American Representative, Karil L. Kochenderfer, spoke at this month’s FDA Public Hearing Strategic Partnerships to Enhance the Safety of Imported Foods in College Park, Maryland. We are pleased to share her remarks with you here. GFSI’s North American Representative, Karil L. Kochenderfer, spoke at this month’s FDA Public Hearing Strategic Partnerships to Enhance the […]
How Technology and Innovation are Transforming Food Safety and Sustainability Blog 01 Mar 2018 How Technology and Innovation are Transforming Food Safety and Sustainability The challenges we all face The evidence that we need to find new ways to manage food safety is growing all the time. Right now, the world’s population is currently growing by 80 million people a year. Overall the global population is forecast to expand to 8.6 billion by 2030. By 2050 this population will […]
What is Food Safety Culture? Blog 08 Jun 2020 GFSI What is Food Safety Culture? In February 2020, Version 2020 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements was announced at the GFSI Conference in Seattle. Version 2020 includes a new element: food safety culture. GFSI Japan’s Communications Working Group spoke to Ayako Okada of BSI (British Standards Institution) Group Japan K.K., who is familiar with trends in international certification.   Ayako Okada: […]
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