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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 […]
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 […]
Call for Participation in the GFSI US/Canada Local Group Press Release 27 May 2021 Governance Call for Participation in the GFSI US/Canada Local Group PARIS, 27th May 2021 —The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI, the Coalition) is the landmark Coalition of Action of food safety from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a global industry network working to support Better Lives Through Better Business. The Coalition  aims to build consumers’ trust in the food they buy – no matter where […]
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 […]
Call for Participation in GFSI Local Working Group | E-Commerce Food Safety News Update 26 Nov 2018 Call for Participation in GFSI Local Working Group | E-Commerce Food Safety The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is seeking food safety professionals and e-commerce experts in the United States and Canada to participate in a new Local Technical Working Group (TWG) on e-commerce and its impact on food safety. In the wake of the recent rapid growth of e-commerce and on-demand food delivery, there is a clear need to evaluate […]
Call for Participation in GFSI Working Group | Services Provision News Update 13 Nov 2018 Call for Participation in GFSI Working Group | Services Provision     GFSI is seeking food safety professionals and services provision experts to participate in a new Technical Working Group (TWG) set to create a new scope of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements addressing services provision to primary processing, food manufacturing and food retail. Many services provided to primary processing, food manufacturing and food retail, such […]
Call for Participation in GFSI Working Group | Pre-harvest Handling News Update 23 Oct 2018 Call for Participation in GFSI Working Group | Pre-harvest Handling GFSI is seeking food safety professionals and animal/ farmed seafood husbandry experts to participate in a new Technical Working Group (TWG) on animal/ farmed seafood handling and its impact on food safety. Terrestrial animals and farmed seafood husbandry is the topic of much scrutiny worldwide and the subject of widely recognised and applied standards and […]
GFSI Global Markets Programme: Instilling Collaborative, Employee Participation in Food Safety Culture Blog 24 Jul 2018 GFSI Global Markets Programme: Instilling Collaborative, Employee Participation in Food Safety Culture This blog post is the first of a series that will be published over the next few weeks. This series will allow you to get to know the 2018 GFSI Global Markets Awards winners from four countries across the globe (Japan, Mexico, Nigeria and Pakistan) and how their use of the GFSI Global Markets Programme […]
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, […]
The GFSI Chile Team Participates in the 2nd Food Safety Culture Fair Blog 19 Dec 2018 The GFSI Chile Team Participates in the 2nd Food Safety Culture Fair Thanks to the support of member companies of our GFSI Chile team, GFSI was pleased to participate in the Food Safety Culture Fair, which held its second edition in the Chile’s Maule Region. This participation is under the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that GFSI recently signed with Achipia (Chilean Agency for Food Quality and […]
New Benchmarking Consultation Open: BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 News Update 26 Mar 2019 New Benchmarking Consultation Open: BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 GFSI is opening a new public consultation and is calling for stakeholder participation and comments. BRC Global Standards issued a new version of their standard for Food. Already a GFSI-recognised programme for many scopes, BRCGS wishes to retain the GFSI recognition of their food standard with this new version and asked to be re-assessed. “Ensuring […]
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, […]
GFSI Forms First-time Partnership with Argentinian Ministry of Agribusiness Press Release 20 Nov 2017 GFSI Forms First-time Partnership with Argentinian Ministry of Agribusiness PARIS, 20th November 2017 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to announce the launch of a public-private partnership with the Argentinian Ministry of Agribusiness. The two entities have signed a Letter of Intent to work together on a national training programme based on GFSI’s Global Markets Programme, as well as to collaborate on national food […]
Global Food Safety Conference 2018: Governments and Businesses Meet to Form Partnerships on Advancing International Food Safety Press Release 06 Mar 2018 Global Food Safety Conference 2018: Governments and Businesses Meet to Form Partnerships on Advancing International Food Safety The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) held its third Government to Business meeting adjacent to the Global Food Safety Conference 2018 Government food safety regulators and officials met with the GFSI Board of Directors to discuss food safety issues and trends, as well as third-party certification Over 40 organisations representing 25 countries and 5 IGOs […]
GFSI Steering Committee Members Meet for Second Time Since Inauguration; Focus Shifts from Onboarding to Action News Update 20 May 2021 GFSI Steering Committee Members Meet for Second Time Since Inauguration; Focus Shifts from Onboarding to Action Members of the GFSI Steering Committee met for the second time as a group earlier this month following a series on onboarding sessions with individual members. The onboarding sessions helped to ensure new members were fully up-to-speed on all things GFSI and a strong foundation for the work to come. This second Steering Committee meeting […]
GFSI 2019 Conference Roundup Day 1: Many Voices, One Shared Goal News Update 26 Feb 2019 GFSI 2019 Conference Roundup Day 1: Many Voices, One Shared Goal   After thirteen years abroad, the GFSI Conference has returned to its home country of France! Over 1,000 delegates streamed through the doors of the historic Nice Acropolis this morning, making the 2019 conference the biggest event GFSI has ever held in Europe. The diverse delegation represents multinationals and SMEs, retailers and manufacturers, research labs, […]
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