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GFSI and UNIDO Unite in a New Commitment to Boost Development and Scale Up Food Safety Capacity Building Press Release 03 Nov 2015 GFSI and UNIDO Unite in a New Commitment to Boost Development and Scale Up Food Safety Capacity Building BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today made a joint declaration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to collaborate on a far-reaching initiative for food safety capacity building in China and at a global level. This announcement came as part of the opening ceremony of the 4th annual GFSI […]
Food Safety Capacity Building and Africa’s Food System Building the Foundation for Success Blog 10 Oct 2017 Food Safety Capacity Building and Africa’s Food System Building the Foundation for Success   Africa is well-known for the tremendous economic and social challenges faced by its people, but also for its great economic and human potential. The challenges, opportunities and dynamism that characterize the continent today are especially evident in Africa’s food system. Millions still struggle for subsistence on a few staple food commodities, especially in Africa’s […]
Collaboration, Culture and Capacity Building Will Take Centre Stage at GFSI’s Global Food Safety Conference 2018 Press Release 07 Dec 2017 Collaboration, Culture and Capacity Building Will Take Centre Stage at GFSI’s Global Food Safety Conference 2018 PARIS and TOKYO, 7th December 2017 – Food safety, transparency, and traceability are top of mind these days for everyone; from the CEO of a food and beverage company all the way to the individual consumer. In this environment of consumer awareness and digital transformation, how can we ensure food safety for consumers everywhere? The Global […]
GFSI and UNIDO Move Forward on a Strategic Cooperation for Far-Reaching Food Safety Capacity Building Press Release 01 Mar 2016 GFSI and UNIDO Move Forward on a Strategic Cooperation for Far-Reaching Food Safety Capacity Building BERLIN, 1st March 2016 – In an exciting move for the food industry, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) are expanding a long-term collaboration into a formal strategic partnership for large-scale capacity building programmes.   Building a fitting partnership UNIDO is giving full attention to food safety as […]
How Mexico is Driving Food Safety Through Capacity Building Blog 08 Feb 2018 Global Markets How Mexico is Driving Food Safety Through Capacity Building   Mexico is one of the most interesting countries in the world with regard to food. However, we face a number of challenges when it comes to food safety. The continued work of the GFSI Mexico Local Group is tackling these challenges across a number of different projects in pursuit of the GFSI vision of safe […]
Small Suppliers in Eastern Europe Take Advantage GFSI Global Markets Approach to Improve Food Safety and Market Access Blog 31 Aug 2015 Small Suppliers in Eastern Europe Take Advantage GFSI Global Markets Approach to Improve Food Safety and Market Access A GFSI Global Markets project of Metro Group and ISACert involving over 450 suppliers from Bulgaria and Serbia has proven that there are efficient ways for boosting supplier compliance in food safety on a large scale. The project is a real success story… A GFSI Global Markets project of Metro Group and ISACert involving over […]
GFSI and UNIDO Sign MoU to Solidify Strategic Partnership for Food Safety Capability Building Press Release 15 Jun 2016 GFSI and UNIDO Sign MoU to Solidify Strategic Partnership for Food Safety Capability Building CAPETOWN, 15 June 2016 – Today amidst a gathering of the world’s consumer goods industry leaders at the CGF Global Summit in South Africa, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to signal their commitment to a large-scale partnership for food […]
Building a Safer and More Progressive Food Industry Through Public-Private Partnerships Blog 13 Dec 2017 Building a Safer and More Progressive Food Industry Through Public-Private Partnerships As our food network becomes more globalized and interconnected, we have seen a shift towards greater transparency and integrity as consumers are awakened to issues of food safety and traceability. With this has come a recognition that we cannot build a safer and more efficient food supply chain without the support of local and national […]
How the World’s Top Food Brands Drive Food Safety Blog 30 Nov 2017 How the World’s Top Food Brands Drive Food Safety   As 2017 draws to a close, our sights are set on Tokyo for the industry’s annual rendezvous for the advancement of food safety. The past few years have seen the world’s top food brands forge a bold path towards cultivating a global culture of food safety, providing leadership and expertise across the industry. This […]
The World Bank Publishes a Pathway to Food Safety in Developing Markets Blog 21 Dec 2018 The World Bank Publishes a Pathway to Food Safety in Developing Markets   The issue of food safety in developing markets is attracting increasing attention at GFSI and other organisations that concern themselves with the well-being of consumers, and for good reason — unsafe food costs low- and middle-income countries about $110 billion in lost productivity and medical expenses each year. In order to reduce this colossal […]
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 […]
Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange Top of Mind at GFSI Focus Day Mexico Press Release 22 May 2018 Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange Top of Mind at GFSI Focus Day Mexico GFSI’s Regional Event Brings Together More than 600 Food Safety Experts from Across the Region   MEXICO CITY and PARIS, 22nd May 2018 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recently held the second edition of its Mexico Focus Day in Mexico City on 3rd May. The latest edition of this key, regional event has been a tremendous […]
The Food Industry in China Steps Up to Food Safety Challenges With GFSI Press Release 12 Jul 2016 The Food Industry in China Steps Up to Food Safety Challenges With GFSI  China Food Safety Initiative (CFSI) Enjoys Record Public and Private Support. Poised for Accelerated Food Safety Advances.   BEIJING, 12 July 2016 – Never before has the annual GFSI China Focus Day, now in its fifth edition, enjoyed such extensive support from national government in addition to the broad engagement from the private sector. This […]
9 Hot Topics for Food Safety in 2019 and Beyond News Update 01 Jan 2019 9 Hot Topics for Food Safety in 2019 and Beyond   The plenaries aren’t the only must-see programming at the GFSI Conference 2019. Over the three-day conference, the plenary room will sometimes split into smaller, more intimate spaces to host concurrent breakouts: sessions that take a deep dive into key topics affecting the food industry. The breakout sessions provide an opportunity to learn specific, applicable information […]
How the GFSI Conference Impacted Nestlé’s Approach to Food Safety Blog 06 Dec 2018 Global Markets How the GFSI Conference Impacted Nestlé’s Approach to Food Safety When Nestlé first became fully engaged with GFSI in 2012, I was its freshly-appointed Global Head of Quality Management, eager to learn and gather insights into how other companies manage food safety. My first GFSI conference exposed me not only to the creativity and technological innovations I anticipated, but also to the inclusive, open-source spirit […]
GFSI Turns 18 in 2018 | Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going Blog 03 Jan 2018 GFSI Turns 18 in 2018 | Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going I have been serving as GFSI Director for 3 years now but I’ve been familiar with GFSI since it was created. I’m delighted with the path GFSI has taken. It has a unique position leading collaboration in food safety across the private and public sectors around the world. It’s the only organisation unifying manufacturers, retailers, […]
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