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GFSI Embarks on Public-Private Partnership with China’s CNCA to Accelerate Food Safety Development Press Release 03 Nov 2015 Benchmarking GFSI Embarks on Public-Private Partnership with China’s CNCA to Accelerate Food Safety Development BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today announces a new public-private partnership with the Chinese government as part of its commitment to leadership in driving food safety on the global, regional and local stage. China is a key link in the global food safety chain and the Chinese government have shown […]
Leveraging the Global Food Safety Initiative to Meet China Food Safety Challenges Press Release 03 Nov 2015 Technical Equivalence Leveraging the Global Food Safety Initiative to Meet China Food Safety Challenges 400 Food Safety Specialists Gather in Beijing as New Law Comes Into Effect  3 New Public-Private Partnerships Announced   BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – Today over 400 top food safety executives from China and the rest of the world are gathered in Beijing for the 4th annual GFSI Focus Day China. One month after China’s […]
Stakeholder Consultation Opens for China HACCP Technical Equivalence News Update 05 Sep 2019 Consultation Stakeholder Consultation Opens for China HACCP Technical Equivalence   The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to open a new stakeholder consultation as part of the assessment of the CNCA-owned China HACCP. CNCA was the first governmental agency to apply and successfully complete the Technical Equivalence process. 5 years later, the commitment from CNCA and GFSI to this long-term partnership is still […]
GFSI Welcomes the Return of the China Focus Day, as Regional Impact Takes Centre Stage Press Release 07 Jul 2021 GFSI GFSI Welcomes the Return of the China Focus Day, as Regional Impact Takes Centre Stage BEIJING and PARIS, 7th July 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Coalition of Action on food safety, Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition) is pleased to announce the return of the GFSI China Focus Day on 19th July 2021. The event, celebrating its 10th anniversary, will welcome some 300 delegates to the  Four […]
GFSI Announces CGC HACCP and CIPRS+ HACCP Certification Programmes Achieve Technical Equivalence News Update 27 Aug 2018 Certification GFSI Announces CGC HACCP and CIPRS+ HACCP Certification Programmes Achieve Technical Equivalence PARIS, 27 August 2018 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Canadian Grain Commission has achieved Technical Equivalence against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for their CGC HACCP and CIPRS+ HACCP certification programmes. Technical Equivalence is limited to government-owned food safety certification programmes. The Technical Equivalence of government-owned certification programmes is an acknowledgment […]
USDA AMS Harmonised GAP Plus+, V3.0 Achieves Technical Equivalence Press Release 24 Oct 2022 Benchmarking USDA AMS Harmonised GAP Plus+, V3.0 Achieves Technical Equivalence Paris and Washington, DC,  24 October 2022 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), are pleased to announce that USDA Harmonised GAP Plus+, Version 3.0 standard (published 8 February 2021) has successfully achieved Technical […]
GFSI Opens Stakeholder Consultation for China HACCP Certification System News Update 26 Oct 2022 Consultation GFSI Opens Stakeholder Consultation for China HACCP Certification System Update 26 November 2022: Please note that this consultation is now closed. The Certification and Accreditation Administration of China (CNCA) is the scheme owner for the CHINA HACCP Certification System. The content of the standard requirements: Implementation rules for HACCP System Certification (v2021) is currently undergoing a Technical Equivalence assessment against GFSI Benchmarking Requirements v2020. […]
GFSI Stakeholders Deliver a Compelling Assessment of the Technical Equivalence Programme News Update 13 May 2022 Technical Equivalence GFSI Stakeholders Deliver a Compelling Assessment of the Technical Equivalence Programme In 2021, GFSI launched a strategic review of its Technical Equivalence process with an extensive stakeholder survey, as well as targeted interviews. This gathered responses from all key stakeholder groups of the Technical Equivalence process: Public Standard Owners currently acknowledged or attracted by the GFSI Technical Equivalence process, GFSI-recognised Certification Programme Owners, Certification Bodies, Food […]
Canadian Grain Commission Achieves Technical Equivalence Press Release 29 Sep 2022 Benchmarking Canadian Grain Commission Achieves Technical Equivalence Paris and Winnipeg, 29 September 2022 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and Canadian Grain Commission are pleased to announce that Canadian Grain Commission Food Safety Identity Preserved Quality Management Standard (CGC FSIP-STAN 1.1.0, 23 September 2021) has achieved acknowledgement against GFSI Technical Equivalence […]
Renewed GFSI-CNCA Collaboration & Other Highlights from the 2019 China Focus Day News Update 17 Oct 2019 Benchmarking Renewed GFSI-CNCA Collaboration & Other Highlights from the 2019 China Focus Day     On 16th October at the GFSI China Focus Day in Chengdu, two momentous events cemented the renewed collaboration between GFSI and CNCA, the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China. The two organisations, represented by Mr. Weijun Liu, CNCA and Mike Robach, Chair of the GFSI Board, signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding), renewing […]
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 […]
Together for Better Food Safety: China Food Safety Day 2020 Blog 03 Dec 2020 GFSI Together for Better Food Safety: China Food Safety Day 2020 The 9th China Food Safety Day was held in Hangzhou on 18th November under the theme ‘Together for Better Food Safety’. The China Food Safety Day was opened by the Chief Adviser of the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment & GFSI China Local Group Honourable Advisor, Professor Junshi Chen. He shared his […]
GFSI Launches a Strategic Review of its Technical Equivalence Programme News Update 23 Nov 2021 Benchmarking GFSI Launches a Strategic Review of its Technical Equivalence Programme Update: 15th December 2021: Please note that this Consultation is now closed. GFSI is globally renowned as a benchmarking organisation for private food safety certification programmes. Since 2014, GFSI has also administered a much more modest programme of assessment for food safety certification standards owned by public agencies, called Technical Equivalence (TE). Since its launch […]
GFSI Announces USDA AMS GAP Plus + Certification Programme Achieves Technical Equivalence News Update 13 Aug 2018 Certification GFSI Announces USDA AMS GAP Plus + Certification Programme Achieves Technical Equivalence   PARIS, 13 August 2018 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has achieved Technical Equivalence against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for their Harmonized GAP Plus + certification programme. The USDA Agricultural Marketing Services is responsible for the management and oversight […]
Implementation in the Spotlight at GFSI’s 7th China Focus Day Press Release 28 Nov 2018 Implementation in the Spotlight at GFSI’s 7th China Focus Day PARIS and SHANGHAI, 28th November 2018 – Amidst ASEAN and APEC meetings, November also saw industry and government leaders from China and abroad descend on Shanghai, seeking to harness the benefits of the “GFSI approach”. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) hosted its 7th China Focus Day on 6 November, drawing 360 food industry stakeholders […]
Technical Equivalence: GFSI Opens a New Stakeholder Consultation News Update 25 May 2018 Food Safety Technology Technical Equivalence: GFSI Opens a New Stakeholder Consultation GFSI has opened a new stakeholder consultation. The latest programme owner to have reached this key step in the GFSI Technical Equivalence process is USDA AMS. The USDA Agricultural Marketing Services is responsible for the management and oversight of the USDA Good Agricultural Practices Program. The certification programme, USDA GAP+ was developed under the Agricultural Marketing Act 1946, granting […]
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