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Steve Wearne Explains the 5 Key Goals of Codex Alimentarius — And How GFSI Can Help News Update 28 May 2019 Public-private Partnership Steve Wearne Explains the 5 Key Goals of Codex Alimentarius — And How GFSI Can Help   While all of the guests on the GFSI Experts Series hold at least one prestigious title, Steve Wearne has two; he is Vice-Chair at the Codex Alimentarius Commission and Director of Science at the UK FSA. His joint responsibility gives him a uniquely informed perspective on the importance of one of GFSI’s core missions: […]
A Paramount Partnership: How Codex Alimentarius and GFSI Collaborate to Promote Food Safety Standards News Update 14 May 2019 Public-private Partnership A Paramount Partnership: How Codex Alimentarius and GFSI Collaborate to Promote Food Safety Standards   In the field of global food safety, few organisations hold more sway than the Codex Alimentarius Commission. This week on the GFSI Experts Series, we hear from one of the leaders of this influential organisation: Chairperson Guilherme da Costa. GFSI has long enjoyed a close relationship with Codex; the Benchmarking Requirements are based on […]
Food Safety is Everyone’s Business | Observe World Food Safety Day with GFSI and Codex! News Update 07 May 2020 Public-private Partnership Food Safety is Everyone’s Business | Observe World Food Safety Day with GFSI and Codex!   The relationship between GFSI and the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the body responsible for developing and implementing the joint WHO/FAO food standards programme, is close and long-standing. The GFSI Benchmarking Requirements are based in part on Codex standards, and Codex leaders frequently appear on the GFSI Conference speaker list.   At the 2020 conference, one […]
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 […]
GFSI Invited to Share Comments on New Codex Guidance on Food Fraud News Update 20 May 2022 Food Fraud GFSI Invited to Share Comments on New Codex Guidance on Food Fraud Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is participating with the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS) to support the development of its new guidance on food fraud. GFSI appears in the first draft guidelines of the Codex Guidance on Food Fraud as a key reference for its work on food […]
GFSI CODEX Working Group Update Podcast 12 Sep 2022 Public-private Partnership GFSI CODEX Working Group Update In this episode of the GFSI podcast series, Anne Gerardi speaks to food safety experts Himanshu Gupta, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Manager, Nestlé and Co-chair of the GFSI CODEX Working Group; Frances Freeman, Regulatory Affairs Consultant for GFSI supporting the GFSI CODEX Working Group; and Steve Wearne, Chairperson of the CODEX Alimentarius Commission and former […]
G2B: Surveying the Horizon For Food Regulation Blog 26 Nov 2019 Public-private Partnership G2B: Surveying the Horizon For Food Regulation Are you a national regulatory authority, intergovernmental organisation, or transnational food business? Want to know what G2B is, and how it can help you access current thinking and insights from across these communities? Read on!   The GFSI government-to-business (G2B) Meeting in 2019 was my first experience with this annual forum. It is held adjacent […]
GFSI & Codex Alimentarius Publication 05 May 2020 Public-private Partnership GFSI & Codex Alimentarius
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 […]
GFSI-led Webinar Opens the Door to 2021 World Food Safety Day Celebrations News Update 12 Mar 2021 Public-private Partnership GFSI-led Webinar Opens the Door to 2021 World Food Safety Day Celebrations The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Codex Alimentarius Commission Secretariat gathered online for a conversation that centred on public-private partnerships, a form of collaboration that is essential to securing food safety globally. Erica Sheward, GFSI Director at The Consumer […]
Steve Wearne Explains the 5 Key Goals of Codex Alimentarius — And How GFSI Can Help Video 28 May 2019 Public-private Partnership Steve Wearne Explains the 5 Key Goals of Codex Alimentarius — And How GFSI Can Help
How Codex Alimentarius and GFSI Collaborate to Promote Food Safety Standards Video 13 May 2019 Public-private Partnership How Codex Alimentarius and GFSI Collaborate to Promote Food Safety Standards
GFSI Opens Stakeholder Consultation for Canadian Grain Commission News Update 08 Mar 2022 Consultation GFSI Opens Stakeholder Consultation for Canadian Grain Commission Update 5th April 2022: this consultation is now closed. GFSI is opening a new stakeholder consultation for the Canadian Grain Commission Food Safety Identity Preserved Quality Management Standard (CGC FSIP-STAN) 1.1.0 issued on 23 September 2021. The stakeholder consultation is one of the critical steps in the assessment process against the GFSI Technical Equivalence Requirements […]
One Standard for the Food Industry? | Ask GFSI News Update 13 Aug 2020 GFSI One Standard for the Food Industry? | Ask GFSI GFSI has recently received some questions around the opportunity to converge towards a unique standard for food safety. In today’s post, we respond to these questions and explain the GFSI position on this topic. For those who know GFSI well, you know that we provide a framework for harmonising food safety Certification Programmes, while leaving […]
GFSI Response to US FDA Announcement on the Launch of Voluntary Pilot Programme to Evaluate Alignment of Third-Party Food Safety Standards with FSMA Rules News Update 01 Mar 2021 Certification GFSI Response to US FDA Announcement on the Launch of Voluntary Pilot Programme to Evaluate Alignment of Third-Party Food Safety Standards with FSMA Rules The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) welcomes the announcement by the FDA of the establishment of a voluntary pilot programme to evaluate third-party food safety certification programmes and recognises the value that reliable third-party certification brings to regulators in the delivery of their regulatory  oversight activities. However, GFSI is clear that the role of third-party […]
GFSI 2019 Conference Roundup Day 1: Many Voices, One Shared Goal News Update 26 Feb 2019 GFSI Conference 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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