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Collaboration in Private Label Companies is Crucial for the Food Industry Blog 24 Mar 2016 Collaboration in Private Label Companies is Crucial for the Food Industry The key to success in any line of business? Collaboration. This holds true in the private label industry where retailers, manufacturers and suppliers are dealing with global food supply chains that are becoming more and more complex. The key to success in any line of business? Collaboration. This holds true in the private label industry […]
An Academic Perspective on Food Safety: Why Industry-led Collaboration is Key to Innovation Blog 07 Feb 2019 An Academic Perspective on Food Safety: Why Industry-led Collaboration is Key to Innovation   Multi-stakeholder collaboration is the beating heart of GFSI. The initiative began as a collaboration among a select group of retailers, but it has grown to encompass everyone involved in keeping food safe, including academics like myself. At the first plenary of this year’s GFSI Conference, I will represent the academic perspective among a diverse cast […]
Food Safety: A shared responsibility through collaboration | LRQA @ GFSC 2015 Blog 01 Sep 2014 Food Safety: A shared responsibility through collaboration | LRQA @ GFSC 2015 If there’s truth in the saying that the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts, the global food industry certainly has the tools at its disposal to prove it. As an industry, we have made great steps in improving food safety and in assuring the related supply chain. But there remain wider challenges […]
Food Safety and Technology – A Look into Japanese Agricultural Data Collaboration Platform ‘WAGRI’ Blog 03 Dec 2018 Food Safety and Technology – A Look into Japanese Agricultural Data Collaboration Platform ‘WAGRI’ Making Japanese agriculture a growth industry with active agricultural management through the full use of data. In Japan, with aging of farmers who have been engaged in high-value-added agriculture, there is increasing difficulty with how to pass down their experiences and techniques. In other countries, enhancement of agricultural productivity and management improvement are promoted by introducing […]
Solving Food Safety Across the Supply Chain – The Importance of Visibility and Collaboration Blog 05 Apr 2016 Solving Food Safety Across the Supply Chain – The Importance of Visibility and Collaboration The 2016 Global Food Safety Conference in Berlin provided great insight into the challenges and opportunities that are top-of-mind for food safety experts around the world. The importance of collaboration across the supply chain emerged as a key theme in many discussions. The 2016 Global Food Safety Conference in Berlin provided great insight into the […]
Why Collaboration is Critical to Food Safety for Retailers Blog 13 Nov 2017 Why Collaboration is Critical to Food Safety for Retailers   The food retail industry is experiencing extensive, exponential change. And all signs point to more changes to come. Consumers are demanding fresh, locally sourced ingredients. They want artisanal products and exotic flavours. They want fresh food and food prepared on the premises. This consumer demand for diverse products and ingredients creates unique challenges for […]
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 […]
Government and Industry Set to Discus Groundbreaking Efforts In Public-Private Collaboration for Food Safety Press Release 07 Nov 2016 Public-private Partnership Government and Industry Set to Discus Groundbreaking Efforts In Public-Private Collaboration for Food Safety The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is to host top industry players and key government leaders at FSMA-focused food safety briefing in Washington D.C. on Nov 15 GFSI, a marketplace FSMA, has brought the industry together around a common standard and can be leveraged to support implementation of new food compliance requirements Cargill, Wegmans, McDonald’s, […]
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 […]
FSMA, Food Safety and Public-private Collaboration Discussed at Groundbreaking GFSI Briefings in D.C. Press Release 16 Nov 2016 GFSI FSMA, Food Safety and Public-private Collaboration Discussed at Groundbreaking GFSI Briefings in D.C. GFSI INDEPENDENTLY ACKNOWLEDGED AS MEETING OR EXCEEDING FSMA REQUIREMENTS   PARIS and WASHINGTON, D.C., 16 November 2016 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), powered by The Consumer Goods Forum, hosted two hundred industry and government leaders at briefings in Washington D.C. yesterday. Foremost on the agenda was the alignment between GFSI and FSMA in the marketplace. The discussions highlighted […]
Collaboration, Culture and Capacity Building Will Take Centre Stage at GFSI’s Global Food Safety Conference 2018 Press Release 07 Dec 2017 GFSI Conference 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 […]
Food Safety: Collaboration, Transparency & the Road Ahead Podcast 25 May 2021 GFSI Food Safety: Collaboration, Transparency & the Road Ahead In this episode host Linda Okpala speaks to new GFSI Steering Committee member Zoltan Syposs from The Coca-Cola Company on his first impressions, the increasingly important roles of collaboration and transparency, and the direction food safety is heading.       Click to Sign Up for More GFSI Podcasts
A Productive Public-Private Partnership in Argentina: Two Years of Collaboration between GFSI and MINAGRO News Update 09 Jul 2019 GFSI Conference A Productive Public-Private Partnership in Argentina: Two Years of Collaboration between GFSI and MINAGRO Argentina is one of the agricultural powerhouses of the world, its fertile land yielding everything from soybeans to grass-fed beef. The country therefore has a special obligation to ensure a safe supply chain, both to maintain its place in the global economy and to protect the health of consumers in Argentina and beyond. GFSI is […]
Why Collaboration is Critical to Food Safety #gfsi18 Video 14 Nov 2017 Why Collaboration is Critical to Food Safety #gfsi18
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 […]
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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