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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 […]
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 […]
GFSI Hosts Webinar on Securing the Future of Food Safety Auditors – a Review of Race to the Top Feature 1 News Update 21 May 2021 Consultation GFSI Hosts Webinar on Securing the Future of Food Safety Auditors – a Review of Race to the Top Feature 1 GFSI recently held a webinar on securing the future of food safety auditors; a review of Race to the Top Feature 1. GFSI Senior Technical Manager Marie-Claude Quentin began the session by introducing the two panelists: Jon Poole, Chief Executive of IFST, and Andrew Clarke, Senior Director of QA at Loblaw Companies Ltd. Marie-Claude first […]
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 […]
GFSI Opens New Public Consultation on Securing the Future of Food Safety Auditors Press Release 27 Apr 2021 Consultation GFSI Opens New Public Consultation on Securing the Future of Food Safety Auditors New Set of GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Will Look to Help Ensure Trust in Food Safety Auditors and Increase Recognition of this Vital Role in Securing Safe Food for People Everywhere.   PARIS, 27th April 2021 – Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, is pleased to announce […]
Press Release 18 Feb 2014 GFSI Announces New Board Chairman Vice-Chairs Cenk Gürol, Group Chief SCM Officer, Aeon CO., LTD & President, Aeon Global SCM CO., LTD, Japan takes over Chairmanship of the GFSI Board of Directors. Mike Robach, Vice President, Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Cargill, USA and Neil Marshall, Global Director, Quality & Food Safety Strategy, Policy and Programs, The Coca-Cola Company, USA […]
New Free Online Tool to Bolster Small Agribusinesses’ Competitiveness Press Release 24 Jun 2015 New Free Online Tool to Bolster Small Agribusinesses’ Competitiveness Global Food Safety Initiative and International Trade Centre join forces to help small food manufacturers access global markets PARIS and GENEVA, 24th June 2015 — The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) today launched a free public customized joint online application of the Global Markets Programme (www.standardsmap.org/mygfsi). It is designed […]
Sustainable Water Management in the Food Industry Blog 31 Aug 2015 Sustainable Water Management in the Food Industry The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals state that we shall ensure the availability of water and sustainable water management for all by 2030. The food industry can and should contribute to this. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals state that we shall ensure the availability of water and sustainable water management for all by 2030. […]
GFSI Embarks on Public-Private Partnership with China’s CNCA to Accelerate Food Safety Development Press Release 03 Nov 2015 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 […]
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 […]
Operational Visibility with AI-Driven Processes: Connecting Food Safety to Global Sustainability Blog 10 Mar 2021 Sponsored Content Operational Visibility with AI-Driven Processes: Connecting Food Safety to Global Sustainability /SPONSORED CONTENT/ Artificial intelligence elevates digital food safety management solutions, enabling unprecedented visibility into operations and automated control over processes to connect food safety to fields such as sustainability.   I am a child of Generation X, the generation before the so-called ‘digital natives.’ I grew up in the pre-digitized era. As a teenager, I […]
Embracing Technology to Drive Food Safety Forward Blog 11 Mar 2021 Sponsored Content Embracing Technology to Drive Food Safety Forward /SPONSORED CONTENT/ 2020 has brought many unexpected challenges – for the food and beverage industry and for us as individuals – that no one could have predicted. But we rallied, we stepped up and we re-envisioned. Despite all the change, people and organizations found their centers. We met disruptions with disruptive solutions. NSF’s focus remained […]
Consultation Reveals Broad Support for GFSI’s ‘Race to the Top’ Framework Press Release 23 Jul 2020 Consultation Consultation Reveals Broad Support for GFSI’s ‘Race to the Top’ Framework       Respondents commended GFSI for its unique role in facilitating effective dialogue between multiple actors in the food safety ecosystem. Consultation showed broad recognition that the four features are the right ones, with the most potential for positive impact, and that GFSI is in a position to drive a change agenda to enhance […]
GFSI Invites Stakeholders to Celebrate World Food Safety Day and GFSI’s 20th Birthday News Update 18 Apr 2019 GFSI Invites Stakeholders to Celebrate World Food Safety Day and GFSI’s 20th Birthday   GFSI is delighted about the decision of the UN General Assembly to create World Food Safety Day, which will be held every year on 7th June. To support this, GFSI and CODEX partnered during the recent GFSI Conference in Nice to help create momentum among public and private stakeholders to make the first World Food […]
Building Resilience in the Supply Chain | SGS @ GFSC 2015 Blog 01 Sep 2014 Building Resilience in the Supply Chain | SGS @ GFSC 2015 In a recently published industry consultation report, the need for the development and implementation of the appropriate systems to assure supply chain integrity and therefore supply chain resilience, throughout manufacturing, distribution and sale was listed amongst the key industry priorities. Such systems would involve analytical, horizon scanning and intelligence gathering tools able to identify, assess […]
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