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The Connected Future of Certification: GlobalG.A.P. CEO Kristian Moeller Predicts the Future of CPOs News Update 17 Sep 2019 Benchmarking The Connected Future of Certification: GlobalG.A.P. CEO Kristian Moeller Predicts the Future of CPOs With over 200,000 certified farms under its umbrella, GlobalG.A.P. is one of the world’s most widely implemented implemented certification programmes for agricultural facilities. The CPO began in the late 1990s as EurepGAP, but changed its name in 2007 in keeping with its expanding presence on the global stage. GFSI recognition helps GlobalG.A.P. and its fellow […]
4 GFSI Myths, Busted: The Truth About Auditors, CPOs and Regulations Blog 04 Feb 2020 GFSI 4 GFSI Myths, Busted: The Truth About Auditors, CPOs and Regulations   There is always more to learn about GFSI! In the months since stepping into the role of Director last October, I’ve been focused on truly understanding the all facets of the critical and unique role GFSI plays in the global food safety ecosystem.   As part of this process, I’ve encountered a few misconceptions […]
Two New CPOs – JFSM & JGF – Achieve Recognition Against GFSI Benchmarking Requirements News Update 15 Nov 2018 GFSI Two New CPOs – JFSM & JGF – Achieve Recognition Against GFSI Benchmarking Requirements PARIS, 15th November 2018 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the two newest certification programme owners (CPOs) to achieve recognition against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements are the Japan Food Safety Management Association (JFSM) and the Japan GAP Foundation (JGF). It was with much delight that GFSI received an application for benchmarking from […]
Benchmarking Requirements for CPOs Version 2020.1 Publication 26 Feb 2020 Benchmarking Benchmarking Requirements for CPOs Version 2020.1
GFSI Releases Its New Auditor Knowledge Exam, Required from July 2019 News Update 10 Jun 2019 Benchmarking GFSI Releases Its New Auditor Knowledge Exam, Required from July 2019   GFSI is proud to announce that the new GFSI Knowledge Exam is now available to be taken. This tool, which the 6 March 2018 announcement of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 7.2 mentioned as the GFSI Auditor Exam, offers a consistent method to assess auditor knowledge across a range of relevant skills for all GFSI-recognised programmes, […]
The Countdown to V8 Begins! What’s New in Version 8 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements News Update 03 Sep 2019 Benchmarking The Countdown to V8 Begins! What’s New in Version 8 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 8 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements is set to release in February 2020, just in time for the 2020 GFSI Conference! The first full revision of the Benchmarking Requirements since 2017, Version 8 is designed to be clear, practical and applicable along the entire supply chain from farm to fork. By regularly developing new […]
Update on Temporary Audit Measures During Covid-19 Pandemic News Update 08 Apr 2020 GFSI Update on Temporary Audit Measures During Covid-19 Pandemic Editor’s note: The Global Food Safety Initiative is monitoring the evolving Covid-19 situation on a daily basis and is committed to publishing timely updates and announcements in this space. Please check back here regularly and ensure you are subscribed to receive GFSI News.   Food operations everywhere are feeling the effects caused by COVID-19. Around […]
6 Top Tips for a Successful Global Markets Awards Application Blog 24 Aug 2018 Global Markets 6 Top Tips for a Successful Global Markets Awards Application The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)’s 2019 Global Markets Awards, sponsored by greenfence, are rapidly approaching! If you are in the process of or thinking of applying to be one of next year’s winners of this prestigious award, use the following top tips by members of the international selection committee to produce a quality application: Tip […]
Safe Seafood for Consumers Everywhere: How Global Aquaculture Alliance Benefits from GFSI Recognition News Update 08 Oct 2019 Certification Safe Seafood for Consumers Everywhere: How Global Aquaculture Alliance Benefits from GFSI Recognition   According to FAO, aquaculture — the farming of fish, shellfish and other aquatic species — is the fastest-growing food production sector in the world. As new aquaculture facilities open every year, specialised CPOs like Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) are stepping in to champion those that use safe and sustainable production methods. GFSI is evolving […]
GFSI Unveils its New Benchmarking Requirements, Strengthening FMCG Supply Chains Press Release 06 Mar 2018 GFSI Unveils its New Benchmarking Requirements, Strengthening FMCG Supply Chains Global Food Safety Initiative reveals new Benchmarking Requirements, Version 7.2, covering the whole supply chain and focussing on improving auditor competency It’s the latest initiative in GFSI’s mission to advance food safety and encourage industry action Announced at the Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo, the industry’s annual rendezvous for the advancement of food safety […]
GFSI SteerCo Meeting Summary: Stronger Relationships, Stronger Food Safety Systems News Update 10 May 2022 Governance GFSI SteerCo Meeting Summary: Stronger Relationships, Stronger Food Safety Systems Trust is undisputedly a fundamental ingredient in the recipe for food safety progress, so it comes as no surprise that it held such a prominent place at the recent GFSI Conference. The topic of trust was the guest of honour, referenced throughout the conference week in nearly every plenary speech, every breakout session and every […]
GFSI Hosts First Steering Committee Meeting as CGF Coalition of Action on Food Safety News Update 09 Apr 2021 GFSI GFSI Hosts First Steering Committee Meeting as CGF Coalition of Action on Food Safety Following the success of the first-ever virtual GFSI Conference on 23rd-25th March, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) hosted its first Steering Committee meeting as a Coalition of Action (CoA). The new Steering Committee and its 18 members were announced on the 23rd March, just days ahead of this first meeting on 26th March. The […]
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 […]
BRC Global Standards Recognised against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements News Update 24 Apr 2018 Consultation BRC Global Standards Recognised against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements The GFSI Board of Directors is pleased to announce that BRC Global Standards has achieved recognition against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. BRC Global Standards is the first of a number of Certification Programme Owners (CPOs) currently undergoing benchmarking against Version 7.1. GFSI continually evolves its benchmarking requirements to reflect new industry challenges, best practices and […]
Speaking the Same Language on Food Safety: How GFSI Recognition Helps FSSC 22000 Become Truly Global News Update 16 Jul 2019 Certification Speaking the Same Language on Food Safety: How GFSI Recognition Helps FSSC 22000 Become Truly Global   FSSC 22000 is one of the fastest-growing members of the GFSI CPO family. Since the independent Foundation FSSC 22000 published the first version of their food safety system certification programme in 2009, over 20,000 sites have received certification under the programme’s seven scopes. For these sites, which span the world from Africa to the […]
Introducing the Latest Version of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Blog 27 Mar 2018 Benchmarking Introducing the Latest Version of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Exciting times are here again for the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. Version 7.2 was released at our annual Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo. I was thrilled to make this announcement and present on this topic in detail at the conference as part of the GFSI & You session on the opening day. Over the last […]
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