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What is Food Safety Culture? Blog 08 Jun 2020 GFSI What is Food Safety Culture? In February 2020, Version 2020 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements was announced at the GFSI Conference in Seattle. Version 2020 includes a new element: food safety culture. GFSI Japan’s Communications Working Group spoke to Ayako Okada of BSI (British Standards Institution) Group Japan K.K., who is familiar with trends in international certification.   Ayako Okada: […]
Food Safety Culture Starts with You Blog 22 Mar 2021 GFSI Food Safety Culture Starts with You /SPONSORED CONTENT/ How does an organization create culture? How do you play a role in igniting the drive for a Food Safety Culture? We make a wide range of enjoyable foods that delight consumers. Those of us responsible anywhere in the farm-to-fork chain are satisfying a desire for consumers with our brands. Those of us […]
News Update 24 Jan 2020 Certification “We Aim to Foster an Unwavering Food Safety Culture”: How House Foods America Leverages GFSI to Ensure Continuous Improvement     House Foods America is a tofu manufacturer that has achieved GFSI-recognised certification with SQF. Recently, members of GFSI’s Japan Local Group conducted an interview with House Foods America representative Rina Yamada to discuss the company’s journey to GFSI-recognised certification and how they “aim to foster an unwavering food safety culture by allowing each […]
Combining Technology and Culture to Drive Transparency Blog 07 Feb 2020 GFSI Conference Combining Technology and Culture to Drive Transparency Every year my colleagues and I look forward to the GFSI Conference, the most important global event for food safety in everyone’s calendar. Each year has a different flavour. Last year there was much discussion around how emerging technologies can support standards of food safety more effectively. We presented our two latest technological developments, EyeSucceed, […]
True Stories of Food Safety Culture Around the World: A New Season of the GFSI Web Series Press Release 12 Mar 2020 Global Markets True Stories of Food Safety Culture Around the World: A New Season of the GFSI Web Series PARIS, 12th March 2020 – Travel with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) from the music- steeped streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina to the colorful markets of Lagos, Nigeria in two new episodes of the GFSI Web Series! This short documentary series showcases small- to medium-sized enterprises that leverage GFSI’s programmes to improve their food […]
New GFSI Japan Local Group Chair Kotani and New Vice-Chair Ishikawa Talk About Their Aspirations News Update 07 Sep 2020 GFSI New GFSI Japan Local Group Chair Kotani and New Vice-Chair Ishikawa Talk About Their Aspirations   In January, Masanori Kotani (Amazon Japan G.K.) assumed office as the Chair of the GFSI Japan Local Group, with Atsushi Ishikawa (Harada Tea Processing Co., Ltd.) assuming office as the Vice-Chair. This interview was postponed due to COVID-19 crisis, and was conducted in June for the two to speak on future policies and activities […]
Paving the Path for a True Risk-Based Food Safety Approach Blog 01 Apr 2024 Sponsored Content Paving the Path for a True Risk-Based Food Safety Approach The Shift From Compliance to “Culture + Systems” Approaches In the intricate web of the modern food industry, ensuring food safety stands as a crucial mandate. However, the landscape has evolved, demanding a shift from traditional hazard-based tactics to a balanced risk-based “culture + systems” approach. This transition is not only imperative but also laden […]
A Passion for Food Safety in Argentina: How Alfa Argentina Built Food Safety Culture with GFSI Video 26 Feb 2020 Global Markets A Passion for Food Safety in Argentina: How Alfa Argentina Built Food Safety Culture with GFSI
Ensuring Food Safety and Reducing Food Waste Go Hand in Hand Blog 15 Jan 2020 GFSI Conference Ensuring Food Safety and Reducing Food Waste Go Hand in Hand   As consumer demands for sustainable food practises increase, more and more retailers and foodservice operators are finding ways to reduce their environmental impact.   We’ve seen this recently with the movement to ban plastic straws in 2018 and the rise in plant-based meat popularity in 2019. Many retailers and foodservice operators have adapted quickly […]
Developing the Next Generation of Food Safety Leaders Blog 22 Jan 2020 GFSI Conference Developing the Next Generation of Food Safety Leaders   The food manufacturing industry is struggling to fill food safety and quality positions. Building your company’s food safety culture is key to attracting, developing and retaining quality talent. AIB International provides the expertise, training and technology to develop the next generation of food safety leaders.   Many companies in the food industry are hungry […]
Make the Most of Your Mornings with Special Sessions at the GFSI Conference! News Update 30 Jan 2020 GFSI Conference Make the Most of Your Mornings with Special Sessions at the GFSI Conference! To get the most out of your week in Seattle, be sure to add some Special Sessions to your conference agenda! Attendees who make time for these sessions, which are held at convenient morning intervals, will be the among the first to learn about the most cutting-edge innovations impacting food safety today.   This year’s […]
A New Era of Smarter Food Safety: Frank Yiannas of the US FDA Looks to the Future Blog 23 Jan 2020 GFSI A New Era of Smarter Food Safety: Frank Yiannas of the US FDA Looks to the Future GFSI is entering a new era in 2020, and we’re all involved.   For my part, I’ve been watching GFSI evolve for over a decade. I joined the GFSI Board in 2008, soon after becoming the Vice President of Food Safety at Walmart. That same year, I initiated the infamous “Walmart Letter,” which gave our […]
Vision and Action – GFSI Conference Culminates with Strategic Insights and Forward Momentum News Update 11 Apr 2024 GFSI Vision and Action – GFSI Conference Culminates with Strategic Insights and Forward Momentum SINGAPORE, 11TH APRIL 2024: And that’s a wrap, folks! Today marked the final day of The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) 2024 Conference. As the global food safety community – from industry leaders to experts, policymakers to academics convened in Singapore, their presence shaped #GFSI24 as a proactive and forward-looking conference at […]
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 Conference 2020 Roundup Day 1: United We Stand for Food Safety News Update 27 Feb 2020 GFSI Conference GFSI Conference 2020 Roundup Day 1: United We Stand for Food Safety   Over 1,000 food safety stakeholders from around the world gathered in Bellevue, Seattle today for the official opening of the 2020 GFSI Conference! While the United States has hosted more GFSI Conferences than any other country — and is home to some of the organisation’s most passionate supporters — the event has never before […]
How Does a Globally Complex Supply Chain Impact Food Safety? Blog 18 May 2021 Sponsored Content How Does a Globally Complex Supply Chain Impact Food Safety? /SPONSORED CONTENT/ At this year’s GFSI Conference, I was fortunate to lead a fireside chat with Rick Buttner, Senior Director of Supply Chain Operations for Subway’s Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC). The intent of this discussion was to help our peers consider the implications of an increasingly global and complex supply chain on food safety, and […]
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