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How Global Data Can Help the Food Industry Improve Food Safety Blog 29 Apr 2021 Sponsored Content How Global Data Can Help the Food Industry Improve Food Safety /SPONSORED CONTENT/ When was the last time you touched your phone? A recent study has revealed how obsessed we are when it comes to our mobiles. On average, we touch them 2,617 times a day – with some people tapping, typing, swiping and clicking up to 5,427 times a day. Technology has accelerated at a […]
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 […]
Protecting Agricultural Production Credentials and Claims: Australian Cherry Industry Export Perspective Blog 29 Mar 2024 Sponsored Content Protecting Agricultural Production Credentials and Claims: Australian Cherry Industry Export Perspective Transparency and trust are paramount for fresh produce exports and the Australian cherry industry is leading the way. During the GS1 session, Patrick Ulloa, Export Development Manager at Cherry Growers Australia, will highlight the importance of having confidence in producer claims and credentials, and the role that GS1 and other international standards play in underwriting […]
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 […]
Making Informed Decisions Using Quality Product Data Blog 13 May 2020 GFSI Making Informed Decisions Using Quality Product Data Shortly after the 2020 GFSI Conference ended, the world was transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the food supply chain faces unprecedented demand and very little certainty, its role has never been more crucial in getting people all over the world the goods they need. While it’s currently impossible to know the permanent effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, the food industry must remain focused on protecting our […]
Preparing for Traceability Regulations and Supply Chain Digitization   Blog 05 Mar 2021 Sponsored Content Preparing for Traceability Regulations and Supply Chain Digitization   /SPONSORED CONTENT/   On September 21, 2020, the U.S. FDA proposed a new rule that lays the foundation for end-to-end food traceability for high risk foods. As an enhancement to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) passed in 2011, the rule will not only create a formal approach to traceability recordkeeping, but it will also […]
Leveling Up Your Logs Blog 29 Apr 2020 GFSI Leveling Up Your Logs   My, how the world has changed in the short time since we were all together in Seattle! It is clear that food safety, even in a time of global crisis, cannot take a back seat. The topics we discussed at this meeting simply can’t be placed on the backburner. If anything, tools that give […]
Connecting the Dots to Measurable Food Safety Blog 09 Apr 2021 Food Safety Culture Connecting the Dots to Measurable Food Safety /SPONSORED CONTENT/ Almost all foods that are produced, served, and sold have a level of risk that if not handled properly may lead to a product potentially becoming unsafe. As food safety professionals it is our responsibility to design and manage food safety programs that identify and reduce these risks. Managing and measuring food safety […]
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 […]
Smart Compliance Blog 17 Jun 2021 Sponsored Content Smart Compliance /SPONSORED CONTENT/ The number of options within our food and beverage portfolio continues to expand to ensure we are delighting consumers and meeting their needs. At the same time, our food world is more connected than ever and people’s trust in our brands is ever dependent on our company’s ability to deliver every serving of […]
Advancing Supply Chain Visibility to Reach New Levels of Food Safety Blog 18 Mar 2022 Sponsored Content Advancing Supply Chain Visibility to Reach New Levels of Food Safety At the heart of today’s food safety and supply chain challenges is a lack of visibility. Because of paper-based record-keeping and fragmented data systems, achieving real-time supply chain visibility has been difficult. When data is not digitized and accurate, it cannot be easily exchanged among trading partners, creating inefficient supply chains. With continued supply chain […]
8 Food Safety Solutions, 15 Minutes Each: What Will You Learn at the GFSI Tech Talks? News Update 06 Feb 2020 GFSI Conference 8 Food Safety Solutions, 15 Minutes Each: What Will You Learn at the GFSI Tech Talks? At the GFSI Conference, a networking break never means a break from the action! To get the most out of the minutes between plenaries and breakout sessions, grab a coffee and make your way to the Presentation Theatre at the heart of the bustling GFSI Village. In this relaxed setting, scientists and experts from around […]
People and Technology Are the Heart and Future of Auditing Blog 14 Apr 2021 People and Technology Are the Heart and Future of Auditing /SPONSORED CONTENT/ After the conference, it’s time to reflect on the common trends of moving forward after a year of disruption and how technology and auditors will continue to move GFSI forward, especially in terms of trust and confidence in auditing. My colleagues and I had a great experience at this year’s GFSI Conference, held […]
Legacy and Leadership: GFSI Food Safety Community Unites to Ensure Safe Food for All News Update 09 Apr 2024 GFSI Legacy and Leadership: GFSI Food Safety Community Unites to Ensure Safe Food for All SINGAPORE, 9TH APRIL 2024: The highly anticipated 2024 GFSI Conference opened today at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Hotel, championing its mission of ‘Safe Food for All.’  Unfolding against the backdrop of a rapidly changing global environment, this year over 500 industry leaders from the GFSI community convened to tackle urgent challenges at the intersection of […]
The Consumer is Transforming Food Safety Through Choice and Data Blog 05 Feb 2020 GFSI Conference The Consumer is Transforming Food Safety Through Choice and Data   Cast your mind back twenty years; Google was a private company, the first camera phone had just been invented, there were 1.8 billion fewer people on the planet, and GFSI had only just begun.   Fast forward twenty years, and as Fatboy Slim prophetically sang at the turn of the millennium, we have indeed […]
GLOBALG.A.P Certification at Closed Plant Factories in Japan News Update 31 Jan 2020 Certification GLOBALG.A.P Certification at Closed Plant Factories in Japan GFSI Japan Local Group Communication WG (GFSI): We spoke with Takao Akita, Executive Officer of Vitec Vegetable Factory Co., Ltd., one of the largest plant factory operators in Japan, which obtained GLOBALG.A.P. for all 5 factories in Japan. Vitec Vegetable Factory Co., Ltd. (VVF): Our parent company is Restar Holdings Corporation (HQ: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo) which […]
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