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GFSI Establishes Science and Technology Advisory Group News Update 01 Jul 2021 Governance GFSI Establishes Science and Technology Advisory Group PARIS, 1st July 2021 — The Global Food Safety Initiative is delighted to announce  the official launch of the GFSI Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG). STAG, introduced as part of a series of  collaborative enhancements of the oversight of the GFSI ecosystem since it became a Coalition of Action of The Consumer Goods Forum […]
The Role of Science & Technology in Food Safety Podcast 07 Jul 2021 GFSI The Role of Science & Technology in Food Safety In this episode, host Linda Okpala welcomes the new Chair of GFSI’s Science & Technology Advisory Group, David Crean, as they discuss the importance of the academic community in ensuring safe food for people everywhere and what has motivated David to dedicate his career to food safety.       Click to Sign Up for […]
Steering Committee Meeting Summary-  1st July, 2021 News Update 13 Jul 2021 Steering Committee Meeting Summary- 1st July, 2021 The 1st July meeting started with a progress update from the Governance Sub-Committee on the implementation of GFSI’s Code of Ethical Conduct. Erica noted that the first step involved GFSI appointing ambassadors in all GFSI groups and committees to ensure that members abided by the Code and a dedicated email address would be established to […]
GFSI Welcomes the Return of the China Focus Day, as Regional Impact Takes Centre Stage Press Release 07 Jul 2021 GFSI GFSI Welcomes the Return of the China Focus Day, as Regional Impact Takes Centre Stage BEIJING and PARIS, 7th July 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Coalition of Action on food safety, Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition) is pleased to announce the return of the GFSI China Focus Day on 19th July 2021. The event, celebrating its 10th anniversary, will welcome some 300 delegates to the  Four […]
Discover a Whole New World of Innovation and Technology at GFSI 2018’s Tech Talks News Update 31 Mar 2018 GFSI Discover a Whole New World of Innovation and Technology at GFSI 2018’s Tech Talks   After their first appearance at GFSI 2017 in Houston, Tech Talks are back by popular demand at GFSI’s Global Food Safety Conference 2018 in Tokyo. These short sessions provide a break from proceedings in the main auditorium and offer a more relaxed and informal setting for discussion of hot topics in food safety. As […]
What Does It Mean to be GFSI Certified in a FSMA Environment? Blog 24 Feb 2017 What Does It Mean to be GFSI Certified in a FSMA Environment? The question is not new: “I am GFSI certified, so does that mean I am FSMA compliant?” It’s a question with which industry has been wrestling since the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in 2011. The question is not new: “I am GFSI certified, so does that mean I am FSMA compliant?” […]
Meet the Special Sessions Speakers at GFSC 2018 News Update 08 Feb 2018 Meet the Special Sessions Speakers at GFSC 2018 Join us for breakfast and great conversation with leading industry experts at the Global Food Safety Conference. We have an action packed week with all sorts of opportunities for delegates at this year’s conference in Tokyo. Outside the auditorium, there will also be a range of Special Sessions featuring industry experts discussing the hottest topics in food […]
How Technology and Innovation are Transforming Food Safety and Sustainability Blog 01 Mar 2018 How Technology and Innovation are Transforming Food Safety and Sustainability The challenges we all face The evidence that we need to find new ways to manage food safety is growing all the time. Right now, the world’s population is currently growing by 80 million people a year. Overall the global population is forecast to expand to 8.6 billion by 2030. By 2050 this population will […]
BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 is Now GFSI-Recognised News Update 23 May 2019 Certification BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 is Now GFSI-Recognised   We are very pleased to announce that the BRC Food Safety Standard issue 8 is being added to the scope of GFSI recognition for BRC Global Standards after a successful assessment against version 7.2 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. For GFSI, continued collaboration with Certification Programme Owners as they update their standards and processes […]
GFSI 2019 Conference Roundup Day 1: Many Voices, One Shared Goal News Update 26 Feb 2019 GFSI Conference GFSI 2019 Conference Roundup Day 1: Many Voices, One Shared Goal   After thirteen years abroad, the GFSI Conference has returned to its home country of France! Over 1,000 delegates streamed through the doors of the historic Nice Acropolis this morning, making the 2019 conference the biggest event GFSI has ever held in Europe. The diverse delegation represents multinationals and SMEs, retailers and manufacturers, research labs, […]
Version 7.1 of GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Furthering Harmonisation Press Release 26 Apr 2017 Version 7.1 of GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Furthering Harmonisation Reflects latest marketplace changes and stakeholder input. Result of continued private/public dialogue, such as with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in regards to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). PARIS, 26th April 2017 — Hot on the heels of February’s publication of the new GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 7, Version 7.1 is now being […]
Global Food Safety Initiative Starts New Chapter as CEO-led Coalition of Action Press Release 23 Mar 2021 GFSI Global Food Safety Initiative Starts New Chapter as CEO-led Coalition of Action 34 CGF Members Join the All-New Coalition and Will Be Governed by New Steering Committee GFSI Becomes Eighth Coalition of Action Under the Stewardship of The Consumer Goods Forum   PARIS, 23rd March 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced that the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition) is starting a new […]
Have You Invested Enough in Food Safety Training? Blog 10 May 2021 Sponsored Content Have You Invested Enough in Food Safety Training? /SPONSORED CONTENT/ I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2021 GFSI Conference. The Conference, held virtually for the first time, was marked by several excellent sessions that embodied the Conference’s theme this year: Rethink, Reset, and Recharge. Diversey, a Diamond Sponsor of the event, opted to focus on the reset button by hosting a […]
Does GFSI Certification Equate to FSMA Compliance? Blog 27 Apr 2017 Does GFSI Certification Equate to FSMA Compliance? Ever since the rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) began being published, the industry has questioned its linkage with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification. As such, a major question has been: “If I am certified to a GFSI scheme, does that mean I will also be compliant with the rules of […]
Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Recognises BRC Scope Extension for Storage and Distribution Press Release 14 Aug 2014 Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Recognises BRC Scope Extension for Storage and Distribution PARIS, 14th August 2014 — The GFSI Board of Directors is pleased to announce that BRC Global Standards has achieved recognition against the Guidance Document Sixth Edition for the scope of Storage and Distribution (J). This is in addition to the scopes for which BRC has already achieved GFSI recognition (D, EI, EII, EIII, EIV, […]
Global Food Safety Initiative is Accepting Applications to Join Their Steering Committee Press Release 30 Jun 2021 Governance Global Food Safety Initiative is Accepting Applications to Join Their Steering Committee GFSI is delighted to announce that in line with its new Governance Rules, applications will be open to all those eligible to join the GFSI Steering Committee between the 12/7 and 24/7. The GFSI Steering Committee is made up of senior food safety leaders from members of the CGF Coalition of Action on Food Safety. […]
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