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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 chapter […]
2021 GFSI Conference Day 1 Roundup: Global Food Safety Stakeholders Gather Online for the First Virtual GFSI Conference News Update 23 Mar 2021 GFSI Conference 2021 GFSI Conference Day 1 Roundup: Global Food Safety Stakeholders Gather Online for the First Virtual GFSI Conference PARIS, 23rd March 2021 — Today, for the 20th consecutive year, an international delegation of food industry stakeholders gathered to attend the GFSI Conference, the premier annual event of the Global Food Safety Initiative. In the two decades since its first iteration in France, the GFSI Conference has become known as one of the world’s […]
Three New Food Safety Leaders Join the GFSI Steering Committee Press Release 12 Sep 2023 Governance Three New Food Safety Leaders Join the GFSI Steering Committee PARIS, 12 September 2023 — The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, welcomes three new industry experts to the GFSI Steering Committee. The new members of the Steering Committee, who will help shape the strategic direction of the Coalition, drive collaboration between retailers and […]
2021 GFSI Conference: Innovating for the Future, Learning from the Past News Update 25 Mar 2021 GFSI Conference 2021 GFSI Conference: Innovating for the Future, Learning from the Past     PARIS, 25th March 2021 — The 2021 GFSI Conference closed this afternoon after three days of productive discussion around the theme Food Safety: Rethink, Reset, Recharge. This year’s edition marked the 20th anniversary of the Global Food Safety Initiative’s premier annual event and its first time taking place online. Hosted on a purpose-built […]
Preparing for the Future of Food Safety: Highlights from the GFSI Conference 2019 News Update 28 Feb 2019 GFSI Conference Preparing for the Future of Food Safety: Highlights from the GFSI Conference 2019   NICE, France, 28th February 2019 – The 18th edition of the GFSI Conference drew to a close this afternoon, after four days packed with insights, productive conversations and opportunities to connect. The event attracted over 1000 delegates, who represented more than 60 countries and spanned the food industry, academia and the public sector, making it […]
GFSI Steering Committee Studies Trust & Impact – Summary of Q3 Meeting News Update 10 Nov 2021 Governance GFSI Steering Committee Studies Trust & Impact – Summary of Q3 Meeting “Your mission is to ensure we continue to earn the trust of consumers, the industry, IGOs, NGOs and regulators. Good luck. I’m looking forward to seeing how it goes.” This was the challenge laid out for the people around the table in Paris – and those calling in from around the world – at the […]
The Global Food Safety Initiative is Opening Applications to Join the GFSI Steering Committee Press Release 22 Feb 2024 Governance The Global Food Safety Initiative is Opening Applications to Join the GFSI Steering Committee PARIS, 22 February 2024. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to announce that applications are now open to all those eligible to join the GFSI Steering Committee. This round of applications and elections comes as part of the new Governance Rules published in 2021 in line with GFSI’s move to a Coalition of […]
France Retakes the Global Food Safety Spotlight at GFSI 2019 Blog 12 Dec 2018 GFSI Conference France Retakes the Global Food Safety Spotlight at GFSI 2019 This blog post comes to us as a special joint message from the co-chairs of the GFSI Conference Committee, Frédéric René (Danone) and Pierre de Ginestel (Auchan). 2019 marks the first year since 2006 that the GFSI Conference will take place in France, the birthplace of the Global Food Safety Initiative, after travelling to locales as […]
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, […]
“My Boss is the American Consumer”: How Frank Yiannas Brings Walmart Expertise to the FDA News Update 30 Apr 2019 Public-private Partnership “My Boss is the American Consumer”: How Frank Yiannas Brings Walmart Expertise to the FDA This week’s episode of the GFSI Experts Series features one of the founding figures of our current understanding of food safety culture: Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner of Food Policy & Response at the US FDA. A microbiologist by training, Frank nevertheless contends that behavioural science is as critical as ‘hard science’ to the development of successful food […]
4 Reasons for Retailers to Attend the 2021 GFSI Conference Blog 16 Mar 2021 GFSI 4 Reasons for Retailers to Attend the 2021 GFSI Conference GFSI owes its origins to retail: The organisation was started in 2000 by a group of retailers who came together around a shared goal of safe food for consumers everywhere. Our premier annual event, the GFSI Conference, is now attended by an international delegation of stakeholders from every sector of the food industry, and it […]
Food Industry Professionals Around the World Encouraged to Attend Major GFSI Conference to Advance Food Safety Press Release 02 Mar 2021 GFSI Conference Food Industry Professionals Around the World Encouraged to Attend Major GFSI Conference to Advance Food Safety Annual GFSI Conference from 23 – 25 March will bring together over 500 food industry leaders, government representatives, IGOs and food industry stakeholders from over 60 countries Food industry professionals across public and private sectors will reflect on an unprecedented 12 months and discuss solutions to shared challenges Event to take place virtually for first […]
The World’s Leading Voices on Food Safety Tackle Emerging Challenges at the GFSI Conference Press Release 17 Jan 2019 GFSI Conference The World’s Leading Voices on Food Safety Tackle Emerging Challenges at the GFSI Conference       PARIS, 17th January 2019: The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), a worldwide project to advance food safety and improve consumer trust, is holding its 18th annual conference in Nice, France on February 25-28 2019. Over 1,000 of the most influential actors in the global food industry from more than 50 countries will be […]
Food Safety: an Opportunity to Rethink, Reset and Recharge Blog 10 Apr 2021 GFSI Conference Food Safety: an Opportunity to Rethink, Reset and Recharge Around the world, an estimated 600 million people fall ill after eating contaminated food each year, and concerns over food safety have been intensified by COVID-19. Yet the food industry has responded with brilliant commitment to the challenges of the pandemic – and it was inspiring to hear so many examples of this at last […]
5 Reasons to Join Us at the GFSI Conference in Nice Blog 08 Nov 2018 GFSI Conference 5 Reasons to Join Us at the GFSI Conference in Nice After 17 editions around the globe, the 2019 GFSI Conference is heading to sunny Nice to put the future of food safety under the microscope. Under the theme Emerging Challenges & The Future of Food Safety, the 2019 conference will be the time and place for today’s industry to prepare for tomorrow’s safe food supply. It […]
Why Our Global GFSI Community Never Fails to Inspire Me and Why I Can’t Wait to See Them Again at the GFSI Conference 2023 in Atlanta! Blog 14 Jun 2022 GFSI Conference Why Our Global GFSI Community Never Fails to Inspire Me and Why I Can’t Wait to See Them Again at the GFSI Conference 2023 in Atlanta! Back in March, we welcomed back our global GFSI Community to the GFSI Conference, which was hosted in a not-so-sunny Barcelona at the end of the month. It was amazing to bring the GFSI Community back together again after so long, but I’d be lying if I said we didn’t have doubts about hosting the […]
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