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A “Revolution” for Food Safety: GFSI Director Erica Sheward on Version 2020 and the Race to the Top News Update 30 Apr 2020 GFSI Conference A “Revolution” for Food Safety: GFSI Director Erica Sheward on Version 2020 and the Race to the Top   Since taking the reins of GFSI in October 2019, Director Erica Sheward has helped to launch some of the most ambitious initiatives in the organisation’s recent history. Erica, who has over two decades of food safety experience in the public, private and academic sectors, is leading the charge on GFSI’s Race to the Top, […]
GFSI Welcomes New Director, Set to Lead Next Chapter of Growth Press Release 14 Oct 2019 GFSI GFSI Welcomes New Director, Set to Lead Next Chapter of Growth     PARIS, 14 October 2019: The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is excited to welcome Erica Sheward as its new Director.  GFSI has been gaining momentum around the world for nearly two decades, and Erica’s vast and diverse experience in the food safety industry is expected to help further expand and strengthen GFSI’s ability […]
An Interview with Outgoing GFSI Board Member Neil Marshall Blog 15 Dec 2020 GFSI An Interview with Outgoing GFSI Board Member Neil Marshall   This month, Neil Marshall, Global Director of Quality & Food Safety at The Coca-Cola Company and longtime GFSI Board member, is retiring. Over the years, Neil has made enormous contributions to GFSI thanks to his commitment and leadership on the GFSI Board. His dedicated support for GFSI has always been greatly appreciated, and he […]
Understanding GFSI’s ‘Race to the Top’ | Webinar News Update 25 Jan 2021 Global Markets Understanding GFSI’s ‘Race to the Top’ | Webinar     Thank you to all those who participated in GFSI’s first webinar of 2021! If you were not able to make the live session, we invite you to read the summary below or watch the recording. We invite you to join GFSI leadership on 25th March, the third day of the virtual GFSI Conference, […]
Food Safety is Everyone’s Business | Observe World Food Safety Day with GFSI and Codex! News Update 07 May 2020 Public-private Partnership Food Safety is Everyone’s Business | Observe World Food Safety Day with GFSI and Codex!   The relationship between GFSI and the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the body responsible for developing and implementing the joint WHO/FAO food standards programme, is close and long-standing. The GFSI Benchmarking Requirements are based in part on Codex standards, and Codex leaders frequently appear on the GFSI Conference speaker list.   At the 2020 conference, one […]
GFSI News Update: 2021 Achievements, Stakeholder Appreciation and Seasons Greetings News Update 20 Dec 2021 GFSI News Update: 2021 Achievements, Stakeholder Appreciation and Seasons Greetings In the last GFSI update of 2021, GFSI Director Erica Sheward recaps some of the year’s achievements, noting that “the list is pretty huge.” The year started out with the GFSI Conference making a successful move to virtual and GFSI itself being relaunched as a Coalition of Action of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF). In […]
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 […]
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 […]
GFSI Conference 2020 Roundup Day 3: A Race to the Top in Pursuit of Safe Food News Update 29 Feb 2020 GFSI Conference GFSI Conference 2020 Roundup Day 3: A Race to the Top in Pursuit of Safe Food   The GFSI Conference 2020 drew to a close this afternoon, after three days packed with valuable content and opportunities to connect. The 19th edition brought new features and new faces to the long-running event, in keeping with GFSI’s recent shifts in strategy and governance.   A Birthday at a Turning Point Held on the […]
The Circle of Trust for Food Safety: GFSI’s Newly-inducted Board Co-chairs Explain News Update 14 May 2020 GFSI The Circle of Trust for Food Safety: GFSI’s Newly-inducted Board Co-chairs Explain   2020 is turning out to be a landmark year for GFSI. In addition to releasing Version 2020 of the Benchmarking Requirements and announcing the Race to the Top initiative, the organisation welcomed two new co-chairs to lead its Board of Directors: Craig Wilson of Costco Wholesale Corporation and Roy Kirby of Mondelēz International. The […]
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 […]
GFSI Opens New Public Consultation on Securing the Future of Food Safety Auditors Press Release 27 Apr 2021 Consultation GFSI Opens New Public Consultation on Securing the Future of Food Safety Auditors UPDATE: 21st June 2021: Please note that this Consultation is now closed. New Set of GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Will Look to Help Ensure Trust in Food Safety Auditors and Increase Recognition of this Vital Role in Securing Safe Food for People Everywhere.   PARIS, 27th April 2021 – Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer […]
Changes in Board of Directors Structure Mark a New Era for the Global Food Safety Initiative Press Release 28 Feb 2020 GFSI Changes in Board of Directors Structure Mark a New Era for the Global Food Safety Initiative The GFSI Board elects two Co-Chairs and two Vice-Chairs in a new, parity-based system of governance   SEATTLE, WA and PARIS, 28th February 2020 — The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), facilitated by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), announced the results of its annual board election. The change in leadership structure marks a new era […]
GFSI Welcomes New Food Safety Experts to Its Steering Committee Press Release 10 Sep 2021 Governance GFSI Welcomes New Food Safety Experts to Its Steering Committee PARIS, 10th September 2021 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, is pleased to announce that 6 industry experts have been added to its Steering Committee. The additions, including adding several new retail members, will strengthen GFSI’s governance and help add important voices […]
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 […]
Food Safety: Rethink, Reset, Recharge Podcast 29 Jan 2021 GFSI Food Safety: Rethink, Reset, Recharge In this, the first episode in our new GFSI Podcast Series, “Food Safety: Rethink, Reset, Recharge”, we speak to Erica Sheward, Director of GFSI, who looks back on 2020 and the impact of COVID-19 on food safety, and looks ahead to all the new and exciting actions taking shape within GFSI. These include updates on […]
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