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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
3 Strategic Objectives for GFSI’s Third Decade Blog 09 Jan 2020 GFSI 3 Strategic Objectives for GFSI’s Third Decade   It has been a whirlwind few weeks since I stepped into the role of GFSI Director in October! With the help of the clever, committed people at GFSI and The Consumer Goods Forum, I’m diligently preparing for my first GFSI Conference this February.   It’s an honour to be getting involved with GFSI just […]
4 GFSI Myths, Busted: The Truth About Auditors, CPOs and Regulations Blog 04 Feb 2020 GFSI 4 GFSI Myths, Busted: The Truth About Auditors, CPOs and Regulations   There is always more to learn about GFSI! In the months since stepping into the role of Director last October, I’ve been focused on truly understanding the all facets of the critical and unique role GFSI plays in the global food safety ecosystem.   As part of this process, I’ve encountered a few misconceptions […]
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, […]
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 2022 News Update: Reflections, Achievements & Seasons Greetings News Update 21 Dec 2022 GFSI 2022 News Update: Reflections, Achievements & Seasons Greetings In the final GFSI update of 2022, GFSI Director Erica Sheward reflects on some of the year’s achievements and a future look towards 2023. The year launched with the success of the GFSI Conference hosted in Barcelona, the first in-person conference since before the pandemic, which brings much anticipation for the GFSI Conference 2023 in […]
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 […]
The GFSI Experts Series Returns with All-New Food Safety Interviews Press Release 30 Apr 2020 GFSI The GFSI Experts Series Returns with All-New Food Safety Interviews PARIS, 30th April 2020 – Today, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) kicked off the second season of the GFSI Experts Series, a curated collection of interviews with food safety leaders from industry, academia, the public sector and beyond. Launched in 2019, the series shares the diverse knowledge of GFSI’s worldwide network of food safety […]
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 Conference 2023 Day 3 Roundup — Food Safety: A Common Language, A Common Goal For All News Update 28 Apr 2023 GFSI GFSI Conference 2023 Day 3 Roundup — Food Safety: A Common Language, A Common Goal For All ATLANTA, 27 April 2023 — Now more than ever, people tackling food safety need to find new ways to reach the mission of ‘safe food for everybody’, agreed global food safety experts and policymakers on the third and final day of the GFSI conference in Atlanta. Top food industry leaders, technology experts, and policy makers […]
Conferencia GFSI 2023. Resumen del día 3 – Inocuidad Alimentaria: Un Lenguaje Común, Un Objetivo Común Para Todos News Update 28 Apr 2023 Conferencia GFSI 2023. Resumen del día 3 – Inocuidad Alimentaria: Un Lenguaje Común, Un Objetivo Común Para Todos ATLANTA, 27 de abril de 2023 — Ahora más que nunca, las personas que se ocupan de la inocuidad de los alimentos necesitan encontrar nuevas formas de alcanzar la misión de ‘alimentos inocuos para todos’, coincidieron los expertos en inocuidad de los alimentos y los responsables políticos de todo el mundo en el tercer y […]
GFSI Welcomes New Steering Committee Members Press Release 27 Apr 2023 GFSI GFSI Welcomes New Steering Committee Members ATLANTA, 27 April 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 direction of the Coalition, drive collaboration between retailers and manufacturers, […]
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