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GFSI-led Webinar Opens the Door to 2021 World Food Safety Day Celebrations News Update 12 Mar 2021 Public-private Partnership GFSI-led Webinar Opens the Door to 2021 World Food Safety Day Celebrations The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Codex Alimentarius Commission Secretariat gathered online for a conversation that centred on public-private partnerships, a form of collaboration that is essential to securing food safety globally. Erica Sheward, GFSI Director at The Consumer […]
Food Safety Capacity Building and Africa’s Food System Building the Foundation for Success Blog 10 Oct 2017 Food Safety Capacity Building and Africa’s Food System Building the Foundation for Success   Africa is well-known for the tremendous economic and social challenges faced by its people, but also for its great economic and human potential. The challenges, opportunities and dynamism that characterize the continent today are especially evident in Africa’s food system. Millions still struggle for subsistence on a few staple food commodities, especially in Africa’s […]
Food Safety Challenge to 2030: Staying on Track with Safe Trade Blog 12 May 2018 Food Safety Challenge to 2030: Staying on Track with Safe Trade 2030 seems a way off. It marks the end point of the UN’s development agenda to transform opportunities for people, prosperity and the planet, alongside its collective call to action. What we all work on today on food safety is going to shape that future. But are we on track? Are farmers, processors, traders and […]
Safe Seafood for Consumers Everywhere: How Global Aquaculture Alliance Benefits from GFSI Recognition News Update 08 Oct 2019 Certification Safe Seafood for Consumers Everywhere: How Global Aquaculture Alliance Benefits from GFSI Recognition   According to FAO, aquaculture — the farming of fish, shellfish and other aquatic species — is the fastest-growing food production sector in the world. As new aquaculture facilities open every year, specialised CPOs like Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) are stepping in to champion those that use safe and sustainable production methods. GFSI is evolving […]
Press Release 18 Feb 2014 GFSI Announces New Board Chairman Vice-Chairs Cenk Gürol, Group Chief SCM Officer, Aeon CO., LTD & President, Aeon Global SCM CO., LTD, Japan takes over Chairmanship of the GFSI Board of Directors. Mike Robach, Vice President, Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Cargill, USA and Neil Marshall, Global Director, Quality & Food Safety Strategy, Policy and Programs, The Coca-Cola Company, USA […]
GFSI Applauds New Canadian Policy on Private Certification of Food Facilities Press Release 05 Feb 2016 GFSI Applauds New Canadian Policy on Private Certification of Food Facilities Policy Recognises Growing Food Safety Collaboration among Government, Industry and Consumers   PARIS, 5 February 2016 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) applauds the new Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) policy on private certification schemes used by food facilities that was announced this week in Ottawa. The CFIA acknowledges that private certification schemes, including those recognised […]
GFSI Kicks Off 16th Global Conference, Announces Its “G30” of Food Safety and More Press Release 28 Feb 2017 GFSI Kicks Off 16th Global Conference, Announces Its “G30” of Food Safety and More HOUSTON, 28th February 2017 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today held a press conference to launch the 16th Global Food Safety Conference, announce the release of a new edition of GFSI’s flagship Benchmarking Requirements and to share groundbreaking strides in public-private collaboration with a G30 of food safety. The industry’s top global food safety […]
Press Release 28 Feb 2017 30 Institutions Come Together with GFSI in a “G30” of Food Safety HOUSTON, 28th February 2017 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) yesterday hosted over 100 representatives from more than 20 countries and multilaterals organisations who gathered in Houston just ahead of GFSI’s 16th annual Global Food Safety Conference to discuss better collaboration for global public health outcomes. Countries including Japan, China, Mexico, Canada, the UK and the […]
Global Food Safety Conference 2018: Governments and Businesses Meet to Form Partnerships on Advancing International Food Safety Press Release 06 Mar 2018 Global Food Safety Conference 2018: Governments and Businesses Meet to Form Partnerships on Advancing International Food Safety The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) held its third Government to Business meeting adjacent to the Global Food Safety Conference 2018 Government food safety regulators and officials met with the GFSI Board of Directors to discuss food safety issues and trends, as well as third-party certification Over 40 organisations representing 25 countries and 5 IGOs […]
Steve Wearne Explains the 5 Key Goals of Codex Alimentarius — And How GFSI Can Help News Update 28 May 2019 Public-private Partnership Steve Wearne Explains the 5 Key Goals of Codex Alimentarius — And How GFSI Can Help   While all of the guests on the GFSI Experts Series hold at least one prestigious title, Steve Wearne has two; he is Vice-Chair at the Codex Alimentarius Commission and Director of Science at the UK FSA. His joint responsibility gives him a uniquely informed perspective on the importance of one of GFSI’s core missions: […]
“Every Little Company Can Do It”: Pâtisserie Baillon’s Stepwise Path to a Global Markets Award News Update 25 Jun 2019 Global Markets “Every Little Company Can Do It”: Pâtisserie Baillon’s Stepwise Path to a Global Markets Award   Every year, the selection committee of the GFSI Global Markets Awards, kindly sponsored by greenfence, reserves one of its four annual prizes for a small to medium-sized company located in the host country of the GFSI Conference. In 2019, that recognition went to a remarkable bakeshop: Pâtisserie Baillon, a manufacturer of cheesecakes and regional […]
The Global Market Awards are Gaining Traction Blog 20 Nov 2019 Global Markets The Global Market Awards are Gaining Traction   Greenfence is incredibly happy to be back sponsoring the Global Markets awards for a fourth year in a row. Since supporting the launch in 2017, Greenfence’s sponsorship has made it possible for many smaller companies to attend the annual GFSI Conference, giving them unprecedented and unparalleled access to global networks, research, enhanced food safety […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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