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GFSI Opens New Stakeholder Consultation for USDA AMS News Update 16 Feb 2024 GFSI Opens New Stakeholder Consultation for USDA AMS Update 18 March 2024: Please note that this consultation is now closed.     GFSI is opening a new stakeholder consultation today for the Technical Equivalence Programme, USDA AMS Harmonized GAP Plus+ version 4.0, issued on 1st July 2022. The deadline for consultation responses is 16th March 2024. The Technical Equivalence programme is destined to benchmark […]
GFSI Launches New Stakeholder Consultation on Primary Scopes and Service Provision Scope of the Benchmarking Requirements Press Release 03 Jun 2021 Consultation GFSI Launches New Stakeholder Consultation on Primary Scopes and Service Provision Scope of the Benchmarking Requirements CLOSED- 19th July 2021 PARIS, 3rd June 2021 — The Global Food Safety Imitative (GFSI; the Coalition), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, is opening a new stakeholder consultation to collect feedback on a set of proposed changes to the primary scopes of recognition of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements and a […]
COVID-19 Changes Eating Habits & Food Priorities Blog 16 Sep 2020 GFSI COVID-19 Changes Eating Habits & Food Priorities       Changes to eating habits as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have been documented since the start of global lockdowns. Trends including a return to home cooking and baking, an increase in demand for organic, plant-based, vegan and vegetarian foods and a reduction in demand for what are perceived as more exotic […]
GFSI Answers Our Two Most Frequently Asked Questions Blog 12 Nov 2020 Certification GFSI Answers Our Two Most Frequently Asked Questions Here at GFSI, the two questions we receive most often both have to do with the certification process – namely, “How do I get ‘GFSI certified?'” and ‘Is this standard GFSI-recognised?’ Today, GFSI Senior Technical Manager Marie-Claude Quentin is here to walk us through the recognition process in more detail, and explain how you can […]
GLOBALG.A.P Certification at Closed Plant Factories in Japan News Update 31 Jan 2020 Certification GLOBALG.A.P Certification at Closed Plant Factories in Japan GFSI Japan Local Group Communication WG (GFSI): We spoke with Takao Akita, Executive Officer of Vitec Vegetable Factory Co., Ltd., one of the largest plant factory operators in Japan, which obtained GLOBALG.A.P. for all 5 factories in Japan. Vitec Vegetable Factory Co., Ltd. (VVF): Our parent company is Restar Holdings Corporation (HQ: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo) which […]
CanadaGAP Obtains Recognition Against Version 2020.1 of GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Press Release 04 May 2021 Benchmarking CanadaGAP Obtains Recognition Against Version 2020.1 of GFSI Benchmarking Requirements PARIS, 4th May 2021 — CanadaGAP®, an internationally recognised food safety programme for fresh fruit and vegetable suppliers, and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, today announced that CanadaGAP has successfully achieved recognition against GFSI’s Version 2020.1 Benchmarking Requirements. The recognition encompasses three CanadaGAP certification options: […]
Press Release 21 Sep 2021 Benchmarking Freshcare Gains GFSI Recognition for Their Food Safety & Quality Standard Edition 4.2 PARIS and SYDNEY, 21 September 2021 — The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and Freshcare Limited, the leading assurance programme for the Australian fresh produce industry, are pleased to announce that the Freshcare Food Safety & Quality Standard Edition 4.2 has successfully achieved recognition against […]
Azzule Systems Gains GFSI Recognition for Their PrimusGFS Certification Programme Press Release 09 Dec 2021 Benchmarking Azzule Systems Gains GFSI Recognition for Their PrimusGFS Certification Programme PARIS and Santa Maria, USA, 9 December 2021 – The Global Food Safety Initative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and Azzule Systems, are pleased to announce that PrimusGFS version 3.2 has successfully achieved recognition against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020. This recognition covers GFSI scope BI – farming of […]
Equitable Food Initiative Gains GFSI Recognition Press Release 09 Sep 2022 Benchmarking Equitable Food Initiative Gains GFSI Recognition PARIS and Washington, DC, USA, 9 September 2022 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and Equitable Food Initiative, are pleased to announce that Equitable Food Initiative Food Safety Standards, Guidance, & Interpretations Version 2.0 has successfully achieved recognition against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements V2020. The […]
USDA AMS Harmonised GAP Plus+, V3.0 Achieves Technical Equivalence Press Release 24 Oct 2022 Benchmarking USDA AMS Harmonised GAP Plus+, V3.0 Achieves Technical Equivalence Paris and Washington, DC,  24 October 2022 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), are pleased to announce that USDA Harmonised GAP Plus+, Version 3.0 standard (published 8 February 2021) has successfully achieved Technical […]
GFSI Opens New Stakeholder Consultation News Update 08 Jan 2024 Consultation GFSI Opens New Stakeholder Consultation Update 07 January 2024: Please note that this consultation is now closed.     GlobalG.A.P is undergoing the GFSI Benchmarking Process for 2 of its certification programmes and is entering the stakeholder consultation phase today. The deadline for consultation responses is 6 February 2024. About GlobalG.A.P. IFA-GFS v.6 Certification Programmes The Integrated Farm Assurance GFS […]
GFSI 2020 Discovery Tour in Seattle – Recap Blog 19 Mar 2020 GFSI GFSI 2020 Discovery Tour in Seattle – Recap Seattle is a city where many global mega corporations started their businesses. For this year’s GFSI Conference, a Discovery Tour was planned and held in Seattle, in partnership with three famous companies. I am here to recap the Discovery Tour, which took place the day before the Conference and included visits to Costco, Amazon and […]
Integrated Pest Management: The Ultimate Tool for Sustainable Pest Control Blog 22 Feb 2021 Sponsored Content Integrated Pest Management: The Ultimate Tool for Sustainable Pest Control /SPONSORED CONTENT/ The COVID-19 crisis has presented the greatest challenge for the food industry in decades. Few sectors have been as badly hit. Restrictions caused by the pandemic have limited production and caused delays in the transportation of goods. Such delays have resulted in extended storage, which, in turn, has affected the quality of products. […]
News Update 24 Jan 2020 Certification “We Aim to Foster an Unwavering Food Safety Culture”: How House Foods America Leverages GFSI to Ensure Continuous Improvement     House Foods America is a tofu manufacturer that has achieved GFSI-recognised certification with SQF. Recently, members of GFSI’s Japan Local Group conducted an interview with House Foods America representative Rina Yamada to discuss the company’s journey to GFSI-recognised certification and how they “aim to foster an unwavering food safety culture by allowing each […]
Press Release 28 Mar 2023 GFSI Conference The Global Food Safety Initiative Announces 22nd Annual Conference Keynote Speakers The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), part of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), announces today its keynote speakers for its 22nd Annual Conference, “Delivering Safe Food in Turbulent Times: The Need for Agility & Resilience.” The conference will feature three keynote sessions during the three-day event at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, USA, from April 24-27, 2023. […]
How Does a Globally Complex Supply Chain Impact Food Safety? Blog 18 May 2021 Sponsored Content How Does a Globally Complex Supply Chain Impact Food Safety? /SPONSORED CONTENT/ At this year’s GFSI Conference, I was fortunate to lead a fireside chat with Rick Buttner, Senior Director of Supply Chain Operations for Subway’s Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC). The intent of this discussion was to help our peers consider the implications of an increasingly global and complex supply chain on food safety, and […]
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