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Press Release 14 Jul 2014 Food Fraud GFSI Position Paper on Mitigating the Public Health Risk of Food Fraud PARIS, 14th July 2014 — The Global Food Safety Initiative is proud to release a paper on the position of the GFSI on Food Fraud mitigation. This work has been led by the GFSI Guidance Document Working Group(1) with the Food Fraud Think Tank(2), convened to further advance the food fraud mitigation topic. In 2013, […]
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 […]
What is Food Safety Culture? Blog 08 Jun 2020 GFSI What is Food Safety Culture? In February 2020, Version 2020 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements was announced at the GFSI Conference in Seattle. Version 2020 includes a new element: food safety culture. GFSI Japan’s Communications Working Group spoke to Ayako Okada of BSI (British Standards Institution) Group Japan K.K., who is familiar with trends in international certification.   Ayako Okada: […]
Beyond Food Security: Professor Chris Elliott’s Vision for Food Integrity Through Technology News Update 07 May 2019 Beyond Food Security: Professor Chris Elliott’s Vision for Food Integrity Through Technology   This week on the GFSI Experts Series, we get a lesson from Professor Chris Elliott, one of the world’s leading academic authorities on food safety and security. Perhaps best known for leading an independent inquiry into the UK’s supply chain following the horse meat scandal in 2013, he remains at the frontline of the […]
GFSI and the FAIRR Initiative Celebrate World Food Safety Day: Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow News Update 08 Jun 2021 Future of Food GFSI and the FAIRR Initiative Celebrate World Food Safety Day: Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow GFSI and FAIRR Initiative recently held a webinar to celebrate World Food Safety Day on Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow. GFSI Senior ManagerAnne Gerardi was joined by Wai-Chan Chan, Managing Director at the The Consumer Goods Forum, Maria Montosa, ESG Analyst at FAIRR Initiative, and Suresh Mistry, Co-Founder and head of ESG for […]
Approaches to Reducing Risks of Food Fraud | NSF @ GFSC 2015 Blog 01 Sep 2014 Approaches to Reducing Risks of Food Fraud | NSF @ GFSC 2015 While certainly not a new issue, there has been much renewed concern in food fraud over the past couple of years.  High profile incidents in Europe and Asia, effecting major global brands has brought this topic into focus for retailers, manufacturers, regulators, and consumers.
Tom and Tatiana on the Current State of the Food Safety Industry Blog 16 Mar 2017 Case Study Tom and Tatiana on the Current State of the Food Safety Industry Following the Global Food Safety Conference, we sat down for a conversation with Tatiana Lorca and Tom Ford. Tatiana is the Sr. Manager of Food Safety Education and Training, for the Food and Beverage Division of Ecolab. Tom is the Vice President of Food Safety within the Global Retail Services Division, also of Ecolab. The […]
Tackling Food Fraud Through Food Safety Management Systems Blog 09 Jul 2018 Food Fraud Tackling Food Fraud Through Food Safety Management Systems   The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) first published a position paper in 2014 in which the GFSI Board recognised “the importance of food fraud mitigation and the urgency to start performing food fraud vulnerability assessments and implementing associated control plans.” This was only the beginning of our work on a seemingly new food industry […]
GFSI Invited to Share Comments on New Codex Guidance on Food Fraud News Update 20 May 2022 Food Fraud GFSI Invited to Share Comments on New Codex Guidance on Food Fraud Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is participating with the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS) to support the development of its new guidance on food fraud. GFSI appears in the first draft guidelines of the Codex Guidance on Food Fraud as a key reference for its work on food […]
Meet the Special Sessions Speakers at GFSC 2018 News Update 08 Feb 2018 Meet the Special Sessions Speakers at GFSC 2018 Join us for breakfast and great conversation with leading industry experts at the Global Food Safety Conference. We have an action packed week with all sorts of opportunities for delegates at this year’s conference in Tokyo. Outside the auditorium, there will also be a range of Special Sessions featuring industry experts discussing the hottest topics in food […]
Make the Most of Your Mornings with Special Sessions at the GFSI Conference! News Update 30 Jan 2020 GFSI Conference Make the Most of Your Mornings with Special Sessions at the GFSI Conference! To get the most out of your week in Seattle, be sure to add some Special Sessions to your conference agenda! Attendees who make time for these sessions, which are held at convenient morning intervals, will be the among the first to learn about the most cutting-edge innovations impacting food safety today.   This year’s […]
Ensuring Food Safety and Reducing Food Waste Go Hand in Hand Blog 15 Jan 2020 GFSI Conference Ensuring Food Safety and Reducing Food Waste Go Hand in Hand   As consumer demands for sustainable food practises increase, more and more retailers and foodservice operators are finding ways to reduce their environmental impact.   We’ve seen this recently with the movement to ban plastic straws in 2018 and the rise in plant-based meat popularity in 2019. Many retailers and foodservice operators have adapted quickly […]
Driving Practical Solutions that Reduce Your Food Waste, Safely | Sealed Air @ GFSC 2015 Blog 01 Sep 2014 Driving Practical Solutions that Reduce Your Food Waste, Safely | Sealed Air @ GFSC 2015 Understanding food safety principles is essential to managing and reducing food waste throughout the supply chain.
Shaping Food Safety Culture in Food Service – Challenges, Opportunities and Key Drivers Blog 31 Aug 2015 Shaping Food Safety Culture in Food Service – Challenges, Opportunities and Key Drivers Food-borne disease outbreaks are on the increase. Globally, thousands of people are affected every year, and 1 in 5 outbreaks implicate the food service industry. Food-borne disease outbreaks are on the increase. Globally, thousands of people are affected every year, and 1 in 5 outbreaks implicate the food service industry.
Global Food Safety Initiative Calls for Faster Action on Sustainable Development Goals Press Release 29 Mar 2022 GFSI Conference Global Food Safety Initiative Calls for Faster Action on Sustainable Development Goals PARIS and BARCELONA 29th March 2022: The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today launches a campaign to collate the views of the food safety community on the action needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals linked to food safety. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are designed to be a ‘blueprint to achieve a better […]
Proactive Food Safety: Three Strategies to Stay Ahead Blog 14 Jan 2016 Supply Chains Proactive Food Safety: Three Strategies to Stay Ahead Consumer demand and food safety regulations are requiring food safety strategies that are increasingly proactive. For food manufacturers and retailers to meet the demand, they will need to address three critical areas: effective training, technology utilization and water management. As we kick off 2016, here is a look at how these three factors can be […]
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