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GFSI: “Safe food for consumers everywhere” – The food world’s biggest story of technical cooperation Blog 17 Sep 2014 GFSI: “Safe food for consumers everywhere” – The food world’s biggest story of technical cooperation If you were working in food safety in the ‘90s, you will remember a series of high-profile international food safety crises. Audit fatigue was prevalent within the industry as retailers and brand manufacturers audited factories against their own standards, developed in isolation and with no consideration of convergence. Fast forward to 2014… If you were working […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
Tom and Tatiana on the Current State of the Food Safety Industry Blog 16 Mar 2017 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 […]
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 […]
Proactive Food Safety: Three Strategies to Stay Ahead Blog 14 Jan 2016 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Cooperation in Consumer Food Safety Blog 12 Jan 2017 Cooperation in Consumer Food Safety The Partnership for Food Safety Education was formed not long after an event that many professionals in food safety will remember well – the outbreak at Jack-in-the-Box restaurants in the western U.S. that led to the deaths of four children and serious illness for many many more.  Although that outbreak stemmed from a restaurant, in […]
Shaping Food Safety Culture in Food Service – Challenges, Opportunities and Key Drivers Blog 16 Mar 2016 Shaping Food Safety Culture in Food Service – Challenges, Opportunities and Key Drivers More than 100 delegates joined speakers from the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotana Hotel Group and Taylor Shannon International at the SGS Special Session “Shaping Food Safety Culture in Food Service – Challenges, Opportunities and Key Drivers”, held at GFSI 2016 in Berlin. More than 100 delegates joined speakers from the World Health Organization (WHO), […]
Same Goal, New Path: Managing Food Safety in an International but Locally Focused Company Like Danone Blog 27 Apr 2017 Same Goal, New Path: Managing Food Safety in an International but Locally Focused Company Like Danone Imagine being one of the world’s top food producers focusing on health-driven “categories”: Early Life Nutrition, Medical Nutrition, Water, and Dairy… Imagine that most of your products are community-relevant, tailored to the local culture and expectations of the 130 countries they’re distributed in… Imagine that for some of your customers – babies, patients with a […]
Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange Top of Mind at GFSI Focus Day Mexico Press Release 22 May 2018 Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange Top of Mind at GFSI Focus Day Mexico GFSI’s Regional Event Brings Together More than 600 Food Safety Experts from Across the Region   MEXICO CITY and PARIS, 22nd May 2018 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recently held the second edition of its Mexico Focus Day in Mexico City on 3rd May. The latest edition of this key, regional event has been a tremendous […]
9 Hot Topics for Food Safety in 2019 and Beyond News Update 01 Jan 2019 GFSI 9 Hot Topics for Food Safety in 2019 and Beyond   The plenaries aren’t the only must-see programming at the GFSI Conference 2019. Over the three-day conference, the plenary room will sometimes split into smaller, more intimate spaces to host concurrent breakouts: sessions that take a deep dive into key topics affecting the food industry. The breakout sessions provide an opportunity to learn specific, applicable information […]
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