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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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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), […]
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 […]
CEOs from Global Food Industry Giants to Gather at GFSI’s 2017 Global Food Safety Conference Press Release 21 Dec 2016 CEOs from Global Food Industry Giants to Gather at GFSI’s 2017 Global Food Safety Conference Under the theme of “Leadership for Growth,” eight CEOs “walk the talk” and demonstrate just how important food safety is in their business: Cargill, Danone, Ecolab, The Hershey Company, Mondelēz, Schnuck’s, Tyson Foods and Wegmans Food Markets. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) are working hard on what is […]
Together for Better Food Safety: China Food Safety Day 2020 Blog 03 Dec 2020 GFSI Together for Better Food Safety: China Food Safety Day 2020 The 9th China Food Safety Day was held in Hangzhou on 18th November under the theme ‘Together for Better Food Safety’. The China Food Safety Day was opened by the Chief Adviser of the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment & GFSI China Local Group Honourable Advisor, Professor Junshi Chen. He shared his […]
How the World’s Top Food Brands Drive Food Safety Blog 30 Nov 2017 How the World’s Top Food Brands Drive Food Safety   As 2017 draws to a close, our sights are set on Tokyo for the industry’s annual rendezvous for the advancement of food safety. The past few years have seen the world’s top food brands forge a bold path towards cultivating a global culture of food safety, providing leadership and expertise across the industry. This […]
Golden Sugar’s Journey to Building a Sustainable Food Safety Culture with the GFSI Global Markets Programme Blog 06 Sep 2019 Global Markets Golden Sugar’s Journey to Building a Sustainable Food Safety Culture with the GFSI Global Markets Programme Global Markets Awards winners operate like international food safety ambassadors, propagating their knowledge and know-how throughout their companies, their countries and beyond. Today’s featured ambassador, Veronica Kalu-Ufe of Golden Sugar Company Ltd. in Nigeria, led her company to the 2019 award for the African Region by placing an emphasis on food safety culture at every […]
Aiming for Borderless Food Safety: A Step-Up Food Safety Management System from Japan Blog 02 May 2019 Certification Aiming for Borderless Food Safety: A Step-Up Food Safety Management System from Japan At the end of October 2018, GFSI recognised the certification programme “JFS-C (EIV sector)” from Japan Food Safety Management Association (JFSM). We asked Mr. Tokuji Nishitani, President, Mr. Tetsuro Ohba, Secretary General, Senior Director of Technical Affairs and Mr. Masakazu Nakatani, Senior Director of Strategic Promotion, about the process for recognition, the plans for future […]
Food Industry Professionals Around the World Encouraged to Attend Major GFSI Conference to Advance Food Safety Press Release 02 Mar 2021 GFSI Conference Food Industry Professionals Around the World Encouraged to Attend Major GFSI Conference to Advance Food Safety Annual GFSI Conference from 23 – 25 March will bring together over 500 food industry leaders, government representatives, IGOs and food industry stakeholders from over 60 countries Food industry professionals across public and private sectors will reflect on an unprecedented 12 months and discuss solutions to shared challenges Event to take place virtually for first […]
Building a Safer and More Progressive Food Industry Through Public-Private Partnerships Blog 13 Dec 2017 Building a Safer and More Progressive Food Industry Through Public-Private Partnerships As our food network becomes more globalized and interconnected, we have seen a shift towards greater transparency and integrity as consumers are awakened to issues of food safety and traceability. With this has come a recognition that we cannot build a safer and more efficient food supply chain without the support of local and national […]
GFSC 2016 Round-Up | The Food Safety Journey Blog 04 Mar 2016 GFSC 2016 Round-Up | The Food Safety Journey From the biggest thing since Pasteur, to a new world of regulation, via insights into some of the biggest food safety crises of recent years – the 15th edition of the Global Food Safety Conference delivered on its promise to take delegates on a journey. The 1,000 attendees from 65 countries around the world travelled […]
Food Safety Culture Journey – What If “Culture” Was the Key Word? Blog 06 Feb 2019 Food Safety Culture Journey – What If “Culture” Was the Key Word? Improving food safety is a never-ending story for organisations. How do we create the favourable conditions for a positive and virtuous food safety culture within an organisation? Back in 2000, the year of the GFSI’s creation, “food safety” started a new kind of journey after several crises. At that time, the topic was still considered […]
The Food Industry in China Steps Up to Food Safety Challenges With GFSI Press Release 12 Jul 2016 The Food Industry in China Steps Up to Food Safety Challenges With GFSI  China Food Safety Initiative (CFSI) Enjoys Record Public and Private Support. Poised for Accelerated Food Safety Advances.   BEIJING, 12 July 2016 – Never before has the annual GFSI China Focus Day, now in its fifth edition, enjoyed such extensive support from national government in addition to the broad engagement from the private sector. This […]
Food Safety is Everyone’s Business Blog 09 Nov 2016 Food Safety is Everyone’s Business Wegmans is a regional supermarket chain in the US that has been around for 100 years. Food safety has never been a competitive issue for us. We pride ourselves on high standards in everything we do, including food safety, and are always looking for best practices that can make us better. The Global Food Safety […]
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