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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: […]
GFSI Hosts Webinar on Securing the Future of Food Safety Auditors – a Review of Race to the Top Feature 1 News Update 21 May 2021 Consultation GFSI Hosts Webinar on Securing the Future of Food Safety Auditors – a Review of Race to the Top Feature 1 GFSI recently held a webinar on securing the future of food safety auditors; a review of Race to the Top Feature 1. GFSI Senior Technical Manager Marie-Claude Quentin began the session by introducing the two panelists: Jon Poole, Chief Executive of IFST, and Andrew Clarke, Senior Director of QA at Loblaw Companies Ltd. Marie-Claude first […]
Introducing a New Pathway for Food Safety Auditors Blog 26 Oct 2021 Consultation Introducing a New Pathway for Food Safety Auditors Today, there is an increasing risk of a shortage of auditors, due to a combination of increase in auditing demand, and more auditors retiring than newcomers joining the profession. Many in the industry have been sounding the alarm for some time now about the growing challenges surrounding this profession – a profession which is at […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Leveraging the Global Food Safety Initiative to Meet China Food Safety Challenges Press Release 03 Nov 2015 Technical Equivalence Leveraging the Global Food Safety Initiative to Meet China Food Safety Challenges 400 Food Safety Specialists Gather in Beijing as New Law Comes Into Effect  3 New Public-Private Partnerships Announced   BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – Today over 400 top food safety executives from China and the rest of the world are gathered in Beijing for the 4th annual GFSI Focus Day China. One month after China’s […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Malaysia to Host Top-Ranked Global Food Safety Conference Press Release 11 Feb 2015 GFSI Conference Malaysia to Host Top-Ranked Global Food Safety Conference The Consumer Goods Forum GFSI Global Food Safety Conference 2015 convenes in Kuala Lumpur 3rd – 5th March First time the world’s premium food safety event is hosted in Asia Over 800 global delegates expected to attend   KUALA LUMPUR, 11th February, 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced that for the first time, […]
4 GFSI Myths, Busted: The Truth About Auditors, CPOs and Regulations Blog 04 Feb 2020 GFSI 4 GFSI Myths, Busted: The Truth About Auditors, CPOs and Regulations   There is always more to learn about GFSI! In the months since stepping into the role of Director last October, I’ve been focused on truly understanding the all facets of the critical and unique role GFSI plays in the global food safety ecosystem.   As part of this process, I’ve encountered a few misconceptions […]
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 […]
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 […]
Same Goal, New Path: Managing Food Safety in an International but Locally Focused Company Like Danone Blog 27 Apr 2017 Case Study 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 […]
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