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New GFSI Japan Local Group Chair Kotani and New Vice-Chair Ishikawa Talk About Their Aspirations News Update 07 Sep 2020 GFSI New GFSI Japan Local Group Chair Kotani and New Vice-Chair Ishikawa Talk About Their Aspirations   In January, Masanori Kotani (Amazon Japan G.K.) assumed office as the Chair of the GFSI Japan Local Group, with Atsushi Ishikawa (Harada Tea Processing Co., Ltd.) assuming office as the Vice-Chair. This interview was postponed due to COVID-19 crisis, and was conducted in June for the two to speak on future policies and activities […]
Debunking 5 GFSI Myths | Food Online Interview Blog 14 Aug 2014 Debunking 5 GFSI Myths | Food Online Interview While there are many new policies — from both the private sector and governing bodies — designed to improve food safety, they have created some confusion and ambiguity regarding what GFSI is, what it wants to accomplish, and how GFSI will accomplish its goals. While there are many new policies — from both the private […]
An Interview with Outgoing GFSI Board Member Neil Marshall Blog 15 Dec 2020 GFSI An Interview with Outgoing GFSI Board Member Neil Marshall   This month, Neil Marshall, Global Director of Quality & Food Safety at The Coca-Cola Company and longtime GFSI Board member, is retiring. Over the years, Neil has made enormous contributions to GFSI thanks to his commitment and leadership on the GFSI Board. His dedicated support for GFSI has always been greatly appreciated, and he […]
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 […]
GFSI on Strategic Partnerships to Enhance the Safety of Imported Foods Blog 21 Feb 2017 Public-private Partnership GFSI on Strategic Partnerships to Enhance the Safety of Imported Foods GFSI’s North American Representative, Karil L. Kochenderfer, spoke at this month’s FDA Public Hearing Strategic Partnerships to Enhance the Safety of Imported Foods in College Park, Maryland. We are pleased to share her remarks with you here. GFSI’s North American Representative, Karil L. Kochenderfer, spoke at this month’s FDA Public Hearing Strategic Partnerships to Enhance the […]
Understanding GFSI’s ‘Race to the Top’ | Webinar News Update 25 Jan 2021 Global Markets Understanding GFSI’s ‘Race to the Top’ | Webinar     Thank you to all those who participated in GFSI’s first webinar of 2021! If you were not able to make the live session, we invite you to read the summary below or watch the recording. We invite you to join GFSI leadership on 25th March, the third day of the virtual GFSI Conference, […]
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 […]
GFSI Web Series Lifts the Lid on Business Growth Through Food Safety in Mexico and Nigeria Press Release 19 Mar 2019 Global Markets GFSI Web Series Lifts the Lid on Business Growth Through Food Safety in Mexico and Nigeria       GFSI’s Global Markets Programme helps advance food safety across coffee, spices, and cacao exports in Mexico and Nigerian cocoa production. Invited by Nestlé Mexico, Asociaciones Agroindustriales Serranas utilise GFSI tools to standardise and maintain high quality food safety standards across export chains [Link to Web Series episode – A Tale of Mexican Coffee […]
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 […]
GFSI as the Key to Food Safety in Japan by 2020 Target and Beyond Press Release 28 Sep 2017 GFSI as the Key to Food Safety in Japan by 2020 Target and Beyond Japan Focus Day draws 400 delegates under the theme of Local Implementation and Global Harmonisation. GFSI receives unprecedented support from Japan government. GFSI Japanese-language website launched.   PARIS and TOKYO, 28th September 2017 – The Japan Local Group of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has set themselves a target of 2020, when Tokyo welcomes thousands of […]
GFSI as the Key to Food Safety in Japan by 2020 Target and Beyond Press Release 28 Sep 2017 GFSI as the Key to Food Safety in Japan by 2020 Target and Beyond Japan Focus Day draws 400 delegates under the theme of Local Implementation and Global Harmonisation. GFSI receives unprecedented support from Japan government. GFSI Japanese-language website launched.   PARIS and TOKYO, 28th September 2017 – The Japan Local Group of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has set themselves a target of 2020, when Tokyo welcomes thousands of […]
How the GFSI Conference Impacted Nestlé’s Approach to Food Safety Blog 06 Dec 2018 Global Markets How the GFSI Conference Impacted Nestlé’s Approach to Food Safety When Nestlé first became fully engaged with GFSI in 2012, I was its freshly-appointed Global Head of Quality Management, eager to learn and gather insights into how other companies manage food safety. My first GFSI conference exposed me not only to the creativity and technological innovations I anticipated, but also to the inclusive, open-source spirit […]
GFSI’s Voice at Codex: An Insider’s Guide to the GFSI-CCFICS Partnership News Update 11 Jun 2019 Public-private Partnership GFSI’s Voice at Codex: An Insider’s Guide to the GFSI-CCFICS Partnership   Last week, GFSI celebrated the first World Food Safety Day in conjunction with Codex Alimentarius. As collaboration between the two organisations continues to grow, GFSI is becoming quite fluent in Codex lingo. One acronym you will hear especially frequently is CCFICS: the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Certification and Inspection. Like GFSI, this Codex […]
Does GFSI Certification Equate to FSMA Compliance? Blog 27 Apr 2017 Certification Does GFSI Certification Equate to FSMA Compliance? Ever since the rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) began being published, the industry has questioned its linkage with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification. As such, a major question has been: “If I am certified to a GFSI scheme, does that mean I will also be compliant with the rules of […]
Taking Accredited Certification Forward: The Future of the GFSI-IAF Partnership News Update 04 Jun 2019 Certification Taking Accredited Certification Forward: The Future of the GFSI-IAF Partnership   In this episode of the GFSI Experts Series, we hear from two representatives of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), one of GFSI’s valued partner organisations. GFSI’s recognition of IAF’s Mulilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) is embedded in the Benchmarking Requirements; certification bodies operating in GFSI-benchmarked certification programmes must be accredited by an accreditation body that has […]
The Circle of Trust for Food Safety: GFSI’s Newly-inducted Board Co-chairs Explain News Update 14 May 2020 GFSI The Circle of Trust for Food Safety: GFSI’s Newly-inducted Board Co-chairs Explain   2020 is turning out to be a landmark year for GFSI. In addition to releasing Version 2020 of the Benchmarking Requirements and announcing the Race to the Top initiative, the organisation welcomed two new co-chairs to lead its Board of Directors: Craig Wilson of Costco Wholesale Corporation and Roy Kirby of Mondelēz International. The […]
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