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New Benchmarking Consultation Open: BRC Global Standards Against Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1 News Update 26 Mar 2021 Certification New Benchmarking Consultation Open: BRC Global Standards Against Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1 GFSI is delighted to announce the opening of another stakeholder consultation, one of the final stages in the benchmarking process against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1. BRC Global Standards (BRCGS) submitted four of their Global Standards for re-assessment: Global Standard for Food Safety issue 8, Global Standard for Packaging Materials issue 6, Global Standard […]
GFSI Unveils its New Benchmarking Requirements, Strengthening FMCG Supply Chains Press Release 06 Mar 2018 GFSI Unveils its New Benchmarking Requirements, Strengthening FMCG Supply Chains Global Food Safety Initiative reveals new Benchmarking Requirements, Version 7.2, covering the whole supply chain and focussing on improving auditor competency It’s the latest initiative in GFSI’s mission to advance food safety and encourage industry action Announced at the Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo, the industry’s annual rendezvous for the advancement of food safety […]
GFSI & COVID-19: Letter from GFSI Leadership News Update 11 Jun 2020 Certification GFSI & COVID-19: Letter from GFSI Leadership     Dear colleague,   As an industry, we have successfully focussed on business continuity amidst the ongoing implications of COVID-19. Around the globe, it is inspiring to see so many examples of our entire industry stepping up to the challenge of keeping the world safely fed. Consumer safety is GFSI’s highest priority and together, […]
GFSI Releases New Edition of Benchmarking Requirements Press Release 28 Feb 2017 GFSI Releases New Edition of Benchmarking Requirements HOUSTON, 28th February 2017 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today announced the publication of its highly-anticipated 7th version of the industry-acclaimed GFSI Benchmarking Requirements, previously known as the GFSI Guidance Document. This publication clearly delivers on GFSI’s mission to provide continuous improvement in food safety management systems so as to ensure confidence in the […]
One Standard for the Food Industry? | Ask GFSI News Update 13 Aug 2020 GFSI One Standard for the Food Industry? | Ask GFSI GFSI has recently received some questions around the opportunity to converge towards a unique standard for food safety. In today’s post, we respond to these questions and explain the GFSI position on this topic. For those who know GFSI well, you know that we provide a framework for harmonising food safety Certification Programmes, while leaving […]
The Countdown to V8 Begins! What’s New in Version 8 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements News Update 03 Sep 2019 Benchmarking The Countdown to V8 Begins! What’s New in Version 8 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 8 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements is set to release in February 2020, just in time for the 2020 GFSI Conference! The first full revision of the Benchmarking Requirements since 2017, Version 8 is designed to be clear, practical and applicable along the entire supply chain from farm to fork. By regularly developing new […]
Version 7.1 of GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Furthering Harmonisation Press Release 26 Apr 2017 Version 7.1 of GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Furthering Harmonisation Reflects latest marketplace changes and stakeholder input. Result of continued private/public dialogue, such as with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in regards to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). PARIS, 26th April 2017 — Hot on the heels of February’s publication of the new GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 7, Version 7.1 is now being […]
Stakeholder Consultation – New GFSI Benchmarking Requirements on Information and Communications Technologies News Update 28 Apr 2020 Consultation Stakeholder Consultation – New GFSI Benchmarking Requirements on Information and Communications Technologies Delivering on our commitment first published on 16th March through the GFSI COVID-19 position, GFSI and our Stakeholder Advisory Forum are pleased to share with you a set of proposed amendments to the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements addressing the use of Information and Communication Technologies throughout the GFSI-recognised food safety auditing process.   As part of […]
First Programme Benchmarked to GFSI’s Version 2020: New Consultation Open – CanadaGAP V9 News Update 09 Feb 2021 Certification First Programme Benchmarked to GFSI’s Version 2020: New Consultation Open – CanadaGAP V9     UPDATE: 9th March 2021: Please note that this Consultation is now closed. GFSI is pleased to announce the first benchmarking consultation against Version 2020.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. We would like to congratulate CanadaGAP on being the first Certification Programme Owner (CPO) to apply for GFSI benchmarking against the new version. Already […]
Update on Temporary Audit Measures During Covid-19 Pandemic News Update 08 Apr 2020 GFSI Update on Temporary Audit Measures During Covid-19 Pandemic Editor’s note: The Global Food Safety Initiative is monitoring the evolving Covid-19 situation on a daily basis and is committed to publishing timely updates and announcements in this space. Please check back here regularly and ensure you are subscribed to receive GFSI News.   Food operations everywhere are feeling the effects caused by COVID-19. Around […]
Introducing the Latest Version of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Blog 27 Mar 2018 Benchmarking Introducing the Latest Version of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Exciting times are here again for the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. Version 7.2 was released at our annual Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo. I was thrilled to make this announcement and present on this topic in detail at the conference as part of the GFSI & You session on the opening day. Over the last […]
Two New CPOs – JFSM & JGF – Achieve Recognition Against GFSI Benchmarking Requirements News Update 15 Nov 2018 Two New CPOs – JFSM & JGF – Achieve Recognition Against GFSI Benchmarking Requirements PARIS, 15th November 2018 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the two newest certification programme owners (CPOs) to achieve recognition against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements are the Japan Food Safety Management Association (JFSM) and the Japan GAP Foundation (JGF). It was with much delight that GFSI received an application for benchmarking from […]
New Benchmarking Consultation Open: FSSC 22000 Version 5.1 News Update 12 Mar 2021 Certification New Benchmarking Consultation Open: FSSC 22000 Version 5.1 UPDATE: 9th April 2021: Please note that this Consultation is now closed. GFSI is opening a new stakeholder consultation, a vital step in the benchmarking of FSSC 22000 Version 5.1, against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1. As one of the already GFSI-recognised certification programmes, FSSC 22000 applied for the benchmarking of their Version 5.1 […]
Does GFSI Certification Equate to FSMA Compliance? Blog 27 Apr 2017 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 […]
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 […]
GFSI Raises the Bar for Food Safety, Releases All-new GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Press Release 26 Feb 2020 GFSI GFSI Raises the Bar for Food Safety, Releases All-new GFSI Benchmarking Requirements       SEATTLE, WA, 26 February — During the opening plenary of its annual conference, a gathering of more than 1,000 food distributors, manufacturers and safety professionals, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) announced the newest edition of its Benchmarking Requirements.   GFSI has long set the “global standard” for those in the industry, […]
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