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2021 GFSI Conference Day 1 Roundup: Global Food Safety Stakeholders Gather Online for the First Virtual GFSI Conference News Update 23 Mar 2021 GFSI Conference 2021 GFSI Conference Day 1 Roundup: Global Food Safety Stakeholders Gather Online for the First Virtual GFSI Conference PARIS, 23rd March 2021 — Today, for the 20th consecutive year, an international delegation of food industry stakeholders gathered to attend the GFSI Conference, the premier annual event of the Global Food Safety Initiative. In the two decades since its first iteration in France, the GFSI Conference has become known as one of the world’s […]
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 […]
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 on Strategic Partnerships to Enhance the Safety of Imported Foods Blog 21 Feb 2017 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
2021 GFSI Conference: Innovating for the Future, Learning from the Past News Update 25 Mar 2021 GFSI Conference 2021 GFSI Conference: Innovating for the Future, Learning from the Past     PARIS, 25th March 2021 — The 2021 GFSI Conference closed this afternoon after three days of productive discussion around the theme Food Safety: Rethink, Reset, Recharge. This year’s edition marked the 20th anniversary of the Global Food Safety Initiative’s premier annual event and its first time taking place online. Hosted on a purpose-built […]
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 […]
GFSI Invites Stakeholders to Celebrate World Food Safety Day and GFSI’s 20th Birthday News Update 18 Apr 2019 GFSI Invites Stakeholders to Celebrate World Food Safety Day and GFSI’s 20th Birthday   GFSI is delighted about the decision of the UN General Assembly to create World Food Safety Day, which will be held every year on 7th June. To support this, GFSI and CODEX partnered during the recent GFSI Conference in Nice to help create momentum among public and private stakeholders to make the first World Food […]
Eighteen Years of Acceleration. One Decisive Moment Ahead Blog 19 Dec 2018 GFSI Eighteen Years of Acceleration. One Decisive Moment Ahead   After four years as director of GFSI, I am proud to be able to welcome the GFSI Conference to my home country for the first time during my term. From my director’s seat, I have watched GFSI grow at an unprecedented rate. We now work with more companies, governments, certification programmes than ever before, […]
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 […]
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 Conference 2020 Roundup Day 3: A Race to the Top in Pursuit of Safe Food News Update 29 Feb 2020 GFSI Conference GFSI Conference 2020 Roundup Day 3: A Race to the Top in Pursuit of Safe Food   The GFSI Conference 2020 drew to a close this afternoon, after three days packed with valuable content and opportunities to connect. The 19th edition brought new features and new faces to the long-running event, in keeping with GFSI’s recent shifts in strategy and governance.   A Birthday at a Turning Point Held on the […]
Preparing for the Future of Food Safety: Highlights from the GFSI Conference 2019 News Update 28 Feb 2019 Preparing for the Future of Food Safety: Highlights from the GFSI Conference 2019   NICE, France, 28th February 2019 – The 18th edition of the GFSI Conference drew to a close this afternoon, after four days packed with insights, productive conversations and opportunities to connect. The event attracted over 1000 delegates, who represented more than 60 countries and spanned the food industry, academia and the public sector, making it […]
France Retakes the Global Food Safety Spotlight at GFSI 2019 Blog 12 Dec 2018 GFSI Conference France Retakes the Global Food Safety Spotlight at GFSI 2019 This blog post comes to us as a special joint message from the co-chairs of the GFSI Conference Committee, Frédéric René (Danone) and Pierre de Ginestel (Auchan). 2019 marks the first year since 2006 that the GFSI Conference will take place in France, the birthplace of the Global Food Safety Initiative, after travelling to locales as […]
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