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GFSI Welcomes New Director, Set to Lead Next Chapter of Growth Press Release 14 Oct 2019 GFSI GFSI Welcomes New Director, Set to Lead Next Chapter of Growth     PARIS, 14 October 2019: The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is excited to welcome Erica Sheward as its new Director.  GFSI has been gaining momentum around the world for nearly two decades, and Erica’s vast and diverse experience in the food safety industry is expected to help further expand and strengthen GFSI’s ability […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
GFSI Welcomes the Return of the China Focus Day, as Regional Impact Takes Centre Stage Press Release 07 Jul 2021 GFSI GFSI Welcomes the Return of the China Focus Day, as Regional Impact Takes Centre Stage BEIJING and PARIS, 7th July 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Coalition of Action on food safety, Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition) is pleased to announce the return of the GFSI China Focus Day on 19th July 2021. The event, celebrating its 10th anniversary, will welcome some 300 delegates to the  Four […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
3 Strategic Objectives for GFSI’s Third Decade Blog 09 Jan 2020 GFSI 3 Strategic Objectives for GFSI’s Third Decade   It has been a whirlwind few weeks since I stepped into the role of GFSI Director in October! With the help of the clever, committed people at GFSI and The Consumer Goods Forum, I’m diligently preparing for my first GFSI Conference this February.   It’s an honour to be getting involved with GFSI just […]
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