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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 […]
Happy Anniversary to the Global Markets Awards! Blog 17 Mar 2021 Global Markets Happy Anniversary to the Global Markets Awards! /SPONSORED CONTENT/ It has already been five years since Mitch Chait, CEO and founder of Greenfence, and GFSI created a vision for the Global Markets Awards. In this vision, the awards would not only be a means for recognition for those who successfully led their companies on the path to safer food but would also […]
Operational Visibility with AI-Driven Processes: Connecting Food Safety to Global Sustainability Blog 10 Mar 2021 Sponsored Content Operational Visibility with AI-Driven Processes: Connecting Food Safety to Global Sustainability /SPONSORED CONTENT/ Artificial intelligence elevates digital food safety management solutions, enabling unprecedented visibility into operations and automated control over processes to connect food safety to fields such as sustainability.   I am a child of Generation X, the generation before the so-called ‘digital natives.’ I grew up in the pre-digitized era. As a teenager, I […]
4 Reasons for Retailers to Attend the 2021 GFSI Conference Blog 16 Mar 2021 GFSI 4 Reasons for Retailers to Attend the 2021 GFSI Conference GFSI owes its origins to retail: The organisation was started in 2000 by a group of retailers who came together around a shared goal of safe food for consumers everywhere. Our premier annual event, the GFSI Conference, is now attended by an international delegation of stakeholders from every sector of the food industry, and it […]
Food Industry Professionals Around the World Encouraged to Attend Major GFSI Conference to Advance Food Safety Press Release 02 Mar 2021 GFSI Conference Food Industry Professionals Around the World Encouraged to Attend Major GFSI Conference to Advance Food Safety Annual GFSI Conference from 23 – 25 March will bring together over 500 food industry leaders, government representatives, IGOs and food industry stakeholders from over 60 countries Food industry professionals across public and private sectors will reflect on an unprecedented 12 months and discuss solutions to shared challenges Event to take place virtually for first […]
Back to Basics: Sanitation Process Execution is Key Blog 08 Mar 2021 Sponsored Content Back to Basics: Sanitation Process Execution is Key /SPONSORED CONTENT/ Sometime between 2200 BC and 2800 BC, humans made soap for the first time. A simple recipe calling for oil, water and alkali was carved into a tablet. It is profound that the world is still using basically the same approach humanity discovered millennia ago; washing our hands with soap and agitation. Sure, […]
Food Safety Culture Starts with You Blog 22 Mar 2021 GFSI Food Safety Culture Starts with You /SPONSORED CONTENT/ How does an organization create culture? How do you play a role in igniting the drive for a Food Safety Culture? We make a wide range of enjoyable foods that delight consumers. Those of us responsible anywhere in the farm-to-fork chain are satisfying a desire for consumers with our brands. Those of us […]
Preparing for Traceability Regulations and Supply Chain Digitization   Blog 05 Mar 2021 Sponsored Content Preparing for Traceability Regulations and Supply Chain Digitization   /SPONSORED CONTENT/   On September 21, 2020, the U.S. FDA proposed a new rule that lays the foundation for end-to-end food traceability for high risk foods. As an enhancement to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) passed in 2011, the rule will not only create a formal approach to traceability recordkeeping, but it will also […]
Global Food Safety Initiative Starts New Chapter as CEO-led Coalition of Action Press Release 23 Mar 2021 GFSI Global Food Safety Initiative Starts New Chapter as CEO-led Coalition of Action 34 CGF Members Join the All-New Coalition and Will Be Governed by New Steering Committee GFSI Becomes Eighth Coalition of Action Under the Stewardship of The Consumer Goods Forum PARIS, 23rd March 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced that the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition) is starting a new chapter […]
GFSI News Update: 2021 Achievements, Stakeholder Appreciation and Seasons Greetings News Update 20 Dec 2021 GFSI News Update: 2021 Achievements, Stakeholder Appreciation and Seasons Greetings In the last GFSI update of 2021, GFSI Director Erica Sheward recaps some of the year’s achievements, noting that “the list is pretty huge.” The year started out with the GFSI Conference making a successful move to virtual and GFSI itself being relaunched as a Coalition of Action of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF). In […]
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 […]
2021 GFSI Conference Day 2 Roundup: Preparing for the Future of Food Safety News Update 24 Mar 2021 GFSI Conference 2021 GFSI Conference Day 2 Roundup: Preparing for the Future of Food Safety PARIS, 24th March 2021 — The second day of the virtual 2021 GFSI Conference looked towards the future of food safety with a programme that highlighted emerging entrepreneurs, the latest innovations and trends on the horizon. The many new faces on the screen pointed to one of the benefits of going virtual: The majority of […]
Integrated Pest Management: The Ultimate Tool for Sustainable Pest Control Blog 22 Feb 2021 Sponsored Content Integrated Pest Management: The Ultimate Tool for Sustainable Pest Control /SPONSORED CONTENT/ The COVID-19 crisis has presented the greatest challenge for the food industry in decades. Few sectors have been as badly hit. Restrictions caused by the pandemic have limited production and caused delays in the transportation of goods. Such delays have resulted in extended storage, which, in turn, has affected the quality of products. […]
Embracing Technology to Drive Food Safety Forward Blog 11 Mar 2021 Sponsored Content Embracing Technology to Drive Food Safety Forward /SPONSORED CONTENT/ 2020 has brought many unexpected challenges – for the food and beverage industry and for us as individuals – that no one could have predicted. But we rallied, we stepped up and we re-envisioned. Despite all the change, people and organizations found their centers. We met disruptions with disruptive solutions. NSF’s focus remained […]
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, […]
Can we predict the next food safety recall? Blog 18 Mar 2021 Sponsored Content Can we predict the next food safety recall? /SPONSORED CONTENT/ Who doesn’t love sesame seeds? They are a popular ingredient in many cuisines and bakery products around the world thanks to their deliciously nutty, slightly sweet taste and aroma which can be enhanced by toasting. Unfortunately, sesame seed containing products have been undergoing a massive recall in Europe since September 2020. The reason? […]
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