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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 […]
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 […]
GFSI Extends Measures for Food Businesses Facing Ongoing Certification Disruption News Update 16 Oct 2020 Certification GFSI Extends Measures for Food Businesses Facing Ongoing Certification Disruption Today GFSI is issuing an updated position on mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on GFSI-recognised audits and certification. This new position is designed to provide clarity on the options available to certified organisations and those seeking certification for the first time, when full onsite audits may not be possible. The full position can […]
Advancing Food Industry Innovation Blog 01 Mar 2021 Sponsored Content Advancing Food Industry Innovation /SPONSORED CONTENT/ If there’s one thing we’ve learned within the food industry during the last year, it’s that digital innovation is absolutely essential. It’s essential for maximizing operations and for ensuring food safety, quality and sustainability. This was true before COVID-19, but the pandemic has shone a bright light on the systems, processes and technologies […]
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? […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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