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SGS – Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) updates and how Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) audits can help with compliance Blog 01 Sep 2014 SGS – Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) updates and how Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) audits can help with compliance For the last of the seven proposed core regulations, the comment periods have ended. The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), have stated that they will be re-proposing parts of the Preventive Control rule, or producing supplementary proposals, for both the Human and Animal, Produce Safety and Foreign Supplier Verification programs. These amendments may be […]
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 […]
Preparing for FSMA: Global implications, current status and where to find help Blog 31 Aug 2015 Preparing for FSMA: Global implications, current status and where to find help Consumer confidence is a key driver of today’s global food system, and the expectations for food safety are high. It’s expected that everyone involved in producing, processing, transporting and selling food is doing everything they reasonably can to prevent problems and make food safe – and governments around the world are working to meet consumer […]
GFSI Response to US FDA Announcement on the Launch of Voluntary Pilot Programme to Evaluate Alignment of Third-Party Food Safety Standards with FSMA Rules News Update 01 Mar 2021 Certification GFSI Response to US FDA Announcement on the Launch of Voluntary Pilot Programme to Evaluate Alignment of Third-Party Food Safety Standards with FSMA Rules The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) welcomes the announcement by the FDA of the establishment of a voluntary pilot programme to evaluate third-party food safety certification programmes and recognises the value that reliable third-party certification brings to regulators in the delivery of their regulatory  oversight activities. However, GFSI is clear that the role of third-party […]
GFSI Governance Model and Rules of Procedure Publication 10 Sep 2019 GFSI GFSI Governance Model and Rules of Procedure
Call for Participation – Auditor Training and Professional Development News Update 01 Sep 2020 Auditors Call for Participation – Auditor Training and Professional Development   GFSI is seeking food safety training and education professionals to participate in a new Working Group (WG) on Auditor Training and Professional Development. One of the biggest challenges facing the certification industry is the increasing decline in the field of qualified food safety auditors, who play a crucial role in assuring safe food food […]
Aiming for Borderless Food Safety: A Step-Up Food Safety Management System from Japan Blog 02 May 2019 Certification Aiming for Borderless Food Safety: A Step-Up Food Safety Management System from Japan At the end of October 2018, GFSI recognised the certification programme “JFS-C (EIV sector)” from Japan Food Safety Management Association (JFSM). We asked Mr. Tokuji Nishitani, President, Mr. Tetsuro Ohba, Secretary General, Senior Director of Technical Affairs and Mr. Masakazu Nakatani, Senior Director of Strategic Promotion, about the process for recognition, the plans for future […]
GFSI Hosts First Steering Committee Meeting as CGF Coalition of Action on Food Safety News Update 09 Apr 2021 GFSI GFSI Hosts First Steering Committee Meeting as CGF Coalition of Action on Food Safety Following the success of the first-ever virtual GFSI Conference on 23rd-25th March, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) hosted its first Steering Committee meeting as a Coalition of Action (CoA). The new Steering Committee and its 18 members were announced on the 23rd March, just days ahead of this first meeting on 26th March. The […]
Call for Participation | Information and Communication Technologies in Auditing News Update 03 Sep 2020 GFSI Call for Participation | Information and Communication Technologies in Auditing GFSI is seeking academic experts to join a Working Group on the use of Information and Communication Technologies in auditing. The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) (1) has been growing steadily in daily lives, both at home and at work, and increasingly in auditing practices. ‘Remote’ audit practices are already common in some […]
Tom and Tatiana on the Current State of the Food Safety Industry Blog 16 Mar 2017 Tom and Tatiana on the Current State of the Food Safety Industry Following the Global Food Safety Conference, we sat down for a conversation with Tatiana Lorca and Tom Ford. Tatiana is the Sr. Manager of Food Safety Education and Training, for the Food and Beverage Division of Ecolab. Tom is the Vice President of Food Safety within the Global Retail Services Division, also of Ecolab. The […]
GFSI’s Voice at Codex: An Insider’s Guide to the GFSI-CCFICS Partnership News Update 11 Jun 2019 Public-private Partnership GFSI’s Voice at Codex: An Insider’s Guide to the GFSI-CCFICS Partnership   Last week, GFSI celebrated the first World Food Safety Day in conjunction with Codex Alimentarius. As collaboration between the two organisations continues to grow, GFSI is becoming quite fluent in Codex lingo. One acronym you will hear especially frequently is CCFICS: the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Certification and Inspection. Like GFSI, this Codex […]
“My Boss is the American Consumer”: How Frank Yiannas Brings Walmart Expertise to the FDA News Update 30 Apr 2019 Public-private Partnership “My Boss is the American Consumer”: How Frank Yiannas Brings Walmart Expertise to the FDA This week’s episode of the GFSI Experts Series features one of the founding figures of our current understanding of food safety culture: Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner of Food Policy & Response at the US FDA. A microbiologist by training, Frank nevertheless contends that behavioural science is as critical as ‘hard science’ to the development of successful food […]
Changes in Board of Directors Structure Mark a New Era for the Global Food Safety Initiative Press Release 28 Feb 2020 GFSI Changes in Board of Directors Structure Mark a New Era for the Global Food Safety Initiative The GFSI Board elects two Co-Chairs and two Vice-Chairs in a new, parity-based system of governance   SEATTLE, WA and PARIS, 28th February 2020 — The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), facilitated by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), announced the results of its annual board election. The change in leadership structure marks a new era […]
The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Coalition of Action on Food Safety: the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) News Update 22 Feb 2021 The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Coalition of Action on Food Safety: the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Established 20 years ago, GFSI is modernising. A new Steering Committee will herald a reinvigorated approach to delivering its vision of ‘safe food for consumers everywhere’ an approach that will be further strengthened by aligning with the Governance Model of the GFSI’s parent organisation The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF). As the CGF Coalition of Action […]
Call for Participation in GFSI Working Group | Pre-harvest Handling News Update 23 Oct 2018 Call for Participation in GFSI Working Group | Pre-harvest Handling GFSI is seeking food safety professionals and animal/ farmed seafood husbandry experts to participate in a new Technical Working Group (TWG) on animal/ farmed seafood handling and its impact on food safety. Terrestrial animals and farmed seafood husbandry is the topic of much scrutiny worldwide and the subject of widely recognised and applied standards and […]
Call for Participation in GFSI Local Working Group | E-Commerce Food Safety News Update 26 Nov 2018 Call for Participation in GFSI Local Working Group | E-Commerce Food Safety The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is seeking food safety professionals and e-commerce experts in the United States and Canada to participate in a new Local Technical Working Group (TWG) on e-commerce and its impact on food safety. In the wake of the recent rapid growth of e-commerce and on-demand food delivery, there is a clear need to evaluate […]
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