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The Global Food Safety Initiative is Accepting Applications to Join the GFSI Steering Committee Press Release 04 Jan 2022 GFSI The Global Food Safety Initiative is Accepting Applications to Join the GFSI Steering Committee PARIS, 4th January 2022 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to announce that applications are now open to all those eligible to join the GFSI Steering Committee. This round of applications and elections comes as part of the new Governance Rules published in 2021 in line with GFSI’s move to a Coalition […]
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 […]
GFSI Governance Model and Rules of Procedure Publication 31 Mar 2020 GFSI GFSI Governance Model and Rules of Procedure
GFSI Welcomes New Food Safety Experts to Its Steering Committee Press Release 10 Sep 2021 Governance GFSI Welcomes New Food Safety Experts to Its Steering Committee PARIS, 10th September 2021 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, is pleased to announce that 6 industry experts have been added to its Steering Committee. The additions, including adding several new retail members, will strengthen GFSI’s governance and help add important voices […]
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 Certification 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 […]
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 […]
Same Goal, New Path: Managing Food Safety in an International but Locally Focused Company Like Danone Blog 27 Apr 2017 Case Study Same Goal, New Path: Managing Food Safety in an International but Locally Focused Company Like Danone Imagine being one of the world’s top food producers focusing on health-driven “categories”: Early Life Nutrition, Medical Nutrition, Water, and Dairy… Imagine that most of your products are community-relevant, tailored to the local culture and expectations of the 130 countries they’re distributed in… Imagine that for some of your customers – babies, patients with a […]
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 […]
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 […]
Call for Participation – Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG) News Update 13 Jul 2021 Food Safety Technology Call for Participation – Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG) UPDATE: 12th August 2021: Please note that this Consultation is now closed. The Global Food Safety initiative (GFSI), a Coalition of Action of The Consumer Goods Forum, is seeking academic experts to join our newly established Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG). Food systems are more and more recurrently and severely challenged by food safety […]
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 […]
Call for Participation in the GFSI US/Canada Local Group Press Release 27 May 2021 Governance Call for Participation in the GFSI US/Canada Local Group PARIS, 27th May 2021 —The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI, the Coalition) is the landmark Coalition of Action of food safety from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a global industry network working to support Better Lives Through Better Business. The Coalition  aims to build consumers’ trust in the food they buy – no matter where […]
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 […]
Global Food Safety Initiative is Accepting Applications to Join Their Steering Committee Press Release 30 Jun 2021 Governance Global Food Safety Initiative is Accepting Applications to Join Their Steering Committee GFSI is delighted to announce that in line with its new Governance Rules, applications will be open to all those eligible to join the GFSI Steering Committee between the 12/7 and 24/7. The GFSI Steering Committee is made up of senior food safety leaders from members of the CGF Coalition of Action on Food Safety. […]
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