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BRCGS for Food Safety, Packaging Materials and Agents & Brokers Gain Recognition Against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1 Press Release 01 Jun 2021 Recognition BRCGS for Food Safety, Packaging Materials and Agents & Brokers Gain Recognition Against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1 PARIS and LONDON, 1st June 2021 — The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and BRCGS, a global consumer protection organisation that provides supply chain confidence through its suite of Global Standards, are pleased to announce that BRCGS has successfully achieved recognition against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements […]
GFSI Opens New Stakeholder Consultation for BRCGS News Update 28 Jul 2022 Consultation GFSI Opens New Stakeholder Consultation for BRCGS BRCGS’ Issue 3 of Agents & Brokers standard is undergoing the GFSI Benchmarking Process and is now entering the stakeholder consultation phase, starting on 28 July 2022. The Agents and Brokers Global Standard provides a framework to manage product safety, authenticity, quality and legality for businesses in the food, packaging and consumer products industries that […]
BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 is Now GFSI-Recognised News Update 23 May 2019 Certification BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 is Now GFSI-Recognised   We are very pleased to announce that the BRC Food Safety Standard issue 8 is being added to the scope of GFSI recognition for BRC Global Standards after a successful assessment against version 7.2 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. For GFSI, continued collaboration with Certification Programme Owners as they update their standards and processes […]
BRCGS for Storage and Distribution issue 4 gains recognition against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1 News Update 06 Jul 2021 BRCGS for Storage and Distribution issue 4 gains recognition against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1 PARIS and London, 6th July 2021 — The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and BRCGS, a global consumer protection organisation that provides supply chain confidence through its suite of Global Standards, are pleased to announce that BRCGS for Storage and Distribution issue 4 has also […]
New Benchmarking Consultation Open: BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 News Update 26 Mar 2019 Benchmarking New Benchmarking Consultation Open: BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 GFSI is opening a new public consultation and is calling for stakeholder participation and comments. BRC Global Standards issued a new version of their standard for Food. Already a GFSI-recognised programme for many scopes, BRCGS wishes to retain the GFSI recognition of their food standard with this new version and asked to be re-assessed. “Ensuring […]
New Benchmarking Consultation Open: BRC Global Standards Against Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1 News Update 26 Mar 2021 Certification New Benchmarking Consultation Open: BRC Global Standards Against Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1 GFSI is delighted to announce the opening of another stakeholder consultation, one of the final stages in the benchmarking process against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1. BRC Global Standards (BRCGS) submitted four of their Global Standards for re-assessment: Global Standard for Food Safety issue 8, Global Standard for Packaging Materials issue 6, Global Standard […]
Approaches to Reducing Risks of Food Fraud | NSF @ GFSC 2015 Blog 01 Sep 2014 Approaches to Reducing Risks of Food Fraud | NSF @ GFSC 2015 While certainly not a new issue, there has been much renewed concern in food fraud over the past couple of years.  High profile incidents in Europe and Asia, effecting major global brands has brought this topic into focus for retailers, manufacturers, regulators, and consumers.
Sustainable Water Management in the Food Industry Blog 31 Aug 2015 Sustainable Water Management in the Food Industry The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals state that we shall ensure the availability of water and sustainable water management for all by 2030. The food industry can and should contribute to this. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals state that we shall ensure the availability of water and sustainable water management for all by 2030. […]
Food Safety is Everyone’s Business Blog 09 Nov 2016 Food Safety is Everyone’s Business Wegmans is a regional supermarket chain in the US that has been around for 100 years. Food safety has never been a competitive issue for us. We pride ourselves on high standards in everything we do, including food safety, and are always looking for best practices that can make us better. The Global Food Safety […]
Where Science Meets Industry: Practical Outcomes of GFSI’s Working Group on Chemicals in Food Hygiene News Update 18 Jun 2019 Food Hygiene Where Science Meets Industry: Practical Outcomes of GFSI’s Working Group on Chemicals in Food Hygiene   The industry deploys many chemicals in their quest to ensure safe food for consumers, including disinfectants, sanitisers and cleaning agents. In response to concerns about the safety of these important products from the European Commission and consumer groups, GFSI organised a Technical Working Group comprised of scientists and industry experts to address the risks […]
GFSI Answers Our Two Most Frequently Asked Questions Blog 12 Nov 2020 Certification GFSI Answers Our Two Most Frequently Asked Questions Here at GFSI, the two questions we receive most often both have to do with the certification process – namely, “How do I get ‘GFSI certified?'” and ‘Is this standard GFSI-recognised?’ Today, GFSI Senior Technical Manager Marie-Claude Quentin is here to walk us through the recognition process in more detail, and explain how you can […]
Practical Approaches and Solutions for Blockchain Blog 03 Apr 2019 GFSI Conference Practical Approaches and Solutions for Blockchain   Blockchain technology continues to gain traction as a tool to engender consumer trust and transparency. The next steps in the blockchain journey, setting up governance and regulatory systems, raise some interesting questions: How do we make it fair, motivate organisations throughout the supply chain to participate, and protect privacy? For me, the great thing […]
Press Release 21 Sep 2017 Peer-reviewed Research Publication Gives a Big Nod to GFSI’s Collective Industry Achievements PARIS, 21st September 2017 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has been the subject of a freshly-published, peer-reviewed research paper in the Journal of Food Protection titled “Impact of the Global Food Safety Initiative on Food Safety Worldwide: Statistical Analysis of a Survey of International Food Processors”. The paper’s results confirm the rationale behind the creation and […]
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 […]
GFSI Global Markets Programme: The Journey of a Mexican Agribusiness Blog 08 Aug 2018 Global Markets GFSI Global Markets Programme: The Journey of a Mexican Agribusiness This blog post is the second of a series that will be published over the next few weeks. This series will allow you to get to know the 2018 GFSI Global Markets Awards winners from four countries across the globe (Mexico, Japan, Nigeria and Pakistan) and how their use of the GFSI Global Markets Programme […]
Why Collaboration is Critical to Food Safety for Retailers Blog 13 Nov 2017 Why Collaboration is Critical to Food Safety for Retailers   The food retail industry is experiencing extensive, exponential change. And all signs point to more changes to come. Consumers are demanding fresh, locally sourced ingredients. They want artisanal products and exotic flavours. They want fresh food and food prepared on the premises. This consumer demand for diverse products and ingredients creates unique challenges for […]
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