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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 […]
What is Food Safety Culture? Blog 08 Jun 2020 GFSI What is Food Safety Culture? In February 2020, Version 2020 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements was announced at the GFSI Conference in Seattle. Version 2020 includes a new element: food safety culture. GFSI Japan’s Communications Working Group spoke to Ayako Okada of BSI (British Standards Institution) Group Japan K.K., who is familiar with trends in international certification.   Ayako Okada: […]
Food Safety Capacity Building and Africa’s Food System Building the Foundation for Success Blog 10 Oct 2017 Food Safety Capacity Building and Africa’s Food System Building the Foundation for Success   Africa is well-known for the tremendous economic and social challenges faced by its people, but also for its great economic and human potential. The challenges, opportunities and dynamism that characterize the continent today are especially evident in Africa’s food system. Millions still struggle for subsistence on a few staple food commodities, especially in Africa’s […]
GFSI and the FAIRR Initiative Celebrate World Food Safety Day: Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow News Update 08 Jun 2021 Future of Food GFSI and the FAIRR Initiative Celebrate World Food Safety Day: Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow GFSI and FAIRR Initiative recently held a webinar to celebrate World Food Safety Day on Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow. GFSI Senior ManagerAnne Gerardi was joined by Wai-Chan Chan, Managing Director at the The Consumer Goods Forum, Maria Montosa, ESG Analyst at FAIRR Initiative, and Suresh Mistry, Co-Founder and head of ESG for […]
New GFSI Japan Local Group Chair Kotani and New Vice-Chair Ishikawa Talk About Their Aspirations News Update 07 Sep 2020 GFSI New GFSI Japan Local Group Chair Kotani and New Vice-Chair Ishikawa Talk About Their Aspirations   In January, Masanori Kotani (Amazon Japan G.K.) assumed office as the Chair of the GFSI Japan Local Group, with Atsushi Ishikawa (Harada Tea Processing Co., Ltd.) assuming office as the Vice-Chair. This interview was postponed due to COVID-19 crisis, and was conducted in June for the two to speak on future policies and activities […]
Tom and Tatiana on the Current State of the Food Safety Industry Blog 16 Mar 2017 Case Study 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 […]
Beyond Food Security: Professor Chris Elliott’s Vision for Food Integrity Through Technology News Update 07 May 2019 Beyond Food Security: Professor Chris Elliott’s Vision for Food Integrity Through Technology   This week on the GFSI Experts Series, we get a lesson from Professor Chris Elliott, one of the world’s leading academic authorities on food safety and security. Perhaps best known for leading an independent inquiry into the UK’s supply chain following the horse meat scandal in 2013, he remains at the frontline of the […]
Meet the Special Sessions Speakers at GFSC 2018 News Update 08 Feb 2018 Meet the Special Sessions Speakers at GFSC 2018 Join us for breakfast and great conversation with leading industry experts at the Global Food Safety Conference. We have an action packed week with all sorts of opportunities for delegates at this year’s conference in Tokyo. Outside the auditorium, there will also be a range of Special Sessions featuring industry experts discussing the hottest topics in food […]
Make the Most of Your Mornings with Special Sessions at the GFSI Conference! News Update 30 Jan 2020 GFSI Conference Make the Most of Your Mornings with Special Sessions at the GFSI Conference! To get the most out of your week in Seattle, be sure to add some Special Sessions to your conference agenda! Attendees who make time for these sessions, which are held at convenient morning intervals, will be the among the first to learn about the most cutting-edge innovations impacting food safety today.   This year’s […]
Ensuring Food Safety and Reducing Food Waste Go Hand in Hand Blog 15 Jan 2020 GFSI Conference Ensuring Food Safety and Reducing Food Waste Go Hand in Hand   As consumer demands for sustainable food practises increase, more and more retailers and foodservice operators are finding ways to reduce their environmental impact.   We’ve seen this recently with the movement to ban plastic straws in 2018 and the rise in plant-based meat popularity in 2019. Many retailers and foodservice operators have adapted quickly […]
Driving Practical Solutions that Reduce Your Food Waste, Safely | Sealed Air @ GFSC 2015 Blog 01 Sep 2014 Driving Practical Solutions that Reduce Your Food Waste, Safely | Sealed Air @ GFSC 2015 Understanding food safety principles is essential to managing and reducing food waste throughout the supply chain.
How the World’s Top Food Brands Drive Food Safety Blog 30 Nov 2017 How the World’s Top Food Brands Drive Food Safety   As 2017 draws to a close, our sights are set on Tokyo for the industry’s annual rendezvous for the advancement of food safety. The past few years have seen the world’s top food brands forge a bold path towards cultivating a global culture of food safety, providing leadership and expertise across the industry. This […]
Shaping Food Safety Culture in Food Service – Challenges, Opportunities and Key Drivers Blog 31 Aug 2015 Shaping Food Safety Culture in Food Service – Challenges, Opportunities and Key Drivers Food-borne disease outbreaks are on the increase. Globally, thousands of people are affected every year, and 1 in 5 outbreaks implicate the food service industry. Food-borne disease outbreaks are on the increase. Globally, thousands of people are affected every year, and 1 in 5 outbreaks implicate the food service industry.
Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange Top of Mind at GFSI Focus Day Mexico Press Release 22 May 2018 Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange Top of Mind at GFSI Focus Day Mexico GFSI’s Regional Event Brings Together More than 600 Food Safety Experts from Across the Region   MEXICO CITY and PARIS, 22nd May 2018 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recently held the second edition of its Mexico Focus Day in Mexico City on 3rd May. The latest edition of this key, regional event has been a tremendous […]
Proactive Food Safety: Three Strategies to Stay Ahead Blog 14 Jan 2016 Supply Chains Proactive Food Safety: Three Strategies to Stay Ahead Consumer demand and food safety regulations are requiring food safety strategies that are increasingly proactive. For food manufacturers and retailers to meet the demand, they will need to address three critical areas: effective training, technology utilization and water management. As we kick off 2016, here is a look at how these three factors can be […]
Shaping Food Safety Culture in Food Service – Challenges, Opportunities and Key Drivers Blog 16 Mar 2016 Shaping Food Safety Culture in Food Service – Challenges, Opportunities and Key Drivers More than 100 delegates joined speakers from the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotana Hotel Group and Taylor Shannon International at the SGS Special Session “Shaping Food Safety Culture in Food Service – Challenges, Opportunities and Key Drivers”, held at GFSI 2016 in Berlin. More than 100 delegates joined speakers from the World Health Organization (WHO), […]
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