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Japan GAP Foundation: ASIAGAP on Obtaining GFSI Recognition Blog 22 Mar 2019 Certification Japan GAP Foundation: ASIAGAP on Obtaining GFSI Recognition   Further to GFSI’s recognition of Japan GAP Foundation (JGF)’s ASIAGAP, we met two representatives, President Shunichi Matsui and Mr Hiroshi Ogino, Secretary General, to ask about its development, future policy of activities, and ambitions.   (GFSI Japan Local Group Communication Working Group, hereinafter GFSI) Congratulations on obtaining GFSI recognition. First of all, please tell […]
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 […]
GFSI Opens New Stakeholder Consultation for The Japan GAP Foundation Press Release 14 Sep 2021 Consultation GFSI Opens New Stakeholder Consultation for The Japan GAP Foundation GFSI is opening a new stakeholder consultation, one of the final stages in the benchmarking process against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1. for the Japan GAP Foundation’s ASIAGAP certification programme version 2.3. ASIAGAP is one of the certification programmes that achieved GFSI recognition more recently, we’re very pleased to support the Japan GAP Foundation […]
Local Implementation and Global Harmonisation | The Japan GFSI Local Group Blog 27 Oct 2016 Local Implementation and Global Harmonisation | The Japan GFSI Local Group GFSI Local Groups lead the local implementation of global strategy, with a vision to improve food safety for consumers no matter where in the world they live. As Chair of the GFSI Japan Local Group, I am honoured to head up this group of dedicated food industry experts. Further, I’m pleased to see how far […]
GFSI as the Key to Food Safety in Japan by 2020 Target and Beyond Press Release 28 Sep 2017 GFSI as the Key to Food Safety in Japan by 2020 Target and Beyond Japan Focus Day draws 400 delegates under the theme of Local Implementation and Global Harmonisation. GFSI receives unprecedented support from Japan government. GFSI Japanese-language website launched.   PARIS and TOKYO, 28th September 2017 – The Japan Local Group of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has set themselves a target of 2020, when Tokyo welcomes thousands of […]
GFSI as the Key to Food Safety in Japan by 2020 Target and Beyond Press Release 28 Sep 2017 GFSI as the Key to Food Safety in Japan by 2020 Target and Beyond Japan Focus Day draws 400 delegates under the theme of Local Implementation and Global Harmonisation. GFSI receives unprecedented support from Japan government. GFSI Japanese-language website launched.   PARIS and TOKYO, 28th September 2017 – The Japan Local Group of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has set themselves a target of 2020, when Tokyo welcomes thousands of […]
GFSI 2018 A Turning Point for Food Safety in Asia Blog 22 Feb 2018 GFSI 2018 A Turning Point for Food Safety in Asia 2018 marks the first year that Japan will host GFSI’s Global Food Safety Conference, and only the second year that the conference will take place in Asia. Of the conference’s 1,000 delegates from over 50 countries, many will be visiting Japan for the first time. I encourage these first-time visitors to sample Tokyo’s diverse culinary culture, […]
Saraya Co., Ltd. – Passing on Japan’s Food Value Chain Know-how to Africa Blog 16 May 2019 Saraya Co., Ltd. – Passing on Japan’s Food Value Chain Know-how to Africa In developing countries, establishing a strong food value chain (FVC) — from production to processing, distribution to consumption — contributes significantly to the growth of agriculture, forestry, fisheries and the food industry. Recognising this importance, Saraya Co., Ltd. cooperated on a subsidised project with Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to develop African markets […]
GFSI 2018 Roundup Day 1: Sparking a Food Safety Revolution in Asia News Update 06 Mar 2018 GFSI 2018 Roundup Day 1: Sparking a Food Safety Revolution in Asia   2018 is a year of superlatives at the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Global Food Safety Conference, which kicked off its 17th edition at the Grand Nikko Hotel Tokyo Daiba today. Some 1200 delegates passed through the registration desks this morning, comprising the highest attendance rate in the history of the event. The delegates […]
New Stakeholder Consultations Open: JFSM & ASIAGAP News Update 10 Sep 2018 Consultation New Stakeholder Consultations Open: JFSM & ASIAGAP GFSI is opening two new stakeholder consultations, a vital step in the benchmarking of JFS-C and ASIAGAP against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 7.1. The Japan Food Safety Management Association (JFSM) and the Japan GAP Foundation (JGF) put their programmes forward for assessment against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for the first time this year. GFSI […]
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: […]
GLOBALG.A.P Certification at Closed Plant Factories in Japan News Update 31 Jan 2020 Certification GLOBALG.A.P Certification at Closed Plant Factories in Japan GFSI Japan Local Group Communication WG (GFSI): We spoke with Takao Akita, Executive Officer of Vitec Vegetable Factory Co., Ltd., one of the largest plant factory operators in Japan, which obtained GLOBALG.A.P. for all 5 factories in Japan. Vitec Vegetable Factory Co., Ltd. (VVF): Our parent company is Restar Holdings Corporation (HQ: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo) which […]
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 […]
A Local Perspective on Tokyo and What to Expect at GFSC 2018 Blog 24 Jan 2018 A Local Perspective on Tokyo and What to Expect at GFSC 2018 As part of the GFSI Japan team, on the ground in Tokyo, we’re very excited to welcome delegates to our vibrant city. This year’s Global Food Safety Conference promises a great lineup covering the big topics in food safety. It’s an exciting, global programme of events for all attendees. The conference is being hosted in […]
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 […]
Food Safety and Technology – A Look into Japanese Agricultural Data Collaboration Platform ‘WAGRI’ Blog 03 Dec 2018 Food Safety and Technology – A Look into Japanese Agricultural Data Collaboration Platform ‘WAGRI’ Making Japanese agriculture a growth industry with active agricultural management through the full use of data. In Japan, with aging of farmers who have been engaged in high-value-added agriculture, there is increasing difficulty with how to pass down their experiences and techniques. In other countries, enhancement of agricultural productivity and management improvement are promoted by introducing […]
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