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Key Considerations for Food Supply Chain Sustainability Assurance Programs Blog 23 Mar 2022 Sponsored Content Key Considerations for Food Supply Chain Sustainability Assurance Programs This year’s GFSI theme, Delivering Impact for Safe Sustainable Food, sparked an interesting question for me: How can any company, regardless of circumstances, magnify its ability to provide safe and sustainable food? One solution that contributes to this goal is a supply chain sustainability assurance program (SCSAP). Two primary components must come together to ensure […]
Blog 05 May 2022 Sponsored Content Taking Steps Toward Food Supply Chain Sustainability GFSI’s 2022 theme — Delivering Impact for Safe Sustainable Food — inspired a panel discussion I moderated on how sustainability helps build resilient food supply chains. Panelists from Carrefour, Restaurant Brands International (RBI), and Organic Valley reviewed how their climate, waste reduction, animal welfare, and other sustainability efforts increase supply chain strength. Panel Discusses Supply […]
Supporting the GFSI Conference & the Post-Pandemic Food Industry Podcast 17 Mar 2021 GFSI Supporting the GFSI Conference & the Post-Pandemic Food Industry In this episode, host Linda Okpala speaks to Lisa Robinson, Vice President, Global Food Safety & Public Health, at Ecolab on why the company continues to support the GFSI Conference and how they are working to support companies on their food safety journey through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.       Click to Sign […]
GFSI Recognises Rising Food Safety Stars Around the World at the Global Markets Awards 2020 Press Release 27 Feb 2020 Global Markets GFSI Recognises Rising Food Safety Stars Around the World at the Global Markets Awards 2020 Winners from Ethiopia, China, Argentina and Ukraine lead their teams and their regions towards better food safety management systems   SEATTLE, WA, 27 February 2020 — The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), together with awards sponsor Greenfence, today announced the 2020 winners of GFSI’s Global Markets Awards. The Global Markets Awards, now in its fourth […]
The GFSI Experts Series Returns with All-New Food Safety Interviews Press Release 30 Apr 2020 GFSI The GFSI Experts Series Returns with All-New Food Safety Interviews PARIS, 30th April 2020 – Today, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) kicked off the second season of the GFSI Experts Series, a curated collection of interviews with food safety leaders from industry, academia, the public sector and beyond. Launched in 2019, the series shares the diverse knowledge of GFSI’s worldwide network of food safety […]
SQFI Achieves Recognition against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements News Update 20 Sep 2018 Benchmarking SQFI Achieves Recognition against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements   PARIS, 20th September 2018 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) has achieved recognition against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. As part of its objective to continually evolve its benchmarking requirements to reflect new industry challenges, best practices and stakeholder input, GFSI published version […]
GFSI Recognises FSSC 22000 Against Benchmarking Requirements Version 7.1 News Update 08 Oct 2018 Benchmarking GFSI Recognises FSSC 22000 Against Benchmarking Requirements Version 7.1 PARIS, 8th October 2018 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is glad to announce that FSSC 22000’s certification programme version 4.1 has achieved recognition against GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 7.1. GFSI and Foundation FSSC 22000 thoroughly reviewed the certification programme during the collaborative and transparent benchmarking process. This recognition marks another milestone in the […]
Leaders from Across Food Industry to Convene at GFSI Conference to Accelerate Accessibility of Safe Food for People Everywhere Press Release 17 Feb 2022 GFSI Conference Leaders from Across Food Industry to Convene at GFSI Conference to Accelerate Accessibility of Safe Food for People Everywhere PARIS, 17 February – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), part of The Consumer Goods Forum and the world’s largest network to help achieve safe food for people everywhere, is set to unite food safety experts from around the globe at the GFSI Conference in Barcelona from 29-31 March. Urgent action is needed to meet […]
CEOs from Global Food Industry Giants to Gather at GFSI’s 2017 Global Food Safety Conference Press Release 21 Dec 2016 GFSI Conference CEOs from Global Food Industry Giants to Gather at GFSI’s 2017 Global Food Safety Conference Under the theme of “Leadership for Growth,” eight CEOs “walk the talk” and demonstrate just how important food safety is in their business: Cargill, Danone, Ecolab, The Hershey Company, Mondelēz, Schnuck’s, Tyson Foods and Wegmans Food Markets. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) are working hard on what is […]
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 […]
FSMA, Food Safety and Public-private Collaboration Discussed at Groundbreaking GFSI Briefings in D.C. Press Release 16 Nov 2016 GFSI FSMA, Food Safety and Public-private Collaboration Discussed at Groundbreaking GFSI Briefings in D.C. GFSI INDEPENDENTLY ACKNOWLEDGED AS MEETING OR EXCEEDING FSMA REQUIREMENTS   PARIS and WASHINGTON, D.C., 16 November 2016 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), powered by The Consumer Goods Forum, hosted two hundred industry and government leaders at briefings in Washington D.C. yesterday. Foremost on the agenda was the alignment between GFSI and FSMA in the marketplace. The discussions highlighted […]
Government and Industry Set to Discus Groundbreaking Efforts In Public-Private Collaboration for Food Safety Press Release 07 Nov 2016 Public-private Partnership Government and Industry Set to Discus Groundbreaking Efforts In Public-Private Collaboration for Food Safety The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is to host top industry players and key government leaders at FSMA-focused food safety briefing in Washington D.C. on Nov 15 GFSI, a marketplace FSMA, has brought the industry together around a common standard and can be leveraged to support implementation of new food compliance requirements Cargill, Wegmans, McDonald’s, […]
The Global Seafood Alliance Gains GFSI Recognition for Their Seafood Processing Standard 5.1 Press Release 25 Nov 2021 Benchmarking The Global Seafood Alliance Gains GFSI Recognition for Their Seafood Processing Standard 5.1 PARIS and PORTSMOUTH, NH, 25th November 2021 – The Global Food Safety Initative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and the Global Seafood Alliance are pleased to announce that their Seafood Processing Standard 5.1 has successfully achieved recognition against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1. Dan Lee, Standards Coordinator/Program Integrity Advisor, […]
The Food Industry in China Steps Up to Food Safety Challenges With GFSI Press Release 12 Jul 2016 The Food Industry in China Steps Up to Food Safety Challenges With GFSI  China Food Safety Initiative (CFSI) Enjoys Record Public and Private Support. Poised for Accelerated Food Safety Advances.   BEIJING, 12 July 2016 – Never before has the annual GFSI China Focus Day, now in its fifth edition, enjoyed such extensive support from national government in addition to the broad engagement from the private sector. This […]
GFSI and UNIDO Sign MoU to Solidify Strategic Partnership for Food Safety Capability Building Press Release 15 Jun 2016 Public-private Partnership GFSI and UNIDO Sign MoU to Solidify Strategic Partnership for Food Safety Capability Building CAPETOWN, 15 June 2016 – Today amidst a gathering of the world’s consumer goods industry leaders at the CGF Global Summit in South Africa, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to signal their commitment to a large-scale partnership for food […]
GFSI and UNIDO Move Forward on a Strategic Cooperation for Far-Reaching Food Safety Capacity Building Press Release 01 Mar 2016 Global Markets GFSI and UNIDO Move Forward on a Strategic Cooperation for Far-Reaching Food Safety Capacity Building BERLIN, 1st March 2016 – In an exciting move for the food industry, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) are expanding a long-term collaboration into a formal strategic partnership for large-scale capacity building programmes.   Building a fitting partnership UNIDO is giving full attention to food safety as […]
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