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Call for Participation for the GFSI Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Local Group News Update 20 Jul 2021 Call for Participation for the GFSI Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Local Group The applications are closed. Visit our local groups page if you want to learn more about our work.   GFSI is actively seeking food safety experts to help advance the work of its GFSI Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Local Group. GFSI relies heavily on its regional networks via the GFSI Local Groups to […]
GFSI Appoints New Retail Co-chair of EMEA Local Group News Update 03 Apr 2024 GFSI Appoints New Retail Co-chair of EMEA Local Group GFSI is delighted to announce the appointment of Bizhan Pourkomalian, McDonald’s Global Safety Director, as the newest retail co-Chair of the GFSI EMEA local group, joining current manufacturer co-Chair Lindsay Hay, PepsiCo Director of Quality Assurance in this pivotal role. Following a strong foundation in academia and research, Bizhan brings nearly 25 years of specialised experience […]
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 […]
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 Welcomes the Return of the China Focus Day, as Regional Impact Takes Centre Stage Press Release 07 Jul 2021 GFSI GFSI Welcomes the Return of the China Focus Day, as Regional Impact Takes Centre Stage BEIJING and PARIS, 7th July 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Coalition of Action on food safety, Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition) is pleased to announce the return of the GFSI China Focus Day on 19th July 2021. The event, celebrating its 10th anniversary, will welcome some 300 delegates to the  Four […]
Together for Better Food Safety: China Food Safety Day 2020 Blog 03 Dec 2020 GFSI Together for Better Food Safety: China Food Safety Day 2020 The 9th China Food Safety Day was held in Hangzhou on 18th November under the theme ‘Together for Better Food Safety’. The China Food Safety Day was opened by the Chief Adviser of the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment & GFSI China Local Group Honourable Advisor, Professor Junshi Chen. He shared his […]
GFSI SteerCo Meeting Summary: Stronger Relationships, Stronger Food Safety Systems News Update 10 May 2022 Governance GFSI SteerCo Meeting Summary: Stronger Relationships, Stronger Food Safety Systems Trust is undisputedly a fundamental ingredient in the recipe for food safety progress, so it comes as no surprise that it held such a prominent place at the recent GFSI Conference. The topic of trust was the guest of honour, referenced throughout the conference week in nearly every plenary speech, every breakout session and every […]
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 […]
GFSI Announces New Benchmarking and Harmonisation Working Group News Update 17 May 2024 Benchmarking GFSI Announces New Benchmarking and Harmonisation Working Group The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has established a new Benchmarking and Harmonisation Working Group to develop and maintain GFSI Benchmarking Requirements (BMR). Co-chaired by Andrew Clarke from Loblaw and Leda Touliatou from Nestlé, this group will integrate updates from international standards including ISO 22003 and relevant Codex Codes of Practice such as Codex General […]
GFSI Steering Committee Members Meet for Second Time Since Inauguration; Focus Shifts from Onboarding to Action News Update 20 May 2021 GFSI Race To The Top Priorities GFSI Steering Committee Members Meet for Second Time Since Inauguration; Focus Shifts from Onboarding to Action Members of the GFSI Steering Committee met for the second time as a group earlier this month following a series on onboarding sessions with individual members. The onboarding sessions helped to ensure new members were fully up-to-speed on all things GFSI and a strong foundation for the work to come. This second Steering Committee meeting […]
Leaders from 50 Countries Convene at GFSI 2022 to Deliver Impact for Safe Sustainable Food Press Release 31 Mar 2022 GFSI Conference Leaders from 50 Countries Convene at GFSI 2022 to Deliver Impact for Safe Sustainable Food The GFSI Conference returns in person for three days of dialogue and networking in Barcelona BARCELONA, 31 March 2022 — The first in-person GFSI Conference in two years closed this afternoon following three days of discussion around the theme of Delivering Impact for Safe Sustainable Food. ‘I still can’t quite get my head around the […]
GFSI CODEX Working Group Update Podcast 12 Sep 2022 Public-private Partnership GFSI CODEX Working Group Update In this episode of the GFSI podcast series, Anne Gerardi speaks to food safety experts Himanshu Gupta, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Manager, Nestlé and Co-chair of the GFSI CODEX Working Group; Frances Freeman, Regulatory Affairs Consultant for GFSI supporting the GFSI CODEX Working Group; and Steve Wearne, Chairperson of the CODEX Alimentarius Commission and former […]
GFSI Establishes Science and Technology Advisory Group News Update 01 Jul 2021 Governance GFSI Establishes Science and Technology Advisory Group PARIS, 1st July 2021 — The Global Food Safety Initiative is delighted to announce  the official launch of the GFSI Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG). STAG, introduced as part of a series of  collaborative enhancements of the oversight of the GFSI ecosystem since it became a Coalition of Action of The Consumer Goods Forum […]
GFSI Stage Spotlight: Meet the Science and Technology Advisory Group Blog 02 Feb 2022 Food Safety Technology GFSI Stage Spotlight: Meet the Science and Technology Advisory Group When we think of the future of the food safety ecosystem, what kind of impact can we predict for science and its future applications? Which scientific insights and trends are moving the needle? How will scientific developments influence food safety on the ground and to what extent will they redesign the ecosystem as a whole? […]
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 […]
News Update 24 Jan 2020 Certification “We Aim to Foster an Unwavering Food Safety Culture”: How House Foods America Leverages GFSI to Ensure Continuous Improvement     House Foods America is a tofu manufacturer that has achieved GFSI-recognised certification with SQF. Recently, members of GFSI’s Japan Local Group conducted an interview with House Foods America representative Rina Yamada to discuss the company’s journey to GFSI-recognised certification and how they “aim to foster an unwavering food safety culture by allowing each […]
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