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Taking Accredited Certification Forward: The Future of the GFSI-IAF Partnership News Update 04 Jun 2019 Certification Taking Accredited Certification Forward: The Future of the GFSI-IAF Partnership   In this episode of the GFSI Experts Series, we hear from two representatives of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), one of GFSI’s valued partner organisations. GFSI’s recognition of IAF’s Mulilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) is embedded in the Benchmarking Requirements; certification bodies operating in GFSI-benchmarked certification programmes must be accredited by an accreditation body that has […]
Understanding GFSI’s ‘Race to the Top’ | Webinar News Update 25 Jan 2021 Global Markets Understanding GFSI’s ‘Race to the Top’ | Webinar     Thank you to all those who participated in GFSI’s first webinar of 2021! If you were not able to make the live session, we invite you to read the summary below or watch the recording. We invite you to join GFSI leadership on 25th March, the third day of the virtual GFSI Conference, […]
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 […]
There Is Still Time to Share Your Remote Audit Experiences | Interview with ICT Expert Panel News Update 24 Nov 2020 Certification There Is Still Time to Share Your Remote Audit Experiences | Interview with ICT Expert Panel Since the beginning of the pandemic, the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in all aspects of daily lives has unquestionably skyrocketed. With the difficulties of conducting face-to-face audits, GFSI has addressed the efficacy of ICT for food safety audits. In the spring, GFSI introduced new Benchmarking Requirements providing a framework for the use […]
Built-In Hygiene from Farm to Fork: An Update from the GFSI Technical Working Group on Hygienic Design News Update 24 Sep 2019 Food Hygiene Built-In Hygiene from Farm to Fork: An Update from the GFSI Technical Working Group on Hygienic Design One of the best weapons in the arsenal against foodborne illness is equipment designed with hygiene in mind. Many food safety programmes increasingly require food handling and processing equipment to be “hygienic,” but rarely offer practical guidelines for carrying out this requirement. To help clear up the concept of hygienic design, GFSI launched a Technical […]
The Countdown to V8 Begins! What’s New in Version 8 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements News Update 03 Sep 2019 Benchmarking The Countdown to V8 Begins! What’s New in Version 8 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 8 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements is set to release in February 2020, just in time for the 2020 GFSI Conference! The first full revision of the Benchmarking Requirements since 2017, Version 8 is designed to be clear, practical and applicable along the entire supply chain from farm to fork. By regularly developing new […]
GFSI Hosts Webinar on Securing the Future of Food Safety Auditors – a Review of Race to the Top Feature 1 News Update 21 May 2021 Consultation GFSI Hosts Webinar on Securing the Future of Food Safety Auditors – a Review of Race to the Top Feature 1 GFSI recently held a webinar on securing the future of food safety auditors; a review of Race to the Top Feature 1. GFSI Senior Technical Manager Marie-Claude Quentin began the session by introducing the two panelists: Jon Poole, Chief Executive of IFST, and Andrew Clarke, Senior Director of QA at Loblaw Companies Ltd. Marie-Claude first […]
How GFSI’s Partnership with IAF Benefits Stakeholders News Update 09 Jun 2020 Certification How GFSI’s Partnership with IAF Benefits Stakeholders   On the heels of World Food Safety Day underlining that Food Safety is Everyone’s Business, today’s World Accreditation Day marks the role of Accreditation in Improving Food Safety.   GFSI is delighted that the cross-industry International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has chosen to focus on food safety for the 2020 edition. This world day is an exceptional vehicle to raise awareness […]
World Accreditation Day Focuses on ‘Improving Food Safety’ News Update 28 May 2020 Certification World Accreditation Day Focuses on ‘Improving Food Safety’   The Global Food Safety Initiative is delighted to support the World Accreditation Day again this year. Coordinated by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), #WAD2020 takes place on 9 June, just two days after the World Food Safety Day. This world day is an exceptional vehicle to raise awareness around the key role accreditation plays in ensuring […]
The Power of Accreditation in Improving Food Safety Blog 08 Jun 2020 Certification The Power of Accreditation in Improving Food Safety   Since I joined the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) in 2017, it has been clear to me that significant value could be unlocked by building a stronger relationship between GFSI and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). The IAF works with all industries – from aerospace to automotive, food to Information and Communication Technologies.   […]
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 […]
GFSI Unveils its New Benchmarking Requirements, Strengthening FMCG Supply Chains Press Release 06 Mar 2018 GFSI Unveils its New Benchmarking Requirements, Strengthening FMCG Supply Chains Global Food Safety Initiative reveals new Benchmarking Requirements, Version 7.2, covering the whole supply chain and focussing on improving auditor competency It’s the latest initiative in GFSI’s mission to advance food safety and encourage industry action Announced at the Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo, the industry’s annual rendezvous for the advancement of food safety […]
Introducing the Latest Version of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Blog 27 Mar 2018 Benchmarking Introducing the Latest Version of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Exciting times are here again for the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. Version 7.2 was released at our annual Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo. I was thrilled to make this announcement and present on this topic in detail at the conference as part of the GFSI & You session on the opening day. Over the last […]
BRC Global Standards Recognised against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements News Update 24 Apr 2018 BRC Global Standards Recognised against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements The GFSI Board of Directors is pleased to announce that BRC Global Standards has achieved recognition against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. BRC Global Standards is the first of a number of Certification Programme Owners (CPOs) currently undergoing benchmarking against Version 7.1. GFSI continually evolves its benchmarking requirements to reflect new industry challenges, best practices and […]
Securing the Future of Food Safety Auditors Podcast 29 Apr 2021 GFSI Securing the Future of Food Safety Auditors In this episode, host Linda Okpala speaks to GFSI Senior Technical Manager Marie-Claude Quentin on the latest public consultation from the GFSI. This new consultation is designed to support the qualification, training, professional development and recognition of food safety auditors, the unsung stars of the ambition to deliver safe food for people everywhere. If you […]
World Accreditation Day 2018 Blog 07 Jun 2018 Certification World Accreditation Day 2018   How accreditation delivers a safer world is the core theme of this year’s World Accreditation Day, celebrated on 9th June. The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) co-established this initiative with the aim to bring the importance of accreditation to the forefront across the globe. The GFSI recognition process focuses […]
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