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Three New Food Safety Leaders Join the GFSI Steering Committee Press Release 12 Sep 2023 Governance Three New Food Safety Leaders Join the GFSI Steering Committee PARIS, 12 September 2023 — The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, welcomes three new industry experts to the GFSI Steering Committee. The new members of the Steering Committee, who will help shape the strategic direction of the Coalition, drive collaboration between retailers and […]
125 Decision-Makers, One Shared Goal: Reflections from the 4th Government-to-Business Meeting News Update 01 Oct 2019 GFSI Conference 125 Decision-Makers, One Shared Goal: Reflections from the 4th Government-to-Business Meeting   The fourth annual GFSI Government-to-Business (G2B) Meeting, held immediately prior to the GFSI Conference in Nice, attracted a record number of participants: 125 leaders and decision-makers took part, representing 29 governments, 38 governmental agencies and 10 intergovernmental organisations. Since its first iteration in Berlin in 2016, the meeting has offered a unique platform for […]
The Global Food Safety Initiative is Opening Applications to Join the GFSI Steering Committee Press Release 22 Feb 2024 Governance The Global Food Safety Initiative is Opening Applications to Join the GFSI Steering Committee PARIS, 22 February 2024. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to announce that applications are now open to all those eligible to join the GFSI Steering Committee. This round of applications and elections comes as part of the new Governance Rules published in 2021 in line with GFSI’s move to a Coalition of […]
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 […]
GFSI on Strategic Partnerships to Enhance the Safety of Imported Foods Blog 21 Feb 2017 Public-private Partnership GFSI on Strategic Partnerships to Enhance the Safety of Imported Foods GFSI’s North American Representative, Karil L. Kochenderfer, spoke at this month’s FDA Public Hearing Strategic Partnerships to Enhance the Safety of Imported Foods in College Park, Maryland. We are pleased to share her remarks with you here. GFSI’s North American Representative, Karil L. Kochenderfer, spoke at this month’s FDA Public Hearing Strategic Partnerships to Enhance the […]
GFSI Welcomes New Food Safety Experts to Its Steering Committee Press Release 10 Sep 2021 Governance GFSI Welcomes New Food Safety Experts to Its Steering Committee PARIS, 10th September 2021 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, is pleased to announce that 6 industry experts have been added to its Steering Committee. The additions, including adding several new retail members, will strengthen GFSI’s governance and help add important voices […]
Shaping the Food Safety Coalition – A Member Perspective Podcast 10 Nov 2021 GFSI Shaping the Food Safety Coalition – A Member Perspective In this episode of the GFSI Podcast Series, Linda Okpala speaks to new GFSI Steering Committee members Natalia Sommer, Magnit, and Mark Fryling, General Mills about their first impressions as new SteerCo members, priorities and what GFSI and collaboration means to them.           Click to Sign Up for More GFSI Podcasts
GFSI Steering Committee Meets to Share Progress in Advancing Food Safety Best Practice Press Release 28 Mar 2022 Governance GFSI Steering Committee Meets to Share Progress in Advancing Food Safety Best Practice PARIS and BARCELONA, 28th March 2022 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) will today conclude a three-day Steering Committee meeting examining the organisation’s progress over the last year as a Coalition of Action of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF). The Coalition represents the food industry’s commitment to food safety and its 22 Steering Committee […]
World Food Safety Day: Food standards keep the world running Press Release 07 Jun 2023 Capacity Building World Food Safety Day: Food standards keep the world running PARIS, 7 June 2023 — Statement by GFSI Steering Committee Co-Chairs Mark Fryling and Howard Popoola on the occasion of World Food Safety Day.   From farm or factory to the dinner table, the wellbeing of billions around the world depends upon food safety standards. But when we eat, how do we know those standards […]
GFSI Steering Committee Holds its Second Face to Face Meeting of 2023 in Switzerland. News Update 30 Oct 2023 GFSI Steering Committee Holds its Second Face to Face Meeting of 2023 in Switzerland. GFSI Community Unanimously Commits to GFSI Mission: Safe Food for People Everywhere.       PARIS, October 30, 2023 – The second meeting of 2023 of the GFSI Steering Committee took place in Vevey, Switzerland, chaired by Mark Fryling and Howard Popoola, with an agenda supported by Erica Sheward, Director Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and 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 […]
GFSI Conference 2020 Roundup Day 1: United We Stand for Food Safety News Update 27 Feb 2020 GFSI Conference GFSI Conference 2020 Roundup Day 1: United We Stand for Food Safety   Over 1,000 food safety stakeholders from around the world gathered in Bellevue, Seattle today for the official opening of the 2020 GFSI Conference! While the United States has hosted more GFSI Conferences than any other country — and is home to some of the organisation’s most passionate supporters — the event has never before […]
The Executive Summary is Out! Get Insights and Takeaways from the GFSI Conference News Update 28 Mar 2019 The Executive Summary is Out! Get Insights and Takeaways from the GFSI Conference   We are back to share the Executive Summary, a practical souvenir from this year’s GFSI Conference. This open-access document is designed to benefit everyone interested in advancing food safety, so feel free to share it with your network. Relive the some of the key moments from the GFSI Conference plenaries with comprehensive summaries that […]
New Benchmarking Consultation Open: BRC Global Standards Against Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1 News Update 26 Mar 2021 Certification New Benchmarking Consultation Open: BRC Global Standards Against Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1 GFSI is delighted to announce the opening of another stakeholder consultation, one of the final stages in the benchmarking process against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1. BRC Global Standards (BRCGS) submitted four of their Global Standards for re-assessment: Global Standard for Food Safety issue 8, Global Standard for Packaging Materials issue 6, Global Standard […]
My Impressions from IAFP Argentina and the Exciting Momentum in Latin America Blog 31 Oct 2018 My Impressions from IAFP Argentina and the Exciting Momentum in Latin America I was pleased to represent GFSI at the recent VI Latin American Symposium on Food Safety that took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina recently. It was an exciting week where leading experts within the food industry from Latin America and North America met together to exchange knowledge and best practice in food safety. Huge thanks […]
New Benchmarking Consultation Open: BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 News Update 26 Mar 2019 Benchmarking New Benchmarking Consultation Open: BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 GFSI is opening a new public consultation and is calling for stakeholder participation and comments. BRC Global Standards issued a new version of their standard for Food. Already a GFSI-recognised programme for many scopes, BRCGS wishes to retain the GFSI recognition of their food standard with this new version and asked to be re-assessed. “Ensuring […]
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