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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 […]
GFSI Hosts First Steering Committee Meeting as CGF Coalition of Action on Food Safety News Update 09 Apr 2021 GFSI GFSI Hosts First Steering Committee Meeting as CGF Coalition of Action on Food Safety Following the success of the first-ever virtual GFSI Conference on 23rd-25th March, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) hosted its first Steering Committee meeting as a Coalition of Action (CoA). The new Steering Committee and its 18 members were announced on the 23rd March, just days ahead of this first meeting on 26th March. The […]
125 Decision-Makers, One Shared Goal: GFSI & the Government-to-Business Meeting Video 01 Oct 2019 GFSI Conference 125 Decision-Makers, One Shared Goal: GFSI & the Government-to-Business Meeting
Global Food Safety Conference 2018: Governments and Businesses Meet to Form Partnerships on Advancing International Food Safety Press Release 06 Mar 2018 Global Food Safety Conference 2018: Governments and Businesses Meet to Form Partnerships on Advancing International Food Safety The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) held its third Government to Business meeting adjacent to the Global Food Safety Conference 2018 Government food safety regulators and officials met with the GFSI Board of Directors to discuss food safety issues and trends, as well as third-party certification Over 40 organisations representing 25 countries and 5 IGOs […]
G2B: Surveying the Horizon For Food Regulation Blog 26 Nov 2019 Public-private Partnership G2B: Surveying the Horizon For Food Regulation Are you a national regulatory authority, intergovernmental organisation, or transnational food business? Want to know what G2B is, and how it can help you access current thinking and insights from across these communities? Read on!   The GFSI government-to-business (G2B) Meeting in 2019 was my first experience with this annual forum. It is held adjacent […]
Press Release 28 Feb 2017 30 Institutions Come Together with GFSI in a “G30” of Food Safety HOUSTON, 28th February 2017 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) yesterday hosted over 100 representatives from more than 20 countries and multilaterals organisations who gathered in Houston just ahead of GFSI’s 16th annual Global Food Safety Conference to discuss better collaboration for global public health outcomes. Countries including Japan, China, Mexico, Canada, the UK and the […]
3 Strategic Objectives for GFSI’s Third Decade Blog 09 Jan 2020 GFSI 3 Strategic Objectives for GFSI’s Third Decade   It has been a whirlwind few weeks since I stepped into the role of GFSI Director in October! With the help of the clever, committed people at GFSI and The Consumer Goods Forum, I’m diligently preparing for my first GFSI Conference this February.   It’s an honour to be getting involved with GFSI just […]
From Transparency to Traceability Blog 25 Mar 2020 GFSI From Transparency to Traceability Smart businesses are taking proactive steps to share detailed product information with consumers and establish corporate initiatives for transparency and responsible sourcing. But thinking big needs to start small. Meeting large-scale goals begins with a single project, which can then be expanded to include batch lot traceability and other initiatives.   Consumers today want to […]
Food Safety is Vital to Customer Trust Blog 27 Feb 2017 Food Safety is Vital to Customer Trust Mention Amazon.com and most people probably think about online shopping, Kindle e-readers, or maybe original TV shows and movies like Manchester By the Sea. Food safety is likely very far down the list. Mention Amazon.com and most people probably think about online shopping, Kindle e-readers, or maybe original TV shows and movies like Manchester By […]
GFSI on Strategic Partnerships to Enhance the Safety of Imported Foods Blog 21 Feb 2017 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 […]
Global Food Safety Conference 2018: Public-Private Partnerships in the Spotlight at Kick-off Press Conference Press Release 06 Mar 2018 Global Food Safety Conference 2018: Public-Private Partnerships in the Spotlight at Kick-off Press Conference 1,200 delegates from 52 countries attend the Global Food Safety Conference 2018 in Tokyo, 5th-8th March, organised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Key focus of this year’s press conference is the importance of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) A series of key announcements set the agenda for the year ahead in food safety   TOKYO, 6th March […]
Third-Party Certification and the Public Sector: A Multifaceted Perspective from the Chair of CCFICS Blog 26 Sep 2019 GFSI Conference Third-Party Certification and the Public Sector: A Multifaceted Perspective from the Chair of CCFICS Fran Freeman is what you might call a multitasker: she both chairs the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS) and leads the Exports Division of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. This dual role gives her a multifaceted perspective on the role of the public sector […]
What Does It Mean to be GFSI Certified in a FSMA Environment? Blog 24 Feb 2017 What Does It Mean to be GFSI Certified in a FSMA Environment? The question is not new: “I am GFSI certified, so does that mean I am FSMA compliant?” It’s a question with which industry has been wrestling since the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in 2011. The question is not new: “I am GFSI certified, so does that mean I am FSMA compliant?” […]
GFSI-led Webinar Opens the Door to 2021 World Food Safety Day Celebrations News Update 12 Mar 2021 Public-private Partnership GFSI-led Webinar Opens the Door to 2021 World Food Safety Day Celebrations The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Codex Alimentarius Commission Secretariat gathered online for a conversation that centred on public-private partnerships, a form of collaboration that is essential to securing food safety globally. Erica Sheward, GFSI Director at The Consumer […]
Stakeholder Consultation – Implementing GFSI’s Conceptual Framework for ‘The Race to the Top’ News Update 05 May 2020 Consultation Stakeholder Consultation – Implementing GFSI’s Conceptual Framework for ‘The Race to the Top’   GFSI is inviting all interested stakeholders to comment specifically on four features of a plan ratified by the GFSI Board in February 2020 in Seattle, which will require fundamental changes to the way that GFSI works with its major stakeholders.   The conceptual framework forms part of an ambitious programme of modernisation of GFSI […]
Advancing Food Safety Worldwide | IAFP @ GFSC 2015 Blog 01 Sep 2014 Advancing Food Safety Worldwide | IAFP @ GFSC 2015 Advancing Food Safety Worldwide® The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) and its 4,000 food safety professional members are committed to Advancing Food Safety Worldwide® through the mission: “To provide food safety professionals worldwide with a forum to exchange information on protecting the food supply.”
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