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Integrated Pest Management: The Ultimate Tool for Sustainable Pest Control Blog 22 Feb 2021 Sponsored Content Integrated Pest Management: The Ultimate Tool for Sustainable Pest Control /SPONSORED CONTENT/ The COVID-19 crisis has presented the greatest challenge for the food industry in decades. Few sectors have been as badly hit. Restrictions caused by the pandemic have limited production and caused delays in the transportation of goods. Such delays have resulted in extended storage, which, in turn, has affected the quality of products. […]
Top 3 Reasons to Find a Pest Control Provider That Can Offer Pest Traceability Blog 20 Apr 2022 GFSI Conference Top 3 Reasons to Find a Pest Control Provider That Can Offer Pest Traceability Accurately tracing a pest infestation throughout an entire supply chain is no easy task. Not all pest control providers are capable of this service, but it is crucial to those in the food processing and manufacturing industries–especially when international shipping is involved. Here are the top three reasons why you should prioritize finding a pest […]
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Pest Control and Organic Facilities Blog 16 Mar 2022 Sponsored Content 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Pest Control and Organic Facilities Pest control in organic certified facilities requires a specialist approach to take account of the organic nature of the commodity. Just as non-organic facilities need to be protected from pests, so do organic certified facilities. Certified organic facilities are just protected in a different way. You need a partner that knows how to create an […]
Can AI and Cameras Help Future-proof Pest Control? Blog 03 Apr 2024 Can AI and Cameras Help Future-proof Pest Control?   Over the past decade, technology has driven better pest control across the food industry and beyond. Digital traps and devices have given pest controllers new levels of efficiency, enabling 24/7 monitoring and the ability to interact with a customer site without needing to be there. Similarly, technology is also used for targeted treatments – […]
How Climate Change Can Affect Pest Pressures and Food Supply Chains Blog 03 Apr 2023 Sponsored Content How Climate Change Can Affect Pest Pressures and Food Supply Chains Food safety professionals play a critical role in ensuring that our food supply is free from harmful contaminants, including pests. However, climate change is having an impact on pest control strategies. Rising temperatures, longer seasons and changing weather patterns create more favorable conditions for pests to thrive in many areas, leading to an increased risk […]
Pest Kinetics – The Implications in Your Facility Blog 19 Apr 2023 Pest Kinetics – The Implications in Your Facility   We live in a world of movement. Both random and organized movements are a part of almost everything we do. Consider the movement of food products through the channels of production, processing, packaging, and distribution. It’s amazing how a complex series of movements can transform a plant in a field into a healthy, delicious […]
How Global Data Can Help the Food Industry Improve Food Safety Blog 29 Apr 2021 Sponsored Content How Global Data Can Help the Food Industry Improve Food Safety /SPONSORED CONTENT/ When was the last time you touched your phone? A recent study has revealed how obsessed we are when it comes to our mobiles. On average, we touch them 2,617 times a day – with some people tapping, typing, swiping and clicking up to 5,427 times a day. Technology has accelerated at a […]
GLOBALG.A.P Certification at Closed Plant Factories in Japan News Update 31 Jan 2020 Certification GLOBALG.A.P Certification at Closed Plant Factories in Japan GFSI Japan Local Group Communication WG (GFSI): We spoke with Takao Akita, Executive Officer of Vitec Vegetable Factory Co., Ltd., one of the largest plant factory operators in Japan, which obtained GLOBALG.A.P. for all 5 factories in Japan. Vitec Vegetable Factory Co., Ltd. (VVF): Our parent company is Restar Holdings Corporation (HQ: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo) which […]
Make the Most of Your Mornings with Special Sessions at the GFSI Conference! News Update 30 Jan 2020 GFSI Conference Make the Most of Your Mornings with Special Sessions at the GFSI Conference! To get the most out of your week in Seattle, be sure to add some Special Sessions to your conference agenda! Attendees who make time for these sessions, which are held at convenient morning intervals, will be the among the first to learn about the most cutting-edge innovations impacting food safety today.   This year’s […]
Setting Standards with Science: What ‘Inspect What You Expect’ Means for Food Safety Blog 14 Jan 2020 GFSI Setting Standards with Science: What ‘Inspect What You Expect’ Means for Food Safety   ‘Inspect what you expect’ — in the food safety field, it all starts with science.   During my two decades working with the food industry on microbial safety and quality, I’ve helped companies big and small learn how to inspect what they expect. Today, as President of Etna Consulting, I routinely use this concept […]
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 […]
Operational Visibility with AI-Driven Processes: Connecting Food Safety to Global Sustainability Blog 10 Mar 2021 Sponsored Content Operational Visibility with AI-Driven Processes: Connecting Food Safety to Global Sustainability /SPONSORED CONTENT/ Artificial intelligence elevates digital food safety management solutions, enabling unprecedented visibility into operations and automated control over processes to connect food safety to fields such as sustainability.   I am a child of Generation X, the generation before the so-called ‘digital natives.’ I grew up in the pre-digitized era. As a teenager, I […]
Connecting the Dots to Measurable Food Safety Blog 09 Apr 2021 Food Safety Culture Connecting the Dots to Measurable Food Safety /SPONSORED CONTENT/ Almost all foods that are produced, served, and sold have a level of risk that if not handled properly may lead to a product potentially becoming unsafe. As food safety professionals it is our responsibility to design and manage food safety programs that identify and reduce these risks. Managing and measuring food safety […]
Food safety in times of crisis: Has the pandemic changed our supply chain management approach? Blog 19 Mar 2021 Sponsored Content Food safety in times of crisis: Has the pandemic changed our supply chain management approach? /SPONSORED CONTENT/ Consumers rely on us for food to be provided safely under any circumstances. When forced to tackle something as invasive and prolonged as the pandemic, how is the industry tackling the challenge and are lessons learned impacting supply chain strategies? Food fraud, cross-contamination and defense risks, as well as increased food declaration and […]
The 5 Keys to Measurable Food Safety Blog 08 Jan 2020 GFSI Conference The 5 Keys to Measurable Food Safety Being successful in the food service industry has long been determined by how well you maintain your sales, labour, food cost, and customer satisfaction. The food industry values these success factors so much that it has looked to technology for solutions to monitor and manage these metrics in order to make it easier to operate […]
Service Providers Are Now Eligible for GFSI-Recognised Certification News Update 03 May 2022 Benchmarking Service Providers Are Now Eligible for GFSI-Recognised Certification At the March Steering Committee meeting of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), which took place in Barcelona in conjunction with the 2022 GFSI Conference, the decision was made to approve the publication of a new scope to the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements version 2020. This new scope covers the provision of services impacting food safety […]
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