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GFSI Opens New Public Consultation on Securing the Future of Food Safety Auditors Press Release 27 Apr 2021 Consultation GFSI Opens New Public Consultation on Securing the Future of Food Safety Auditors New Set of GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Will Look to Help Ensure Trust in Food Safety Auditors and Increase Recognition of this Vital Role in Securing Safe Food for People Everywhere.   PARIS, 27th April 2021 – Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, is pleased to announce […]
Call for Participation – Auditor Training and Professional Development News Update 01 Sep 2020 Auditors Call for Participation – Auditor Training and Professional Development   GFSI is seeking food safety training and education professionals to participate in a new Working Group (WG) on Auditor Training and Professional Development. One of the biggest challenges facing the certification industry is the increasing decline in the field of qualified food safety auditors, who play a crucial role in assuring safe food food […]
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 […]
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 […]
Press Release 20 Mar 2017 GFSI-recognised Certification Programme Achieves Full Government Recognition PARIS, 20th March 2017 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) applauds CanadaGAP on achieving full government recognition. This recognition is a major public/private achievement and it comes as further reinforcement to what many food industry experts have reiterated time and again – that achieving certification to a GFSI-recognised certification programme puts operations in a good place to meet […]
CanadaGAP Obtains Recognition Against Version 2020.1 of GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Press Release 04 May 2021 Benchmarking CanadaGAP Obtains Recognition Against Version 2020.1 of GFSI Benchmarking Requirements PARIS, 4th May 2021 — CanadaGAP®, an internationally recognised food safety programme for fresh fruit and vegetable suppliers, and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, today announced that CanadaGAP has successfully achieved recognition against GFSI’s Version 2020.1 Benchmarking Requirements. The recognition encompasses three CanadaGAP certification options: […]
Speaking the Same Language on Food Safety: How GFSI Recognition Helps FSSC 22000 Become Truly Global News Update 16 Jul 2019 Certification Speaking the Same Language on Food Safety: How GFSI Recognition Helps FSSC 22000 Become Truly Global   FSSC 22000 is one of the fastest-growing members of the GFSI CPO family. Since the independent Foundation FSSC 22000 published the first version of their food safety system certification programme in 2009, over 20,000 sites have received certification under the programme’s seven scopes. For these sites, which span the world from Africa to the […]
Japan GAP Foundation: ASIAGAP on Obtaining GFSI Recognition Blog 22 Mar 2019 Certification Japan GAP Foundation: ASIAGAP on Obtaining GFSI Recognition   Further to GFSI’s recognition of Japan GAP Foundation (JGF)’s ASIAGAP, we met two representatives, President Shunichi Matsui and Mr Hiroshi Ogino, Secretary General, to ask about its development, future policy of activities, and ambitions.   (GFSI Japan Local Group Communication Working Group, hereinafter GFSI) Congratulations on obtaining GFSI recognition. First of all, please tell […]
Safe Seafood for Consumers Everywhere: How Global Aquaculture Alliance Benefits from GFSI Recognition News Update 08 Oct 2019 Certification Safe Seafood for Consumers Everywhere: How Global Aquaculture Alliance Benefits from GFSI Recognition   According to FAO, aquaculture — the farming of fish, shellfish and other aquatic species — is the fastest-growing food production sector in the world. As new aquaculture facilities open every year, specialised CPOs like Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) are stepping in to champion those that use safe and sustainable production methods. GFSI is evolving […]
Two New CPOs – JFSM & JGF – Achieve Recognition Against GFSI Benchmarking Requirements News Update 15 Nov 2018 Two New CPOs – JFSM & JGF – Achieve Recognition Against GFSI Benchmarking Requirements PARIS, 15th November 2018 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the two newest certification programme owners (CPOs) to achieve recognition against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements are the Japan Food Safety Management Association (JFSM) and the Japan GAP Foundation (JGF). It was with much delight that GFSI received an application for benchmarking from […]
BRCGS for Food Safety, Packaging Materials and Agents & Brokers Gain Recognition Against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1 Press Release 01 Jun 2021 Recognition BRCGS for Food Safety, Packaging Materials and Agents & Brokers Gain Recognition Against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1 PARIS and LONDON, 1st June 2021 — The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and BRCGS, a global consumer protection organisation that provides supply chain confidence through its suite of Global Standards, are pleased to announce that BRCGS has successfully achieved recognition against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements […]
FSSC 22000, V5 Achieves GFSI Recognition News Update 17 Mar 2020 GFSI FSSC 22000, V5 Achieves GFSI Recognition It is with pleasure that the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) announces that FSSC 22000 Version 5 is now recognised against Version 7.2 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements.   FSSC 22000 issued a new version of their standards in May of 2019 and expressed their will to maintain GFSI recognition. At GFSI, we are always […]
IFS Achieves GFSI Recognition for its Broker Standard Version 3 News Update 12 Nov 2019 Benchmarking IFS Achieves GFSI Recognition for its Broker Standard Version 3   It is with pleasure that the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) announces that the IFS Broker Standard Version 3 is now recognised against Version 7.2 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements.   IFS issued a new version of their Broker Standard in June this year and very quickly expressed their desire to maintain GFSI recognition. […]
Freshcare Food Safety & Quality Standard – Edition 4.1 Achieves GFSI Recognition News Update 18 Feb 2020 Benchmarking Freshcare Food Safety & Quality Standard – Edition 4.1 Achieves GFSI Recognition We are very pleased to announce that the Freshcare Food Safety & Quality Standard – Edition 4.1 is now a GFSI-recognised certification programme after a successful assessment against version 7.2 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. We would like to congratulate Freshcare on achieving GFSI recognition for the first time.   Freshcare, Australia’s largest and most […]
GLOBALG.A.P. Achieves GFSI Recognition for its HPSS Programme News Update 17 Sep 2019 Benchmarking GLOBALG.A.P. Achieves GFSI Recognition for its HPSS Programme It is with pleasure that the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) announces that the GLOBALG.A.P. HPSS programme version 1.1-2 has achieved recognition against Version 7.2 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. For GFSI, the opportunity to continue working with Certificate Programme Owners (CPOs) towards the harmonisation of programmes around the world is highly valued; it is one […]
GLOBALG.A.P. Renews GFSI Recognition for Harmonised Produce Safety Standard Press Release 18 May 2021 Recognition GLOBALG.A.P. Renews GFSI Recognition for Harmonised Produce Safety Standard PARIS and COLOGNE, 18th May 2021 — The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and GLOBALG.A.P. c/o FoodPLUS GmbH, a global organisation offering a set of standards for good agricultural practices (G.A.P.), are pleased to announce that GLOBALG.A.P. has successfully achieved recognition against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements […]
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