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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 UPDATE: 21st June 2021: Please note that this Consultation is now closed. 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 […]
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 […]
GFSI Releases Engagement Plan for ‘The Race to the Top’ News Update 11 Aug 2020 GFSI GFSI Releases Engagement Plan for ‘The Race to the Top’ Following the recent publication of GFSI’s response to our consultation on implementing the first phrase of the conceptual framework for ‘The Race to The Top’ (RTTT), GFSI committed to publishing a detailed engagement plan setting out a bold vision for how we deliver open, transparent and frequent interaction and communication with our stakeholder community globally. […]
GFSI News Update: 2021 Achievements, Stakeholder Appreciation and Seasons Greetings News Update 20 Dec 2021 GFSI News Update: 2021 Achievements, Stakeholder Appreciation and Seasons Greetings In the last GFSI update of 2021, GFSI Director Erica Sheward recaps some of the year’s achievements, noting that “the list is pretty huge.” The year started out with the GFSI Conference making a successful move to virtual and GFSI itself being relaunched as a Coalition of Action of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF). In […]
GFSI Steering Committee Members Meet for Second Time Since Inauguration; Focus Shifts from Onboarding to Action News Update 20 May 2021 GFSI Race To The Top Priorities GFSI Steering Committee Members Meet for Second Time Since Inauguration; Focus Shifts from Onboarding to Action Members of the GFSI Steering Committee met for the second time as a group earlier this month following a series on onboarding sessions with individual members. The onboarding sessions helped to ensure new members were fully up-to-speed on all things GFSI and a strong foundation for the work to come. This second Steering Committee meeting […]
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 […]
People and Technology Are the Heart and Future of Auditing Blog 14 Apr 2021 People and Technology Are the Heart and Future of Auditing /SPONSORED CONTENT/ After the conference, it’s time to reflect on the common trends of moving forward after a year of disruption and how technology and auditors will continue to move GFSI forward, especially in terms of trust and confidence in auditing. My colleagues and I had a great experience at this year’s GFSI Conference, held […]
Introducing a New Pathway for Food Safety Auditors Blog 26 Oct 2021 Consultation Introducing a New Pathway for Food Safety Auditors Today, there is an increasing risk of a shortage of auditors, due to a combination of increase in auditing demand, and more auditors retiring than newcomers joining the profession. Many in the industry have been sounding the alarm for some time now about the growing challenges surrounding this profession – a profession which is at […]
Consultation Reveals Broad Support for GFSI’s ‘Race to the Top’ Framework Press Release 23 Jul 2020 Consultation Consultation Reveals Broad Support for GFSI’s ‘Race to the Top’ Framework Respondents commended GFSI for its unique role in facilitating effective dialogue between multiple actors in the food safety ecosystem. Consultation showed broad recognition that the four features are the right ones, with the most potential for positive impact, and that GFSI is in a position to drive a change agenda to enhance trust and confidence […]
4 Ways GFSI is Driving a ‘Race to the Top’ for Food Safety News Update 17 Nov 2020 Certification 4 Ways GFSI is Driving a ‘Race to the Top’ for Food Safety Welcome to the first ‘Race to the Top’ news update from GFSI Director Erica Sheward! #gfsiR2T At the 2020 GFSI Conference in Seattle, the Global Food Safety Initiative launched this conceptual framework, designed to drive improvement in every area of the GFSI ecosystem. What are the four features and what progress has been made? What […]
Last Update of 2020 on GFSI’s ‘Race to the Top’ News Update 15 Dec 2020 Certification Last Update of 2020 on GFSI’s ‘Race to the Top’ Welcome to the second ‘Race to the Top’ news update from GFSI Director Erica Sheward! #gfsiR2T “I’m delighted to report that as the year comes to an end, we are in a brilliant place to press forward with all four features of the first phase of the ‘Race to the Top’. And the second phase […]
Consultation Response and Call for Participation: Feature 1 News Update 15 Dec 2021 Auditors Consultation Response and Call for Participation: Feature 1 Successfully Transitioning to a New Model for the Verification of Auditor Competence We would like to thank all stakeholders who took part in the recent consultation exploring arrangements for a successful transition to the new model of food safety auditor qualification and professional development. 93 respondents took part in the consultation, with a balanced representation […]
GFSI Sets First-ever Benchmarking Requirements for Food Safety Auditor Training and Development to Boost Take-up of Critical Role Press Release 04 Nov 2021 Consultation GFSI Sets First-ever Benchmarking Requirements for Food Safety Auditor Training and Development to Boost Take-up of Critical Role   PARIS, 4th November 2021 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), a Coalition of Action of The Consumer Goods Forum, has today launched the first-ever set of Benchmarking Requirements for food safety auditor Professional Recognition Bodies. By raising the profile of the profession of auditing, and focusing entry requirements on competence, the aim is […]
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