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GFSI Establishes Science and Technology Advisory Group News Update 01 Jul 2021 Governance GFSI Establishes Science and Technology Advisory Group PARIS, 1st July 2021 — The Global Food Safety Initiative is delighted to announce  the official launch of the GFSI Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG). STAG, introduced as part of a series of  collaborative enhancements of the oversight of the GFSI ecosystem since it became a Coalition of Action of The Consumer Goods Forum […]
Call for Participation – Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG) News Update 13 Jul 2021 Call for Participation – Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG) The Global Food Safety initiative (GFSI), a Coalition of Action of The Consumer Goods Forum, is seeking academic experts to join our newly established Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG). Food systems are more and more recurrently and severely challenged by food safety issues, and this is likely to accelerate with climate change, and the […]
Call for Participation for the GFSI Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Local Group News Update 20 Jul 2021 Call for Participation for the GFSI Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Local Group GFSI is actively seeking food safety experts to help advance the work of its GFSI Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Local Group. GFSI relies heavily on its regional networks via the GFSI Local Groups to fully implement its vision of safe food for consumers everywhere. GFSI’s Local Groups provide a valuable forum where regional […]
Where Science Meets Industry: Practical Outcomes of GFSI’s Working Group on Chemicals in Food Hygiene News Update 18 Jun 2019 Food Hygiene Where Science Meets Industry: Practical Outcomes of GFSI’s Working Group on Chemicals in Food Hygiene   The industry deploys many chemicals in their quest to ensure safe food for consumers, including disinfectants, sanitisers and cleaning agents. In response to concerns about the safety of these important products from the European Commission and consumer groups, GFSI organised a Technical Working Group comprised of scientists and industry experts to address the risks […]
How Technology Can Help Improve Your Food Safety Culture Blog 23 May 2018 How Technology Can Help Improve Your Food Safety Culture Practical tips on introducing technology to communicate, maintain and raise standards Sharing best practices was a key focus of the recent Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo, Japan (5-8 March 2018). Both Land O’Lakes and McDonald’s, who were featured speakers at Diversey’ special session, stressed the need to continually work to improve existing food safety […]
Local Implementation and Global Harmonisation | The Japan GFSI Local Group Blog 27 Oct 2016 Local Implementation and Global Harmonisation | The Japan GFSI Local Group GFSI Local Groups lead the local implementation of global strategy, with a vision to improve food safety for consumers no matter where in the world they live. As Chair of the GFSI Japan Local Group, I am honoured to head up this group of dedicated food industry experts. Further, I’m pleased to see how far […]
Call for Participation in the GFSI US/Canada Local Group Press Release 27 May 2021 Governance Call for Participation in the GFSI US/Canada Local Group PARIS, 27th May 2021 —The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI, the Coalition) is the landmark Coalition of Action of food safety from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a global industry network working to support Better Lives Through Better Business. The Coalition  aims to build consumers’ trust in the food they buy – no matter where […]
New GFSI Japan Local Group Chair Kotani and New Vice-Chair Ishikawa Talk About Their Aspirations News Update 07 Sep 2020 GFSI New GFSI Japan Local Group Chair Kotani and New Vice-Chair Ishikawa Talk About Their Aspirations   In January, Masanori Kotani (Amazon Japan G.K.) assumed office as the Chair of the GFSI Japan Local Group, with Atsushi Ishikawa (Harada Tea Processing Co., Ltd.) assuming office as the Vice-Chair. This interview was postponed due to COVID-19 crisis, and was conducted in June for the two to speak on future policies and activities […]
Discover a Whole New World of Innovation and Technology at GFSI 2018’s Tech Talks News Update 31 Mar 2018 Discover a Whole New World of Innovation and Technology at GFSI 2018’s Tech Talks   After their first appearance at GFSI 2017 in Houston, Tech Talks are back by popular demand at GFSI’s Global Food Safety Conference 2018 in Tokyo. These short sessions provide a break from proceedings in the main auditorium and offer a more relaxed and informal setting for discussion of hot topics in food safety. As […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Built-In Hygiene from Farm to Fork: An Update from the GFSI Technical Working Group on Hygienic Design News Update 24 Sep 2019 Food Hygiene Built-In Hygiene from Farm to Fork: An Update from the GFSI Technical Working Group on Hygienic Design One of the best weapons in the arsenal against foodborne illness is equipment designed with hygiene in mind. Many food safety programmes increasingly require food handling and processing equipment to be “hygienic,” but rarely offer practical guidelines for carrying out this requirement. To help clear up the concept of hygienic design, GFSI launched a Technical […]
Call for Participation | Information and Communication Technologies in Auditing News Update 03 Sep 2020 GFSI Call for Participation | Information and Communication Technologies in Auditing GFSI is seeking academic experts to join a Working Group on the use of Information and Communication Technologies in auditing. The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) (1) has been growing steadily in daily lives, both at home and at work, and increasingly in auditing practices. ‘Remote’ audit practices are already common in some […]
Beyond Food Security: Professor Chris Elliott’s Vision for Food Integrity Through Technology News Update 07 May 2019 Beyond Food Security: Professor Chris Elliott’s Vision for Food Integrity Through Technology   This week on the GFSI Experts Series, we get a lesson from Professor Chris Elliott, one of the world’s leading academic authorities on food safety and security. Perhaps best known for leading an independent inquiry into the UK’s supply chain following the horse meat scandal in 2013, he remains at the frontline of the […]
There Is Still Time to Share Your Remote Audit Experiences | Interview with ICT Expert Panel News Update 24 Nov 2020 Certification There Is Still Time to Share Your Remote Audit Experiences | Interview with ICT Expert Panel Since the beginning of the pandemic, the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in all aspects of daily lives has unquestionably skyrocketed. With the difficulties of conducting face-to-face audits, GFSI has addressed the efficacy of ICT for food safety audits. In the spring, GFSI introduced new Benchmarking Requirements providing a framework for the use […]
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