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New Benchmarking Public Consultation Open: SQF News Update 01 Aug 2018 Consultation New Benchmarking Public Consultation Open: SQF   The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is opening a new stakeholder consultation, a vital step in the benchmarking of Safe Quality Food (SQF) edition 8 against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 7.1. Already one of the GFSI-recognised certification programmes, SQF applied for re-benchmarking upon the release of the new version of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. The SQF programme is recognised by […]
Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognises SQF Scope Extension for Storage and Distribution Press Release 07 Jan 2015 Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognises SQF Scope Extension for Storage and Distribution PARIS, 7th January 2015 — The GFSI Board of Directors is pleased to announce that SQF has achieved recognition against the Guidance Document Sixth Edition for the scope of Storage and Distribution (J). This is in addition to the scopes for which SQF has already achieved GFSI recognition (AI, BI, C, D, EI, EII, EIII, EIV, F, L and M). The GFSI […]
“We Aim to Foster an Unwavering Food Safety Culture”: How House Foods America Leverages GFSI to Ensure Continuous Improvement News Update 24 Jan 2020 Certification “We Aim to Foster an Unwavering Food Safety Culture”: How House Foods America Leverages GFSI to Ensure Continuous Improvement     House Foods America is a tofu manufacturer that has achieved GFSI-recognised certification with SQF. Recently, members of GFSI’s Japan Local Group conducted an interview with House Foods America representative Rina Yamada to discuss the company’s journey to GFSI-recognised certification and how they “aim to foster an unwavering food safety culture by allowing each […]
“Trust in the Process”: How GFSI Enhances Credibility Across the Food Chain News Update 29 Oct 2019 Certification “Trust in the Process”: How GFSI Enhances Credibility Across the Food Chain     GFSI’s 11 benchmarked CPOs address every scope associated with food safety from farm to fork. Some focus on specific scopes, while others, like Safe Quality Food (SQF), cover the entire supply chain in one comprehensive programme. In North America alone, SQF has issued over 7,000 certificates to sites that range from primary production […]
GFSI Opens New Stakeholder Consultation for SQFI Press Release 28 Sep 2021 Consultation GFSI Opens New Stakeholder Consultation for SQFI GFSI is opening a new stakeholder consultation, one of the final stages in the benchmarking process against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1. for SQF code edition 9. SQFI has been GFSI-recognised for many years, we’re very pleased that they decided to renew their recognition as GFSI issued version 2020 of the Benchmarking Requirements. We […]
The Countdown to V8 Begins! What’s New in Version 8 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements News Update 03 Sep 2019 Benchmarking The Countdown to V8 Begins! What’s New in Version 8 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 8 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements is set to release in February 2020, just in time for the 2020 GFSI Conference! The first full revision of the Benchmarking Requirements since 2017, Version 8 is designed to be clear, practical and applicable along the entire supply chain from farm to fork. By regularly developing new […]
Developing the Next Generation of Food Safety Leaders Blog 22 Jan 2020 GFSI Conference Developing the Next Generation of Food Safety Leaders   The food manufacturing industry is struggling to fill food safety and quality positions. Building your company’s food safety culture is key to attracting, developing and retaining quality talent. AIB International provides the expertise, training and technology to develop the next generation of food safety leaders.   Many companies in the food industry are hungry […]
GFSI Answers Our Two Most Frequently Asked Questions Blog 12 Nov 2020 Certification GFSI Answers Our Two Most Frequently Asked Questions Here at GFSI, the two questions we receive most often both have to do with the certification process – namely, “How do I get ‘GFSI certified?'” and ‘Is this standard GFSI-recognised?’ Today, GFSI Senior Technical Manager Marie-Claude Quentin is here to walk us through the recognition process in more detail, and explain how you can […]
GFSI Applauds New Canadian Policy on Private Certification of Food Facilities Press Release 05 Feb 2016 GFSI Applauds New Canadian Policy on Private Certification of Food Facilities Policy Recognises Growing Food Safety Collaboration among Government, Industry and Consumers   PARIS, 5 February 2016 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) applauds the new Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) policy on private certification schemes used by food facilities that was announced this week in Ottawa. The CFIA acknowledges that private certification schemes, including those recognised […]
Introducing the Latest Version of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Blog 27 Mar 2018 Benchmarking Introducing the Latest Version of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Exciting times are here again for the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. Version 7.2 was released at our annual Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo. I was thrilled to make this announcement and present on this topic in detail at the conference as part of the GFSI & You session on the opening day. Over the last […]
Supporting the Next Generation with Continuous Learning Blog 06 Mar 2020 GFSI Conference Supporting the Next Generation with Continuous Learning What an enjoyable and productive week we had at GFSI in Seattle! While everyone’s time was occupied with meetings and making new connections, there was also a resounding commitment to continuous learning. I was inspired to see our clients and other leaders from across the industry sharing in our passion for delivering safe, high-quality food. […]
Champion Petfoods Food Safety System – A Journey, Not a Destination Blog 06 Aug 2019 Global Markets Champion Petfoods Food Safety System – A Journey, Not a Destination Champion Petfoods’ Vision is to be “Trusted by Pet Lovers Everywhere”. For 30 years, we’ve earned that trust by offering foods formulated with quality ingredients, made in our own facilities, and using the highest safety standards. Our being awarded by the first-ever GFSI Global Markets Award assures pet lovers that they can trust our foods […]
The Connected Future of Certification: GlobalG.A.P. CEO Kristian Moeller Predicts the Future of CPOs News Update 17 Sep 2019 Benchmarking The Connected Future of Certification: GlobalG.A.P. CEO Kristian Moeller Predicts the Future of CPOs With over 200,000 certified farms under its umbrella, GlobalG.A.P. is one of the world’s most widely implemented implemented certification programmes for agricultural facilities. The CPO began in the late 1990s as EurepGAP, but changed its name in 2007 in keeping with its expanding presence on the global stage. GFSI recognition helps GlobalG.A.P. and its fellow […]
Inquiries, Responses and Audits: The Chipotle Effect Blog 01 Mar 2016 Inquiries, Responses and Audits: The Chipotle Effect The impact of recent food safety incidents surrounding Chipotle has had a cascade effect throughout the industry. In an age where news is reported instantly, those outside the food industry have a heightened awareness and concern over their favorite brands’ commitment to food safety. Conversely, every food industry’s safety and quality operations teams are more […]
Debunking 5 GFSI Myths | Food Online Interview Blog 14 Aug 2014 Debunking 5 GFSI Myths | Food Online Interview While there are many new policies — from both the private sector and governing bodies — designed to improve food safety, they have created some confusion and ambiguity regarding what GFSI is, what it wants to accomplish, and how GFSI will accomplish its goals. While there are many new policies — from both the private […]
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