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Call for Participation – Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG) News Update 13 Jul 2021 Food Safety Technology Call for Participation – Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG) UPDATE: 12th August 2021: Please note that this Consultation is now closed. 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 […]
GFSI Science & Technology Advisory Group Publish Papers on Areas Set to Significantly Impact Food Safety Press Release 22 Nov 2022 Food Safety Technology GFSI Science & Technology Advisory Group Publish Papers on Areas Set to Significantly Impact Food Safety PARIS, 22 November 2022 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Coalition of Action on Food Safety, has today published a new set of papers, developed by the GFSI Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG), that covers key areas the STAG members believe will significantly impact food safety. The report […]
GFSI SteerCo Meeting Summary: Stronger Relationships, Stronger Food Safety Systems News Update 10 May 2022 Governance GFSI SteerCo Meeting Summary: Stronger Relationships, Stronger Food Safety Systems Trust is undisputedly a fundamental ingredient in the recipe for food safety progress, so it comes as no surprise that it held such a prominent place at the recent GFSI Conference. The topic of trust was the guest of honour, referenced throughout the conference week in nearly every plenary speech, every breakout session and every […]
GFSI Stage Spotlight: Meet the Science and Technology Advisory Group Blog 02 Feb 2022 Food Safety Technology GFSI Stage Spotlight: Meet the Science and Technology Advisory Group When we think of the future of the food safety ecosystem, what kind of impact can we predict for science and its future applications? Which scientific insights and trends are moving the needle? How will scientific developments influence food safety on the ground and to what extent will they redesign the ecosystem as a whole? […]
GFSI Science and Technology Advisory Group Report 2022 Publication 20 Nov 2022 GFSI Science and Technology Advisory Group Report 2022
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 […]
Providing Global Food Packaging Solutions with “Pakitte” Package (GFSI Report) Blog 20 Sep 2019 Certification Providing Global Food Packaging Solutions with “Pakitte” Package (GFSI Report)     While food containers and packaging are part of our daily lives, most of us are surprisingly unfamiliar with their characteristics or how they are managed. We interviewed DISPEN PAK JAPAN Co., Inc., a packaging manufacturer, on topics such as food safety considerations and certification status related to packaging, and the Company’s future objectives. […]
DNV Viewpoint Report – Food safety: What’s next to assure its future? Publication 07 Feb 2019 Certification DNV Viewpoint Report – Food safety: What’s next to assure its future?
What is the role of science in food safety, at GFSI and on stage in Barcelona? News Update 10 Feb 2022 GFSI Conference What is the role of science in food safety, at GFSI and on stage in Barcelona? “When we think of the future of the food safety ecosystem, what kind of impact can we predict for science and its future applications?” asks David Crean — chair of GFSI’s Science and Technology Advisory Group, former vice president of Mars and a veteran food scientist — in his newly released GFSI Blog guest post. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Steering Committee Meeting Summary-  1st July, 2021 News Update 13 Jul 2021 Steering Committee Meeting Summary- 1st July, 2021 The 1st July meeting started with a progress update from the Governance Sub-Committee on the implementation of GFSI’s Code of Ethical Conduct. Erica noted that the first step involved GFSI appointing ambassadors in all GFSI groups and committees to ensure that members abided by the Code and a dedicated email address would be established to […]
Ensuring Hand Hygiene Compliance – The Role of New Technology Blog 30 Mar 2016 Ensuring Hand Hygiene Compliance – The Role of New Technology As an industry, we’ve known for a long time that when workers contact food with their hands it’s potentially a major mechanism by which pathogens can contaminate food. Indeed, studies have shown that improper food handling practices can contribute to approximately 97% of foodborne illnesses in food-service establishments. As an industry, we’ve known for a […]
Taking Stock of Food Safety: Trends and Key Findings from the GFSI and DNV GL Survey News Update 23 Apr 2019 Certification Taking Stock of Food Safety: Trends and Key Findings from the GFSI and DNV GL Survey   According to the World Health Organization, over 200 diseases are spread through food and one in 10 people fall ill every year from eating contaminated food. Much of the burden of unsafe food is preventable through sound food safety management. To help shed light on these issues and contribute to provide improvement, DNV GL […]
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 […]
Importance of Managing Risk in Food Supply Chains Blog 12 Apr 2019 Certification Importance of Managing Risk in Food Supply Chains The annual GFSI Conference was this year held at the Nice Acropolis Convention Center in France. The event was hailed as a success, attracting over 1,000 delegates from around the world. These included representatives from governments, the food industry and academia. I was privileged to be asked to moderate the SGS hosted special session entitled, […]
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