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GFSI Stakeholders Deliver a Compelling Assessment of the Technical Equivalence Programme News Update 13 May 2022 Technical Equivalence GFSI Stakeholders Deliver a Compelling Assessment of the Technical Equivalence Programme In 2021, GFSI launched a strategic review of its Technical Equivalence process with an extensive stakeholder survey, as well as targeted interviews. This gathered responses from all key stakeholder groups of the Technical Equivalence process: Public Standard Owners currently acknowledged or attracted by the GFSI Technical Equivalence process, GFSI-recognised Certification Programme Owners, Certification Bodies, Food […]
GFSI Launches a Strategic Review of its Technical Equivalence Programme News Update 23 Nov 2021 Benchmarking GFSI Launches a Strategic Review of its Technical Equivalence Programme Update: 15th December 2021: Please note that this Consultation is now closed. GFSI is globally renowned as a benchmarking organisation for private food safety certification programmes. Since 2014, GFSI has also administered a much more modest programme of assessment for food safety certification standards owned by public agencies, called Technical Equivalence (TE). Since its launch […]
Technical Equivalence: GFSI Opens a New Stakeholder Consultation News Update 25 May 2018 Food Safety Technology Technical Equivalence: GFSI Opens a New Stakeholder Consultation GFSI has opened a new stakeholder consultation. The latest programme owner to have reached this key step in the GFSI Technical Equivalence process is USDA AMS. The USDA Agricultural Marketing Services is responsible for the management and oversight of the USDA Good Agricultural Practices Program. The certification programme, USDA GAP+ was developed under the Agricultural Marketing Act 1946, granting […]
USDA AMS Harmonised GAP Plus+, V3.0 Achieves Technical Equivalence Press Release 24 Oct 2022 Benchmarking USDA AMS Harmonised GAP Plus+, V3.0 Achieves Technical Equivalence Paris and Washington, DC,  24 October 2022 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), are pleased to announce that USDA Harmonised GAP Plus+, Version 3.0 standard (published 8 February 2021) has successfully achieved Technical […]
Canadian Grain Commission Achieves Technical Equivalence Press Release 29 Sep 2022 Benchmarking Canadian Grain Commission Achieves Technical Equivalence Paris and Winnipeg, 29 September 2022 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and Canadian Grain Commission are pleased to announce that Canadian Grain Commission Food Safety Identity Preserved Quality Management Standard (CGC FSIP-STAN 1.1.0, 23 September 2021) has achieved acknowledgement against GFSI Technical Equivalence […]
GFSI Announces USDA AMS GAP Plus + Certification Programme Achieves Technical Equivalence News Update 13 Aug 2018 Certification GFSI Announces USDA AMS GAP Plus + Certification Programme Achieves Technical Equivalence   PARIS, 13 August 2018 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has achieved Technical Equivalence against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for their Harmonized GAP Plus + certification programme. The USDA Agricultural Marketing Services is responsible for the management and oversight […]
GFSI Embarks on Public-Private Partnership with China’s CNCA to Accelerate Food Safety Development Press Release 03 Nov 2015 Benchmarking GFSI Embarks on Public-Private Partnership with China’s CNCA to Accelerate Food Safety Development BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today announces a new public-private partnership with the Chinese government as part of its commitment to leadership in driving food safety on the global, regional and local stage. China is a key link in the global food safety chain and the Chinese government have shown […]
GFSI Announces CGC HACCP and CIPRS+ HACCP Certification Programmes Achieve Technical Equivalence News Update 27 Aug 2018 Certification GFSI Announces CGC HACCP and CIPRS+ HACCP Certification Programmes Achieve Technical Equivalence PARIS, 27 August 2018 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Canadian Grain Commission has achieved Technical Equivalence against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for their CGC HACCP and CIPRS+ HACCP certification programmes. Technical Equivalence is limited to government-owned food safety certification programmes. The Technical Equivalence of government-owned certification programmes is an acknowledgment […]
Stakeholder Consultation Opens for China HACCP Technical Equivalence News Update 05 Sep 2019 Consultation Stakeholder Consultation Opens for China HACCP Technical Equivalence   The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to open a new stakeholder consultation as part of the assessment of the CNCA-owned China HACCP. CNCA was the first governmental agency to apply and successfully complete the Technical Equivalence process. 5 years later, the commitment from CNCA and GFSI to this long-term partnership is still […]
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 […]
Technical Equivalence Requirements Version 2020 Publication 23 Mar 2020 GFSI Technical Equivalence Requirements Version 2020
GFSI Opens Stakeholder Consultation for China HACCP Certification System News Update 26 Oct 2022 Consultation GFSI Opens Stakeholder Consultation for China HACCP Certification System Update 26 November 2022: Please note that this consultation is now closed. The Certification and Accreditation Administration of China (CNCA) is the scheme owner for the CHINA HACCP Certification System. The content of the standard requirements: Implementation rules for HACCP System Certification (v2021) is currently undergoing a Technical Equivalence assessment against GFSI Benchmarking Requirements v2020. […]
Renewed GFSI-CNCA Collaboration & Other Highlights from the 2019 China Focus Day News Update 17 Oct 2019 Benchmarking Renewed GFSI-CNCA Collaboration & Other Highlights from the 2019 China Focus Day     On 16th October at the GFSI China Focus Day in Chengdu, two momentous events cemented the renewed collaboration between GFSI and CNCA, the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China. The two organisations, represented by Mr. Weijun Liu, CNCA and Mike Robach, Chair of the GFSI Board, signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding), renewing […]
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 […]
Leveraging the Global Food Safety Initiative to Meet China Food Safety Challenges Press Release 03 Nov 2015 Technical Equivalence Leveraging the Global Food Safety Initiative to Meet China Food Safety Challenges 400 Food Safety Specialists Gather in Beijing as New Law Comes Into Effect  3 New Public-Private Partnerships Announced   BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – Today over 400 top food safety executives from China and the rest of the world are gathered in Beijing for the 4th annual GFSI Focus Day China. One month after China’s […]
GFSI: “Safe food for consumers everywhere” – The food world’s biggest story of technical cooperation Blog 17 Sep 2014 GFSI: “Safe food for consumers everywhere” – The food world’s biggest story of technical cooperation If you were working in food safety in the ‘90s, you will remember a series of high-profile international food safety crises. Audit fatigue was prevalent within the industry as retailers and brand manufacturers audited factories against their own standards, developed in isolation and with no consideration of convergence. Fast forward to 2014… If you were working […]
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