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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 […]
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 […]
Launching the Global Markets Programme for Primary Production – 2nd Edition Blog 13 Feb 2018 Launching the Global Markets Programme for Primary Production – 2nd Edition   It is my great pleasure to be invited to write this blog post on behalf of the GFSI Global Markets Primary Production technical working group to announce the launch of the Global Markets Programme for Primary Production. This second edition of Global Markets Primary has been designed to address food safety requirements pertaining to the […]
Call for Participation in New Working Group  Managing Risks in Produce and Leafy Greens News Update 12 Sep 2019 Benchmarking Call for Participation in New Working Group Managing Risks in Produce and Leafy Greens GFSI is seeking food safety professionals and primary production experts to participate in a new Technical Working Group (TWG). This group is set to carry out a literature review and provide guidelines on risk management in primary production and leafy greens. “A review of global best practices by this Technical Working Group will assist in […]
Eighteen Years of Acceleration. One Decisive Moment Ahead Blog 19 Dec 2018 GFSI Eighteen Years of Acceleration. One Decisive Moment Ahead   After four years as director of GFSI, I am proud to be able to welcome the GFSI Conference to my home country for the first time during my term. From my director’s seat, I have watched GFSI grow at an unprecedented rate. We now work with more companies, governments, certification programmes than ever before, […]
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 […]
Call for Participation in GFSI Working Group | Services Provision News Update 13 Nov 2018 GFSI Call for Participation in GFSI Working Group | Services Provision     GFSI is seeking food safety professionals and services provision experts to participate in a new Technical Working Group (TWG) set to create a new scope of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements addressing services provision to primary processing, food manufacturing and food retail. Many services provided to primary processing, food manufacturing and food retail, such […]
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 Launches New Stakeholder Consultation on Primary Scopes and Service Provision Scope of the Benchmarking Requirements Press Release 03 Jun 2021 Consultation GFSI Launches New Stakeholder Consultation on Primary Scopes and Service Provision Scope of the Benchmarking Requirements CLOSED- 19th July 2021 PARIS, 3rd June 2021 — The Global Food Safety Imitative (GFSI; the Coalition), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, is opening a new stakeholder consultation to collect feedback on a set of proposed changes to the primary scopes of recognition of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements and a […]
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 […]
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 […]
Call for Participation in GFSI Working Group | Pre-harvest Handling News Update 23 Oct 2018 Food Safety Auditing Call for Participation in GFSI Working Group | Pre-harvest Handling GFSI is seeking food safety professionals and animal/ farmed seafood husbandry experts to participate in a new Technical Working Group (TWG) on animal/ farmed seafood handling and its impact on food safety. Terrestrial animals and farmed seafood husbandry is the topic of much scrutiny worldwide and the subject of widely recognised and applied standards and […]
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 […]
Press Release 14 Jul 2014 Food Fraud GFSI Position Paper on Mitigating the Public Health Risk of Food Fraud PARIS, 14th July 2014 — The Global Food Safety Initiative is proud to release a paper on the position of the GFSI on Food Fraud mitigation. This work has been led by the GFSI Guidance Document Working Group(1) with the Food Fraud Think Tank(2), convened to further advance the food fraud mitigation topic. In 2013, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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