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The Consumer Goods Forum Strengthens Leadership Team With Two Senior Hires in Food Safety and Sustainability Press Release 21 Apr 2015 The Consumer Goods Forum Strengthens Leadership Team With Two Senior Hires in Food Safety and Sustainability PARIS, Tuesday 21st April, 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the “CGF”) has appointed two new directors, strengthening its senior management team. Véronique Discours-Buhot joins as Director, Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) while Ignacio Gavilan has arrived as Director, Sustainability. In their new roles, Véronique and Ignacio will work with the wider Management Committee to […]
Global Food Safety Initiative Starts New Chapter as CEO-led Coalition of Action Press Release 23 Mar 2021 GFSI Global Food Safety Initiative Starts New Chapter as CEO-led Coalition of Action 34 CGF Members Join the All-New Coalition and Will Be Governed by New Steering Committee GFSI Becomes Eighth Coalition of Action Under the Stewardship of The Consumer Goods Forum   PARIS, 23rd March 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced that the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition) is starting a new […]
GFSI Opens New Public Consultation on Securing the Future of Food Safety Auditors Press Release 27 Apr 2021 Consultation GFSI Opens New Public Consultation on Securing the Future of Food Safety Auditors New Set of GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Will Look to Help Ensure Trust in Food Safety Auditors and Increase Recognition of this Vital Role in Securing Safe Food for People Everywhere.   PARIS, 27th April 2021 – Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, is pleased to announce […]
Malaysia to Host Top-Ranked Global Food Safety Conference Press Release 11 Feb 2015 Malaysia to Host Top-Ranked Global Food Safety Conference The Consumer Goods Forum GFSI Global Food Safety Conference 2015 convenes in Kuala Lumpur 3rd – 5th March First time the world’s premium food safety event is hosted in Asia Over 800 global delegates expected to attend   KUALA LUMPUR, 11th February, 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced that for the first time, […]
Cooperation in Consumer Food Safety Blog 12 Jan 2017 Cooperation in Consumer Food Safety The Partnership for Food Safety Education was formed not long after an event that many professionals in food safety will remember well – the outbreak at Jack-in-the-Box restaurants in the western U.S. that led to the deaths of four children and serious illness for many many more.  Although that outbreak stemmed from a restaurant, in […]
Food Industry Professionals Around the World Encouraged to Attend Major GFSI Conference to Advance Food Safety Press Release 02 Mar 2021 GFSI Conference Food Industry Professionals Around the World Encouraged to Attend Major GFSI Conference to Advance Food Safety Annual GFSI Conference from 23 – 25 March will bring together over 500 food industry leaders, government representatives, IGOs and food industry stakeholders from over 60 countries Food industry professionals across public and private sectors will reflect on an unprecedented 12 months and discuss solutions to shared challenges Event to take place virtually for first […]
The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Coalition of Action on Food Safety: the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) News Update 22 Feb 2021 The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Coalition of Action on Food Safety: the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Established 20 years ago, GFSI is modernising. A new Steering Committee will herald a reinvigorated approach to delivering its vision of ‘safe food for consumers everywhere’ an approach that will be further strengthened by aligning with the Governance Model of the GFSI’s parent organisation The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF). As the CGF Coalition of Action […]
Consumer Trust is Truly Your Greatest Asset Blog 05 Feb 2018 Consumer Trust is Truly Your Greatest Asset   Building a foundation of trust with your consumers takes years to establish and can take only minutes to lose. Trust in the food industry is more difficult to rebuild, too, than in other industries. SAI Global’s 2017 Consumer Trust Index revealed that food crises in particular are treated significantly more seriously than product failures. And when […]
GFSI and UNIDO Unite in a New Commitment to Boost Development and Scale Up Food Safety Capacity Building Press Release 03 Nov 2015 GFSI and UNIDO Unite in a New Commitment to Boost Development and Scale Up Food Safety Capacity Building BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today made a joint declaration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to collaborate on a far-reaching initiative for food safety capacity building in China and at a global level. This announcement came as part of the opening ceremony of the 4th annual GFSI […]
New Global Partnership Formed Between the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Press Release 06 Apr 2018 New Global Partnership Formed Between the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) PARIS and FRANKFURT, 6th April 2018 – The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), a pillar of The Consumer Goods Forum, are pleased to announce a new partnership as part of an ongoing strategy to strengthen collaboration for the benefit of consumers worldwide.     Through this agreement, IAF and GFSI […]
Celebrate #WorldFoodSafetyDay with The Consumer Goods Forum! Video 30 May 2019 GFSI Celebrate #WorldFoodSafetyDay with The Consumer Goods Forum!
Behind the Scenes | Creating the Next GFSI Conference News Update 17 Oct 2018 Behind the Scenes | Creating the Next GFSI Conference     If you are planning to join us in Nice for the industry’s annual rendezvous to advance food safety worldwide, you may want an update about how the programme is shaping up. In fact, let’s take a moment to look at the incredible committee working behind the scenes to craft your experience at the […]
The Consumer Beliefs Conundrum Blog 08 Apr 2019 Food Safety Culture The Consumer Beliefs Conundrum   Consumer behaviour in respect to the food they eat has been changed forever and the pace of this change continues to increase. In order to future-proof our industry and evolve with the times we need to find the balance between what the consumer wants and what we can realistically achieve. The way consumers learn […]
Food Safety and Responsible Sourcing: Adapting to the New Consumer Blog 19 Feb 2020 GFSI Conference Food Safety and Responsible Sourcing: Adapting to the New Consumer GFSI turns 20 in 2020. Initially established to help address consumer concerns in the wake of numerous food safety crises, the Global Food Safety Initiative — and the food industry as a whole — has greatly evolved in the past 20 years.   How has the definition of “food safety” changed in the past 20 […]
GFSI and UNIDO Sign MoU to Solidify Strategic Partnership for Food Safety Capability Building Press Release 15 Jun 2016 GFSI and UNIDO Sign MoU to Solidify Strategic Partnership for Food Safety Capability Building CAPETOWN, 15 June 2016 – Today amidst a gathering of the world’s consumer goods industry leaders at the CGF Global Summit in South Africa, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to signal their commitment to a large-scale partnership for food […]
CanadaGAP Obtains Recognition Against Version 2020.1 of GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Press Release 04 May 2021 Benchmarking CanadaGAP Obtains Recognition Against Version 2020.1 of GFSI Benchmarking Requirements PARIS, 4th May 2021 — CanadaGAP®, an internationally recognised food safety programme for fresh fruit and vegetable suppliers, and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, today announced that CanadaGAP has successfully achieved recognition against GFSI’s Version 2020.1 Benchmarking Requirements. The recognition encompasses three CanadaGAP certification options: […]
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