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A “Revolution” for Food Safety: GFSI Director Erica Sheward on Version 2020 and the Race to the Top News Update 30 Apr 2020 GFSI Conference A “Revolution” for Food Safety: GFSI Director Erica Sheward on Version 2020 and the Race to the Top   Since taking the reins of GFSI in October 2019, Director Erica Sheward has helped to launch some of the most ambitious initiatives in the organisation’s recent history. Erica, who has over two decades of food safety experience in the public, private and academic sectors, is leading the charge on GFSI’s Race to the Top, […]
GFSI Raises the Bar for Food Safety, Releases All-new GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Press Release 26 Feb 2020 GFSI GFSI Raises the Bar for Food Safety, Releases All-new GFSI Benchmarking Requirements       SEATTLE, WA, 26 February — During the opening plenary of its annual conference, a gathering of more than 1,000 food distributors, manufacturers and safety professionals, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) announced the newest edition of its Benchmarking Requirements.   GFSI has long set the “global standard” for those in the industry, […]
First Programme Benchmarked to GFSI’s Version 2020: New Consultation Open – CanadaGAP V9 News Update 09 Feb 2021 Certification First Programme Benchmarked to GFSI’s Version 2020: New Consultation Open – CanadaGAP V9     UPDATE: 9th March 2021: Please note that this Consultation is now closed. GFSI is pleased to announce the first benchmarking consultation against Version 2020.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. We would like to congratulate CanadaGAP on being the first Certification Programme Owner (CPO) to apply for GFSI benchmarking against the new version. Already […]
Key Changes: V7 to Version 2020 Publication 26 Feb 2020 GFSI Key Changes: V7 to Version 2020
GRMS Version 6 Recognised against GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 7.2 News Update 10 Dec 2018 Benchmarking GRMS Version 6 Recognised against GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 7.2     PARIS, 10 December 2018 – It is with pleasure that the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors announces that the Global Red Meat Standard (GRMS) Version 6 has achieved recognition against Version 7.2 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. First published in 2006, GRMS is tailored to the specific needs of the red meat industry and seeks to […]
New Consultation Opens for Version 8 of GFSI Benchmarking Requirements News Update 03 Sep 2019 Consultation New Consultation Opens for Version 8 of GFSI Benchmarking Requirements   GFSI is pleased to invite all stakeholders to participate in a second global public consultation for the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 8. This version, which will be published in February 2020 in time for GFSI’s 20th birthday, marks the first full revision of the Benchmarking Requirements since 2017. We hope you will assist us in making […]
New Public Consultation Open: BRCGS, Packaging Standard Version 6 News Update 28 Jan 2020 Consultation New Public Consultation Open: BRCGS, Packaging Standard Version 6 GFSI is opening a new benchmarking consultation and is calling for stakeholder participation and comments.   BRC Global Standards issued a new version of their standard for packaging. Already a GFSI-recognised programme for many scopes, BRCGS wishes to retain the GFSI recognition of their packaging standard with this new version and asked to be re-assessed. […]
GFSI Unveils its New Benchmarking Requirements, Strengthening FMCG Supply Chains Press Release 06 Mar 2018 GFSI Unveils its New Benchmarking Requirements, Strengthening FMCG Supply Chains Global Food Safety Initiative reveals new Benchmarking Requirements, Version 7.2, covering the whole supply chain and focussing on improving auditor competency It’s the latest initiative in GFSI’s mission to advance food safety and encourage industry action Announced at the Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo, the industry’s annual rendezvous for the advancement of food safety […]
Technical Equivalence Requirements Version 2020 Publication 23 Mar 2020 GFSI Technical Equivalence Requirements Version 2020
What’s Changing in Version 2020? Publication 26 Feb 2020 Fact Sheet What’s Changing in Version 2020?
Version 7.1 of GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Furthering Harmonisation Press Release 26 Apr 2017 Version 7.1 of GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Furthering Harmonisation Reflects latest marketplace changes and stakeholder input. Result of continued private/public dialogue, such as with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in regards to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). PARIS, 26th April 2017 — Hot on the heels of February’s publication of the new GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 7, Version 7.1 is now being […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 Conference 2020 Roundup Day 1: United We Stand for Food Safety News Update 27 Feb 2020 GFSI Conference GFSI Conference 2020 Roundup Day 1: United We Stand for Food Safety   Over 1,000 food safety stakeholders from around the world gathered in Bellevue, Seattle today for the official opening of the 2020 GFSI Conference! While the United States has hosted more GFSI Conferences than any other country — and is home to some of the organisation’s most passionate supporters — the event has never before […]
New Public Consultation Open: Hygienic Design in Version 8    News Update 31 Oct 2019 Consultation New Public Consultation Open: Hygienic Design in Version 8        As part of our development of Version 8 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements, GFSI is very pleased to submit our proposed additions addressing hygienic design for a public stakeholder consultation.   Back in February, we decided on our objectives for this next version of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. Since then, GFSI and our […]
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