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GFSI Announces New Benchmarking and Harmonisation Working Group News Update 17 May 2024 Benchmarking GFSI Announces New Benchmarking and Harmonisation Working Group The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has established a new Benchmarking and Harmonisation Working Group to develop and maintain GFSI Benchmarking Requirements (BMR). Co-chaired by Andrew Clarke from Loblaw and Leda Touliatou from Nestlé, this group will integrate updates from international standards including ISO 22003 and relevant Codex Codes of Practice such as Codex General […]
New GFSI Japan Local Group Chair Kotani and New Vice-Chair Ishikawa Talk About Their Aspirations News Update 07 Sep 2020 GFSI New GFSI Japan Local Group Chair Kotani and New Vice-Chair Ishikawa Talk About Their Aspirations   In January, Masanori Kotani (Amazon Japan G.K.) assumed office as the Chair of the GFSI Japan Local Group, with Atsushi Ishikawa (Harada Tea Processing Co., Ltd.) assuming office as the Vice-Chair. This interview was postponed due to COVID-19 crisis, and was conducted in June for the two to speak on future policies and activities […]
Call for Participation for the GFSI Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Local Group News Update 20 Jul 2021 Call for Participation for the GFSI Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Local Group The applications are closed. Visit our local groups page if you want to learn more about our work.   GFSI is actively seeking food safety experts to help advance the work of its GFSI Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Local Group. GFSI relies heavily on its regional networks via the GFSI Local Groups to […]
Call for Participation in the GFSI US/Canada Local Group Press Release 27 May 2021 Governance Call for Participation in the GFSI US/Canada Local Group PARIS, 27th May 2021 —The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI, the Coalition) is the landmark Coalition of Action of food safety from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a global industry network working to support Better Lives Through Better Business. The Coalition  aims to build consumers’ trust in the food they buy – no matter where […]
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? […]
Call for Participation | Information and Communication Technologies in Auditing News Update 03 Sep 2020 GFSI Call for Participation | Information and Communication Technologies in Auditing GFSI is seeking academic experts to join a Working Group on the use of Information and Communication Technologies in auditing. The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) (1) has been growing steadily in daily lives, both at home and at work, and increasingly in auditing practices. ‘Remote’ audit practices are already common in some […]
GFSI CODEX Working Group Update Podcast 12 Sep 2022 Public-private Partnership GFSI CODEX Working Group Update In this episode of the GFSI podcast series, Anne Gerardi speaks to food safety experts Himanshu Gupta, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Manager, Nestlé and Co-chair of the GFSI CODEX Working Group; Frances Freeman, Regulatory Affairs Consultant for GFSI supporting the GFSI CODEX Working Group; and Steve Wearne, Chairperson of the CODEX Alimentarius Commission and former […]
GFSI Appoints New Retail co-Chair of EMEA Local Group News Update 03 Apr 2024 GFSI Appoints New Retail co-Chair of EMEA Local Group GFSI is delighted to announce the appointment of Bizhan Pourkomalian, McDonald’s Global Safety Director, as the newest retail co-Chair of the GFSI EMEA local group, joining current manufacturer co-Chair Lindsay Hay, PepsiCo Director of Quality Assurance in this pivotal role. Following a strong foundation in academia and research, Bizhan brings nearly 25 years of specialised experience […]
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 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 […]
GLOBALG.A.P Certification at Closed Plant Factories in Japan News Update 31 Jan 2020 Certification GLOBALG.A.P Certification at Closed Plant Factories in Japan GFSI Japan Local Group Communication WG (GFSI): We spoke with Takao Akita, Executive Officer of Vitec Vegetable Factory Co., Ltd., one of the largest plant factory operators in Japan, which obtained GLOBALG.A.P. for all 5 factories in Japan. Vitec Vegetable Factory Co., Ltd. (VVF): Our parent company is Restar Holdings Corporation (HQ: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo) which […]
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 […]
There Is Still Time to Share Your Remote Audit Experiences | Interview with ICT Expert Panel News Update 24 Nov 2020 Certification There Is Still Time to Share Your Remote Audit Experiences | Interview with ICT Expert Panel Since the beginning of the pandemic, the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in all aspects of daily lives has unquestionably skyrocketed. With the difficulties of conducting face-to-face audits, GFSI has addressed the efficacy of ICT for food safety audits. In the spring, GFSI introduced new Benchmarking Requirements providing a framework for the use […]
The Government-to-Business (G2B) Meetings | 2021 and the Look Ahead News Update 18 Nov 2021 Public-private Partnership The Government-to-Business (G2B) Meetings | 2021 and the Look Ahead For the sixth consecutive year, GFSI hosted the annual Government-to-Business (G2B) Meeting in 2021. The G2B Meeting is an extraordinarily unique platform, where governments and intergovernmental organisations come together with the private sector and discuss common opportunities to advance food safety around the globe. Since its genesis in 2016, the G2B Meeting has grown into […]
GFSI Invited to Share Comments on New Codex Guidance on Food Fraud News Update 20 May 2022 Food Fraud GFSI Invited to Share Comments on New Codex Guidance on Food Fraud Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is participating with the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS) to support the development of its new guidance on food fraud. GFSI appears in the first draft guidelines of the Codex Guidance on Food Fraud as a key reference for its work on food […]
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 […]
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