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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 fully implement its vision of safe food for consumers everywhere. GFSI’s Local Groups provide a valuable forum where regional […]
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 […]
Local Implementation and Global Harmonisation | The Japan GFSI Local Group Blog 27 Oct 2016 Local Implementation and Global Harmonisation | The Japan GFSI Local Group GFSI Local Groups lead the local implementation of global strategy, with a vision to improve food safety for consumers no matter where in the world they live. As Chair of the GFSI Japan Local Group, I am honoured to head up this group of dedicated food industry experts. Further, I’m pleased to see how far […]
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? […]
Rishi Banerjee on Accelerating GFSI in the US and Canada Blog 14 Dec 2018 Rishi Banerjee on Accelerating GFSI in the US and Canada The Global Food Safety Initiative is delighted to welcome Rishi  Banerjee as Senior Manager for the US and Canada. This is an important step in GFSI’s ongoing strategy to further implementation at a regional level while advancing harmonisation at the global level. In this interview, Rishi shares his thoughts on joining this global community for food safety advancement […]
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 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 […]
Kewpie Corporation – Behind the Scenes of Acquiring 94 GFSI Recognised Certifications Blog 05 Feb 2019 Certification Kewpie Corporation – Behind the Scenes of Acquiring 94 GFSI Recognised Certifications In November 1919, Mr. Toichiro Nakashima founded Kewpie Corporation after discovering marmalade and mayonnaise during his stay as a trainee in the UK and USA. This led to the start of his mayonnaise production in 1925. Today, the business has grown and spread to six main categories, namely: condiments, egg, delicatessen, processed food, fine chemicals, and distribution […]
How Mexico is Driving Food Safety Through Capacity Building Blog 08 Feb 2018 Global Markets How Mexico is Driving Food Safety Through Capacity Building   Mexico is one of the most interesting countries in the world with regard to food. However, we face a number of challenges when it comes to food safety. The continued work of the GFSI Mexico Local Group is tackling these challenges across a number of different projects in pursuit of the GFSI vision of safe […]
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 […]
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