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Food Safety is Everyone’s Business | Observe World Food Safety Day with GFSI and Codex! News Update 07 May 2020 Public-private Partnership Food Safety is Everyone’s Business | Observe World Food Safety Day with GFSI and Codex!   The relationship between GFSI and the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the body responsible for developing and implementing the joint WHO/FAO food standards programme, is close and long-standing. The GFSI Benchmarking Requirements are based in part on Codex standards, and Codex leaders frequently appear on the GFSI Conference speaker list.   At the 2020 conference, one […]
World Accreditation Day Focuses on ‘Improving Food Safety’ News Update 28 May 2020 Certification World Accreditation Day Focuses on ‘Improving Food Safety’   The Global Food Safety Initiative is delighted to support the World Accreditation Day again this year. Coordinated by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), #WAD2020 takes place on 9 June, just two days after the World Food Safety Day. This world day is an exceptional vehicle to raise awareness around the key role accreditation plays in ensuring […]
GFSI World Food Safety Day 2024 Podcast Podcast 11 Jun 2024 Food Safety Culture GFSI World Food Safety Day 2024 Podcast Join us as GFSI Senior Manager Anne Gerardi moderates an insightful discussion joined by esteemed guests Cindy Jenks, Kelly Stevens, and GFSI Senior Technical Manager Lalaina Randriamanantsoa to explore the theme of this year’s WFSD event – handling food safety events. Our panelists share expert knowledge and experiences vital in the pursuit of safe food […]
GFSI-led Webinar Opens the Door to 2021 World Food Safety Day Celebrations News Update 12 Mar 2021 Public-private Partnership GFSI-led Webinar Opens the Door to 2021 World Food Safety Day Celebrations The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Codex Alimentarius Commission Secretariat gathered online for a conversation that centred on public-private partnerships, a form of collaboration that is essential to securing food safety globally. Erica Sheward, GFSI Director at The Consumer […]
GFSI and the FAIRR Initiative Celebrate World Food Safety Day: Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow News Update 08 Jun 2021 Future of Food GFSI and the FAIRR Initiative Celebrate World Food Safety Day: Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow GFSI and FAIRR Initiative recently held a webinar to celebrate World Food Safety Day on Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow. GFSI Senior ManagerAnne Gerardi was joined by Wai-Chan Chan, Managing Director at the The Consumer Goods Forum, Maria Montosa, ESG Analyst at FAIRR Initiative, and Suresh Mistry, Co-Founder and head of ESG for […]
Together for Better Food Safety: China Food Safety Day 2020 Blog 03 Dec 2020 GFSI Together for Better Food Safety: China Food Safety Day 2020 The 9th China Food Safety Day was held in Hangzhou on 18th November under the theme ‘Together for Better Food Safety’. The China Food Safety Day was opened by the Chief Adviser of the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment & GFSI China Local Group Honourable Advisor, Professor Junshi Chen. He shared his […]
GFSI Conference DAY 1 – Legacy and Leadership: GFSI Food Safety Community Unites to Ensure Safe Food for All News Update 09 Apr 2024 GFSI GFSI Conference DAY 1 – Legacy and Leadership: GFSI Food Safety Community Unites to Ensure Safe Food for All SINGAPORE, 9TH APRIL 2024: The highly anticipated 2024 GFSI Conference opened today at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Hotel, championing its mission of ‘Safe Food for All.’  Unfolding against the backdrop of a rapidly changing global environment, this year over 500 industry leaders from the GFSI community convened to tackle urgent challenges at the intersection of […]
What is Food Safety Culture? Blog 08 Jun 2020 GFSI What is Food Safety Culture? In February 2020, Version 2020 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements was announced at the GFSI Conference in Seattle. Version 2020 includes a new element: food safety culture. GFSI Japan’s Communications Working Group spoke to Ayako Okada of BSI (British Standards Institution) Group Japan K.K., who is familiar with trends in international certification.   Ayako Okada: […]
GFSI Conference DAY 2 – Dialogue and Discovery – GFSI Conference Diving Deep to Shape the Future of Food Safety News Update 10 Apr 2024 GFSI GFSI Conference DAY 2 – Dialogue and Discovery – GFSI Conference Diving Deep to Shape the Future of Food Safety SINGAPORE, 10TH APRIL 2024: As the 2nd Day of the GFSI Conference kicked off, the energy from the previous night’s networking event was still in the air. As the focus sharpened, the programme cut through the surface to dive deeper into the heart of the Conference themes under discussion. It was an agenda designed to […]
World Food Safety Day: Food standards keep the world running Press Release 07 Jun 2023 Capacity Building World Food Safety Day: Food standards keep the world running PARIS, 7 June 2023 — Statement by GFSI Steering Committee Co-Chairs Mark Fryling and Howard Popoola on the occasion of World Food Safety Day.   From farm or factory to the dinner table, the wellbeing of billions around the world depends upon food safety standards. But when we eat, how do we know those standards […]
GFSI Conference 2020 Roundup Day 2: Food Safety in Our Connected World News Update 28 Feb 2020 GFSI Conference GFSI Conference 2020 Roundup Day 2: Food Safety in Our Connected World   The celebratory atmosphere of the GFSI Conference 2020 — held on the year of GFSI’s 20th anniversary — continued into the second day of the event, always the zenith of the week. Thursday’s schedule was packed with exciting content, including the Global Markets Awards ceremony and the first-ever edition of the GFSI pitch contest, […]
2021 GFSI Conference Day 1 Roundup: Global Food Safety Stakeholders Gather Online for the First Virtual GFSI Conference News Update 23 Mar 2021 GFSI Conference 2021 GFSI Conference Day 1 Roundup: Global Food Safety Stakeholders Gather Online for the First Virtual GFSI Conference PARIS, 23rd March 2021 — Today, for the 20th consecutive year, an international delegation of food industry stakeholders gathered to attend the GFSI Conference, the premier annual event of the Global Food Safety Initiative. In the two decades since its first iteration in France, the GFSI Conference has become known as one of the world’s […]
GFSI Welcomes the Return of the China Focus Day, as Regional Impact Takes Centre Stage Press Release 07 Jul 2021 GFSI GFSI Welcomes the Return of the China Focus Day, as Regional Impact Takes Centre Stage BEIJING and PARIS, 7th July 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Coalition of Action on food safety, Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition) is pleased to announce the return of the GFSI China Focus Day on 19th July 2021. The event, celebrating its 10th anniversary, will welcome some 300 delegates to the  Four […]
Make the Most of Your Mornings with Special Sessions at the GFSI Conference! News Update 30 Jan 2020 GFSI Conference Make the Most of Your Mornings with Special Sessions at the GFSI Conference! To get the most out of your week in Seattle, be sure to add some Special Sessions to your conference agenda! Attendees who make time for these sessions, which are held at convenient morning intervals, will be the among the first to learn about the most cutting-edge innovations impacting food safety today.   This year’s […]
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 […]
Global Food Safety Initiative Calls for Faster Action on Sustainable Development Goals Press Release 29 Mar 2022 GFSI Conference Global Food Safety Initiative Calls for Faster Action on Sustainable Development Goals PARIS and BARCELONA 29th March 2022: The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today launches a campaign to collate the views of the food safety community on the action needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals linked to food safety. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are designed to be a ‘blueprint to achieve a better […]
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