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The Shift of Trust From Brands to Products Blog 14 Feb 2019 GFSI Conference The Shift of Trust From Brands to Products We have long talked about how stakeholders, and increasingly consumers, are demanding more sustainable operations and products from companies. Often such public demands have been targeting specific and in particular big brands. Consumer loyalty is often connected to these same big brands, and in the past we, as consumers, were loyal to brands whose products […]
GFSI Welcomes Three New Members to The Coalition of Action Press Release 26 Sep 2022 Governance GFSI Welcomes Three New Members to The Coalition of Action Kersia, McDonalds, and YUM! Brands Demonstrate Commitment to Delivering Safe Food to People Everywhere Paris, 26 September 2022 – Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; The Coalition), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, is pleased to announce the following three companies have joined The Coalition: Kersia, McDonalds, and YUM! Brand. The new […]
GFSI Welcomes New Steering Committee Member from Restaurant Brands International Press Release 24 May 2022 Governance GFSI Welcomes New Steering Committee Member from Restaurant Brands International PARIS, 24th May 2022 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, is pleased to announce a new food safety in retail and food service expert has joined its Steering Committee. Eduardo Martinez Debeza, Senior Director, RBI QA International, Restaurant Brands International joins at […]
Brands Must Lean on Consumers to Help Manage Their Supply Chains Blog 18 Mar 2020 GFSI Brands Must Lean on Consumers to Help Manage Their Supply Chains Food companies are part of a connected world where the process is more social, transparent and curated by consumer demands.  The GFSI theme “One Connected World.  One Safe Food Supply” has never been more resonant.  Food recalls, pandemics, climate change, and other global influences dominate the world’s focus, and this is empowering consumers to drive […]
The Consumer is Transforming Food Safety Through Choice and Data Blog 05 Feb 2020 GFSI Conference The Consumer is Transforming Food Safety Through Choice and Data   Cast your mind back twenty years; Google was a private company, the first camera phone had just been invented, there were 1.8 billion fewer people on the planet, and GFSI had only just begun.   Fast forward twenty years, and as Fatboy Slim prophetically sang at the turn of the millennium, we have indeed […]
Expert Column: The Grocery Supply Chain Goes Mobile Blog 01 Sep 2014 Expert Column: The Grocery Supply Chain Goes Mobile While many industries have heartily embraced mobile technologies, the supply chain industry has been slow to tap the potential of mobile applications as a method through which it shares information with consumers. Mobile tools present a huge opportunity for food manufacturers and retailers to better connect with and inform their consumer base, while also gaining […]
How the World’s Top Food Brands Drive Food Safety Blog 30 Nov 2017 How the World’s Top Food Brands Drive Food Safety   As 2017 draws to a close, our sights are set on Tokyo for the industry’s annual rendezvous for the advancement of food safety. The past few years have seen the world’s top food brands forge a bold path towards cultivating a global culture of food safety, providing leadership and expertise across the industry. This […]
Combining Technology and Culture to Drive Transparency Blog 07 Feb 2020 GFSI Conference Combining Technology and Culture to Drive Transparency Every year my colleagues and I look forward to the GFSI Conference, the most important global event for food safety in everyone’s calendar. Each year has a different flavour. Last year there was much discussion around how emerging technologies can support standards of food safety more effectively. We presented our two latest technological developments, EyeSucceed, […]
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 […]
Great (Consumer) Expectations: Proactively Managing Your Supply Chain Risk Blog 16 Feb 2017 Supply Chains Great (Consumer) Expectations: Proactively Managing Your Supply Chain Risk Preventing recalls before they happen is the ideal scenario. However, given the diversity and complexity of the modern supply chain the reality is retailers need a proactive supply chain risk mitigation strategy to maintain consumer trust. Preventing recalls before they happen is the ideal scenario. However, given the diversity and complexity of the modern supply […]
Approaches to Reducing Risks of Food Fraud | NSF @ GFSC 2015 Blog 01 Sep 2014 Approaches to Reducing Risks of Food Fraud | NSF @ GFSC 2015 While certainly not a new issue, there has been much renewed concern in food fraud over the past couple of years.  High profile incidents in Europe and Asia, effecting major global brands has brought this topic into focus for retailers, manufacturers, regulators, and consumers.
Delivering on the trust and transparency demanded by shoppers Blog 24 Feb 2017 GFSI Delivering on the trust and transparency demanded by shoppers The global food industry from farm-to-fork is approaching a tipping point of radical transformation. Startup food brands, whether retail or brand manufacturers, compete on a level that existing large food companies cannot – Trust. These startup food companies are being transparent on issues that shoppers say they care about – how and where the food […]
5 Steps to Supply Chain Transparency Blog 07 Mar 2019 GFSI Conference 5 Steps to Supply Chain Transparency   The business case for transparency is compelling: a 2018 study found that 74% of consumers would switch from their usual brand to another brand that provides more in-depth product information, beyond what is on the physical label. Immediate benefits of transparency include regulatory compliance, safer and more ethical products, and more efficient, cost-effective procurement. […]
Four Emerging Challenges for Food Businesses — and How to Address Them Blog 18 Feb 2019 GFSI Conference Four Emerging Challenges for Food Businesses — and How to Address Them In 2019 and beyond, the food industry is sure to undergo a radical transformation. The theme of this year’s GFSC—Emerging Challenges and the Future of Food Safety—alludes to just that. To succeed in these changing times, food businesses must observe the market and evolve accordingly. New consumer segments are entering the market with different expectations. […]
Brand Owners Require a Single, Industry-Wide View of Supply-Chain Data Blog 23 May 2017 Brand Owners Require a Single, Industry-Wide View of Supply-Chain Data As consumers select fresh, prepared, and packaged groceries, some of the world’s most familiar brands are giving way to a growing preference for items that shoppers know to be from trusted sources, regardless of brand equity. Customers expect brand owners to not only know what is in each item; they expect the brand owner to […]
Blockchain for the Many, No Longer for the Few Blog 04 Feb 2019 Blockchain for the Many, No Longer for the Few When the boss says, “get me a blockchain strategy for food safety”, where do you start? If you’ve already started, are you finding yourself in unchartered territory? Are you having to make significant decisions that impact your team? Are you in control of the outcome? If any of this sounds familiar, let’s talk.   Blinded […]
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