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New Benchmarking Consultation Open: BRC Global Standards Against Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1 News Update 26 Mar 2021 Certification New Benchmarking Consultation Open: BRC Global Standards Against Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1 GFSI is delighted to announce the opening of another stakeholder consultation, one of the final stages in the benchmarking process against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1. BRC Global Standards (BRCGS) submitted four of their Global Standards for re-assessment: Global Standard for Food Safety issue 8, Global Standard for Packaging Materials issue 6, Global Standard […]
New Benchmarking Consultation Open: FSSC 22000 Version 5.1 News Update 12 Mar 2021 Certification New Benchmarking Consultation Open: FSSC 22000 Version 5.1 UPDATE: 9th April 2021: Please note that this Consultation is now closed. GFSI is opening a new stakeholder consultation, a vital step in the benchmarking of FSSC 22000 Version 5.1, against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1. As one of the already GFSI-recognised certification programmes, FSSC 22000 applied for the benchmarking of their Version 5.1 […]
GFSI Response to US FDA Announcement on the Launch of Voluntary Pilot Programme to Evaluate Alignment of Third-Party Food Safety Standards with FSMA Rules News Update 01 Mar 2021 Certification GFSI Response to US FDA Announcement on the Launch of Voluntary Pilot Programme to Evaluate Alignment of Third-Party Food Safety Standards with FSMA Rules The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) welcomes the announcement by the FDA of the establishment of a voluntary pilot programme to evaluate third-party food safety certification programmes and recognises the value that reliable third-party certification brings to regulators in the delivery of their regulatory  oversight activities. However, GFSI is clear that the role of third-party […]
New Benchmarking Consultation Open: GLOBALG.A.P., HPSS V.1.2 and PHA V.1.2 News Update 23 Feb 2021 Certification New Benchmarking Consultation Open: GLOBALG.A.P., HPSS V.1.2 and PHA V.1.2 UPDATE: 2ndApril 2021: Please note that this Consultation is now closed. GFSI is opening a new stakeholder consultation, a vital step in the benchmarking of HPSS V1.2 and PHA V1.2, which are standards from GLOBALG.A.P., against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1. Already one of the GFSI-recognised certification programmes, GLOBALG.A.P. applied for the benchmarking of their […]
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 […]
Last Update of 2020 on GFSI’s ‘Race to the Top’ News Update 15 Dec 2020 Certification Last Update of 2020 on GFSI’s ‘Race to the Top’ Welcome to the second ‘Race to the Top’ news update from GFSI Director Erica Sheward! #gfsiR2T “I’m delighted to report that as the year comes to an end, we are in a brilliant place to press forward with all four features of the first phase of the ‘Race to the Top’. And the second phase […]
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 […]
4 Ways GFSI is Driving a ‘Race to the Top’ for Food Safety News Update 17 Nov 2020 Certification 4 Ways GFSI is Driving a ‘Race to the Top’ for Food Safety Welcome to the first ‘Race to the Top’ news update from GFSI Director Erica Sheward! #gfsiR2T At the 2020 GFSI Conference in Seattle, the Global Food Safety Initiative launched this conceptual framework, designed to drive improvement in every area of the GFSI ecosystem. What are the four features and what progress has been made? What […]
4 Ways GFSI is Driving a ‘Race to the Top’ for Food Safety Video 17 Nov 2020 Certification 4 Ways GFSI is Driving a ‘Race to the Top’ for Food Safety
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 Extends Measures for Food Businesses Facing Ongoing Certification Disruption News Update 16 Oct 2020 Certification GFSI Extends Measures for Food Businesses Facing Ongoing Certification Disruption Today GFSI is issuing an updated position on mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on GFSI-recognised audits and certification. This new position is designed to provide clarity on the options available to certified organisations and those seeking certification for the first time, when full onsite audits may not be possible. The full position can […]
GFSI Remote Auditing Update Blog 30 Jul 2020 Certification GFSI Remote Auditing Update   As many of you have heard, a much-anticipated announcement from GFSI was published on June 11th, 2020, approving the amended benchmarking requirements that will allow for the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) as part of the GFSI benchmarked certification audits. The decision by the GFSI Board was made after careful consideration and feedback […]
GFSI & COVID-19: Letter from GFSI Leadership News Update 11 Jun 2020 Certification GFSI & COVID-19: Letter from GFSI Leadership     Dear colleague,   As an industry, we have successfully focussed on business continuity amidst the ongoing implications of COVID-19. Around the globe, it is inspiring to see so many examples of our entire industry stepping up to the challenge of keeping the world safely fed. Consumer safety is GFSI’s highest priority and together, […]
How GFSI’s Partnership with the IAF Benefits Stakeholders Video 09 Jun 2020 Certification How GFSI’s Partnership with the IAF Benefits Stakeholders
How GFSI’s Partnership with IAF Benefits Stakeholders News Update 09 Jun 2020 Certification How GFSI’s Partnership with IAF Benefits Stakeholders   On the heels of World Food Safety Day underlining that Food Safety is Everyone’s Business, today’s World Accreditation Day marks the role of Accreditation in Improving Food Safety.   GFSI is delighted that the cross-industry International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has chosen to focus on food safety for the 2020 edition. This world day is an exceptional vehicle to raise awareness […]
The Power of Accreditation in Improving Food Safety Blog 08 Jun 2020 Certification The Power of Accreditation in Improving Food Safety   Since I joined the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) in 2017, it has been clear to me that significant value could be unlocked by building a stronger relationship between GFSI and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). The IAF works with all industries – from aerospace to automotive, food to Information and Communication Technologies.   […]
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