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GFSI News Update: 2021 Achievements, Stakeholder Appreciation and Seasons Greetings News Update 20 Dec 2021 GFSI News Update: 2021 Achievements, Stakeholder Appreciation and Seasons Greetings In the last GFSI update of 2021, GFSI Director Erica Sheward recaps some of the year’s achievements, noting that “the list is pretty huge.” The year started out with the GFSI Conference making a successful move to virtual and GFSI itself being relaunched as a Coalition of Action of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF). In […]
Set Yourself up for Success in 2022! Grab –  or Gift – an Early Bird Ticket for Barcelona News Update 16 Dec 2021 GFSI Conference Set Yourself up for Success in 2022! Grab – or Gift – an Early Bird Ticket for Barcelona It’s that special time of year – time to close out what has been another challenging year and look with optimism to the year ahead! We understand just how important it is to belong to a supportive community at times like these and we are busy shaping an event where you can connect, share and […]
Consultation Response and Call for Participation: Feature 1 News Update 15 Dec 2021 Auditors Consultation Response and Call for Participation: Feature 1 Successfully Transitioning to a New Model for the Verification of Auditor Competence We would like to thank all stakeholders who took part in the recent consultation exploring arrangements for a successful transition to the new model of food safety auditor qualification and professional development. 93 respondents took part in the consultation, with a balanced representation […]
Registrations Are Now Open for GFSI Conference 2022 News Update 02 Dec 2021 Registrations Are Now Open for GFSI Conference 2022 GFSI Conference 2022 | Barcelona | 29th-31st March 2022 We are delighted to open registrations for the 2022 GFSI Conference, taking place in Barcelona during the last week of March 2022. After a long two years of connecting virtually, we look forward to connecting in person and reuniting the global food safety community. More than […]
GFSI Launches a Strategic Review of its Technical Equivalence Programme News Update 23 Nov 2021 Benchmarking GFSI Launches a Strategic Review of its Technical Equivalence Programme Update: 15th December 2021: Please note that this Consultation is now closed. GFSI is globally renowned as a benchmarking organisation for private food safety certification programmes. Since 2014, GFSI has also administered a much more modest programme of assessment for food safety certification standards owned by public agencies, called Technical Equivalence (TE). Since its launch […]
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 Steering Committee Studies Trust & Impact – Summary of Q3 Meeting News Update 10 Nov 2021 Governance GFSI Steering Committee Studies Trust & Impact – Summary of Q3 Meeting “Your mission is to ensure we continue to earn the trust of consumers, the industry, IGOs, NGOs and regulators. Good luck. I’m looking forward to seeing how it goes.” This was the challenge laid out for the people around the table in Paris – and those calling in from around the world – at the […]
New Stakeholder Consultation: Japan Food Safety Management Association News Update 28 Oct 2021 Benchmarking New Stakeholder Consultation: Japan Food Safety Management Association UPDATE: 22nd November 2021: Please note that this Consultation is now closed. GFSI is opening a new stakeholder consultation, one of the final stages in the benchmarking process against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1 for the Japan Food Safety Management Association’s JFS-C version 3. JFS-C is one of the certification programmes that achieved GFSI […]
GFSI Is Consulting on Transitional Arrangements | New Model for Food Safety Auditors News Update 28 Oct 2021 GFSI Is Consulting on Transitional Arrangements | New Model for Food Safety Auditors   Update: 3rd December: This consultation is now closed. Please be sure you are subscribed to receive further consultations and news updates. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to invite all interested stakeholders to take part in this consultation exploring arrangements for a successful transition to the new model of food safety auditor […]
Request for Proposals – GFSI Certificate Platform News Update 22 Jul 2021 GFSI Race To The Top Priorities Request for Proposals – GFSI Certificate Platform UPDATE: 27th September 2021: Please note that this we are no longer accepting proposals.  The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), a Coalition of Action from the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), is calling for proposals from interested SaaS providers to support the development of a certificate platform. GFSI announced in March 2020 the “Race To The […]
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 – 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 […]
Steering Committee Meeting Summary-  1st July, 2021 News Update 13 Jul 2021 Steering Committee Meeting Summary- 1st July, 2021 The 1st July meeting started with a progress update from the Governance Sub-Committee on the implementation of GFSI’s Code of Ethical Conduct. Erica noted that the first step involved GFSI appointing ambassadors in all GFSI groups and committees to ensure that members abided by the Code and a dedicated email address would be established to […]
New Stakeholder Consultation Opens: The Global Red Meat Standard News Update 08 Jul 2021 Consultation New Stakeholder Consultation Opens: The Global Red Meat Standard 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. for The Global Red Meat Standard version 6.1. Indeed the Danish Agriculture &  Food Council  has maintained GFSI recognition for many years and we are very pleased about their continued commitment […]
New Stakeholder Consultation Open: Freshcare News Update 08 Jul 2021 New Stakeholder Consultation Open: Freshcare UPDATE: 6th August 2021: Please note that this Consultation is now closed. GFSI is opening a new stakeholder consultation on the outcome of a benchmarking assessment against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1. Freshcare, who first achieved GFSI recognition in February 2020, carefully prepared edition 4.2 of their food safety and quality standard to maintain recognition as […]
New Stakeholder Consultation Open: IFS News Update 08 Jul 2021 New Stakeholder Consultation Open: IFS GFSI is very pleased 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. The International Featured Standards submitted 4 of their standards for re-benchmarking: IFS Food v.7, IFS Logistics v. 2.2, IFS Broker v. 3 and IFS PACsecure v.1.1. IFS has […]
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