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GFSI and the FAIRR Initiative Celebrate World Food Safety Day: Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow News Update 08 Jun 2021 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 […]
GFSI Hosts Webinar on Securing the Future of Food Safety Auditors – a Review of Race to the Top Feature 1 News Update 21 May 2021 Consultation GFSI Hosts Webinar on Securing the Future of Food Safety Auditors – a Review of Race to the Top Feature 1 GFSI recently held a webinar on securing the future of food safety auditors; a review of Race to the Top Feature 1. GFSI Senior Technical Manager Marie-Claude Quentin began the session by introducing the two panelists: Jon Poole, Chief Executive of IFST, and Andrew Clarke, Senior Director of QA at Loblaw Companies Ltd. Marie-Claude first […]
GFSI Steering Committee Members Meet for Second Time Since Inauguration; Focus Shifts from Onboarding to Action News Update 20 May 2021 GFSI Steering Committee Members Meet for Second Time Since Inauguration; Focus Shifts from Onboarding to Action Members of the GFSI Steering Committee met for the second time as a group earlier this month following a series on onboarding sessions with individual members. The onboarding sessions helped to ensure new members were fully up-to-speed on all things GFSI and a strong foundation for the work to come. This second Steering Committee meeting […]
GFSI Hosts First Steering Committee Meeting as CGF Coalition of Action on Food Safety News Update 09 Apr 2021 GFSI GFSI Hosts First Steering Committee Meeting as CGF Coalition of Action on Food Safety Following the success of the first-ever virtual GFSI Conference on 23rd-25th March, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) hosted its first Steering Committee meeting as a Coalition of Action (CoA). The new Steering Committee and its 18 members were announced on the 23rd March, just days ahead of this first meeting on 26th March. The […]
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 […]
2021 GFSI Conference: Innovating for the Future, Learning from the Past News Update 25 Mar 2021 GFSI Conference 2021 GFSI Conference: Innovating for the Future, Learning from the Past     PARIS, 25th March 2021 — The 2021 GFSI Conference closed this afternoon after three days of productive discussion around the theme Food Safety: Rethink, Reset, Recharge. This year’s edition marked the 20th anniversary of the Global Food Safety Initiative’s premier annual event and its first time taking place online. Hosted on a purpose-built […]
2021 GFSI Conference Day 2 Roundup: Preparing for the Future of Food Safety News Update 24 Mar 2021 GFSI Conference 2021 GFSI Conference Day 2 Roundup: Preparing for the Future of Food Safety PARIS, 24th March 2021 — The second day of the virtual 2021 GFSI Conference looked towards the future of food safety with a programme that highlighted emerging entrepreneurs, the latest innovations and trends on the horizon. The many new faces on the screen pointed to one of the benefits of going virtual: The majority of […]
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-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 […]
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 […]
The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Coalition of Action on Food Safety: the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) News Update 22 Feb 2021 The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Coalition of Action on Food Safety: the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Established 20 years ago, GFSI is modernising. A new Steering Committee will herald a reinvigorated approach to delivering its vision of ‘safe food for consumers everywhere’ an approach that will be further strengthened by aligning with the Governance Model of the GFSI’s parent organisation The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF). As the CGF Coalition of Action […]
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 […]
Stakeholder Consultation – Strategic Review of GFSI’s Global Markets Programme News Update 05 Feb 2021 Global Markets Stakeholder Consultation – Strategic Review of GFSI’s Global Markets Programme GFSI is launching a consultation for the strategic review of the Global Markets Programme. We encourage all interested stakeholders to participate in shaping the future of GFSI’s food safety capability building programme. Since its launch in 2008, the Global Markets Programme (GMaP) has been adopted worldwide as a tool to support small and less developed […]
Understanding GFSI’s ‘Race to the Top’ | Webinar News Update 25 Jan 2021 Global Markets Understanding GFSI’s ‘Race to the Top’ | Webinar     Thank you to all those who participated in GFSI’s first webinar of 2021! If you were not able to make the live session, we invite you to read the summary below or watch the recording. We invite you to join GFSI leadership on 25th March, the third day of the virtual GFSI Conference, […]
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