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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 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 TE has gained interest from a few eligible organisations. Since its creation, […]
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 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 qualification and professional development. This is the final consultation around the launch of Feature 1 of GFSI’s Race to the Top framework, […]
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 […]
BRCGS for Storage and Distribution issue 4 gains recognition against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1 News Update 06 Jul 2021 BRCGS for Storage and Distribution issue 4 gains recognition against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1 PARIS and London, 6th July 2021 — The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and BRCGS, a global consumer protection organisation that provides supply chain confidence through its suite of Global Standards, are pleased to announce that BRCGS for Storage and Distribution issue 4 has also […]
GFSI Establishes Science and Technology Advisory Group News Update 01 Jul 2021 Governance GFSI Establishes Science and Technology Advisory Group PARIS, 1st July 2021 — The Global Food Safety Initiative is delighted to announce  the official launch of the GFSI Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG). STAG, introduced as part of a series of  collaborative enhancements of the oversight of the GFSI ecosystem since it became a Coalition of Action of The Consumer Goods Forum […]
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 […]
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 […]
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