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Request for Proposals – GFSI Certificate Platform News Update 22 Jul 2021 GFSI Race To The Top Priorities Request for Proposals – GFSI Certificate Platform 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 Top”, a suite of measures specifically designed to improve the sphere of influence that […]
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 […]
GFSI Steering Committee Members Meet for Second Time Since Inauguration; Focus Shifts from Onboarding to Action News Update 20 May 2021 GFSI Race To The Top Priorities 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 […]
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