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GFSI’s Position on the WHO Global Food Safety Strategy 2022-2030
As our food network becomes more globalised and interconnected, we have seen a shift towards greater transparency and integrity as consumers are awakened to issues of food safety and traceability. Working for GFSI for the past six years has reinforced my strong belief that national and international public partners cannot build a safer and more […]
Introducing a New Pathway for Food Safety Auditors
Today, there is an increasing risk of a shortage of auditors, due to a combination of increase in auditing demand, and more auditors retiring than newcomers joining the profession. Many in the industry have been sounding the alarm for some time now about the growing challenges surrounding this profession – a profession which is at […]
/SPONSORED CONTENT/ The number of options within our food and beverage portfolio continues to expand to ensure we are delighting consumers and meeting their needs. At the same time, our food world is more connected than ever and people’s trust in our brands is ever dependent on our company’s ability to deliver every serving of […]
Keeping our guard up against foodborne illness
/SPONSORED CONTENT/ It can seem challenging to find positive takeaways from the COVID-19 pandemic, but there’s one silver lining for the food industry that’s worth noting: a drop in foodborne illness. In the last year, studies have shown our global measures to protect against coronavirus —wearing face coverings, physical distancing, enhancing hygiene and disinfection practices […]
How Does a Globally Complex Supply Chain Impact Food Safety?
/SPONSORED CONTENT/ At this year’s GFSI Conference, I was fortunate to lead a fireside chat with Rick Buttner, Senior Director of Supply Chain Operations for Subway’s Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC). The intent of this discussion was to help our peers consider the implications of an increasingly global and complex supply chain on food safety, and […]
Have You Invested Enough in Food Safety Training?
/SPONSORED CONTENT/ I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2021 GFSI Conference. The Conference, held virtually for the first time, was marked by several excellent sessions that embodied the Conference’s theme this year: Rethink, Reset, and Recharge. Diversey, a Diamond Sponsor of the event, opted to focus on the reset button by hosting a […]
How Global Data Can Help the Food Industry Improve Food Safety
/SPONSORED CONTENT/ When was the last time you touched your phone? A recent study has revealed how obsessed we are when it comes to our mobiles. On average, we touch them 2,617 times a day – with some people tapping, typing, swiping and clicking up to 5,427 times a day. Technology has accelerated at a […]
People and Technology Are the Heart and Future of Auditing
/SPONSORED CONTENT/ After the conference, it’s time to reflect on the common trends of moving forward after a year of disruption and how technology and auditors will continue to move GFSI forward, especially in terms of trust and confidence in auditing. My colleagues and I had a great experience at this year’s GFSI Conference, held […]
Food Safety: an Opportunity to Rethink, Reset and Recharge
Around the world, an estimated 600 million people fall ill after eating contaminated food each year, and concerns over food safety have been intensified by COVID-19. Yet the food industry has responded with brilliant commitment to the challenges of the pandemic – and it was inspiring to hear so many examples of this at last […]
Food Safety Culture
Connecting the Dots to Measurable Food Safety
/SPONSORED CONTENT/ Almost all foods that are produced, served, and sold have a level of risk that if not handled properly may lead to a product potentially becoming unsafe. As food safety professionals it is our responsibility to design and manage food safety programs that identify and reduce these risks. Managing and measuring food safety […]
The Time to Digitise is Now
/SPONSORED CONTENT/ While the COVID-19 pandemic has created many obstacles for the food industry, enterprising manufacturers are speeding up their digitization plans to overcome these barriers. In the process, they are realizing that new digital tools can have transformative effects across their organisations. Digital technologies aren’t just providing short term benefits. They are changing the […]
Food Safety Culture Starts with You
/SPONSORED CONTENT/ How does an organization create culture? How do you play a role in igniting the drive for a Food Safety Culture? We make a wide range of enjoyable foods that delight consumers. Those of us responsible anywhere in the farm-to-fork chain are satisfying a desire for consumers with our brands. Those of us […]
Food safety in times of crisis: Has the pandemic changed our supply chain management approach?
/SPONSORED CONTENT/ Consumers rely on us for food to be provided safely under any circumstances. When forced to tackle something as invasive and prolonged as the pandemic, how is the industry tackling the challenge and are lessons learned impacting supply chain strategies? Food fraud, cross-contamination and defense risks, as well as increased food declaration and […]
Can we predict the next food safety recall?
/SPONSORED CONTENT/ Who doesn’t love sesame seeds? They are a popular ingredient in many cuisines and bakery products around the world thanks to their deliciously nutty, slightly sweet taste and aroma which can be enhanced by toasting. Unfortunately, sesame seed containing products have been undergoing a massive recall in Europe since September 2020. The reason? […]
Happy Anniversary to the Global Markets Awards!
/SPONSORED CONTENT/ It has already been five years since Mitch Chait, CEO and founder of Greenfence, and GFSI created a vision for the Global Markets Awards. In this vision, the awards would not only be a means for recognition for those who successfully led their companies on the path to safer food but would also […]
4 Reasons for Retailers to Attend the 2021 GFSI Conference
GFSI owes its origins to retail: The organisation was started in 2000 by a group of retailers who came together around a shared goal of safe food for consumers everywhere. Our premier annual event, the GFSI Conference, is now attended by an international delegation of stakeholders from every sector of the food industry, and it […]