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Blog 05 May 2022 Sponsored Content Taking Steps Toward Food Supply Chain Sustainability GFSI’s 2022 theme — Delivering Impact for Safe Sustainable Food — inspired a panel discussion I moderated on how sustainability helps build resilient food supply chains. Panelists from Carrefour, Restaurant Brands International (RBI), and Organic Valley reviewed how their climate, waste reduction, animal welfare, and other sustainability efforts increase supply chain strength. Panel Discusses Supply […]
Leveraging Pandemic Learnings For Our Food Environments Blog 27 Apr 2022 Sponsored Content Leveraging Pandemic Learnings For Our Food Environments It’s just over two years since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. While many of us have adjusted to living in a pandemic world, it’s important that, as we try to get “back to normal,” we take a critical look at what we have experienced, how our world has changed and how to […]
Top 3 Reasons to Find a Pest Control Provider That Can Offer Pest Traceability Blog 20 Apr 2022 GFSI Conference Top 3 Reasons to Find a Pest Control Provider That Can Offer Pest Traceability Accurately tracing a pest infestation throughout an entire supply chain is no easy task. Not all pest control providers are capable of this service, but it is crucial to those in the food processing and manufacturing industries–especially when international shipping is involved. Here are the top three reasons why you should prioritize finding a pest […]
Key Considerations for Food Supply Chain Sustainability Assurance Programs Blog 23 Mar 2022 Sponsored Content Key Considerations for Food Supply Chain Sustainability Assurance Programs This year’s GFSI theme, Delivering Impact for Safe Sustainable Food, sparked an interesting question for me: How can any company, regardless of circumstances, magnify its ability to provide safe and sustainable food? One solution that contributes to this goal is a supply chain sustainability assurance program (SCSAP). Two primary components must come together to ensure […]
Sustainable Food Safety in a Changing Labor Market Blog 21 Mar 2022 Sponsored Content Sustainable Food Safety in a Changing Labor Market Many of our conversations about sustainability focus on natural resources, and rightfully so. We have an obligation to care for the environment in which we live, especially when that environment is growing and raising our food. However, the last several years have shown it is also crucial to consider the sustainability of the systems that […]
Advancing Supply Chain Visibility to Reach New Levels of Food Safety Blog 18 Mar 2022 Sponsored Content Advancing Supply Chain Visibility to Reach New Levels of Food Safety At the heart of today’s food safety and supply chain challenges is a lack of visibility. Because of paper-based record-keeping and fragmented data systems, achieving real-time supply chain visibility has been difficult. When data is not digitized and accurate, it cannot be easily exchanged among trading partners, creating inefficient supply chains. With continued supply chain […]
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Pest Control and Organic Facilities Blog 16 Mar 2022 Sponsored Content 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Pest Control and Organic Facilities Pest control in organic certified facilities requires a specialist approach to take account of the organic nature of the commodity. Just as non-organic facilities need to be protected from pests, so do organic certified facilities. Certified organic facilities are just protected in a different way. You need a partner that knows how to create an […]
What the Food Industry Can Learn from Space — and Vice Versa Blog 08 Mar 2022 GFSI Conference What the Food Industry Can Learn from Space — and Vice Versa Transdisciplinary scientist and artist Angelo Vermeulen shares a preview of his GFSI 2022 keynote In 2013, I was crew commander of a Mars mission simulation on the high slopes of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano — the first mission under NASA’s Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation project, or HI-SEAS. Five other people and I lived […]
GFSI Stage Spotlight: Meet the Science and Technology Advisory Group Blog 02 Feb 2022 Food Safety Technology GFSI Stage Spotlight: Meet the Science and Technology Advisory Group When we think of the future of the food safety ecosystem, what kind of impact can we predict for science and its future applications? Which scientific insights and trends are moving the needle? How will scientific developments influence food safety on the ground and to what extent will they redesign the ecosystem as a whole? […]
GFSI’s Position on the WHO Global Food Safety Strategy 2022-2030 Blog 03 Nov 2021 Global Markets 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 Blog 26 Oct 2021 Consultation 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 […]
Smart Compliance Blog 17 Jun 2021 Sponsored Content Smart Compliance /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 Blog 11 Jun 2021 Sponsored Content 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? Blog 18 May 2021 Sponsored Content 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? Blog 10 May 2021 Sponsored Content 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 Blog 29 Apr 2021 Sponsored Content 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 […]
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