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Last Update of 2020 on GFSI’s ‘Race to the Top’ News Update 15 Dec 2020 Certification Last Update of 2020 on GFSI’s ‘Race to the Top’ Welcome to the second ‘Race to the Top’ news update from GFSI Director Erica Sheward! #gfsiR2T “I’m delighted to report that as the year comes to an end, we are in a brilliant place to press forward with all four features of the first phase of the ‘Race to the Top’. And the second phase […]
There Is Still Time to Share Your Remote Audit Experiences | Interview with ICT Expert Panel News Update 24 Nov 2020 Certification There Is Still Time to Share Your Remote Audit Experiences | Interview with ICT Expert Panel Since the beginning of the pandemic, the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in all aspects of daily lives has unquestionably skyrocketed. With the difficulties of conducting face-to-face audits, GFSI has addressed the efficacy of ICT for food safety audits. In the spring, GFSI introduced new Benchmarking Requirements providing a framework for the use […]
4 Ways GFSI is Driving a ‘Race to the Top’ for Food Safety News Update 17 Nov 2020 Certification 4 Ways GFSI is Driving a ‘Race to the Top’ for Food Safety Welcome to the first ‘Race to the Top’ news update from GFSI Director Erica Sheward! #gfsiR2T At the 2020 GFSI Conference in Seattle, the Global Food Safety Initiative launched this conceptual framework, designed to drive improvement in every area of the GFSI ecosystem. What are the four features and what progress has been made? What […]
Call for Evidence on the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Food Safety Auditing News Update 05 Nov 2020 GFSI Call for Evidence on the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Food Safety Auditing GFSI is seeking evidence on the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in food safety auditing to inform the work of the Working Group on the use of Information and Communication Technologies in auditing. The use of Information and Communication Technologies has been growing steadily in daily life, both at home and at work, […]
GFSI Extends Measures for Food Businesses Facing Ongoing Certification Disruption News Update 16 Oct 2020 Certification GFSI Extends Measures for Food Businesses Facing Ongoing Certification Disruption Today GFSI is issuing an updated position on mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on GFSI-recognised audits and certification. This new position is designed to provide clarity on the options available to certified organisations and those seeking certification for the first time, when full onsite audits may not be possible. The full position can […]
New GFSI Japan Local Group Chair Kotani and New Vice-Chair Ishikawa Talk About Their Aspirations News Update 07 Sep 2020 GFSI New GFSI Japan Local Group Chair Kotani and New Vice-Chair Ishikawa Talk About Their Aspirations   In January, Masanori Kotani (Amazon Japan G.K.) assumed office as the Chair of the GFSI Japan Local Group, with Atsushi Ishikawa (Harada Tea Processing Co., Ltd.) assuming office as the Vice-Chair. This interview was postponed due to COVID-19 crisis, and was conducted in June for the two to speak on future policies and activities […]
GFSI and COVID-19 – A Harmonised Approach to Exceptional Circumstances News Update 03 Sep 2020 GFSI GFSI and COVID-19 – A Harmonised Approach to Exceptional Circumstances     GFSI is happy to share our position for a harmonised risk assessment as part of our ongoing support for food businesses facing continued impediments to certification due to the COVID19 pandemic. Several months into the COVID19 pandemic, travel restrictions continue to impede audits and certification to a GFSI-recognised programmes. The effects of the […]
Call for Participation | Information and Communication Technologies in Auditing News Update 03 Sep 2020 GFSI Call for Participation | Information and Communication Technologies in Auditing GFSI is seeking academic experts to join a Working Group on the use of Information and Communication Technologies in auditing. The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) (1) has been growing steadily in daily lives, both at home and at work, and increasingly in auditing practices. ‘Remote’ audit practices are already common in some […]
Call for Participation – Auditor Training and Professional Development News Update 01 Sep 2020 Auditors Call for Participation – Auditor Training and Professional Development   GFSI is seeking food safety training and education professionals to participate in a new Working Group (WG) on Auditor Training and Professional Development. One of the biggest challenges facing the certification industry is the increasing decline in the field of qualified food safety auditors, who play a crucial role in assuring safe food food […]
One Standard for the Food Industry? | Ask GFSI News Update 13 Aug 2020 GFSI One Standard for the Food Industry? | Ask GFSI GFSI has recently received some questions around the opportunity to converge towards a unique standard for food safety. In today’s post, we respond to these questions and explain the GFSI position on this topic. For those who know GFSI well, you know that we provide a framework for harmonising food safety Certification Programmes, while leaving […]
GFSI Releases Engagement Plan for ‘The Race to the Top’ News Update 11 Aug 2020 GFSI GFSI Releases Engagement Plan for ‘The Race to the Top’ Following the recent publication of GFSI’s response to our consultation on implementing the first phrase of the conceptual framework for ‘The Race to The Top’ (RTTT), GFSI committed to publishing a detailed engagement plan setting out a bold vision for how we deliver open, transparent and frequent interaction and communication with our stakeholder community globally. […]
We Asked, You Answered. Consultation Outcomes Coming Soon News Update 16 Jul 2020 Consultation We Asked, You Answered. Consultation Outcomes Coming Soon At GFSI, we have been humbled by the passion and commitment shown by the food safety community in participating in our consultation for the ‘Race to the Top’. This consultation is a vital step in an ambitious programme of modernisation announced at the GFSI Conference 2020. Our goal? To renew trust and confidence in the […]
GFSI & COVID-19: Letter from GFSI Leadership News Update 11 Jun 2020 Certification GFSI & COVID-19: Letter from GFSI Leadership     Dear colleague,   As an industry, we have successfully focussed on business continuity amidst the ongoing implications of COVID-19. Around the globe, it is inspiring to see so many examples of our entire industry stepping up to the challenge of keeping the world safely fed. Consumer safety is GFSI’s highest priority and together, […]
How GFSI’s Partnership with IAF Benefits Stakeholders News Update 09 Jun 2020 Certification How GFSI’s Partnership with IAF Benefits Stakeholders   On the heels of World Food Safety Day underlining that Food Safety is Everyone’s Business, today’s World Accreditation Day marks the role of Accreditation in Improving Food Safety.   GFSI is delighted that the cross-industry International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has chosen to focus on food safety for the 2020 edition. This world day is an exceptional vehicle to raise awareness […]
“Ensure it’s safe” #WorldFoodSafetyDay 2020 News Update 01 Jun 2020 GFSI “Ensure it’s safe” #WorldFoodSafetyDay 2020   The second-ever UN World Food Safety Day, coordinated by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, is just around the corner on Sunday 7th June. This week, we are sharing a video every day – each with its own call to action – and we invite you to participate!   As we all navigate a new normal, safeguarding consumers and global supply chains […]
World Accreditation Day Focuses on ‘Improving Food Safety’ News Update 28 May 2020 Certification World Accreditation Day Focuses on ‘Improving Food Safety’   The Global Food Safety Initiative is delighted to support the World Accreditation Day again this year. Coordinated by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), #WAD2020 takes place on 9 June, just two days after the World Food Safety Day. This world day is an exceptional vehicle to raise awareness around the key role accreditation plays in ensuring […]
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