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Integrated Pest Management: The Ultimate Tool for Sustainable Pest Control Blog 22 Feb 2021 Integrated Pest Management: The Ultimate Tool for Sustainable Pest Control The COVID-19 crisis has presented the greatest challenge for the food industry in decades. Few sectors have been as badly hit. Restrictions caused by the pandemic have limited production and caused delays in the transportation of goods. Such delays have resulted in extended storage, which, in turn, has affected the quality of products. Elsewhere, the […]
An Interview with Outgoing GFSI Board Member Neil Marshall Blog 15 Dec 2020 GFSI An Interview with Outgoing GFSI Board Member Neil Marshall   This month, Neil Marshall, Global Director of Quality & Food Safety at The Coca-Cola Company and longtime GFSI Board member, is retiring. Over the years, Neil has made enormous contributions to GFSI thanks to his commitment and leadership on the GFSI Board. His dedicated support for GFSI has always been greatly appreciated, and he […]
Together for Better Food Safety: China Food Safety Day 2020 Blog 03 Dec 2020 GFSI Together for Better Food Safety: China Food Safety Day 2020 The 9th China Food Safety Day was held in Hangzhou on 18th November under the theme ‘Together for Better Food Safety’. The China Food Safety Day was opened by the Chief Adviser of the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment & GFSI China Local Group Honourable Advisor, Professor Junshi Chen. He shared his […]
GFSI Answers Our Two Most Frequently Asked Questions Blog 12 Nov 2020 Certification GFSI Answers Our Two Most Frequently Asked Questions Here at GFSI, the two questions we receive most often both have to do with the certification process – namely, “How do I get ‘GFSI certified?'” and ‘Is this standard GFSI-recognised?’ Today, GFSI Senior Technical Manager Marie-Claude Quentin is here to walk us through the recognition process in more detail, and explain how you can […]
COVID-19 Changes Eating Habits & Food Priorities Blog 16 Sep 2020 GFSI COVID-19 Changes Eating Habits & Food Priorities       Changes to eating habits as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have been documented since the start of global lockdowns. Trends including a return to home cooking and baking, an increase in demand for organic, plant-based, vegan and vegetarian foods and a reduction in demand for what are perceived as more exotic […]
GFSI Remote Auditing Update Blog 30 Jul 2020 Certification GFSI Remote Auditing Update   As many of you have heard, a much-anticipated announcement from GFSI was published on June 11th, 2020, approving the amended benchmarking requirements that will allow for the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) as part of the GFSI benchmarked certification audits. The decision by the GFSI Board was made after careful consideration and feedback […]
The Power of Accreditation in Improving Food Safety Blog 08 Jun 2020 Certification The Power of Accreditation in Improving Food Safety   Since I joined the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) in 2017, it has been clear to me that significant value could be unlocked by building a stronger relationship between GFSI and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). The IAF works with all industries – from aerospace to automotive, food to Information and Communication Technologies.   […]
What is Food Safety Culture? Blog 08 Jun 2020 GFSI What is Food Safety Culture? In February 2020, Version 2020 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements was announced at the GFSI Conference in Seattle. Version 2020 includes a new element: food safety culture. GFSI Japan’s Communications Working Group spoke to Ayako Okada of BSI (British Standards Institution) Group Japan K.K., who is familiar with trends in international certification.   Ayako Okada: […]
Making Informed Decisions Using Quality Product Data Blog 13 May 2020 GFSI Making Informed Decisions Using Quality Product Data Shortly after the 2020 GFSI Conference ended, the world was transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the food supply chain faces unprecedented demand and very little certainty, its role has never been more crucial in getting people all over the world the goods they need. While it’s currently impossible to know the permanent effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, the food industry must remain focused on protecting our […]
Delivering Trust Blog 06 May 2020 GFSI Delivering Trust This was my first experience at GFSI and, listening to the sessions and in my many interactions with colleagues from around the world, I was struck by how much of what we do is about trust – delivering trust through our food safety work, but just as importantly, being seen to deliver trust through transparency. […]
Leveling Up Your Logs Blog 29 Apr 2020 GFSI Leveling Up Your Logs   My, how the world has changed in the short time since we were all together in Seattle! It is clear that food safety, even in a time of global crisis, cannot take a back seat. The topics we discussed at this meeting simply can’t be placed on the backburner. If anything, tools that give […]
Impressive ROI Calculation for Food Safety – A Follow-up from Testo’s Shark Tank Blog 15 Apr 2020 GFSI Conference Impressive ROI Calculation for Food Safety – A Follow-up from Testo’s Shark Tank At the recent GFSI Conference in Seattle, I had the special opportunity to speak at a Breakout Session about how the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain can enhance food safety. This was a great experience and a fantastic new format for the conference, based on the popular ‘Shark Tank’ TV programme.   The innovative […]
From Transparency to Traceability Blog 25 Mar 2020 GFSI From Transparency to Traceability Smart businesses are taking proactive steps to share detailed product information with consumers and establish corporate initiatives for transparency and responsible sourcing. But thinking big needs to start small. Meeting large-scale goals begins with a single project, which can then be expanded to include batch lot traceability and other initiatives.   Consumers today want to […]
GFSI 2020 Discovery Tour in Seattle – Recap Blog 19 Mar 2020 GFSI GFSI 2020 Discovery Tour in Seattle – Recap Seattle is a city where many global mega corporations started their businesses. For this year’s GFSI Conference, a Discovery Tour was planned and held in Seattle, in partnership with three famous companies. I am here to recap the Discovery Tour, which took place the day before the Conference and included visits to Costco, Amazon and […]
Brands Must Lean on Consumers to Help Manage Their Supply Chains Blog 18 Mar 2020 GFSI Brands Must Lean on Consumers to Help Manage Their Supply Chains Food companies are part of a connected world where the process is more social, transparent and curated by consumer demands.  The GFSI theme “One Connected World.  One Safe Food Supply” has never been more resonant.  Food recalls, pandemics, climate change, and other global influences dominate the world’s focus, and this is empowering consumers to drive […]
Supporting the Next Generation with Continuous Learning Blog 06 Mar 2020 GFSI Conference Supporting the Next Generation with Continuous Learning What an enjoyable and productive week we had at GFSI in Seattle! While everyone’s time was occupied with meetings and making new connections, there was also a resounding commitment to continuous learning. I was inspired to see our clients and other leaders from across the industry sharing in our passion for delivering safe, high-quality food. […]
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