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New Consultation Opens for GFSI Benchmarking Requirements v2024 News Update 15 Jul 2024 GFSI New Consultation Opens for GFSI Benchmarking Requirements v2024 Join the Discussion GFSI invites all stakeholders to participate in its continuous improvement journey. As the largest entity in its field, GFSI aims to remain pertinent and relevant to its members and the wider food industry community. The Benchmarking Requirements (BMRs) serve as the foundation of GFSI’s benchmarking activities and must be fit for purpose […]
Behind the Scenes: Part 2 of Spotlight on Benchmarking and Harmonisation Working Group (BHWG) News Update 11 Jul 2024 Benchmarking Behind the Scenes: Part 2 of Spotlight on Benchmarking and Harmonisation Working Group (BHWG) Strategic Efforts and Objectives GFSI’s Benchmarking and Harmonisation Working Group (BHWG) is working to develop new benchmarking requirements (BMRs) that align with the latest industry standards and insights. This follows the GFSI Technical Subcommittee’s identification of key areas needing revision, including incorporating CODEX Codes of Hygiene, relevant updates to ISO 22003, and feedback from recent […]
Behind the Scenes: Spotlight on Newcomers to the New Benchmarking and Harmonisation Working Group (BHWG) News Update 04 Jul 2024 Benchmarking Behind the Scenes: Spotlight on Newcomers to the New Benchmarking and Harmonisation Working Group (BHWG) In October 2022, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Technical Subcommittee  initiated essential preparation work under the former Stakeholder Advisory Forum Working Group (SAFWG) to begin the process of developing a new version of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements (BMRs).  This work has now evolved under the remit of the new GFSI Benchmarking and Harmonisation Working […]
GFSI Appoints New Manufacturer co-Chair of US-Canada Local Group News Update 26 Jun 2024 GFSI Appoints New Manufacturer co-Chair of US-Canada Local Group GFSI is pleased to announce the appointment of Tammy Hogan, Senior Innovation, Technology & Quality Manager of General Mills, as the new manufacturer co-Chair of the GFSI US-Canada local group, joining current retail co-Chair Katy Kadlec, Manager Food Safety & Quality of The Kroger Co. in this important role. Tammy Hogan brings nearly 25 years of experience at […]
Update: GFSI Statement Regarding the Suspension of Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) News Update 24 Jun 2024 Benchmarking Update: GFSI Statement Regarding the Suspension of Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) This announcement follows the one made by GFSI on 7th June 2024 that the GFSI Steering Committee has suspended recognition of certification programmes owned by the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) until evidence of re-alignment to GFSI Benchmarking requirements v2020 is provided by the Certification Programme Owner EFI to GFSI for further review and confirmation that […]
GFSI Conference RoundUp – Japanese Version Publication 24 Jun 2024 GFSI Conference GFSI Conference RoundUp – Japanese Version Offers insights and strategies to help food industry professionals overcome challenges they face.
GFSI World Food Safety Day 2024 Podcast Podcast 11 Jun 2024 Food Safety Culture GFSI World Food Safety Day 2024 Podcast Join us as GFSI Senior Manager Anne Gerardi moderates an insightful discussion joined by esteemed guests Cindy Jenks, Kelly Stevens, and GFSI Senior Technical Manager Lalaina Randriamanantsoa to explore the theme of this year’s WFSD event – handling food safety events. Our panelists share expert knowledge and experiences vital in the pursuit of safe food […]
GFSI Statement Regarding the Suspension of Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) News Update 10 Jun 2024 Benchmarking GFSI Statement Regarding the Suspension of Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) In order to maintain trust and confidence in GFSI-recognised certification programmes and preserve the integrity of GFSI recognition, the GFSI Steering Committee has suspended recognition of certification programmes owned by the Equitable Food Initiative until evidence of re-alignment to GFSI Benchmarking requirements v 2020 is provided by the Certification Programme Owner EFI. This suspension took […]
GFSI Conference 2024 Roundup Publication 31 May 2024 GFSI Conference GFSI Conference 2024 Roundup Offers insights and strategies to help food industry professionals overcome challenges they face.
Maintaining Food Safety with Sound IPM Strategies Amid Rapid Distribution Expansion Blog 27 May 2024 Sponsored Content Maintaining Food Safety with Sound IPM Strategies Amid Rapid Distribution Expansion It doesn’t take much travel by car to see the rapid expansion of distribution infrastructure along roadways around populated areas. With record-breaking growth in distribution and logistics, food safety takes on a whole new meaning as supply chains are stretched, reconfigured, and disrupted. A network of distribution centers, cross-docks, warehouses, and fulfillment centers extend the […]
GFSI Announces New Benchmarking and Harmonisation Working Group News Update 17 May 2024 Benchmarking GFSI Announces New Benchmarking and Harmonisation Working Group The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has established a new Benchmarking and Harmonisation Working Group to develop and maintain GFSI Benchmarking Requirements (BMR). Co-chaired by Andrew Clarke from Loblaw and Leda Touliatou from Nestlé, this group will integrate updates from international standards including ISO 22003 and relevant Codex Codes of Practice such as Codex General […]
GRMA, Inc Certification Program v1.2 Gains GFSI Recognition Press Release 14 May 2024 Benchmarking GRMA, Inc Certification Program v1.2 Gains GFSI Recognition Paris and King of Prussia, 14 May 2024 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and Global Retailer & Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) are pleased to announce that GRMA, Inc Certification Program v1.2, NSF/ANSI 455-2 Dietary Supplements has successfully achieved recognition against GFSI Benchmarking Requirements v2020. […]
Empowering Trust in the Food Chain – The Future is Now Blog 02 May 2024 Sponsored Content Empowering Trust in the Food Chain – The Future is Now The Food Chain is at a Pivotal Moment in its Evolution.   Food chain partners are being challenged by a strong and growing need for consumers to understand the dynamics and workings of the food chain to empower their trust. Consumers are increasingly demanding their right to know more about where their food comes from […]
Leading the Charge in Sustainable Pest Control Blog 24 Apr 2024 Sponsored Content Leading the Charge in Sustainable Pest Control   In recent decades, we’ve seen a significant shift in the pest control industry towards more sustainable and eco-friendly practices, driven by an internal commitment to recognising and mitigating the environmental impact of traditional pest control methods. Regulatory pressures, corporate social responsibility initiatives and an increased awareness of the ramifications of traditional pest control are […]
GFSI Opens New Stakeholder Consultation for FSSC 22000 v6 News Update 24 Apr 2024 Consultation GFSI Opens New Stakeholder Consultation for FSSC 22000 v6 Update 24 May 2024: Please note that this consultation is now closed. FSSC 22000 Version 6 is undergoing the GFSI Benchmarking Process and is entering the stakeholder consultation phase today. The deadline for consultation responses is 24 May 2024. About FSSC 22000 Version 6  The FSSSC schemes are intended to support the consumer goods industry […]
GFSI Opens New Stakeholder Consultation for IFS Food Standard v8 News Update 23 Apr 2024 Consultation GFSI Opens New Stakeholder Consultation for IFS Food Standard v8 Update 23 May 2024: Please note that this consultation is now closed.   IFS Food Standard version 8 is undergoing the GFSI Benchmarking Process and is entering the stakeholder consultation phase today. The deadline for consultation responses is 23 May 2024. About IFS Food Standard version 8 The IFS Food Standard covers the products and […]
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