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PARIS, 27 August 2018 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Canadian Grain Commission has achieved Technical Equivalence against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for their CGC HACCP and CIPRS+ HACCP certification programmes. Technical Equivalence is limited to government-owned food safety certification programmes.

The Technical Equivalence of government-owned certification programmes is an acknowledgment of the equivalence of the content of the certification programme to the relevant scope of GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Key Elements (Part III). It is different from GFSI recognition for non-governmental certification programmes, which also includes assessment of the certification programme’s governance and operational management.

GFSI continually evolves its benchmarking requirements to reflect emerging trends in food safety, industry best practices and stakeholder input.

Commenting on this milestone, Patti MillerChief Commissioner, Canadian Grain Commission, said, “The Canadian Grain Commission is pleased to offer programs that meet GFSI’s high standards and will allow certified companies to remain competitive in today’s global food market”.

Congratulations to Canadian Grain Commission on their achievement and for taking the steps to drive the vision of safe food, everywhere and improve consumer trust.

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About the Global Food Safety Initiative:

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) brings together key actors of the food industry to collaboratively drive continuous improvement in food safety management systems around the world. With a vision of Safe food for consumers everywhere, food industry leaders created GFSI in 2000 to find collaborative solutions to collective concerns, notably to reduce food safety risks, audit duplication and costs while building trust throughout the supply chain. The GFSI community works on a volunteer basis and is composed of the world’s leading food safety experts from retail, manufacturing and food service companies, as well as international organisations, governments, academia and service providers to the global food industry. GFSI is powered by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a global industry network working to support Better Lives Through Better Business. www.mygfsi.com

/Contact: Lee Green, Communications Director, CGF, L.green@theconsumergoodsforum.com /

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