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The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is opening a new stakeholder consultation, a vital step in the benchmarking of  GLOBALG.A.P. against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 7.1.

GFSI was very pleased that GLOBALG.A.P. applied for re-assessment against this new version of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements and, in doing so, renewed their long-term commitment to GFSI and our continued efforts towards harmonisation of certification programmes around the world.

Commenting on their journey towards GFSI recognition, Dr. Kristian Moeller, Chief Executive Officer of GLOBALG.A.P., said, “GLOBALG.A.P. was founded 20 years ago on the principles of transparency, credibility and harmonisation. We take pride in the benchmarking and other relationships we have developed with G.A.P. schemes worldwide over the years. We actively seek GFSI recognition because significant markets value this benchmarking as a tool that supports those founding principles“.

Why a Re-benchmarking?

GFSI continually evolves its requirements to reflect new industry challenges, best practice and stakeholder input. With the publication of a new edition, certification programme owners (CPOs) are invited to complete a new benchmarking process. This collaborative exercise is one of the key ways by which new requirements are implemented throughout the industry at large for the benefit of consumers everywhere.

Why a Consultation?

Open stakeholder consultations are an important step in this process to ensure the greatest transparency and objectivity, and are conducted after the desktop self-assessment review and the office visit led by an independent benchmark leader.

How to Participate?

To participate in this consultation, simply download the documents from our consultations page. After reading the Benchmarking Summary Report and the self-assessment forms that correspond the Scopes of GLOBALG.A.P.’s application, you can send your comments to: gfsibm@theconsumergoodsforum.com by Friday 28 December 2018.

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