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Paris and Winnipeg, 29 September 2022 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and Canadian Grain Commission are pleased to announce that Canadian Grain Commission Food Safety Identity Preserved Quality Management Standard (CGC FSIP-STAN 1.1.0, 23 September 2021) has achieved acknowledgement against GFSI Technical Equivalence Requirements version 2020. 

The acknowledgement encompasses GFSI Scope BIII – Pre-process Handling of Plant Products.

Doug Chorney, CGC Chief Commissioner said, “The Canadian Grain Commission is proud to offer grain safety programs that continue to meet the high standards required to achieve GFSI Technical Equivalence, allowing certified Canadian companies to compete in a constantly evolving global market.”

Lalaina Randriamanantsoa, GFSI Senior Technical Manager said, “The inclusion of a wide range of Certification Programme Owners is critical for GFSI’s ambition to build capability in the area of food safety management across the globe, alongside harmonisation activities through the Benchmarking process. Congratulations to the team for their continued dedication towards demonstrating alignment between their standard content and GFSI requirements.”

About Technical Equivalence
Technical Equivalence is a category of GFSI benchmarking process dedicated to government-owned standards. It acknowledges the equivalence of the standard’s content to the relevant scope(s) of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Part III. Unlike GFSI recognition, Technical Equivalence does not include the assessment of the programme’s governance and operational management. The Technical Equivalence process is detailed in the Technical Equivalence Requirements.


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About the Global Food Safety Initiative
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition) is a CEO-led Coalition of Action from The Consumer Goods Forum, bringing together 42 retailers and manufacturers and an extended food safety community to help oversee food safety standards for businesses and help provide access to safe food for people everywhere. As one of the world’s largest networks to help achieve safe food , GFSI is committed to making food safety everyone’s business and the Coalition members are addressing challenges facing food safety systems in their supply chains and the markets they operate in, and are helping to raise the food safety bar globally. Its ambition is to strengthen and harmonise food safety systems so they are able to feed the growing, global population and develop markets that can deliver food safely, no matter where in the world the consumer is. To learn more, visit www.mygfsi.com

For further information, contact Sarah Menigault, Communications Officer, The Consumer Goods Forum: s.menigault@theconsumergoodsforum.com

About Canadian Grain Commission
The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency responsible for establishing and maintaining Canada’s grain quality standards. Its programs result in shipments of grain that consistently meet contract specifications for quality, safety and quantity. The Canadian Grain Commission regulates the grain industry to protect producers’ rights and ensure the integrity of grain transactions. To learn more visit http://grainscanada.gc.ca/ 

For more information contact:
Melonie Stoughton,
HACCP Technical Advisor, Industry Services
Canadian Grain Commission / Government of Canada

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