PARIS, 26th October 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum through its Coalition of Action on Food Safety, Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), has today published its response to the feedback received as part of the recent stakeholder consultation run on the proposed new GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for Professional Bodies.
This is a significant milestone in the GFSI’s journey towards a new approach to auditor qualification, and its overarching Race to the Top framework. The response, published as a podcast and summary document, provides an overview of why this consultation was so important, its main outcomes and what will happen next.
Marie-Claude Quentin, GFSI Senior Technical Manager, The Consumer Goods Forum, said, “Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation. We appreciate your timely feedback and candour and I hope our responses help address the concerns raised. It was great to see so many positive responses and that people were taking the time to address the consultation properly. Food safety is everyone’s business, so it’s critical we continue to work together to deliver safe food for people everywhere”.
If you are keen to consult further details on the outcome of the consultation, please listen to the podcast and read the summary document. You can also read the executive summary of the analysis from leatherhead food research.
Stay tuned, as we will open a second consultation on 28th October on the transitional arrangements towards GFSI’s new vision for supporting the future of food safety auditors.
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The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition) is a CEO-led Coalition of Action from The Consumer Goods Forum, bringing together 38 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 Lee Green, Communications Director, The Consumer Goods Forum: firstname.lastname@example.org.