Winners from Ethiopia, China, Argentina and Ukraine lead their teams and their regions towards better food safety management systems
SEATTLE, WA, 27 February 2020 — The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), together with awards sponsor Greenfence, today announced the 2020 winners of GFSI’s Global Markets Awards.
The Global Markets Awards, now in its fourth year, recognises small-to-medium-sized enterprises that leverage GFSI’s Global Markets Programme in their path towards food safety certification. The 2020 campaign received a large pool of applicants, which were categorised into four regions: Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe-North America. The GFSI Selection Committee praised the winners for their exemplary efforts in improving their food safety management systems and working towards greater market access through the use of GFSI tools.
The winning companies are:
The awards ceremony took place during this year’s GFSI Conference in Seattle, which gathered more than 1,000 industry leaders to discuss key food safety trends. The awards reflect the diversity of the Global Markets Programme and the interconnected nature of the global food supply chain.
The GFSI Global Markets Programme is a pathway to certification, providing an unaccredited entry point and step-by-step process for small and medium-sized companies striving to build capacity within production and manufacturing operations. The Programme is designed to support enterprises with maturing food safety management systems, providing customised guidance on how to meet the challenges of food production, while simultaneously reducing hazards in global food supply chains.
“I’m honoured to induct this year’s winners to our growing family of Global Markets awardees around the world,” said Erica Sheward, Director of GFSI. “These companies and the hard-working teams behind them are ambassadors for GFSI and food safety culture in their regions. I’m looking forward to watching them continue to flourish and grow at home and on the world stage.”
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The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) brings together key actors in 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. For more information, please visit www.mygfsi.com.
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