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GFSI’s Global Markets Programme helps advance food safety across coffee, spices, and cacao exports in Mexico and Nigerian cocoa production.

PARIS, 19th March 2019 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has launched two new episodes in the long-running GFSI Web Series, showcasing the unique role of the GFSI Global Markets Programme in the advancement of food safety for consumers worldwide.

The Global Markets Programme provides food suppliers and buying companies with a step-by-step guide to improve their food safety management systems, while growing their market access on their journey towards certification. Over the past three years, the GFSI Web Series has gone to different corners of the globe to explore how companies of all shapes and sizes are utilising GFSI tools within their companies.

Throughout the latest episodes, both Rubén Bacon Morales of Asociaciones Agroindustriales Serranas and Sunday Bamikole of Plantation Industries Limited Akure tell of their unique application of GFSI tools to advance food safety systems across their businesses.

In the case of Asociaciones Agroindustriales Serranas, the company was invited by Nestlé Mexico to participate in the programme, with Nestlé championing the development of the supply chain. Through the GFSI programme, both companies have driven supply chain growth, achieved certification, conducted hazard analysis, and built a robust food safety culture. Their successes highlight the role of the GFSI’s Global Markets Programme in unlocking new potential for business growth and optimisation across the food industry.

The wider GFSI web series provides a platform for companies to best showcase to the world how they are leveraging GFSI tools for success, empowering other players within the food industry to take action and become front runners in the food safety journey.

The two newest episodes, made possible by Orkin, a subsidiary of Rollins Inc., were premiered exclusively at the GFSI Conference, which gathered over 1,000 top-tier food industry experts in Nice, France to tackle emerging challenges in food safety.

Steve Leavitt, President of Emerging Opportunity Group at Rollins, Inc., says, “We are proud to partner with GFSI for the second year in a row, bringing to life food safety challenges and success stories from around the world. At Orkin, we take food safety seriously and strive to advance our processes and solutions for the global supply chain. GFSI is critical to keeping industry leaders abreast of the latest developments in food safety science, technology and collaborative tools being leveraged around the world.”

Véronique Discours-Buhot, Director at the Global Food Safety Initiative, says, “GFSI’s Global Markets Programme is playing a vital part in unlocking business growth for companies situated across the world. Our Programme empowers companies of all sizes to accelerate their food safety journey, in alignment with GFSI’s goal to guarantee safe food for all consumers worldwide.”


Watch the new episodes on GFSI YouTube:
GFSI WebSeries: A Tale of Mexican Coffee & Global Certification
GFSI WebSeries: Cocoa for the Masses – from Nigeria to Global Markets

For more information about the episodes, GFSI Web Series, GFSI, or the GFSI Conference, please contact Lisa Prévert: l.prevert@theconsumergoodsforum.com

Notes to Editor

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.
For more information, please visit: https://www.mygfsi.com/.

About Orkin, LLC

Founded in 1901, Orkin is an industry leader in essential pest management services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects. The company provides a global footprint for pest management with a local presence. Using a proprietary, three-step approach, Orkin delivers quality and consistent service around the world. Orkin is committed to studying pest biology and applying scientifically proven methods. The company collaborates with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and eight major universities to conduct research and help educate consumers and businesses on pest-related health threats. Learn more about Orkin at Orkinglobal.com. Orkin is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc. (NYSE: ROL).

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