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GFSI is delighted to announce that in line with its new Governance Rules, applications will be open to all those eligible to join the GFSI Steering Committee between the 12/7 and 24/7.

The GFSI Steering Committee is made up of senior food safety leaders from members of the CGF Coalition of Action on Food Safety. Each and every Steering Committee member commits to supporting the three strategic priorities of GFSI; harmonising and benchmarking of food safety certification programmes, food safety capability building and public private partnership work.

The Steering Committee is made up of retailer and manufacturer members of the CGF and nominated by the CEO.

Current Steering Committee members are;

  • Barbara Masters, Tyson Foods
  • Cliona Murphy, PepsiCo
  • David Rasmussen, Kraft Heinz
  • Howard Popoola, The Kroger Co.
  • Kazuaki Miyagishima, Aeon
  • Michael McDonald, Mars, Incorporated
  • Monique Pellegrino, Danone
  • Natalie Dyenson, Dole Food Company
  • Natasha Matyasova, Nestlé
  • Pierre de Ginestel, Auchan
  • Ray Bowe, Musgrave
  • Roy Kirby, Mondelēz International
  • Sean Leighton, Cargill
  • Tom Wiester, Starbucks
  • Tracy Burton, Unilever
  • Vaneska Mattos, Loblaw Companies Limited
  • Zoltan Syposs, The Coca-Cola Company
  • TBC, Wegmans

GFSI Director Erica Sheward said ” Since launching the new GFSI Steering Committee in March at the virtual GFSI Conference we have enjoyed a hectic few months working with the SteerCo to drive forward GFSI’s ambitious plans to improve trust and confidence in GFSI. There is much to do and we need more food safety leaders to join the SteerCo to ensure that we continue to grow our members’ commitment to GFSI. It is a privilege and a pleasure to be able to widen participation in the GFSI SteerCo by offering routine opportunities for new members to join us.”

For more information on the process for joining the GFSI Steering Committee please contact e.sheward@theconsumergoodsforum.com

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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 34 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.


About The Consumer Goods Forum

The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) is a global, parity-based industry network that is driven by its members to encourage the global adoption of practices and standards that serves the consumer goods industry worldwide. It brings together the CEOs and senior management of some 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and other stakeholders across 70 countries, and it reflects the diversity of the industry in geography, size, product category and format. Its member companies have combined sales of EUR 3.5 trillion and directly employ nearly 10 million people, with a further 90 million related jobs estimated along the value chain. It is governed by its Board of Directors, which comprises 58 manufacturer and retailer CEOs. For more information, please visit: www.theconsumergoodsforum.com.

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