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PARIS, 21st February 2017 – A family-run salt producer in Latin America, a fish processer in Asia and a retailer in Europe – what do these individuals have in common? They’ve all agreed to share their stories of how the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has positively impacted growth for their company and their customers’ confidence in the safety of their products.

Thanks to the generous support of 3M Food Safety, the web series has gone to different corners of the globe to see how GFSI impacts the lives and businesses of very different stakeholders in the food supply chain.

The first stop in the GFSI Web Series takes viewers to Myanmar. The country’s first fisherwoman has leveraged GFSI’s Global Markets Programme, through a collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Organization (UNIDO) to build food safety capacity in her fish processing plant, train her teams and gain the confidence of new customers. These achievements are opening doors for her as she grows her exports and accesses new markets.

Next, the GFSI Web Series goes to Germany, where viewers meet Nikos. He manages quality control for the supply chains of a retailer which operates in 25 different countries. He reveals how he leverages GFSI’s “food safety passport” and capacity building tools. He sees these benefits across global supply chains, he says, calling on Sagar, a colleague in Pakistan, to illustrate.

Then, the Web Series meets Walter, who started a primary production company with his family, mining and purifying salt in his home country of Chile. When Walmart told Walter about GFSI, he embarked upon GFSI’s capability building programme, progressed through the different levels and ultimately achieved certification to a GFSI-recognised scheme. Walter has grown the business in the face of strong local competition, gaining the trust of many new clients and today, he exports to five different continents.

Watch the first episode here and stay tuned to the GFSI web series for new episodes released on GFSI YouTube, on www.mygfsi.com and at the Global Food Safety Conference.

3M Food Safety’s innovative solutions help food manufacturers optimize the quality of their products, mitigate risk and protect consumers. Together with GFSI, we’re helping advance the science of food safety in countries all over the world. Learn more at 3M.com/foodsafety


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Press contact: Lisa Prévert l.prevert@theconsumergoodsforum.com

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