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Paris, 13 October 2022 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition), The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Coalition of Action on food safety is delighted to announce that in line with its Governance Rules, applications will be open to all those eligible to join the GFSI Steering Committee.

The GFSI Steering Committee is made up of senior food safety leaders from both retailer and manufacture members of the CGF Coalition of Action on Food Safety. Each Steering Committee member is nominated by their company’s CEO and commits to supporting the three strategic priorities of GFSI; harmonising and benchmarking of food safety certification programmes, food safety capability building and fostering public-private partnerships.

The Current Steering Committee members are:

Barbara Masters, Tyson Foods
Cliona Murphy, PepsiCo
David Rasmussen, Kraft Heinz
Eduardo Martinez Debeza, Restaurant Brands International
Howard Popoola, The Kroger Co.
Kazuaki Miyagishima, Aeon
Mark Fryling, General Mills
Michael McDonald, Mars, Incorporated
Monique Pellegrino, Danone
Natalie Dyenson, Dole Food Company
Natalia Sommer, Magnit
Natasha Matyasova, Nestlé
Nelum Vithana, Cargills
Pierre de Ginestel, Auchan
Ray Bowe, Musgrave
Roy Kirby, Mondelez International, Inc.
Sara Mortimore, Walmart
Sean Leighton, Cargill
Tom Wiester, Starbucks
Tracy Burton, Unilever
Vaneska Mattos, Loblaw Companies Limited
Zoltan Syposs, The Coca-Cola Company

Erica Sheward, GFSI Director said, “I am delighted at the opportunity to welcome more food safety leaders to the GFSI Steering Committee. The continuous dedication and collaborative efforts of our existing members led us to a great deal of accomplishments, whilst we continue to tackle ongoing challenges in food safety.

Updated 12th November 2022: 
Applications closed on the 11th of November 2022, Midnight, Central European Time (CET). 

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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 42 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

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