In today’s interconnected world, multi-stakeholder collaboration is needed to make a difference across global supply chains. We believe that partnerships between the private and public sectors are very important to achieve our vision of safe food for consumers everywhere.
GFSI is leading a growing dialogue with regulators and governments to share the achievements of the private sector and to promote recognition by regulators of private sector food safety assessments. We have also started several projects for large-scale collaboration on food safety.
Once again it is our ability to act as a global convener for food safety collaboration that puts GFSI at the forefront of public-private partnerships. We are delighted to be paving the way for further collaboration in order to harmonise and strengthen food safety systems around the world.
The G2B Meeting (Government-to-
Since its genesis in 2016, the G2B Meeting has grown into an unparalleled global forum, with 125 participants including 29 national governments, 38 governmental agencies, 10 Intergovernmental Organisations and the companies on the GFSI Board of Directors.
Participants look for synergies and identify opportunities to collaborate, based on the understanding that food safety must be a shared responsibility, and a realisation that we are more effective working together than working apart.
Participating stakeholders from the public sector are food safety agencies, national food control authorities, ministries of health, agriculture and commerce from all over the world representing the five continents and multilaterals and bilaterals such as the World Bank, CODEX, IICA and the GFSI Board of Directors.
Food safety saves lives. It is not only a crucial component to food security, but it also plays a vital role in reducing foodborne disease. Every year, 600 million people fall sick as a result of around 200 different types of foodborne illness. The burden of such illness falls most heavily on the poor and on the young. In addition, foodborne illness is responsible for 420,000 preventable deaths every year.
World Food Safety Day is an important way of:
This is why GFSI is a proud supporter of World Food Safety Day and is working closely with the FAO, WHO and Codex on promoting the day to our members and stakeholders, including those in the Government-to-Business meetings and attendees of our annual GFSI Conference. To learn more about World Food Safety Day, visit the official website.