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Established 24 years ago, GFSI is modernising. Its Steering Committee heralds a reinvigorated approach to delivering its vision of ‘safe food for people everywhere’, an approach that is further strengthened by aligning with the Governance Model of GFSI’s parent organisation The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF). The Coalition of Action is led at the CGF-Board level by Dirk Van de Put, Chairman & CEO, Mondelēz International.

The Coalition is made up of committed members of The Consumer Goods Forum. They are listed below:

The GFSI Steering Committee

The GFSI Steering Committee is made up of 17 members. Their role is to help shape the direction of the Coalition and help deliver its mission of driving collaboration between retailers and manufacturers and ensure an open and transparent relationship with key stakeholders. The GFSI Steering Committee members are:

Deann Akins-Lewenthal, Mondelez International
Mark Beaumont, Danone
Mahirwan Bhagia, Pepsi
Ray Bowe, Musgrave
Tracy Burton, Unilever
Pierre De Ginestel, Auchan
Mark Fryling, General Mills – Manufacturer Co-Chair
Cindy Jenks, Pick n Pay
Mary Gertz, YUM! Brands
Eduardo Martinez, Restaurant Brands International
Vaneska Mattos, Loblaw
Michael McDonald, Mars
Olivier Mignot, Nestle
Kazuaki Miyagishima, Aeon
Howard Popoola, The Kroger Co. – Retail Co-Chair
Zoltan Syposs, The Coca-Cola Company
Tom Weister, Starbucks – Retail Vice Co-Chair

GFSI Governance Rules

If you’re interested in learning more about how GFSI is governed and the rules of procedure, including Code of Ethical Conduct, Operation of all Committees and Working Groups, etc, please click below to download the full Governance Rules document.

GFSI Formal Complaints Procedure

GFSI encourages all stakeholders to submit formal complaints on our services or where they believe GFSI and/or its stakeholders do not behave in accordance with our commitment. Please note formal complaints will be investigated.


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