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Improving Mexico’s Food Safety Practices

GFSI’s Local Group in Mexico was founded in 2012 to improve Mexico’s food safety practices while increasing consumer confidence in food safety by fostering collaboration between retailers and manufacturers and implementing and promoting GFSI’s global objectives and activities in Mexico.

Many leading companies actively contribute to GFSI’s Local Group in Mexico:


Alpura, Alsea, Bachoco, B & G Foods, Coca-Cola of Mexico, Coca-Cola FEMSA, Danone, Grupo BIMBO, KERRY, McDonalds, Nestlé, Pilgrim’s Mexico, Premium Restaurant Brands, OXXO, Sigma Alimentos and Walmart.


The Local Group is composed of four subgroups: Goverment Relations, Capacity Building, Communications and Focus Day.

What We Do

GFSI’s Local Group in Mexico is currently working together with SENASICA (Mexican National Service of Health, Food Safety and Agro-Food Quality) to promote food safety actions in the country. In recent months, remarkable progress has been made in the deployment of the strategic plan for Mexico. Among other things these advances have enabled the group to knit a close relationship with the Mexican government in order to promote the use of GFSI requirements.

Who Is Involved

  • Hector Vilches, Alpura (Chair)
  • Gerardo Cedillo, Bachoco (Vice-Chair)


  • Diana Lopez, Alsea (Steering Committee member)
  • Francisco Ibarra, Nestlé México (Steering Committee member)
  • Mauricio Franco, Pilgrim’s México (Steering Committee member)
  • Mariana Duque, Axionlog (Steering Committee member)
  • José María Pérez, B&G Foods México (Steering Committee member)
  • Martha Viquez, Cargill (Steering Committee member)
  • Victor Hugo Ramirez, Coca-Cola (Steering Committee member)
  • Stefanny Keller, Costco (Steering Committee member)
  • Iliana Tinajero, Danone de México (Steering Committee member)
  • Margarito Muñoz, Dole México (Steering Committee member)
  • Jorge Enrique Guerrero, Grupo Bimbo (Steering Committee member)
  • Anayte Ojeda, Arcos Dorados México (Steering Committee member)
  • Paola López, Sigma Alimentos (Steering Committee member)
  • Jorge Rivas, Walmart México (Steering Committee member)
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Calle 116 #21-73
Santa Barbara, Usaquén
Bogotá, 110111

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