GFSI Technical Working Groups (TWG) bring together volunteer food industry experts from around the world to work on a range of topics that have been prioritised by the GFSI Board. Their goal is to help GFSI pursue its key objectives of harmonisation and capability building by delivering credible and practical guidelines and insight into strategic food safety issues.
GFSI Technical Working Groups are composed of technical experts from retailers, manufacturers, food service operators, service providers, certification programme owners, certification bodies, accreditation bodies, academia, and industry associations. Priority is given to candidates from CGF member companies. However the objective is to form a multi-stakeholder group of experts on a given issue. This strengthens the quality of the groups’ output.
Whenever a new Technical Working Group is created, calls for participation are made. Applications are open to all and rated against selection criteria based on the needs of each project. To receive announcements about new groups, please make sure you are following GFSI News, emailings, LinkedIn Group and Twitter feed.
The objective of this work is to develop hygienic design elements to the GFSI requirements under an extended scope K covering food processing equipment and food processing/handling facilities, with a from farm to fork approach. These will serve as general guidance to auditors for certification against the scope in various sectors: construction, equipment manufacturers.
This Technical Working Group is set up to provide an objective review of best practices in the production of leafy greens around the world in response to recent food safety issues in this industry and advise GFSI on the content of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements
150+ Companies and organisations have collaborated with GFSI in over 30 Technical Working Groups. See some of the finished Technical Working Groups below and view our Alumni page to see community members who have contributed to GFSI’s working groups over the years.