The Global Food Safety Initiative is a business-driven initiative for the continuous improvement of food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers worldwide. GFSI provides a platform for collaboration between some of the world's leading food safety experts from retailer, manufacturer and food service companies, service providers associated with the food supply chain, international organizations, academia and government.
The initiative was launched in 2000 following a number of food safety crises when consumer confidence was at an all-time low. Since then, experts have been collaborating in numerous Technical Working Groups to tackle current food safety issues defined by GFSI stakeholders head on. Current activities within GFSI include the definition of food safety requirements along the entire food supply chain
to cover scopes such as feed, distribution and packaging. The development of a capacity building programme
for small and/or less developed businesses is facilitating their access to local markets and a focus on food safety auditors
is bringing industry experts to common consensus on the skills, knowledge and attributes that a competent auditor should possess.
The daily management of GFSI is undertaken by The Consumer Goods Forum
, the only independent global network for consumer goods retailers and manufacturers worldwide. It serves the CEOs and senior management of nearly 400 members, in over 150 countries.
On this website you will find detailed explanations on the Initiative's objectives, its structure and current activities. We wish you happy browsing, and remain at your disposal should you wish for further information: contact us