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Wegmans' CEO Talks Food Safety and GFSI

Company commitments to food safety must come from the very top. Danny Wegman, CEO of US retail giant Wegmans, presented on the importance of food safety to more than 800 other consumer goods industry CEOs at last month’s CGF Global Summit in Cape Town. 

Company commitments to food safety must come from the very top.
Danny Wegman, CEO of US retail giant Wegmans, presented on the importance of food safety to more than 800 other consumer goods industry CEOs at last month’s CGF Global Summit in Cape Town. Organised by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), the Global Summit is the industry’s annual flagship event, with the 2016 edition focused on seizing opportunities in the face of disruption. During his talk, Wegman emphasised the need for the commitment to food safety to come from the very top of the company. 

GFSI Board Gathers for Meetings in Cape Town

Leaders from major retail, manufacturing, primary production and food service operations who make up the GFSI Board of Directors gathered in Cape Town for two full days of board meetings this week. The second of the three such commitments in 2016, this GFSI Board Meeting took place on the sidelines of a gathering of the world’s consumer goods industry leaders at the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit taking place in South Africa this week.

Leaders from major retail, manufacturing, primary production and food service operations who make up the GFSI Board of Directors gathered in Cape Town for two full days of board meetings this week. The second of the three such commitments in 2016, this GFSI Board Meeting took place on the sidelines of a gathering of the world’s consumer goods industry leaders at the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit taking place in South Africa this week.

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