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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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  • Danny Wegman on the Upswing of GFSI, Benefits for Large and Small Companies, and Even Governments - 2017/06/22

    The CEO of US retail giant Wegmans Food Markets, spoke today at the CGF Global Summit on how GFSI is providing local solutions for a global food supply. He praised the work of the industry-led Global Food Safety Initiative, pointing to the benefits for large and small companies, and ultimately, consumers. Even governments, he explained, are collaborating more and more with GFSI to adopt and leverage industry best practice.

    The CEO of US retail giant Wegmans Food Markets, spoke today at the CGF Global Summit on how GFSI is providing local solutions for a global food supply. He praised the work of the industry-led Global Food Safety Initiative, pointing to the benefits for large and small companies, and ultimately, consumers. Even governments, he explained, are collaborating more and more with GFSI to adopt and leverage industry best practice.

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  • GFSI Making Great Strides in China - 2017/06/09

    There is one thing that GFSI’s Local Group in China has done continually since it was founded in 2013 – and that’s growing. More than 40 companies have joined the China Food Safety Initiative (CFSI) to advance food safety in China and implement global food safety strategy and a local level. Today, over 160 industry experts...

    There is one thing that GFSI’s Local Group in China has done continually since it was founded in 2013 – and that’s growing. More than 40 companies have joined the China Food Safety Initiative (CFSI) to advance food safety in China and implement global food safety strategy and a local level. Today, over 160 industry experts actively participate in CFSI across its six different work streams and the group has more exciting developments than ever.

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  • SSAFE and GFSI announce the launch of the Global Dairy Farming Food Safety Training Framework - 2017/05/09

    The Global Food Safety Initiative congratulates SSAFE on the launch of the Global Dairy Farming Food Safety Training Framework. GFSI is delighted to have partnered with SSAFE on this project to develop an open-source training framework...

    The Global Food Safety Initiative congratulates SSAFE on the launch of the Global Dairy Farming Food Safety Training Framework. GFSI is delighted to have partnered with SSAFE on this project to develop an open-source training framework which will support dairy farmers in their food safety capacity building efforts.

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  • Brand Owners Require a Single, Industry-Wide View of Supply-Chain Data - 2017/05/23

    As consumers select fresh, prepared, and packaged groceries, some of the world’s most familiar brands are giving way to a growing preference for items that shoppers know to be from trusted sources, regardless of brand equity. Customers expect brand owners to not only know what is in each item; they expect the brand owner to know exactly when and where food ingredients originated.

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