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Round-up from 5th Edition GFSI Focus Day China

Record Engagement from Public and Private Sectors. Beijing has just hosted the fifth edition of the GFSI China Focus Day, which gathered 395 delegates from around China, as well as other countries including Japan, France and the USA. The Focus Day, endorsed by key Chinese national agencies, benefited from the engagement of leading local and global companies operating in the food sector.

Record Engagement from Public and Private Sectors. Beijing has just hosted the fifth edition of the GFSI China Focus Day, which gathered 395 delegates from around China, as well as other countries including Japan, France and the USA. The Focus Day, endorsed by key Chinese national agencies, benefited from the engagement of leading local and global companies operating in the food sector.

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. 

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  • Mexico Focus Day Rescheduled After Natural Disasters - 2017/10/16

    In light of the current situation in Mexico City following recent tragic events, we have come to a collective decision to reschedule the Focus Day. We are happy to announce that the Focus Day will take place in Mexico City at the new date of May 3rd, 2018.

    In light of the current situation in Mexico City following recent tragic events, we have come to a collective decision to reschedule the Focus Day. We are happy to announce that the Focus Day will take place in Mexico City at the new date of May 3rd, 2018.

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  • GFSI as the Key to Food Safety in Japan by 2020 Target and Beyond - 2017/09/26

    The GFSI Japan Local Group has set themselves a target of 2020, when Tokyo welcomes thousands of athletes and sports fans from around the world, for over 6,000 food production sites to become certified to a GFSI-recognised certification programme or to embark on GFSI’s Global Markets Programme, a pathway to certification.

    The GFSI Japan Local Group has set themselves a target of 2020, when Tokyo welcomes thousands of athletes and sports fans from around the world, for over 6,000 food production sites to become certified to a GFSI-recognised certification programme or to embark on GFSI’s Global Markets Programme, a pathway to certification.

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  • Peer-reviewed Research Publication Gives a Big Nod to GFSI’s Collective Industry Achievements - 2017/09/20

    GFSI has been the subject of a freshly-published, peer-reviewed research paper in the Journal of Food Protection. The paper’s results confirm the rationale behind the creation and ongoing development of GFSI, while demonstrating how this industry body is delivering on its goal to continuously improve food safety management systems in pursuit of safe food for consumers everywhere.

    GFSI has been the subject of a freshly-published, peer-reviewed research paper in the Journal of Food Protection. The paper’s results confirm the rationale behind the creation and ongoing development of GFSI, while demonstrating how this industry body is delivering on its goal to continuously improve food safety management systems in pursuit of safe food for consumers everywhere.

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  • Food Safety Capacity Building and Africa’s Food System: Building the Foundation for Success - 2017/10/10

    Certainly, Africa’s food security challenge is deep seated, and gaps in governance and other social infrastructure abound. But the positive change underway in Africa’s agriculture and food sector – and the promise of its future – are driven by economic and social forces that are unlikely to turn back.

    Certainly, Africa’s food security challenge is deep seated, and gaps in governance and other social infrastructure abound. But the positive change underway in Africa’s agriculture and food sector – and the promise of its future – are driven by economic and social forces that are unlikely to turn back.

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  • The Path to Safer Food and Market Access: Scalable Food Safety Solution Delivers Results in Thailand and Viet Nam - 2017/07/11

    Getting fruits and vegetables to meet international food safety standards was the missing link for small-scale producers, processors and traders in Thailand and Viet Nam to access higher-value retail and export markets. The starting point? Using the structured, step-by-step approach at the heart of the GFSI Global Markets Programme.

    Getting fruits and vegetables to meet international food safety standards was the missing link for small-scale producers, processors and traders in Thailand and Viet Nam to access higher-value retail and export markets. The starting point? Using the structured, step-by-step approach at the heart of the GFSI Global Markets Programme.

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  • Supply Chain Management to Ensure Food Quality and Safety - 2017/06/01

    Today’s food and beverage producers must deliver to exact requirements and provide safe products of the highest quality. In an increasingly global and connected world, the emergence of new business models, such as Amazon Food and the offer of direct deliveries to consumers, is creating ever more complex supply chains for manufacturers.

    Today’s food and beverage producers must deliver to exact requirements and provide safe products of the highest quality. In an increasingly global and connected world, the emergence of new business models, such as Amazon Food and the offer of direct deliveries to consumers, is creating ever more complex supply chains for manufacturers. The number of steps between the raw ingredients and the consumer are increasing, creating new and more numerous challenges inside the production process for food and beverage manufacturers.

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