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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.

GFSC 2016 Round-Up | The Food Safety Journey

From the biggest thing since Pasteur, to a new world of regulation, via insights into some of the biggest food safety crises of recent years - the 15th edition of the Global Food Safety Conference delivered on its promise to take delegates on a journey. The 1,000 attendees from 65 countries around the world travelled through lessons learned, food safety hot topics, new challenges facing the industry and impending disruptions. 

From the biggest thing since Pasteur, to a new world of regulation, via insights into some of the biggest food safety crises of recent years - the 15th edition of the Global Food Safety Conference delivered on its promise to take delegates on a journey. The 1,000 attendees from 65 countries around the world travelled through lessons learned, food safety hot topics, new challenges facing the industry and impending disruptions. Over the course of the packed four-day programme, the audience was invited to zoom in on scientific, political, operational, and technological subjects, and to zoom out and look at the big picture. Ultimately GFSC delegates were called upon to “make the change” towards achieving the global food safety vision.

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  • Collaboration, Culture and Capacity Building Will Take Centre Stage at GFSI’s Global Food Safety Conference 2018 - 2017/12/07

    Food safety, transparency, and traceability are top of mind these days for everyone; from the CEO of a food and beverage company all the way to the individual consumer. In this environment of consumer awareness and digital transformation, how can we ensure food safety for consumers everywhere? The Global Food Safety Initiative has made it their mandate to advance innovation and collaboration around this question, weaving it into the fabric of the 17th instance of our Global Food Safety Conference taking place in Tokyo from 5-8 March 2018.

    Food safety, transparency, and traceability are top of mind these days for everyone; from the CEO of a food and beverage company all the way to the individual consumer. In this environment of consumer awareness and digital transformation, how can we ensure food safety for consumers everywhere? The Global Food Safety Initiative has made it their mandate to advance innovation and collaboration around this question, weaving it into the fabric of the 17th instance of our Global Food Safety Conference taking place in Tokyo from 5-8 March 2018.

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  • GFSI Forms First-time Partnership with Argentinian Ministry of Agribusiness - 2017/11/20

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to announce the launch of a public-private partnership with the Argentinian Ministry of Agribusiness. The two entities have signed a Letter of Intent to work together on a national training programme based on GFSI’s Global Markets Programme, as well as collaboration on national food safety events. 

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to announce the launch of a public-private partnership with the Argentinian Ministry of Agribusiness. The two entities have signed a Letter of Intent to work together on a national training programme based on GFSI’s Global Markets Programme, as well as collaboration on national food safety events. 

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  • GFSI Launches Its Global Markets Awards 2018; Celebrates Successes in Food Safety Capability Building - 2017/10/31

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to announce the launch of its Global Markets Awards 2018. For this second edition, the Awards will recognise companies from across the globe that have leveraged GFSI’s Global Markets Programme in an exemplary way on their journey towards a world-class food safety system.

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to announce the launch of its Global Markets Awards 2018. For this second edition, the Awards will recognise companies from across the globe that have leveraged GFSI’s Global Markets Programme in an exemplary way on their journey towards a world-class food safety system.

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  • How the World’s Top Food Brands Drive Food Safety - 2017/11/30

    As 2017 draws to a close, our sights are set on Tokyo for the industry’s annual rendezvous for the advancement of food safety. The past few years have seen the world’s top food brands forge a bold path towards cultivating a global culture of food safety, providing leadership and expertise across the industry.

    As 2017 draws to a close, our sights are set on Tokyo for the industry’s annual rendezvous for the advancement of food safety. The past few years have seen the world’s top food brands forge a bold path towards cultivating a global culture of food safety, providing leadership and expertise across the industry.

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  • Why Collaboration is Critical to Food Safety for Retailers - 2017/11/13

    The food retail industry is experiencing extensive, exponential change. And all signs point to more changes to come. 

    The food retail industry is experiencing extensive, exponential change. And all signs point to more changes to come. Consumers are demanding fresh, locally sourced ingredients. They want artisanal products and exotic flavours. They want fresh food and food prepared on the premises. This consumer demand for diverse products and ingredients creates unique challenges for retailers.

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  • How Are Consumer Trends and Technology Affecting Food Safety? - 2017/11/07

    There’s never been a more exciting time to work in the food industry. With changing demographics, technology, operating environments, regulations, commerce and routes to market - it’s a perfect storm of innovation.

    There’s never been a more exciting time to work in the food industry. With changing demographics, technology, operating environments, regulations, commerce and routes to market - it’s a perfect storm of innovation. As food professionals, we have to keep pace with these changes. Food safety is a key aspect of this and must be at the forefront of our field.

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