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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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  • GFSI’s Growing Role in “Made in China 2025” Food Safety Goals - 2017/08/11

    Hundreds of food industry leaders from both the private and public sectors came together last month for the sixth annual China Focus Day of the CGF’s Global Food Safety Initiative. This is the latest in a string of recent signals that food safety upgrades in Chinese operations are continuing to accelerate.

    Hundreds of food industry leaders from both the private and public sectors came together last month for the sixth annual China Focus Day of the CGF’s Global Food Safety Initiative. This is the latest in a string of recent signals that food safety upgrades in Chinese operations are continuing to accelerate. In fact, GFSI’s unique role in driving food safety advancement is proving to be a natural fit in support of China’s “Made in China 2025” product safety goals - for both local and global consumption..

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  • Call for Participation in New GFSI Working Group | Biocides and Cleaning Agents - 2017/08/09

    In the food industry, at all stages in the value chain from the farm to retail, chemicals are routinely used to sanitize and disinfect product contact surfaces and processing water. GFSI is forming a new working group to deepen the existing understanding of related risks due to potential carry-over of residues of the chemicals and by-products.

    In the food industry, at all stages in the value chain from the farm to retail, chemicals are routinely used to sanitize and disinfect product contact surfaces and processing water. GFSI is forming a new working group to deepen the existing understanding of related risks due to potential carry-over of residues of the chemicals and by-products.

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  • Crafting Your Experience at the 2018 Global Food Safety Conference - 2017/06/28

    This week, 20 experts from around the world have assembled in Paris for a stimulating two-day think-in. Their task? Constructing the programme for the food industry’s annual rendez-vous – the Global Food Safety Conference. This is the first Programme Committee meeting of many taking place over the coming months as they strive to make the 2018 conference the best one yet. And the bar is set high for this 17th edition to meet – and surpass – delegates’ expectations while driving the global food safety agenda even further

    This week, 20 experts from around the world have assembled in Paris for a stimulating two-day think-in. Their task? Constructing the programme for the food industry’s annual rendez-vous – the Global Food Safety Conference. This is the first Programme Committee meeting of many taking place over the coming months as they strive to make the 2018 conference the best one yet. And the bar is set high for this 17th edition to meet – and surpass – delegates’ expectations while driving the global food safety agenda even further

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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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  • Food Safety, Environmental Monitoring Gaining Steam in the Asia-Pacific Region - 2017/06/28

    The 2018 Global Food Safety Conference will be held in Tokyo, and it is perfect timing as the Asia-Pacific region has begun to meet demand for increased global emphasis on food safety. Seeking to improve preventative measures, members of the region’s food industry are establishing sound environmental monitoring and control programs.

    The 2018 Global Food Safety Conference will be held in Tokyo, and it is perfect timing as the Asia-Pacific region has begun to meet demand for increased global emphasis on food safety. Seeking to improve preventative measures, members of the region’s food industry are establishing sound environmental monitoring and control programs.

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  • Same Goal, New Path: Managing Food Safety in an International but Locally Focused Company Like Danone - 2017/06/19

    Imagine being one of the world’s top food producers focusing on health-driven “categories”: Early Life Nutrition, Medical Nutrition, Water, and Dairy… Imagine that most of your products are community-relevant, tailored to the local culture and expectations of the 130 countries they’re distributed in… Imagine that for some of your customers – babies, patients with a medical condition – the food you produce can constitute 100% of their diet for at least a week… 

    Imagine being one of the world’s top food producers focusing on health-driven “categories”: Early Life Nutrition, Medical Nutrition, Water, and Dairy… Imagine that most of your products are community-relevant, tailored to the local culture and expectations of the 130 countries they’re distributed in… Imagine that for some of your customers – babies, patients with a medical condition – the food you produce can constitute 100% of their diet for at least a week… 

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