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25th-28th
February 2019
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Same Goal, New Path: Managing Food Safety in an International but Locally Focused Company Like Danone

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… That’s the case for Danone. And that’s why food safety is the very foundation of our mission.

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… That’s the case for Danone. And that’s why food safety is the very foundation of our mission.

Does GFSI Certification Equate to FSMA Compliance?

Ever since the rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) began being published, the industry has questioned its linkage with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification. As such, a major question has been: “If I am certified to a GFSI scheme, does that mean I will also be compliant with the rules of FSMA?”

Ever since the rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) began being published, the industry has questioned its linkage with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification. As such, a major question has been: “If I am certified to a GFSI scheme, does that mean I will also be compliant with the rules of FSMA?” The short answer has long been: “You are likely close, but not necessarily completely compliant.” But now, certification to the newly released GFSI Benchmarking Requirements V7 should move food facilities even closer.

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    GFSI  has opened a new stakeholder consultation. The latest programme owner to have reached this key step in the GFSI Technical Equivalence process is USDA AMS. The USDA Agricultural Marketing Services is responsible for the management and oversight of the USDA Good Agricultural Practices Program.

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    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recently held the second edition of its Mexico Focus Day in Mexico City on 3rd May. The latest edition of this key, regional event has been a tremendous success, witnessing the momentum around GFSI in Mexico and, moreover, in Latin America. 

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  • Benchmarking Series: GFSI Opens Two New Stakeholder Consultations - 2018/04/30

    As part of its current benchmarking series, GFSI is opening two new stakeholder consultations. The latest certification programme owners (CPOs) to have reached this key step in the GFSI benchmarking process are CanadaGAP and PrimusGFS.

    As part of its current benchmarking series, GFSI is opening two new stakeholder consultations. The latest certification programme owners (CPOs) to have reached this key step in the GFSI benchmarking process are CanadaGAP and PrimusGFS.

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    Sharing best practices was a key focus of the recent Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo, Japan (5-8 March 2018). Both Land O’Lakes and McDonald’s, who were featured speakers at Diversey’ special session, stressed the need to continually work to improve existing food safety measures with technology;

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  • SGS – Proud Sponsor, Exhibitor and Host at Global Food Safety Conference 2018 - 2018/05/09

    SGS is pleased and proud to have been a sponsor, exhibitor and host at the 2018 Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo. During the event, SGS hosted two presentations led by its industry experts.

    SGS is pleased and proud to have been a sponsor, exhibitor and host at the 2018 Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo. During the event, SGS hosted two presentations led by its industry experts.

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  • Tackling Food Fraud Through Food Safety Management Systems - 2018/05/09

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) first published a position paper in 2014 in which the GFSI Board recognised “the importance of food fraud mitigation and the urgency to start performing food fraud vulnerability assessments and implementing associated control plans.”

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) first published a position paper in 2014 in which the GFSI Board recognised “the importance of food fraud mitigation and the urgency to start performing food fraud vulnerability assessments and implementing associated control plans.”

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