- Founded in 2012 -

GFSI's Local Group in Mexico was founded in 2012 to improve best-practice sharing for food safety, increase consumer confidence in food safety through collaboration between retailers and food manufacturers; and implement and promote the objectives and activities of GFSI Global in Mexico.


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Who we are?

GFSI's Local Group in Mexico is currently working on the organisation of the GFSI Focus Day Mexico, to be held on 3 May 2018. We are also working together with SENASICA (the Mexican National Service of Health, Food safety and Agro-Food Quality) to promote food safety actions in the country, and have made remarkable progress in the deployment of the strategic plan for Mexico. As a Local Group, we are proud to be actively making significant advances and developing, among other things, a close relationship with the Mexican Government to promote the use of GFSI-recognised certification programmes.


Who is involved? 

GFSI's Local Group in Mexico is formed by four subgroups: government relations, capacity building, communication and Focus Day organisation.

The following leading companies in the industry form GFSI’s Local Group in Mexico:

Alpura, Alsea, Bachoco, B & G Foods, Coca-Cola of Mexico, Coca-Cola FEMSA, Danone, Grupo BIMBO, KERRY, MC DONALDS, Nestlé, Pilgrim's Mexico, Premium Restaurant Brands, OXXO, Sigma Alimentos and Walmart


  • Gabriela Tiburcio ALSEA, S.A.B. DE C.V., Capacity Building Group
  • Gerardo Cedillo del Rio Bachoco, Capacity Building Group Lead
  • Ulises Carrillo KERRY INGREDIENTS & FLAVOURS, Capacity Building Group
  • Elba Tress COCA-COLA, Communications Group Lead
  • Salvador Fonseca COCA-COLA FEMSA, Communications Group
  • Carmen García DANONE DE MEXICO, Communications Group
  • José Aurelio Calzada Pérez PILGRIM'S MEXICO, Communications Group
  • José María Pérez B&G FOODS MEXICO, Focus Day Group Lead
  • Jorge Enrique Guerrero Bordon GRUPO BIMBO, S.A.B. DE C.V., Focus Day Group
  • Anayte Ojeda MCDONALD'S MÉXICO, Government Relations Group
  • Luis Hernandez NESTLE S.A. DE C.V., Mexico Local Group Chair, Government Relations Group Lead
  • Jorge Rivas WAL-MART MEXICO, Mexico Local Group Vice Chair
  • Eduardo Goode OXXO, TBD
  • Martha Viquez Cargill, TBD
  • Hector Vilches Alpura, TBD
  • Stefanny Keller* Costco, TBD