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FSMA

  • A Bonus for Global Food Safety Conference Delegates | FSPCA Lead Instructor Training

    Just when you thought the packed three-day programme of the upcoming Global Food Safety Conference couldn't get any better, GFSI and the programme committee have thrown in one final surprise for you- an FSVP-focused Lead Instructor Training Course.

    Just when you thought the packed three-day programme of the upcoming Global Food Safety Conference couldn't get any better, GFSI and the programme committee have thrown in one final surprise for you. They've worked relentlessly to offer the busy food industry professional the best value for time while on-site in Houston - from Discovery Tours and Tech Talks to knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities adding onto the plenaries and break-out sessions you've come to expect. And now, two weeks ahead of the start of the 16th edition, they have one more bonus up their sleeves - an FSVP-focused Lead Instructor Training Course.

  • Compliance Update: FSMA Agriculture Water Testing Regulation and GFSI Requirements

    GFSI is committed to working with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations are being applied for US-based food producers and global food exporters to the US market. We are committed to ensuring safe food for consumers everywhere.

    GFSI is committed to working with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations are being applied for US-based food producers and global food exporters to the US market. We are committed to ensuring safe food for consumers everywhere.

  • 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.

  • Food Safety Enabling Growth and Economic Progress

    Viewing food safety through the lens of risk management is the prevailing practice today. However, if the focus changed, companies would find that food safety can move beyond risk mitigation to become a source of growth and economic progress.

    Viewing food safety through the lens of risk management is the prevailing practice today. However, if the focus changed, companies would find that food safety can move beyond risk mitigation to become a source of growth and economic progress.

  • FSMA, Food Safety and Public-private Collaboration Discussed at Groundbreaking GFSI Briefings in D.C.

    GFSI INDEPENDENTLY ACKNOWLEDGED AS MEETING OR EXCEEDING FSMA REQUIREMENTS.  Paris and Washington D.C., November 16, 2016 - The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), powered by The Consumer Goods Forum, hosted two hundred industry and government leaders at briefings in Washington D.C. yesterday.

    GFSI INDEPENDENTLY ACKNOWLEDGED AS MEETING OR EXCEEDING FSMA REQUIREMENTS.  Paris and Washington D.C., November 16, 2016 - The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), powered by The Consumer Goods Forum, hosted two hundred industry and government leaders at briefings in Washington D.C. yesterday. Foremost on the agenda was the alignment between GFSI and FSMA in the marketplace. The discussions highlighted the potential to better leverage GFSI for FSMA implementation, international business and enhanced food safety for consumers everywhere.

  • GFSI on Strategic Partnerships to Enhance the Safety of Imported Foods

    GFSI's North American Representative, Karil L. Kochenderfer, spoke at this month's FDA Public Hearing Strategic Partnerships to Enhance the Safety of Imported Foods in College Park, Maryland. We are pleased to share her remarks with you here.

    GFSI's North American Representative, Karil L. Kochenderfer, spoke at this month's FDA Public Hearing Strategic Partnerships to Enhance the Safety of Imported Foodsin College Park, Maryland. We are pleased to share her remarks with you here.

  • Government and Industry Set to Discus Groundbreaking Efforts In Public-private Collaboration for Food Safety

    Paris and Washington D.C., November 7, 2016 - The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has announced that it will be hosting two hundred industry and government leaders at dedicated briefings in Washington D.C. this month. As new laws are being implemented within the U.S. FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the public and private sector will convene to discuss how GFSI can be leveraged by both governments and industry for FSMA implementation, international business and above all, public health. GFSI is powered by The Consumer Goods Forum.

    Paris and Washington D.C., November 7, 2016 - The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has announced that it will be hosting two hundred industry and government leaders at dedicated briefings in Washington D.C. this month. As new laws are being implemented within the U.S. FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the public and private sector will convene to discuss how GFSI can be leveraged by both governments and industry for FSMA implementation, international business and above all, public health. GFSI is powered by The Consumer Goods Forum.

  • Leading Food Safety in the Coming Year | Our Goals for GFSI

    Last month we saw over 1,000 professionals attend the Global Food Safety Conference in Berlin to discuss trends and new technologies, anticipating the future of food safety. Behind the scenes, right before the event happened, we were working on some groundbreaking projects that truly launch GFSI as a public-private partnership.

    Last month we saw over 1,000 professionals attend the Global Food Safety Conference in Berlin to discuss trends and new technologies, anticipating the future of food safety. Behind the scenes, right before the event happened, we were working on some groundbreaking projects that truly launch GFSI as a public-private partnership.

  • Managing Global Supply Chains under FSMA – Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies

    After long anticipation, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is finally here. The most sweeping reform of the US food safety system coincides with the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, with innovative automation technologies. The current trend is therefore shaping a food industry with less human intervention, regulated by compliance policies.

    After long anticipation, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is finally here. The most sweeping reform of the US food safety system coincides with the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, with innovative automation technologies. The current trend is therefore shaping a food industry with less human intervention, regulated by compliance policies.

  • Registrations Now Open for GFSI's Global Food Safety Conference 2018

    If you are involved in the food industry in any way, chances are you have a vital role in keeping food safe. We hope to welcome you in Tokyo next March at the industry’s annual rendez-vous for the advancement of food safety and consumer trust worldwide.

    If you are involved in the food industry in any way, chances are you have a vital role in keeping food safe. We hope to welcome you in Tokyo next March at the industry’s annual rendez-vous for the advancement of food safety and consumer trust worldwide.

  • Talking to FDA: See you in Costa Mesa, Rutherford and Detroit!

    As food safety professionals and scientists, we often are preoccupied checking equipment, reviewing lab stats and talking to suppliers and staff, and fail to share both our stories and successes. The same is true on an industry level with GFSI in Washington, D.C...

    As food safety professionals and scientists, we often are preoccupied checking equipment, reviewing lab stats and talking to suppliers and staff, and fail to share both our stories and successes. The same is true on an industry level with GFSI in Washington, D.C. and state capitals where casual reference to GFSI in the marketplace often triggers a blank stare among government regulators and legislators, who are similarly talking to one another in their own silo-ed conversations. But, that’s changing.

  • Three Reasons I'm Excited About GFSI in North America

    There are thousands of voices speaking up about GFSI in North America as new food safety reforms take place in the United States and Canada. I am just one, lone voice. Yet, I am privileged to represent GFSI formally in North America and I am excited about what I hear and see. Why?

    There are thousands of voices speaking up about GFSI in North America as new food safety reforms take place in the United States and Canada. I am just one, lone voice. Yet, I am privileged to represent GFSI formally in North America and I am excited about what I hear and see. Why?

  • Tom and Tatiana on the Current State of the Food Safety Industry

    Following the Global Food Safety Conference, we sat down for a conversation with Tatiana Lorca and Tom Ford. Tatiana is the Sr. Manager of Food Safety Education and Training, for the Food and Beverage Division of Ecolab. Tom is the Vice President of Food Safety within the Global Retail Services Division, also of Ecolab. The two shared their thoughts on the current climate of food safety, and the challenges and opportunities the industry will face in the future.

    Following the Global Food Safety Conference, we sat down for a conversation with Tatiana Lorca and Tom Ford. Tatiana is the Sr. Manager of Food Safety Education and Training, for the Food and Beverage Division of Ecolab. Tom is the Vice President of Food Safety within the Global Retail Services Division, also of Ecolab. The two shared their thoughts on the current climate of food safety, and the challenges and opportunities the industry will face in the future.