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Global Food Safety Conference

  • People Are Eating Differently Today

    We’re eating on the go. We’re ordering in. We’re demanding “fresh,” “organic,” “local,” “healthy” foods. We care how our foods are grown, processed and prepared. And we have a world of information at our fingertips informing and influencing our food choices.

    We’re eating on the go. We’re ordering in. We’re demanding “fresh,” “organic,” “local,” “healthy” foods. We care how our foods are grown, processed and prepared. And we have a world of information at our fingertips informing and influencing our food choices.

  • Putting the C in Food Safety: Hershey’s Food Safety Culture Journey

    “At Hershey, it doesn’t matter if you work in an office or on the plant floor, we all own food safety,” Terry O’Day, Chief Supply Chain Officer.  This statement isn’t just something the leadership at The Hershey Company says, it’s something that they own and live.

    “At Hershey, it doesn’t matter if you work in an office or on the plant floor, we all own food safety,” Terry O’Day, Chief Supply Chain Officer.  This statement isn’t just something the leadership at The Hershey Company says, it’s something that they own and live.

  • 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.

  • Shaping Food Safety Culture in Food Service – Challenges, Opportunities and Key Drivers

    More than 100 delegates joined speakers from the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotana Hotel Group and Taylor Shannon International at the SGS Special Session “Shaping Food Safety Culture in Food Service – Challenges, Opportunities and Key Drivers”, held at GFSI 2016 in Berlin.

    More than 100 delegates joined speakers from the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotana Hotel Group and Taylor Shannon International at the SGS Special Session “Shaping Food Safety Culture in Food Service – Challenges, Opportunities and Key Drivers”, held at GFSI 2016 in Berlin.

  • Stakeholders from around the world - and across the supply chain - share their stories of growth through GFSI

    Paris, 21 February – A family-run salt producer in Latin America, a fish processer in Asia and a retailer in Europe - what do these individuals have in common? They’ve all agreed to share their stories of how the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has positively impacted growth for their company and their customers’ confidence in the safety of their products.

    Paris, 21 February – A family-run salt producer in Latin America, a fish processer in Asia and a retailer in Europe - what do these individuals have in common? They’ve all agreed to share their stories of how the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has positively impacted growth for their company and their customers’ confidence in the safety of their products.

  • Supply Chain Management to Ensure Food Quality and Safety

    Today’s food and beverage producers must deliver to exact requirements and provide safe products of the highest quality. In an increasingly global and connected world, the emergence of new business models, such as Amazon Food and the offer of direct deliveries to consumers, is creating ever more complex supply chains for manufacturers.

    Today’s food and beverage producers must deliver to exact requirements and provide safe products of the highest quality. In an increasingly global and connected world, the emergence of new business models, such as Amazon Food and the offer of direct deliveries to consumers, is creating ever more complex supply chains for manufacturers. The number of steps between the raw ingredients and the consumer are increasing, creating new and more numerous challenges inside the production process for food and beverage manufacturers.

  • Supporting the GFSI Community through Sponsorship

    The Global Food Safety Conference (GFSC) and I go way back. For years I’ve watched it evolve along with the GFSI community and it’s a great honour to see what it has become. In 2001 the conference had just 180 attendees. Last year’s conference attracted over 1200!

    The Global Food Safety Conference (GFSC) and I go way back. For years I’ve watched it evolve along with the GFSI community and it’s a great honour to see what it has become. In 2001 the conference had just 180 attendees. Last year’s conference attracted over 1200!

  • The 2017 Global Food Safety Conference – Everything is Bigger (and Better) in Texas!

    The 2017 GFSC Committee is busy working to develop an outstanding program that leverages the successes of our past conferences and incorporates the feedback that many of the attendees have provided, all while looking to the future of how the Global Food Safety Initiative will continue to drive the vision of “Safe Food for Consumers Everywhere.”

    The 2017 GFSC Committee is busy working to develop an outstanding program that leverages the successes of our past conferences and incorporates the feedback that many of the attendees have provided, all while looking to the future of how the Global Food Safety Initiative will continue to drive the vision of “Safe Food for Consumers Everywhere.”

  • The Global Food Safety Conference Leads Industry in Tackling Future Challenges

    BERLIN, 1st March 2016 – This week, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is bringing together 1,000 leading food safety specialists in Berlin for the 15th annual Global Food Safety Conference (GFSC). Gathered at the Intercontinental Hotel from Monday 29th February to Thursday 3rd March, food safety and industry experts from over 60 countries are working towards one goal: to make a change in the world and advance food safety globally. 

    BERLIN, 1st March 2016 – This week, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is bringing together 1,000 leading food safety specialists in Berlin for the 15th annual Global Food Safety Conference (GFSC). Gathered at the Intercontinental Hotel from Monday 29th February to Thursday 3rd March, food safety and industry experts from over 60 countries are working towards one goal: to make a change in the world and advance food safety globally. 

  • The Harmonization and Recognition of Global Methods: Dream Becomes Reality

    Say you produce product in Latin America and you export to Europe and the USA. What methods should be used to test your product to meet requirements – both within the country of origin, and to meet requirements for the country of import? How many methods must be used? BOTH the standard method of the country of origin - AND the standard method of the importing country?

    Say you produce product in Latin America and you export to Europe and the USA. What methods should be used to test your product to meet requirements – both within the country of origin, and to meet requirements for the country of import? How many methods must be used? BOTH the standard method of the country of origin - AND the standard method of the importing country?

  • Thinking Big (Data)

    Big data is on everyone’s lips and corporate agendas these days. It is the next big thing that can change the playing field in many industries, with the potential to drastically improve efficiency, ways of approaching the market and stakeholders, and to manage an increasingly complex risk picture.

    Big data is on everyone’s lips and corporate agendas these days. It is the next big thing that can change the playing field in many industries, with the potential to drastically improve efficiency, ways of approaching the market and stakeholders, and to manage an increasingly complex risk picture.

  • 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.

  • Top 5 Blog Posts from 2017

    Throughout the year, we like to share great stories and insights from food safety leaders. We’ve rounded up some of our most popular blog posts from 2017. Have you read them all?

    Throughout the year, we like to share great stories and insights from food safety leaders. We’ve rounded up some of our most popular blog posts from 2017. Have you read them all?

  • Trust, Transparency, and Technology Set the stage at the 2017 Global Food Safety Conference

    The 16th annual global food safety conference proved to be record-breaking on several dimensions. Nearly 1200 delegates from 54 countries trekked to Houston to collaborate, resulting in record-breaking attendance to focus on the conference’s theme Leadership for Growth.

    The 16th annual global food safety conference proved to be record-breaking on several dimensions. Nearly 1200 delegates from 54 countries trekked to Houston to collaborate, resulting in record-breaking attendance to focus on the conference’s theme Leadership for Growth.

  • Why Collaboration is Critical to Food Safety for Retailers

    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.

  • Winner of First-Ever GFSI Awards Announced at Global Food Safety Conference

    We sat down with the winner of the GFSI Global Markets Awards in Houston! See the interview to learn about their food safety journey with GFSI and what the award means for their company!

    We sat down with the winner of the GFSI Global Markets Awards in Houston! See the interview to learn about their food safety journey with GFSI and what the award means for their company!

  • グローバル視点とローカル視点が東京に集う

    世界が社会的な成長や政治的な変化を経験している時に、世界中からやってくるステークホルダーに出会い、民間企業や公的機関の垣根を越えて率直な議論と協力のために、世界食品安全会議に集うことは、新鮮味のあるものです。私たちは皆共通の目標、すなわち“すべての消費者に安全な食品を”を目指して活動しています。

    世界が社会的な成長や政治的な変化を経験している時に、世界中からやってくるステークホルダーに出会い、民間企業や公的機関の垣根を越えて率直な議論と協力のために、世界食品安全会議に集うことは、新鮮味のあるものです。私たちは皆共通の目標、すなわち“すべての消費者に安全な食品を”を目指して活動しています。

  • フードサプライチェーンを守る

    犯罪とテロリズム – フードサプライチェーンを考えるときに頭に浮かぶ最初の言葉ではありませんが、悪意のある行為から身を守るためのフードディフェンス(食品防御)の概念がますます重要になってきています。

    犯罪とテロリズム – フードサプライチェーンを考えるときに頭に浮かぶ最初の言葉ではありませんが、悪意のある行為から身を守るためのフードディフェンス(食品防御)の概念がますます重要になってきています。

  • 本会議以外でも、GFSC 2018参加者のための様々な機会があります

    世界食品安全会議は、食品安全の専門家が年に1回集う場です。参加者は、食品業界のリーダー達から話を聞き、学んだり、ネットワーキングしたり、知見やベストプラクティスを共有する機会を得ることができます。様々な内容が詰まったこの期間には、専門家による講演以外にも見どころが沢山あります。朝食セッション、ブレイクアウトセッション、テックトーク、そしてディスカバリーツアーでは日本の文化や歴史が体験できます。より良い計画をたてていただけるように、本会議以外で行われるすべてのエキサイティングな活動の詳細をまとめました。

    世界食品安全会議は、食品安全の専門家が年に1回集う場です。参加者は、食品業界のリーダー達から話を聞き、学んだり、ネットワーキングしたり、知見やベストプラクティスを共有する機会を得ることができます。様々な内容が詰まったこの期間には、専門家による講演以外にも見どころが沢山あります。朝食セッション、ブレイクアウトセッション、テックトーク、そしてディスカバリーツアーでは日本の文化や歴史が体験できます。より良い計画をたてていただけるように、本会議以外で行われるすべてのエキサイティングな活動の詳細をまとめました。

  • 消費者の信頼はあなたの最大の資産です

    消費者との信頼関係を築くには何年もかかりますが、失うまでには数分しかかかりません。食品産業における信頼の回復は他の産業よりも難しい――SAI Globalの2017年消費者信頼指数によると、特に食品への危機的な問題・事故については、食品を除く他の製品欠陥よりも重大に受け取られていることを明らかにしました。

    消費者との信頼関係を築くには何年もかかりますが、失うまでには数分しかかかりません。食品産業における信頼の回復は他の産業よりも難しい――SAI Globalの2017年消費者信頼指数によると、特に食品への危機的な問題・事故については、食品を除く他の製品欠陥よりも重大に受け取られていることを明らかにしました。