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News & Updates

  • New Benchmarking Public Consultation Open: FSSC 22000

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is opening a new stakeholder consultation. The latest programme owner to have reached this key step in the GFSI benchmarking process is Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000). 

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is opening a new stakeholder consultation. The latest programme owner to have reached this key step in the GFSI benchmarking process is Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000). 

  • New Benchmarking Public Consultation Open: SQF

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is opening a new stakeholder consultation, a vital step in the benchmarking of Safe Quality Food (SQF) edition 8 against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 7.1.

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is opening a new stakeholder consultation, a vital step in the benchmarking of Safe Quality Food (SQF) edition 8 against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 7.1.

  • New Call for Participation - GFSI Technical Working Groups

    GFSI launches two new calls for participation in Technical Working Groups. These groups will advance work on Food Service/Catering and Regional Outreach with the Global Food Safety Initiative. 

    GFSI launches two new calls for participation in Technical Working Groups. These groups will advance work on Food Service/Catering and Regional Outreach with the Global Food Safety Initiative. 

  • New Free Online Tool to Bolster Small Agribusinesses' Competitiveness

    The Global Food Safety Initiative and the International Trade Centre today launched a free public customized joint online application of the Global Markets Programme. It is designed to bolster the competitiveness of small- and medium-sized agribusinesses, enabling them to better access global markets and contribute to food safety.

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) today launched a free public customized joint online application of the Global Markets Programme (www.standardsmap.org/mygfsi). It is designed to bolster the competitiveness of small- and medium-sized (SME) agribusinesses, enabling them to better access global markets and contribute to food safety.

  • New Public Consultation Opens for GFSI Benchmarking Requirements V7

    GFSI is pleased to open a new global stakeholder consultation for the latest edition of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements V7, previously the GFSI Guidance Document V6.4.

    GFSI is pleased to open a new global stakeholder consultation for the latest edition of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements V7, previously the GFSI Guidance Document V6.4.

  • New Public Consultation Opens for GFSI Benchmarking Requirements V7.2

    GFSI is pleased to open a new global stakeholder consultation for the latest edition of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements,version 7.2. As part of our commitment to providing transparency, we invite all stakeholders to participate in a a public consultation as an integral part of every benchmarking process.

    GFSI is pleased to open a new global stakeholder consultation for the latest edition of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements, version 7.2. As part of our commitment to providing transparency, we invite all stakeholders to participate in a a public consultation as an integral part of every benchmarking process.

  • Official Launch: GFSI Global Markets Awards Now Open for Applications

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to announce the launch of its Global Markets Awards 2019. For this third edition, the Awards will recognise companies from across the globe that have leveraged GFSI’s Global Markets Programme in an exemplary way on their journey towards a world-class food safety management system.

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to announce the launch of its Global Markets Awards 2019. For this third edition, the Awards will recognise companies from across the globe that have leveraged GFSI’s Global Markets Programme in an exemplary way on their journey towards a world-class food safety management system.

  • Outside the Auditorium: Opportunities for Delegates at GFSC 2018

    The Global Food Safety Conference is the annual rendezvous for food safety professionals. Delegates have the opportunity to hear talks from leaders in the food industry, learn, network and swap stories and best practices. And the action-packed conference week is more than a series of expert talks. There’s so much more: inspirational special sessions, breakout sessions, tech talks and the chance to experience the culture and history of Japan with our discovery tours.

    The Global Food Safety Conference is the annual rendezvous for food safety professionals. Delegates have the opportunity to hear talks from leaders in the food industry, learn, network and swap stories and best practices. And the action-packed conference week is more than a series of expert talks. There’s so much more: inspirational special sessions, breakout sessions, tech talks and the chance to experience the culture and history of Japan with our discovery tours.

  • PrimusGFS Recognised against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that PrimusGFS has achieved recognition against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements.

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that PrimusGFS has achieved recognition against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements.

  • Recent Food Safety Situation in India | GFSI Reconfirms its Commitment to Enhancing Food Safety Globally

    The multiple examples of inexplicable non conformities recently found in India are areas of concern for many multi-national companies. Situations such as these are the main reason for GFSI to pursue its goals.

    The multiple examples of inexplicable non conformities recently found in India are areas of concern for many multi-national companies. Situations such as these are the main reason for GFSI to pursue its goals.

  • Round-up from 5th Edition GFSI Focus Day China

    Record Engagement from Public and Private Sectors. Beijing has just hosted the fifth edition of the GFSI China Focus Day, which gathered 395 delegates from around China, as well as other countries including Japan, France and the USA. The Focus Day, endorsed by key Chinese national agencies, benefited from the engagement of leading local and global companies operating in the food sector.

    Record Engagement from Public and Private Sectors. Beijing has just hosted the fifth edition of the GFSI China Focus Day, which gathered 395 delegates from around China, as well as other countries including Japan, France and the USA. The Focus Day, endorsed by key Chinese national agencies, benefited from the engagement of leading local and global companies operating in the food sector.

  • Spotlight on Auditor Competence

    Third party audits are one of the principal tools used by global industry stakeholders and regulatory agencies to confirm the effectiveness of food safety controls within the food supply chain. However over recent years, the efficacy of this process has been challenged, and in particular, the competence of those conducting the audits. Recognising this, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) in 2010 launched a work stream on auditor competence.

    Third party audits are one of the principal tools used by global industry stakeholders and regulatory agencies to confirm the effectiveness of food safety controls within the food supply chain. However over recent years, the efficacy of this process has been challenged, and in particular, the competence of those conducting the audits. Recognising this, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) in 2010 launched a work stream on auditor competence.

  • SSAFE and GFSI announce the launch of the Global Dairy Farming Food Safety Training Framework

    The Global Food Safety Initiative congratulates SSAFE on the launch of the Global Dairy Farming Food Safety Training Framework. GFSI is delighted to have partnered with SSAFE on this project to develop an open-source training framework which will support dairy farmers in their food safety capacity building efforts.

    The Global Food Safety Initiative congratulates SSAFE on the launch of the Global Dairy Farming Food Safety Training Framework. GFSI is delighted to have partnered with SSAFE on this project to develop an open-source training framework which will support dairy farmers in their food safety capacity building efforts.

  • Take a Look at 7 Key Takeaways from this week's 7th Annual Maple Leaf Food Safety Symposium | GFSI Focus Day Canada

    This week, GFSI hosted the first Focus Day in Canada in partnership with the 7th Annual Maple Leaf Food Safety Symposium. This symposium was a testament to both the large and small companies driving GFSI and the adoption of food safety management systems in Canada, just as the country implements a new food safety law.

    This week, GFSI hosted the first Focus Day in Canada in partnership with the 7th Annual Maple Leaf Food Safety Symposium. This symposium was a testament to both the large and small companies driving GFSI and the adoption of food safety management systems in Canada, just as the country implements a new food safety law.

  • Take the Stage with Food Safety Leaders at the 2019 GFSI Conference

    We are excited to be opening our Call for Speaker Proposals as we start building next year's GFSI Conference programme! After the success of the Tokyo edition, we are already setting our sights on Nice, France in preparation of the 2019 GFSI Conference, under the theme: Emerging Challenges & The Future of Food Safety.

    We are excited to be opening our Call for Speaker Proposals as we start building next year's GFSI Conference programme! After the success of the Tokyo edition, we are already setting our sights on Nice, France in preparation of the 2019 GFSI Conference, under the theme: Emerging Challenges & The Future of Food Safety.

  • Taste the Future | Benefit from CGF Offer at World's Largest Food & Beverage Trade Fair

    The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and GFSI are pleased to offer CGF retailer members an exclusive VIP package at the upcoming Taste the Future trade fair.

    The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and GFSI are pleased to offer CGF retailer members an exclusive VIP package at the upcoming Taste the Future trade fair.

  • Technical Equivalence: GFSI Opens a New Stakeholder Consultation

    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.

    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.

  • Technical Working Group Meeting in Oslo

    The Technical Working Groups met in Oslo for two fruitful days of meetings in June. The meeting was kindly hosted by DNV GL. See the progress for the meetings.

    The Technical Working Groups met in Oslo for two fruitful days of meetings in June. The meeting was kindly hosted by DNV GL. See the progress for the meetings.

  • Technical Working Group Meeting in Stamford

    The GFSI Technical Working Groups met in Stamford Connecticut in October for two-days of intense collaboration. Many thanks to Daymon Worldwide for kindly hosting this meeting.

    The GFSI Technical Working Groups met in Stamford Connecticut in October for two-days of intense collaboration. Many thanks to Daymon Worldwide for kindly hosting this meeting.

  • The Food Industry's Flagship Food Safety Event Goes to Asia

    For the first time ever, the food industry's flagship food safety event, the Global Food Safety Conference (GFSC) goes to Asia. Many companies are increasing their operations in the ASEAN region. Meanwhile, the GFSI approach is increasingly becoming embedded in their sourcing strategies...

    For the first time ever, the food industry's flagship food safety event, the Global Food Safety Conference (GFSC) goes to Asia. Many companies are increasing their operations in the ASEAN region. Meanwhile, the GFSI approach is increasingly becoming embedded in their sourcing strategies...