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News & Updates

  • Collaboration, Culture and Capacity Building Will Take Centre Stage at GFSI’s Global Food Safety Conference 2018

    Food safety, transparency, and traceability are top of mind these days for everyone; from the CEO of a food and beverage company all the way to the individual consumer. In this environment of consumer awareness and digital transformation, how can we ensure food safety for consumers everywhere? The Global Food Safety Initiative has made it their mandate to advance innovation and collaboration around this question, weaving it into the fabric of the 17th instance of our Global Food Safety Conference taking place in Tokyo from 5-8 March 2018.

    Food safety, transparency, and traceability are top of mind these days for everyone; from the CEO of a food and beverage company all the way to the individual consumer. In this environment of consumer awareness and digital transformation, how can we ensure food safety for consumers everywhere? The Global Food Safety Initiative has made it their mandate to advance innovation and collaboration around this question, weaving it into the fabric of the 17th instance of our Global Food Safety Conference taking place in Tokyo from 5-8 March 2018.

  • Complex supply chains – the need for assurance | DNV GL @ GFSC

    The notion of a supply chain is far too simplistic for today’s food and beverage industry. The reality is that there is a vast network or ‘web’ created amongst different companies producing, packing, handling, storing, distributing and retailing specific products. Understanding the exposures through such networks, and having the assurance that risks are understood and controlled is increasing in relevance.

  • Discover the Culture and Traditions of Japan at #gfsi18

    It’s no coincidence that we have picked Tokyo as the destination for our 2018 conference. Japan has a long and rich culinary history and its capital city is globally renowned for its food culture, industry and innovation. 

    It’s no coincidence that we have picked Tokyo as the destination for our 2018 conference. Japan has a long and rich culinary history and its capital city is globally renowned for its food culture, industry and innovation. The Discovery Tours are the perfect way to experience the culture and traditions of Japan first-hand and a great way to kick off your conference week.

  • Executive Summary Released - GFSC 2015

    We are delighted to release the Global Food Safety Conference 2015 Executive Summary. You will find session recaps, key quotes and takeaways as well as delegate feedback and conference photos. This 14th edition of the Global Food Safety Conference was about taking the responsibility of collaborating efficiently in order to provide safer food to seven billion consumers around the world.

    We are delighted to release the Global Food Safety Conference 2015 Executive Summary. You will find session recaps, key quotes and takeaways as well as delegate feedback and conference photos. This 14th edition of the Global Food Safety Conference was about taking the responsibility of collaborating efficiently in order to provide safer food to seven billion consumers around the world. Looking back at this opportune setting to share best-practice amongst industry leaders, we hope the GFSC 2015 Executive Summary will serve as a tool throughout the year as you continue to translate the GFSI approach into a daily reality.

  • Experts from Around the World Convene in Germany to Tackle Global Food Safety Issues

    One hundred and twenty food safety experts from around the world convened in Düsseldorf, Germany over the past two days to tackle global issues faced by the food industry. Many thanks to these high-level experts who dedicate their time and expertise to GFSI work streams in support of the GFSI vision of "Safe food for consumers everywhere."

    One hundred and twenty food safety experts from around the world convened in Düsseldorf, Germany over the past two days to tackle global issues faced by the food industry. Many thanks to these high-level experts who dedicate their time and expertise to GFSI work streams in support of the GFSI vision of "Safe food for consumers everywhere."

  • Experts from Around the World Convene in Minneapolis to Tackle Global Food Safety Issues

    Food safety experts are rolling up their sleeves once again for two days of working group meetings this week within the context of GFSI’s Technical Working Groups. Special thanks to Cargill for kindly hosting these meetings.

    Food safety experts are rolling up their sleeves once again for two days of working group meetings this week within the context of GFSI’s Technical Working Groups. Special thanks to Cargill for kindly hosting these meetings.

  • Fighting $40bn Food Fraud to Protect Food Supply

    • SSAFE and PwC release tool for food companies to assess fraud vulnerabilities
    • Free online tool helps food companies fight fraud to protect consumers 
    • Released ahead of the GFSI’s new global food safety requirements 
    • Food fraud is an estimated US$30 to $40 billion global problem.

    • SSAFE and PwC release tool for food companies to assess fraud vulnerabilities
    • Free online tool helps food companies fight fraud to protect consumers 
    • Released ahead of the GFSI’s new global food safety requirements 
    • Food fraud is an estimated US$30 to $40 billion global problem

  • Food Safety Day Japan 2014 Declares "ONE FOR ALL, ALL FOR ONE"

    More than 430 food safety experts came together in Tokyo on October 30th to attend Food Safety Day Japan 2014, an event for local members of The Consumer Goods Forum to discuss and explore regional and global food safety challenges impacting them.

    More than 430 food safety experts came together in Tokyo on October 30th to attend Food Safety Day Japan 2014, an event for local members of The Consumer Goods Forum to discuss and explore regional and global food safety challenges impacting them.

  • Food Safety International Forum: “Developing a Food Safety Culture”

    The development of a Food Safety Culture aiming to open new markets and protect our brands. With an attendance of over 400 people, the 3° Food Safety International Forum looked at creating a new mindset in terms of supplying safe Food and, as a consequence, raising the bar regarding Food Safety in Argentina and the South America Region.

    The development of a Food Safety Culture aiming to open new markets and protect our brands. With an attendance of over 400 people, the 3° Food Safety International Forum looked at creating a new mindset in terms of supplying safe Food and, as a consequence, raising the bar regarding Food Safety in Argentina and the South America Region.

  • From Collective Concerns to Collaborative Solutions | A Two Way Dialogue with the Industry

    Have you ever wondered how the GFSI mandate is defined or how its priorities are decided on each year? One of the things that makes GFSI unique is that it engages in a two way dialogue with the industry.

    Have you ever wondered how the GFSI mandate is defined or how its priorities are decided on each year? One of the things that makes GFSI unique is that it engages in a two way dialogue with the industry.

  • GFSC 2016 Round-Up | The Food Safety Journey

    From the biggest thing since Pasteur, to a new world of regulation, via insights into some of the biggest food safety crises of recent years - the 15th edition of the Global Food Safety Conference delivered on its promise to take delegates on a journey. The 1,000 attendees from 65 countries around the world travelled through lessons learned, food safety hot topics, new challenges facing the industry and impending disruptions. 

    From the biggest thing since Pasteur, to a new world of regulation, via insights into some of the biggest food safety crises of recent years - the 15th edition of the Global Food Safety Conference delivered on its promise to take delegates on a journey. The 1,000 attendees from 65 countries around the world travelled through lessons learned, food safety hot topics, new challenges facing the industry and impending disruptions. Over the course of the packed four-day programme, the audience was invited to zoom in on scientific, political, operational, and technological subjects, and to zoom out and look at the big picture. Ultimately GFSC delegates were called upon to “make the change” towards achieving the global food safety vision.

  • GFSI and CNHFA Join Forces in a New Public-Private Partnership to Take Food Safety to the Next Level in China

    [Press Release] BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today announces a new public-private partnership with the China Nutrition and Health Food Association (CNHFA) as part of a joint commitment to providing safe food for consumers everywhere.

    [Press Release] BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today announces a new public-private partnership with the China Nutrition and Health Food Association (CNHFA) as part of a joint commitment to providing safe food for consumers everywhere.

  • GFSI and UNIDO Unite in a New Commitment to Boost Development and Scale Up Food Safety Capacity Building

    [Press Release] BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today made a joint declaration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to collaborate on a far-reaching initiative for food safety capacity building in China and at a global level.

    [Press Release] BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today made a joint declaration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to collaborate on a far-reaching initiative for food safety capacity building in China and at a global level.

  • GFSI Annual Stakeholder Session | Send your questions now

    What is top of mind for you in 2016? Give your input now for the annual GFSI Stakeholder Session taking place at the 2016 Global Food Safety Conference.

    What is top of mind for you in 2016? Give your input now for the annual GFSI Stakeholder Session taking place at the 2016 Global Food Safety Conference.

  • GFSI Applauds New Canadian Policy on Private Certification of Food Facilities

    [Press Release] PARIS, 5 February, 2016 - The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) applauds the new Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) policy on private certification schemes used by food facilities that was announced this week in Ottawa. The policy recognises growing food safety collaboration among government, industry and consumers.

    [Press Release] PARIS, 5 February, 2016
    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) applauds the new Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) policy on private certification schemes used by food facilities that was announced this week in Ottawa. The policy recognises growing food safety collaboration among government, industry and consumers.

  • GFSI as the Key to Food Safety in Japan by 2020 Target and Beyond

    The GFSI Japan Local Group has set themselves a target of 2020, when Tokyo welcomes thousands of athletes and sports fans from around the world, for over 6,000 food production sites to become certified to a GFSI-recognised certification programme or to embark on GFSI’s Global Markets Programme, a pathway to certification.

    The GFSI Japan Local Group has set themselves a target of 2020, when Tokyo welcomes thousands of athletes and sports fans from around the world, for over 6,000 food production sites to become certified to a GFSI-recognised certification programme or to embark on GFSI’s Global Markets Programme, a pathway to certification.

  • GFSI Board Companies Receive Awards for Food Safety Excellence

    Congratulations to two GFSI Board members on receiving IAFP Awards for Corporate Excellence in Food Safety and Contribution to the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP).

    Congratulations to two GFSI Board members on receiving IAFP Awards for Corporate Excellence in Food Safety and Contribution to the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP).

  • GFSI Board Gathers for Meetings in Cape Town

    Leaders from major retail, manufacturing, primary production and food service operations who make up the GFSI Board of Directors gathered in Cape Town for two full days of board meetings this week. The second of the three such commitments in 2016, this GFSI Board Meeting took place on the sidelines of a gathering of the world’s consumer goods industry leaders at the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit taking place in South Africa this week.

    Leaders from major retail, manufacturing, primary production and food service operations who make up the GFSI Board of Directors gathered in Cape Town for two full days of board meetings this week. The second of the three such commitments in 2016, this GFSI Board Meeting took place on the sidelines of a gathering of the world’s consumer goods industry leaders at the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit taking place in South Africa this week.

  • GFSI Board Members Showcase GFSI at Recent Global Summit

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) was represented at The Forum’s recent 58th Global Summit in an important session on healthier lives for consumers.

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) was represented at The Forum’s recent 58th Global Summit in an important session on healthier lives for consumers. At an event gathering over 1,000 consumer goods industry leaders intensely aware of the challenges brought on by dramatic global transformation, this GFSI session was fitting, addressing how the food industry is dealing with those challenges and working towards a safer food supply.

  • GFSI celebrates 15 years of collaboration for “Safe food for consumers everywhere”

    This May will mark the 15th anniversary of the launch of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). We interviewed newly appointed GFSI Director Véronique Discours-Buhot to get her thoughts on where GFSI is now and the game-changing period ahead in food safety.

    This May will mark the 15th anniversary of the launch of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). We interviewed newly appointed GFSI Director Véronique Discours-Buhot to get her thoughts on where GFSI is now and the game-changing period ahead in food safety.