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News & Updates

  • 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 DGN Establish the First Mexican Voluntary Norm on Food Safety

    The Mexican Federation Official Journal (Diario Oficial de la Federación) published the first voluntary norm on food safety for Mexico on 5th July 2018, after a public consultation during the spring of 2018. The norm is the result of a project during an 18-month collaboration between the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the Mexico Ministry of Economy, General Direction of Standards (Dirección General de Normas - DGN).

    The Mexican Federation Official Journal (Diario Oficial de la Federación) published the first voluntary norm on food safety for Mexico on 5th July 2018, after a public consultation during the spring of 2018. The norm is the result of a project during an 18-month collaboration between the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the Mexico Ministry of Economy, General Direction of Standards (Dirección General de Normas - DGN).

  • 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 Announces CGC HACCP and CIPRS+ HACCP Certification Programmes Achieve Technical Equivalence

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Canadian Grain Commission has achieved Technical Equivalence against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for their CGC HACCP and CIPRS+ HACCP certification programmes.

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Canadian Grain Commission has achieved Technical Equivalence against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for their CGC HACCP and CIPRS+ HACCP certification programmes.

  • GFSI Announces USDA AMS GAP Plus + Certification Programme Achieves Technical Equivalence

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has achieved Technical Equivalence against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for their Harmonized GAP Plus + certification programme.

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has achieved Technical Equivalence against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for their Harmonized GAP Plus + certification programme.

  • 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 Meets in Tokyo Ahead of 17th Annual Conference

    Leaders from major retail, manufacturing, primary production and food service operations who make up the GFSI Board of Directors met in Tokyo today ahead of the 17th edition of GFSI's Global Food Safety Conference. This year's conference sets a new record for attendance, as GFSI celebrates 18 years of food safety in 2018. 

    Leaders from major retail, manufacturing, primary production and food service operations who make up the GFSI Board of Directors met in Tokyo today ahead of the 17th edition of GFSI's Global Food Safety Conference. This year's conference sets a new record for attendance, as GFSI celebrates 18 years of food safety in 2018. 

  • 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.

  • GFSI Commits to Scaling Up Food Safety Capacity Building in Asia | Advances its Strategic Partnership with UNIDO 中文

    GFSI and The Consumer Goods Forum enriched the long-standing partnership with UNIDO at the Vienna Food Forum with new objectives in sight. 
    全球食品安全倡议(GFSI)承诺将促进 中国和亚洲食品安全能力建设 --加强与联合国工业发展组织(UNIDO)的 战略伙伴关系

    GFSI and The Consumer Goods Forum enriched the long-standing partnership with UNIDO at the Vienna Food Forum with new objectives in sight. Building on the successful collaboration between GFSI and UNIDO for the design and implementation of the Global Markets Programme since 2009, a GFSI delegation came away from the recent Forum with a commitment to facilitate food safety capacity building through continued public-private partnerships with UNIDO and CFDA with an aim to boost development in China and throughout Asia. 
    全球食品安全倡议(GFSI)承诺将促进 中国和亚洲食品安全能力建设 --加强与联合国工业发展组织(UNIDO)的 战略伙伴关系

  • GFSI Conference 2019 | Registrations Are Now Open!

    Get ready to attend the industry's annual rendezvous for the advancement of food safety worldwide. The next edition of the GFSI Conference will take place in Nice, France on the last week of February 2019.

    Get ready to attend the industry's annual rendezvous for the advancement of food safety worldwide. The next edition of the GFSI Conference will take place in Nice, France on the last week of February 2019.

  • GFSI Director Congratulates UNIDO on 50TH Anniversary

    On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Industrial Organization, GFSI Director Véronique Discours-Buhot sends her congratulations.

    On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Industrial Organization, GFSI Director Véronique Discours-Buhot sends her congratulations.

  • GFSI Embarks on Public-Private Partnership with China’s CNCA to Accelerate Food Safety Development

    [Press Release] BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today announces a new public-private partnership with the Chinese government as part of its commitment to leadership in driving food safety on the global, regional and local stage.

    [Press Release] BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today announces a new public-private partnership with the Chinese government as part of its commitment to leadership in driving food safety on the global, regional and local stage.

  • GFSI Focus Days Come to Canada | Key Time in Food Safety Regulatory Landscape

    The new “Safe Food for Canadians Act” that will soon be implemented is likely to have a major impact on about 80,000 food facilities in Canada. A good number of them will seek certification to a Global Food Safety Initiative-recognised scheme to comply with the legislation. GFSI is holding its first Focus Day in Canada to provide insights into scaling up food safety systems with the GFSI approach.

    The new “Safe Food for Canadians Act” that will soon be implemented is likely to have a major impact on about 80,000 food facilities in Canada. A good number of them will seek certification to a Global Food Safety Initiative-recognised scheme to comply with the legislation. GFSI is holding its first Focus Day in Canada to provide insights into scaling up food safety systems with the GFSI approach.

  • GFSI Forms First-time Partnership with Argentinian Ministry of Agribusiness

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to announce the launch of a public-private partnership with the Argentinian Ministry of Agribusiness. The two entities have signed a Letter of Intent to work together on a national training programme based on GFSI’s Global Markets Programme, as well as collaboration on national food safety events. 

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to announce the launch of a public-private partnership with the Argentinian Ministry of Agribusiness. The two entities have signed a Letter of Intent to work together on a national training programme based on GFSI’s Global Markets Programme, as well as collaboration on national food safety events. 

  • GFSI Global Markets Programme Manufacturing Revised Edition Now Available

    GFSI launches the 2nd Edition of its acclaimed Global Markets Programme - Manufacturing Scope. This voluntary step-by-step toolkit for continuous improvement of effective food safety management systems has been revised and is now available for access on the GFSI website.

    GFSI launches the 2nd Edition of its acclaimed Global Markets Programme - Manufacuturing Scope. This voluntary step-by-step toolkit for continuous improvement of effective food safety management systems has been revised and is now available for access on the GFSI website. The Toolkit remains true to its original mission: to provide a pathway for small and less sophisticated businesses to certification, market access and safer food worldwide.