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News & Updates

  • Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognises BRC Scope Extension for Storage and Distribution

    The GFSI Board of Directors is pleased to announce that BRC Global Standards has achieved recognition against the Guidance Document Sixth Edition for the scope of Storage and Distribution (J). This is in addition to the scopes for which BRC has already achieved GFSI recognition (D, EI, EII, EIII, EIV, L and M). The GFSI Guidance Document’s Scope J, Provision of Storage and Distribution Services, is the latest extension to the scopes covered by the GFSI benchmarking requirements, and includes the management of safety schemes for storage facilities and the distribution vehicles for food and feed.

  • Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognises SQF Scope Extension for Storage and Distribution

    The GFSI Board of Directors is pleased to announce that SQF has achieved recognition against the Guidance Document Sixth Edition for the scope of Storage and Distribution (J). This is in addition to the scopes for which SQF has already achieved GFSI recognition (AI, BI, C, D, EI, EII, EIII, EIV, F, L and M). The GFSI Guidance Document’s Scope J, Provision of Storage and Distribution Services, is the latest extension to the scopes covered by the GFSI benchmarking requirements, and includes the management of safety schemes for storage facilities and the distribution vehicles for food and feed.

  • Global Markets TWG Progress | Dec 2014

    The Global Markets Programme will be joining the ITC Standards Map.The International Trade Council (ITC), which aims to enable best practices in trade, is the joint cooperation agency of UNCTAD and the WTO.
    Their Standards Map provides information on over 150 standards, codes of conduct and audit protocols addressing sustainability hotspots in global supply chains.

    The Global Markets Programme will be joining the ITC Standards Map. The International Trade Council (ITC), which aims to enable best practices in trade, is the joint cooperation agency of UNCTAD and the WTO.
    Their Standards Map provides information on over 150 standards, codes of conduct and audit protocols addressing sustainability hotspots in global supply chains.

  • Global Regulatory Affairs TWG Progress | Dec 2014

    The Global Regulatory Affairs technical working group met again in Stamford and discussed a number of ongoing topics including IGO engagement and assisting GFSI local groups in gaining government acceptance of the GFSI approach.

    The Global Regulatory Affairs technical working group met again in Stamford and discussed a number of ongoing topics including IGO engagement and assisting GFSI local groups in gaining government acceptance of the GFSI approach.

  • Global Regulatory Affairs TWG Progress | Sept 2014

    Following the publication of this working group's white paper, 'Enhancing Food Safety through Third Party Certification' that was released in March 2011, supported by a press release, the GFSI Board mandated this working group to develop a strategy for the engagement of governments and the implementation of the strategic plan.

    Following the publication of this working group's white paper, 'Enhancing Food Safety through Third Party Certification' that was released in March 2011, supported by a press release, the GFSI Board mandated this working group to develop a strategy for the engagement of governments and the implementation of the strategic plan.

  • Government Standard Equivalence Process | GFSI Guidance Document Version 6.4 Part III

    GFSI is pleased to announce the launch of its global stakeholder consultation for a new section of the GFSI Guidance Document. The new section will focus on a standard equivalence process developed to evaluate the standard requirements of government certification systems against the existing Key Elements.

    GFSI is pleased to announce the launch of its global stakeholder consultation for a new section of the GFSI Guidance Document. The new section will focus on a standard equivalence process developed to evaluate the standard requirements of government certification systems against the existing Key Elements.

  • Guidance Document TWG Progress | Dec 2014

    The Guidance Document Technical Working Group met in Stamford in October to move forward with the revisions of the current document. Their work continues to focus on the creation of the 7th edition that will be called the Benchmarking Requirements Document. It is scheduled to be released by early 2016.

    The Guidance Document Technical Working Group met in Stamford in October to move forward with the revisions of the current document. Their work continues to focus on the creation of the 7th edition that will be called the Benchmarking Requirements Document. It is scheduled to be released by early 2016.

  • Guidance Document TWG Progress | Sept 2014

    The GFSI Guidance Document Technical Working Group (TWG) has the responsibility to continuously review the requirements of food retailers, food suppliers and food service providers to identify the fundamental principles underpinning the GFSI’s scheme recognition process. This Group is currently reviewing the GFSI Guidance Document 6th Edition to identify areas for elaboration in the 7th Edition, to be released in 2015/16.

    The GFSI Guidance Document Technical Working Group (TWG) has the responsibility to continuously review the requirements of food retailers, food suppliers and food service providers to identify the fundamental principles underpinning the GFSI’s scheme recognition process. This Group is currently reviewing the GFSI Guidance Document 6th Edition to identify areas for elaboration in the 7th Edition, to be released in 2015/16.

  • Happy New Year to a Growing GFSI Community | Now 20,000 LinkedIn Group members!

    The GFSI LinkedIn Group has just reached 20,000 members! Many thanks to our fantastic community - seeing your interest and engagement is an inspiring way to kick off 2016! We look forward to a great year of collaboration with you for food safety globally.

    The GFSI LinkedIn Group has just reached 20,000 members! Many thanks to our fantastic community - seeing your interest and engagement is an inspiring way to kick off 2016! We look forward to a great year of collaboration with you for food safety globally.

  • How often do you think about food safety?

    We asked consumers how often they think about food safety. See what they said!  

    We asked consumers how often they think about food safety. See what they said!  

  • IFS Recognised against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that International Featured Standard (IFS) Food, IFS Logistics and IFS PacSecure were all recognised against version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements.

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that International Featured Standard (IFS) Food, IFS Logistics and IFS PacSecure were all recognised against version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements.

  • India Focus Day looked at “Advancing Food Safety”

    GFSI held its 3rd Edition India Focus Day in New Delhi on June 3rd, 2014, which attracted nearly 200 delegates from a wide cross section of stakeholders including retailers, manufacturers, government agencies, academia, certification and accreditation bodies and leading food service companies.

    GFSI held its 3rd Edition India Focus Day in New Delhi on June 3rd, 2014, which attracted nearly 200 delegates from a wide cross section of stakeholders including retailers, manufacturers, government agencies, academia, certification and accreditation bodies and leading food service companies.

  • Innovative Science and Technology Revolutionising Food Safety

    Technology, innovation, big data, machine learning and blockchain will be high on the agenda at GFSI's upcoming Global Food Safety Conference. This will be the place to be to discover the latest news, tends and technology revolutionising the food industry. 

    Technology, innovation, big data, machine learning and blockchain will be high on the agenda at GFSI's upcoming Global Food Safety Conference. This will be the place to be to discover the latest news, tends and technology revolutionising the food industry. 

  • Introducing GFSI’s Certification Programme Owners (CPOs) - Formerly Known as Scheme Owners

    Partnerships, publications, insights, updates - countless announcements came out of the 16th Global Food Safety Conference which took place in Houston last month. One of these updates was a change in terminology in the GFSI community. GFSI’s Scheme Owners are now known as certification programme owners (CPOs).

    Partnerships, publications, insights, updates - countless announcements came out of the 16th Global Food Safety Conference which took place in Houston last month. One of these updates was a change in terminology in the GFSI community. GFSI’s Scheme Owners are now known as certification programme owners (CPOs).

  • Investing in Food Safety for Tomorrow's Safe Food Supply

    There’s a good reason that capability building makes its way onto the conference agenda each year: each food operation prioritising investment in their food safety management system today is a success towards securing tomorrow’s safe food supply.

    There’s a good reason that capability building makes its way onto the conference agenda each year: each food operation prioritising investment in their food safety management system today is a success towards securing tomorrow’s safe food supply.

  • LANDMARK GUIDANCE DOCUMENT EDITION 7

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) will release a new edition of its landmark Guidance Document, which will be published under the new name “GFSI Benchmarking Requirements." GFSI is committed to providing continuous improvement in food safety management systems and carries out relevant updates every four years to meet new food industry and safety challenges.

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) will release a new edition of its landmark Guidance Document, which will be published under the new name “GFSI Benchmarking Requirements." GFSI is committed to providing continuous improvement in food safety management systems and carries out relevant updates every four years to meet new food industry and safety challenges.

  • Latest achievements - Upcoming Events - Changes at GFSI

    A lot is happening at GFSI, including scope extensions, technical working group progress, team and community changes. See some latest achievements and upcoming events here.

    A lot is happening at GFSI, including scope extensions, technical working group progress, team and community changes. See some latest achievements and upcoming events here.

  • Latest achievements | Dec 2014

    A lot is happening at GFSI, in Japan, Dubai, China, the United States and around the world! 

    A lot is happening at GFSI, in Japan, Dubai, China, the United States and around the world! 

  • Leveraging the Global Food Safety Initiative to Meet China Food Safety Challenges

    [Press Release] BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – Today over 400 top food safety executives from China and the rest of the world are gathered in Beijing for the 4th annual GFSI Focus Day China. One month after China’s new food safety law has come into effect, delegates are attending this event to find out how they can leverage GFSI to meet the challenge of food safety in food operations throughout China.

    [Press Release] BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – Today over 400 top food safety executives from China and the rest of the world are gathered in Beijing for the 4th annual GFSI Focus Day China. One month after China’s new food safety law has come into effect, delegates are attending this event to find out how they can leverage the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) to meet the challenge of food safety in food operations throughout China. This morning’s Opening Ceremony was the stage for three major food safety announcements.

  • Meet the Special Sessions Speakers at GFSC 2018

    Join us for breakfast and great conversation with leading industry experts at the Global Food Safety Conference. We have an action packed week with all sorts of opportunities for delegates at this year’s conference in Tokyo.

    Join us for breakfast and great conversation with leading industry experts at the Global Food Safety Conference. We have an action packed week with all sorts of opportunities for delegates at this year’s conference in Tokyo.