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News & Updates

  • 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!  

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Myanmar’s First Fisherwoman Shares her GFSI Story

    When the GFSI Web Series went to Myanmar, we met an incredible woman – with a fascinating story to share. In this episode, Dr. Toe Nandar Tin speaks to us about how she got into the fish industry as the first fisherwoman in her region, why she decided to start her own plant and how GFSI has impacted her and enabled growth for her operations.

    When the GFSI Web Series went to Myanmar, we met an incredible woman – with a fascinating story to share. In this episode, Dr. Toe Nandar Tin speaks to us about how she got into the fish industry as the first fisherwoman in her region, why she decided to start her own plant and how GFSI has impacted her and enabled growth for her operations. 

  • New Benchmarking Consultation Open - GLOBALG.A.P. EXTENSION OF SCOPE

    GFSI is pleased to announce the launch of its global stakeholder consultation for the GLOBALG.A.P Integrated Farm Assurance - Aquaculture scope.

    GFSI is pleased to announce the launch of its global stakeholder consultation for the GLOBALG.A.P Integrated Farm Assurance - Aquaculture scope.

  • New Benchmarking Consultation Open: BRC Benchmarking Consultation - GFSI Benchmarking Requirements V7.1

    GFSI is launching a new stakeholder consultation, a vital step in the benchmarking of BRC Global Standards against the latest version of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements, Version 7.1. 

    GFSI is launching a new stakeholder consultation, a vital step in the benchmarking of BRC Global Standards against the latest version of 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.