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GFSI Conference
nice, France
25th-28th
February 2019
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New Certification Programme Owner (CPO) Applications

A certification programme shall be considered to be a 'new applicant' if the certification programme has:

  • not previously undergone GFSI benchmarking,
  • been previously recognised by the GFSI, but has had its recognition withdrawn.

Find out more information on whether your scheme would be eligible for submission to GFSI here.

Application for Re-Benchmarking or Extension to a Scope of Recognition

Re-Benchmarking

A certification programme is considered to be a 'Re-Benchmarking' application if the certification programme is:

  • applying for a new scope of recognition,
  • seeking a change in extension within an existing recognised scope, which does not represent a significant change to the certification programme governance or ownership, the management system or key elements.

Extension of Scope

A certification programme is considered to be an 'Extension to a Scope of Recognition ' application if the certification programme:

  • has had significant change to the CPO governance or ownership, the management system or key elements, or
  • a certification programme will anyway be benchmarked on the 4 year anniversary of its original recognition or
  • there has been a change in the Benchmarking Requirements within the four year revision cycle, or
  • there has been a suspension of recognition by GFSI

Benchmarking Process

All details can be found in the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements.

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  • Official Launch: GFSI Global Markets Awards Now Open for Applications - 2018/05/28

    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.

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  • Technical Equivalence: GFSI Opens a New Stakeholder Consultation - 2018/05/25

    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.

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  • How Technology Can Help Improve Your Food Safety Culture - 2018/05/23

    Sharing best practices was a key focus of the recent Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo, Japan (5-8 March 2018). Both Land O’Lakes and McDonald’s, who were featured speakers at Diversey’ special session, stressed the need to continually work to improve existing food safety measures with technology;

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  • Tackling Food Fraud Through Food Safety Management Systems - 2018/05/09

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) first published a position paper in 2014 in which the GFSI Board recognised “the importance of food fraud mitigation and the urgency to start performing food fraud vulnerability assessments and implementing associated control plans.”

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) first published a position paper in 2014 in which the GFSI Board recognised “the importance of food fraud mitigation and the urgency to start performing food fraud vulnerability assessments and implementing associated control plans.”

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