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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  • been previously recognised by the GFSI, but has had its recognition withdrawn.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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  • Executive Summary Now Available for the GFSI Conference 2018 - 2018/04/26

    Whether or not you were able to join us in Tokyo for this year’s GFSI Conference, you can benefit from the insights and practical nuggets shared by industry leaders, experts and innovators.

    Whether or not you were able to join us in Tokyo for this year’s GFSI Conference, you can benefit from the insights and practical nuggets shared by industry leaders, experts and innovators.

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  • BRC Global Standards Recognised against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements - 2018/04/24

    The GFSI Board of Directors is pleased to announce that BRC Global Standards has achieved recognition against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. BRC Global Standards is the first of a number of Certification Programme Owners (CPOs) currently undergoing benchmarking against Version 7.1.

    The GFSI Board of Directors is pleased to announce that BRC Global Standards has achieved recognition against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. BRC Global Standards is the first of a number of Certification Programme Owners (CPOs) currently undergoing benchmarking against Version 7.1.

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  • Take the Stage with Food Safety Leaders at the 2019 GFSI Conference - 2018/04/18

    We are excited to be opening our Call for Speaker Proposals as we start building next year's GFSI Conference programme! After the success of the Tokyo edition, we are already setting our sights on Nice, France in preparation of the 2019 GFSI Conference, under the theme: Emerging Challenges & The Future of Food Safety.

    We are excited to be opening our Call for Speaker Proposals as we start building next year's GFSI Conference programme! After the success of the Tokyo edition, we are already setting our sights on Nice, France in preparation of the 2019 GFSI Conference, under the theme: Emerging Challenges & The Future of Food Safety.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Carrots vs. Sticks: A Blockchain Platform Ecosystem - 2018/04/04

    On behalf of Mitch Chait, CEO of greenfence, thanks to all who joined our session or spoke with us at GFSI 18 in Tokyo! Responding to your requests, this blog post builds on the challenges and potential for blockchain in the food industry.

    On behalf of Mitch Chait, CEO of greenfence, thanks to all who joined our session or spoke with us at GFSI 18 in Tokyo! Responding to your requests, this blog post builds on the challenges and potential for blockchain in the food industry.

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  • Introducing the Latest Version of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements - 2018/03/27

    Exciting times are here again for the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. Version 7.2 was released at our annual Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo. Over the last 17 years the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements have evolved considerably. As the food industry adapts and changes, we’re always looking to keep up to date and reflect best practices.

    Exciting times are here again for the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. Version 7.2 was released at our annual Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo. Over the last 17 years the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements have evolved considerably. As the food industry adapts and changes, we’re always looking to keep up to date and reflect best practices.

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  • Technology, Innovation, and the Future of Food: What’s in Store? - 2018/03/15

    Earlier this month, the Transparency-One team attended the Global Food Safety Conference 2018 in Tokyo, Japan, hosted by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Beyond the conference’s plethora of learning and networking opportunities, the event posed an important question: what is in store for the future of the food industry?

    Earlier this month, the Transparency-One team attended the Global Food Safety Conference 2018 in Tokyo, Japan, hosted by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Beyond the conference’s plethora of learning and networking opportunities, the event posed an important question: what is in store for the future of the food industry?

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