GFSI Focus Day Mexico
The first GFSI Focus Day in Mexico met with intense interest from a wide array of food safety stakeholders. See some reactions on Twitter #gfsimx
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New Scheme Applications

A scheme shall be considered to be a 'new scheme application' if the scheme has:

  • not previously undergone benchmarking by the GFSI,
  • been previously recognised by the GFSI, but has had its recognition withdrawn.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 scheme shall be considered to be a 'Re-Benchmarking' application if the scheme 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 scheme governance or ownership, the management system or key elements.

Extension of Scope

A scheme shall be considered to be an 'Extension to a Scope of Recognition ' application if the scheme:

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

Benchmarking Process

The benchmarking timeline for submissions falling under Re-Benchmarking or an Extension to a Scope of Recognition is the same. All details can be found in the GFSI Guidance Document.

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    On September 9th, the 1st Edition Mexico Focus Day will take place in Mexico City, gathering over 350 top food safety executives and decision makers from Mexico and neighboring countries.

    On September 9th, the 1st Edition Mexico Focus Day will take place in Mexico City, gathering over 350 top food safety executives and decision makers from Mexico and neighboring countries. This event will provide the Mexican food industry stakeholders with thorough background information on the principles behind the GFSI. It is also a unique opportunity for networking and knowledge exchange amongst top food safety experts and decision makers, local and global companies and government representatives. Find out more here.

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  • GFSI Board Members Showcase GFSI at Recent Global Summit - 2014/06/27

    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.

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  • CGF Managing Director Address - 2014/05/06

    Let me first introduce myself. I joined as the managing director of the CGF at the beginning of the year. Since then, I have been trying to meet as many people as possible, especially our members, and it’s been a great privilege for me to start to get acquainted with the GFSI.

    Let me first introduce myself. I joined as the managing director of the CGF at the beginning of the year. Since then, I have been trying to meet as many people as possible, especially our members, and it’s been a great privilege for me to start to get acquainted with the GFSI. Allow me therefore to offer you four observations from someone who still has the benefit of being new to all that you do.

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