PARIS, 2nd July 2018 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that PrimusGFS has achieved recognition against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements.
GFSI continually evolves its benchmarking requirements to reflect new industry challenges, best practices and stakeholder input. With the publication of version 7.1 in 2017, all recognised CPOs were invited to complete a new benchmarking assessment. This collaborative exercise is one of the key ways in which GFSI ensures that new requirements are implemented throughout the industry to ensure safe food for consumers, everywhere.
First recognised by GFSI in 2010, PrimusGFS has since continued in their efforts to maintain their recognition by working with GFSI and ensure their programmes align to the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. The success of this long partnership shows the positive impact of CPO engagement in GFSI’s work towards driving continuous improvement in food safety management practices throughout the global supply chain.
Rebeca Perez, PrimusGFS Scheme Director with Azzule Systems, welcomed the news saying “We are grateful that GFSI has recognised the PrimusGFS v3.0 scheme as meeting the universal food safety standards endorsed and accepted by the largest retailers worldwide. Along with our new Sustainability and the soon to be released Social Welfare Standard, we believe that our audits now satisfy the needs of users on a truly global scale. With Azzule as the scheme owner, the audits also have the added advantage of populating our Azzule Supply Chain site with critical food safety data that offers food producers the knowledge necessary to take every action possible to ensure the safety of their products. Additionally,” Perez added, “we want to recognise and offer our gratitude to our certification bodies and all PrimusGFS users”.
GFSI congratulates PrimusGFS on their achievement and for taking the steps to address collective concerns and improve consumer trust.
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About the Global Food Safety Initiative:
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) brings together key actors of the food industry to collaboratively drive continuous improvement in food safety management systems around the world. With a vision of Safe food for consumers everywhere, food industry leaders created GFSI in 2000 to find collaborative solutions to collective concerns, notably to reduce food safety risks, audit duplication and costs while building trust throughout the supply chain. The GFSI community works on a volunteer basis and is composed of the world's leading food safety experts from retail, manufacturing and food service companies, as well as international organisations, governments, academia and service providers to the global food industry. GFSI is powered by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a global industry network working to support Better Lives Through Better Business. www.mygfsi.com