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The Global Food Safety Initiative website aims to provide you with any information that you may need about our programme. In this section you will find:

GFSI Presentations

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Are you interested in learning more about GFSI? Are you presenting the work of the Global Food Safety Initiative? This presentation will guide you through what the GFSI is, how it works and how it benefits various stakeholders working within the GFSI framework. 

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Global Markets Programme - Presentation 

Whether you’re looking to learn more about the GFSI Global Markets Programme or presenting it to those around you, this presentation will help you. It covers what the Global Markets Programme is, what it means for you and the tools for change. 

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GFSI One-pagers

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In a hurry? Get a quick overview of GFSI in this one-pager, covering the Initiative’s objectives and how it works for the continuous improvement of food safety.

English version / Chinese version / Spanish version

 

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GFSI Global Markets Programme

The GFSI Global Markets Programme was launched to help small or less developed companies to achieve certification to GFSI recognised food safety CPOs and market access. This one-pager will get you started on your understanding of the Programme, how it works, and how it can help you.

English version / Chinese version

 

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GFSI-recognised certification
Get the basics of certification against a GFSI-recognised CPO and what it can do for you in this one-pager.

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Global Food Safety Conference Executive Summaries

GFSC 2017 Exec SummaryGlobal Food Safety Conference 2017

The 16th Global Food Safety Conference proved to be record-breaking on several dimensions. The annual event welcomed 1,200 delegatesfrom 54 countriesto Houston, Texas, meaning more people than ever before had the opportunity to learn from the best and explore new waysto drive positive business changes. Under the theme leadership for Growth, this industry-leading event also provided delegates with unparalleled opportunities to expand their personal networks and learn more about the role of the Global Food Safety initiative (GFSi) in helping secure safe food for consumers, everywhere.

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Global Food Safety Conference 2016

The Food Safety Journey | Towards a world in which safe food is truly accessible to all

From the biggest thing since Pasteur, to a new world of regulation, via insights into some of the biggest food safety crises of recent years - the 15th edition of the Global Food Safety Conference delivered on its promise to take delegates on a journey. The 1,000 attendees from 63 countries around the world travelled through lessons learned, food safety hot topics, new challenges facing the industry and impending disruptions.

Over the course of the packed four-day programme, the audience was invited to zoom in on scientific, political, operational, and technological subjects, and to zoom out and look at the big picture. Ultimately GFSC delegates were called upon to “make the change” towards achieving the global food safety vision. Continue reading the GFSC 2016 Round-up

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 Global Food Safety Conference 2015

We are delighted to release the Global Food Safety Conference 2015 Executive Summary. You will find session recaps, key quotes and takeaways as well as delegate feedback and conference photos.

This 14th edition of the Global Food Safety Conference was about taking the responsibility of collaborating efficiently in order to provide safer food to seven billion consumers around the world. Looking back at this opportune setting to share best-practice amongst industry leaders, we hope the GFSC 2015 Executive Summary will serve as a tool throughout the year as you continue to translate the GFSI approach into a daily reality. 

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GFSC 2015 delegates took the food safety conversation online! 

Access the Japanese version 

 

 

 

Global Food Safety Conference 2014

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) hosted our largest Global Food Safety Conference so far and welcomed over 1,100 delegates from 53 countries to Anaheim, California, USA on 26-28 February 2014. Our annual event, now in its 13th year and returning to the USA after Barcelona last year, has established itself as the leading business driven food safety event of the year.

 

 

  

11th Global Food Safety Conference

Over 940 food safety experts and decision makers from the food industry gathered in Orlando, USA for the 11th Global Food Safety Conference representing 50 different countries. The theme of the conference was Advancing Global Food Safety through collaboration.

 

 

10th Global Food Safety Conference
The Consumer Goods Forum and GFSI welcomed 745 delegates from 60 countries worldwide to the Global Food Safety Conference in London. The theme of the conference was Creating a Global Food Safety Culture. The event saw significant growth in the representation of policy makers from public authorities and academia from around the world.

 

 

9th Global Food Safety Conference
675 delegates from 39 countries attended the first North American edition of the Global Food Safety Conference that took place in Washington D.C. The theme of the conference was Connecting the Pieces – a Global Food Safety Framework for the 21st Century.

 

Global Markets Programme

 

GFSI Global Markets Programme - Fact Sheet
The GFSI Global Markets Programme was launched to help small or less developed companies to achieve certification to GFSI recognised food safety schemes and market access. This GFSI Global Markets one-pager will get you started on your understanding of the Programme, how it works, and how it can help you.

 

 

 

 

Global Markets Programme - Presentation 
Whether you’re looking to learn more about the GFSI Global Markets Programme or presenting it to those around you, this presentation will help you. It covers what the Global Markets Programme is, what it means for you and the tools for change. 

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Case Study: Global Markets Programme - AEON, Malaysia
This case study will tell you about an ongoing project that started in Malaysia in 2013. You will read about how the Japanese retailer AEON in a public-private partnership with UNIDO has used the Global Markets Programme as a capacity building tool to support the entry of new local suppliers into their supply chains. You will also find out how on conclusion of the project it became nationalised and in future will be coordinated by the Ministry of Health. 

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Case Study: Global Markets Programme - METRO, Bulgaria and Serbia

This case study will tell you about an ongoing project that started in Bulgaria and Serbia in 2010. You will read about how the German-based international retailer METRO Group, working in partnership with its service provider ISACert, used the GFSI Global Markets Programme as a capacity building tool to support the entry of new local suppliers into their supply chains.

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GFSI Governance Model and Rules of Procedure

 

GFSI Governance Model and Rules of Procedure
As part of our commitment to transparency, we are publishing the rules of procedure by which the GFSI community abides, including the GFSI Board, Stakeholders, Technical Working Groups, Local Groups and Benchmarking Committee.

 

GFSI Fact Sheets

GFSI Roadmap
GFSI recommends that companies invest some time in planning and mapping out their GFSI journey. This step-by-step roadmap will get you off to a great start.

- Step 1: Determine which GFSI Scope applies to your Facility
- Step 2: Determine which GFSI-recognised scheme issues certificates for your scope

 

 

GFSI FAQ
This fact sheet pulls together some of the most frequently-asked questions and provides clarification.

 

 

 

 

GFSI Global Certifications
Would you like to see where GFSI is already implemented across the globe? This fact sheet gives a glimpse of the global reach of GFSI and the major companies working within the GFSI approach.

 

 

 

  

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GFSI Infographics

Get a quick glimpse of what GFSI is all about with this infographic.

 

 

Have you ever wondered how the GFSI mandate is defined or how its priorities are decided on each year? One of the things that makes GFSI unique is that it engages in a two way dialogue with the industry.

See feedback from food safety stakeholders in this infographic.

 

Consumer Goods Forum Brochure

As you may know, GFSI is an initiative of the Consumer Goods Forum, which serves the industry through its activities organized in four strategic pillars. Find out more about the CGF in this CGF corporate brochure.

 

GFSI Efficacy Study 2014

 

 

GFSI Efficacy Study Research Project - Sealed Air

The Efficacy Study provided useful insights around the impact of GFSI's work in improving food safety. To support the research, 834 respondents across 21 countries participated in a survey to collect facts and figures on the benefits of adopting a GFSI scheme. The research also offered direction for continued work. Many thanks to the companies who kindly participated in the research project. For more information or to obtain the full report, please contact us.

  • 61% say certification to a GFSI-recognised scheme increases the ability to produce safe foods
  • 72% would choose to become certified to a GFSI-recognised scheme if they were not already
  • 90% agree that GFSI raises employee awareness and knowledge about food safety
  • 72% say certification to a GFSI-recognised scheme enhances company food safety practices
  • 68% maintain that certification to a GFSI-recognised scheme helps to prepare for forthcoming regulatory change

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GFSI Case Studies


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In Thailand and Viet Nam, small-scale producers, processors and exporters involved in fresh fruit and vegetable value chains saw opportunities to access higher-value domestic and export markets but struggled to meet international food safety standards. See their story in this GFSI Case Study. 

  

 

 

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Harnessing GFSI to Improve Processes and Expand Product Exports

Weifang Artisan Foods Co. Ltd., specialises in the planting, processing and exporting of fresh, frozen vegetables, wasabi and curry. Since 2014, they have been expanding in the European market. In order to ensure that their products meet food safety requirements in the European and the international market, a quality management system was a pressing need. See how they leveraged GFSI to meet this need and expand their exports. 


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