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GFSI at IFC Conference in West Africa

GFSI at IFC Conference in West Africa 
21 May, 2019
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

GFSI will be represented in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire next week at the IFC conference: Food Safety: Creating Opportunities in West Africa. GFSI Senior Manager Anne Gerardi will speak about the Global Food Safety Initiative with a special focus on food safety capability building via GFSI's Global Markets Programme, which offers a step-by-step approach to improving food safety already used by hundreds of SMEs all over the world. She will extend an invitation for regional operations to apply for the 2020 GFSI Global Markets Awards. More broadly, she will explain how African companies can leverage GFSI tools to meet certification requirements and increase market acess. 

 

GFSI at the Food Safety Consortium

GFSI at the Food Safety Consortium
November, 2018
Chicago, USA

The food safety community is an interconnected one and GFSI will be referenced and represented in more ways than one this week at the Food Safety Consortium. Of special note, GFSI Board member Cindy Jiang will be participating in a plenary panel discussion that will look at "Building Smarter, Safer, and more Sustainable Food Supply Chains."  Cindy will be speaking on behalf of GFSI as well as McDonalds, within her capacity as the Senior Director of Global Food and Packaging Safety. The diverse panel will include representives from Agriculture, Manufacturing, Retail and Food Service. 

 

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