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Benchmarking

  • BRC Global Standards Recognised against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements

    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.

  • 【新】GFSI审核员能力测试(GFSI Knowledge Exam)将于2019年7月生效启用

    我们很自豪地宣布,现在可以报名参加GFSI审核员能力测试(GFSI Knowledge Exam)了。于2018年3月6日发布的7.2版GFSI对标要求(GFSI Benchmarking Requirements)中称此项测试为GFSI审核员测试。

    我们很自豪地宣布,现在可以报名参加GFSI审核员能力测试(GFSI Knowledge Exam)了。于2018年3月6日发布的7.2版GFSI对标要求(GFSI Benchmarking Requirements)中称此项测试为GFSI审核员测试。

  • Aiming for Borderless Food Safety: A Step-Up Food Safety Management System from Japan

    At the end of October 2018, GFSI recognised the certification programme “JFS-C (EIV sector)” from Japan Food Safety Management Association (JFSM). We asked Mr. Tokuji Nishitani, President, Mr. Tetsuro Ohba, Secretary General, Senior Director of Technical Affairs and Mr. Masakazu Nakatani, Senior Director of Strategic Promotion, about the process for recognition, the plans for future activities and ambitions.

    SAt the end of October 2018, GFSI recognised the certification programme “JFS-C (EIV sector)” from Japan Food Safety Management Association (JFSM). We asked Mr. Tokuji Nishitani, President, Mr. Tetsuro Ohba, Secretary General, Senior Director of Technical Affairs and Mr. Masakazu Nakatani, Senior Director of Strategic Promotion, about the process for recognition, the plans for future activities and ambitions.

  • ANSI Goes Grocery Shopping, Shows How Third-Party Accreditation Assures Food is Safe

    A new video by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) depicts an animated journey through the food safety assurance process and shows how our favorite food items can stay safe—from farms and factories to refrigerators.

    A new video by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) depicts an animated journey through the food safety assurance process and shows how our favorite food items can stay safe—from farms and factories to refrigerators.

  • Argentina in the World's Supermarket: How GFSI Can Help Small Producers Reach the Global Market

    Argentina produces enough food to feed more than 400 million people. Our products include some of the world's most dynamic and competitive commodities, such as beef, wine, fishery products, fruit, flour, oil, honey and dairy products. We are convinced that adding value to our products will allow Argentina to reach new markets and achieve a greater position on the world stage.

    Argentina produces enough food to feed more than 400 million people. Our products include some of the world's most dynamic and competitive commodities, such as beef, wine, fishery products, fruit, flour, oil, honey and dairy products. We are convinced that adding value to our products will allow Argentina to reach new markets and achieve a greater position on the world stage.

  • Benchmarking Series: GFSI Opens Two New Stakeholder Consultations

    As part of its current benchmarking series, GFSI is opening two new stakeholder consultations. The latest certification programme owners (CPOs) to have reached this key step in the GFSI benchmarking process are CanadaGAP and PrimusGFS.

    As part of its current benchmarking series, GFSI is opening two new stakeholder consultations. The latest certification programme owners (CPOs) to have reached this key step in the GFSI benchmarking process are CanadaGAP and PrimusGFS.

  • BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 is Now GFSI-Recognised

    We are very pleased to announce that the BRC Food Safety Standard issue 8 is being added to the scope of GFSI recognition for BRC Global Standards after a successful assessment against version 7.2 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements.

    We are very pleased to announce that the BRC Food Safety Standard issue 8 is being added to the scope of GFSI recognition for BRC Global Standards after a successful assessment against version 7.2 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements.

  • Call for Participation in GFSI Working Group | Hygienic Design of Food Facilities and Equipment

    As we move forward with the implementation of food safety programmes, we also need to give more scrutiny to hygienic design of both facilities and equipment for the entire food supply chain through the development of more specific and meaningful standards to ensure food safety. 

    Correct design of food handling and processing equipment as well as food manufacturing facilities is more important than ever before and is addressed in a general manner in most regulatory and industry food safety programmes. As we move forward with the implementation of food safety programmes, we also need to give more scrutiny to hygienic design of both facilities and equipment for the entire food supply chain through the development of more specific and meaningful standards to ensure food safety. 

  • CanadaGAP Recognised against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that CanadaGAP has achieved recognition against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements.

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that CanadaGAP has achieved recognition against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements.

  • Compliance Update: FSMA Agriculture Water Testing Regulation and GFSI Requirements

    GFSI is committed to working with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations are being applied for US-based food producers and global food exporters to the US market. We are committed to ensuring safe food for consumers everywhere.

    GFSI is committed to working with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations are being applied for US-based food producers and global food exporters to the US market. We are committed to ensuring safe food for consumers everywhere.

  • Does GFSI Certification Equate to FSMA Compliance?

    Ever since the rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) began being published, the industry has questioned its linkage with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification. As such, a major question has been: “If I am certified to a GFSI scheme, does that mean I will also be compliant with the rules of FSMA?”

    Ever since the rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) began being published, the industry has questioned its linkage with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification. As such, a major question has been: “If I am certified to a GFSI scheme, does that mean I will also be compliant with the rules of FSMA?” The short answer has long been: “You are likely close, but not necessarily completely compliant.” But now, certification to the newly released GFSI Benchmarking Requirements V7 should move food facilities even closer.

  • Eighteen Years of Acceleration. One Decisive Moment Ahead.

    After four years as director of GFSI, I am proud to be able to welcome the GFSI Conference to my home country for the first time during my term. From my director’s seat, I have watched GFSI grow at an unprecedented rate. We now work with more companies, governments, certification programmes than ever before, and an even larger group of stakeholders is eager to learn how they can become involved.

    After four years as director of GFSI, I am proud to be able to welcome the GFSI Conference to my home country for the first time during my term. From my director’s seat, I have watched GFSI grow at an unprecedented rate. We now work with more companies, governments, certification programmes than ever before, and an even larger group of stakeholders is eager to learn how they can become involved.

  • El Mercado Argentino en el Supermercado del Mundo

    La Argentina produce alimentos para más de 400 millones de personas en el Mundo. Esto incluye a los sectores más dinámicos y competitivos del país, como lo son: la carne bovina, los vinos, los productos de la pesca, frutas, harinas, aceites, miel y productos lácteos. “Como gran país productor que somos, estamos convencidos que agregarle valor a nuestros productos, permitirá a la Argentina alcanzar nuevos mercados y posicionarse en la vidriera del mundo."

    La Argentina produce alimentos para más de 400 millones de personas en el Mundo. Esto incluye a los sectores más dinámicos y competitivos del país, como lo son: la carne bovina, los vinos, los productos de la pesca, frutas, harinas, aceites, miel y productos lácteos. “Como gran país productor que somos, estamos convencidos que agregarle valor a nuestros productos, permitirá a la Argentina alcanzar nuevos mercados y posicionarse en la vidriera del mundo."

  • First Consultation Opens for Version 8 of GFSI Benchmarking Requirements

    GFSI is pleased to invite all stakeholders to participate in a global public consultation for Part III of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 8, which will be published in February 2020 in time for GFSI’s 20th birthday. Version 8 marks the first full revision of the Benchmarking Requirements since 2017.

    GFSI is pleased to invite all stakeholders to participate in a global public consultation for Part III of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 8, which will be published in February 2020 in time for GFSI’s 20th birthday. Version 8 marks the first full revision of the Benchmarking Requirements since 2017. We hope you will assist us in making this document as well-informed and applicable as its predecessors, while taking this version to the next level.

  • Food Safety - A Never Ending Journey

    GFSI’s journey began 16 years ago, when a few leading retailers came together over a common desire to get a grip on food safety. They set out to standardize understanding through establishing a benchmark system for certification schemes. With easily comparable quality and safety requirements. Beyond national boundaries, on a worldwide level. Now, GFSI has developed into a thought leader that binds people and organisations together.

    GFSI’s journey began 16 years ago, when a few leading retailers came together over a common desire to get a grip on food safety. They set out to standardize understanding through establishing a benchmark system for certification schemes. With easily comparable quality and safety requirements. Beyond national boundaries, on a worldwide level. Now, GFSI has developed into a thought leader that binds people and organisations together.

  • GFSI - A Tide That Raises All Ships

    The North American meat and poultry industry is complex and highly variable. Companies engaged in this industry understand that consumers increasingly desire meat protein products. As we improve our efficiencies to meet rising demand, we are also improving food safety performance. One of the successful tools being used by Tyson Foods and others to ensure the production of safe meat products is a third-party audit benchmarked by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

    The North American meat and poultry industry is complex and highly variable. Companies engaged in this industry understand that consumers increasingly desire meat protein products. As we improve our efficiencies to meet rising demand, we are also improving food safety performance. One of the successful tools being used by Tyson Foods and others to ensure the production of safe meat products is a third-party audit benchmarked by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

  • GFSI Announces CGC HACCP and CIPRS+ HACCP Certification Programmes Achieve Technical Equivalence

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Canadian Grain Commission has achieved Technical Equivalence against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for their CGC HACCP and CIPRS+ HACCP certification programmes.

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Canadian Grain Commission has achieved Technical Equivalence against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for their CGC HACCP and CIPRS+ HACCP certification programmes.

  • GFSI Announces USDA AMS GAP Plus + Certification Programme Achieves Technical Equivalence

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has achieved Technical Equivalence against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for their Harmonized GAP Plus + certification programme.

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has achieved Technical Equivalence against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for their Harmonized GAP Plus + certification programme.

  • GFSI Kicks Off 16th Global Conference, Announces Its “G30” of Food Safety and More

    Houston, 28 February - The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today held a press conference to launch the 16th Global Food Safety Conference, announce the release of a new edition of GFSI’s flagship Benchmarking Requirements and to share groundbreaking strides in public-private collaboration with a G30 of food safety.

    Houston, 28 February - The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today held a press conference to launch the 16th Global Food Safety Conference, announce the release of a new edition of GFSI’s flagship Benchmarking Requirements and to share groundbreaking strides in public-private collaboration with a G30 of food safety.

  • GFSI Libera el Nuevo Examen de Conocimientos del Auditor, requerido a partir de julio del 2019

    GFSI está orgullosa en anunciar que el nuevo Examen GFSI de Conocimientos está ahora disponible para ser tomado. Esta herramienta ofrece un método consistente para evaluar el conocimiento del auditor a través de un rango de habilidades relevantes para todos los programas reconocidos por GFSI, garantizando una línea base de experiencia y pericia entre esta importante comunidad.

    GFSI está orgullosa en anunciar que el nuevo Examen GFSI de Conocimientos está ahora disponible para ser tomado. Esta herramienta ofrece un método consistente para evaluar el conocimiento del auditor a través de un rango de habilidades relevantes para todos los programas reconocidos por GFSI, garantizando una línea base de experiencia y pericia entre esta importante comunidad.