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GFSI Board

  • 5 Reasons to Join Us at the GFSI Conference in Nice

    After 17 editions around the globe, the 2019 GFSI Conference is heading to sunny Nice to put the future of food safety under the microscope. Under the theme Emerging Challenges & The Future of Food Safety, the 2019 conference will be the time and place for today’s industry to prepare for tomorrow’s safe food supply.

    After 17 editions around the globe, the 2019 GFSI Conference is heading to sunny Nice to put the future of food safety under the microscope. Under the theme Emerging Challenges & The Future of Food Safety, the 2019 conference will be the time and place for today’s industry to prepare for tomorrow’s safe food supply.

  • Call for Participation in GFSI Local Working Group | E-Commerce Food Safety

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is seeking food safety professionals and e-commerce experts in the United States and Canada to participate in a new Local Technical Working Group (TWG) on e-commerce and its impact on food safety.

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is seeking food safety professionals and e-commerce experts in the United States and Canada to participate in a new Local Technical Working Group (TWG) on e-commerce and its impact on food safety. 

  • Call for Participation in GFSI Working Group | Services Provision

    GFSI is seeking food safety professionals and services provision experts to participate in a new Technical Working Group (TWG) set to create a new scope of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements addressing services provision to primary processing, food manufacturing and food retail. Learn more about the group's mandate and selection criteria as well as how to apply.

    GFSI is seeking food safety professionals and services provision experts to participate in a new Technical Working Group (TWG) set to create a new scope of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements addressing services provision to primary processing, food manufacturing and food retail. Learn more about the group's mandate and selection criteria as well as how to apply.

  • Experts from Around the World Convene in Minneapolis to Tackle Global Food Safety Issues

    Food safety experts are rolling up their sleeves once again for two days of working group meetings this week within the context of GFSI’s Technical Working Groups. Special thanks to Cargill for kindly hosting these meetings.

    Food safety experts are rolling up their sleeves once again for two days of working group meetings this week within the context of GFSI’s Technical Working Groups. Special thanks to Cargill for kindly hosting these meetings.

  • 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.

  • France Retakes the Global Food Safety Spotlight at GFSI 2019

    2019 marks the first year since 2006 that the GFSI Conference will take place in France, the birthplace of the Global Food Safety Initiative, after travelling to locales as distant as Kuala Lumpur, Houston and Tokyo. We are honoured to serve as co-chairs for this historic homecoming. 

    2019 marks the first year since 2006 that the GFSI Conference will take place in France, the birthplace of the Global Food Safety Initiative, after travelling to locales as distant as Kuala Lumpur, Houston and Tokyo. We are honoured to serve as co-chairs for this historic homecoming. 

  • 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 Board Gathers for Meetings in Cape Town

    Leaders from major retail, manufacturing, primary production and food service operations who make up the GFSI Board of Directors gathered in Cape Town for two full days of board meetings this week. The second of the three such commitments in 2016, this GFSI Board Meeting took place on the sidelines of a gathering of the world’s consumer goods industry leaders at the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit taking place in South Africa this week.

    Leaders from major retail, manufacturing, primary production and food service operations who make up the GFSI Board of Directors gathered in Cape Town for two full days of board meetings this week. The second of the three such commitments in 2016, this GFSI Board Meeting took place on the sidelines of a gathering of the world’s consumer goods industry leaders at the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit taking place in South Africa this week.

  • GFSI Board Meets in Tokyo Ahead of 17th Annual Conference

    Leaders from major retail, manufacturing, primary production and food service operations who make up the GFSI Board of Directors met in Tokyo today ahead of the 17th edition of GFSI's Global Food Safety Conference. This year's conference sets a new record for attendance, as GFSI celebrates 18 years of food safety in 2018. 

    Leaders from major retail, manufacturing, primary production and food service operations who make up the GFSI Board of Directors met in Tokyo today ahead of the 17th edition of GFSI's Global Food Safety Conference. This year's conference sets a new record for attendance, as GFSI celebrates 18 years of food safety in 2018. 

  • GFSI Q&A: Cenk Gurol on Getting Bigger, Better and Bolder

    I recently caught up with outgoing Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board Chairman Cenk Gurol to get his thoughts on his time chairing the GFSI. Cenk headed up our food safety work for two important years and was instrumental in helping expand our reach and grow our successes during his time as Chairman.

    I recently caught up with outgoing Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board Chairman Cenk Gurol to get his thoughts on his time chairing the GFSI. Cenk headed up our food safety work for two important years and was instrumental in helping expand our reach and grow our successes during his time as Chairman.

  • Implementation in the Spotlight at GFSI’s 7th China Focus Day

     Amidst ASEAN and APEC meetings, November also saw industry and government leaders from China and abroad descend on Shanghai, seeking to harness the benefits of the “GFSI approach”. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) hosted its 7th China Focus Day on 6 November, drawing 360 food industry stakeholders to explore how implementing GFSI tools and principles can pave the way toward safer food and better business.

     Amidst ASEAN and APEC meetings, November also saw industry and government leaders from China and abroad descend on Shanghai, seeking to harness the benefits of the “GFSI approach”. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) hosted its 7th China Focus Day on 6 November, drawing 360 food industry stakeholders to explore how implementing GFSI tools and principles can pave the way toward safer food and better business.

  • Leading Food Safety in the Coming Year | Our Goals for GFSI

    Last month we saw over 1,000 professionals attend the Global Food Safety Conference in Berlin to discuss trends and new technologies, anticipating the future of food safety. Behind the scenes, right before the event happened, we were working on some groundbreaking projects that truly launch GFSI as a public-private partnership.

    Last month we saw over 1,000 professionals attend the Global Food Safety Conference in Berlin to discuss trends and new technologies, anticipating the future of food safety. Behind the scenes, right before the event happened, we were working on some groundbreaking projects that truly launch GFSI as a public-private partnership.

  • The Importance of GFSI at Mondelēz International

    Trust – It’s critical to our success as a global food products manufacturer. One of the expectations of that trust from our customers and consumers is that our products are safe to eat. No matter where in the world our consumers live, we want them to consume our products with the knowledge that every day we’re providing a safe and delicious product for their enjoyment.

    Trust – It’s critical to our success as a global food products manufacturer. One of the expectations of that trust from our customers and consumers is that our products are safe to eat. We’ve translated this expectation at Mondelēz International to mean implementation of globally consistent food safety programs that not only meet – but also exceed -- regulatory requirements. No matter where in the world our consumers live, we want them to consume our products with the knowledge that every day we’re providing a safe and delicious product for their enjoyment.

  • Wegmans' CEO Talks Food Safety and GFSI

    Company commitments to food safety must come from the very top. Danny Wegman, CEO of US retail giant Wegmans, presented on the importance of food safety to more than 800 other consumer goods industry CEOs at last month’s CGF Global Summit in Cape Town. 

    Company commitments to food safety must come from the very top.
    Danny Wegman, CEO of US retail giant Wegmans, presented on the importance of food safety to more than 800 other consumer goods industry CEOs at last month’s CGF Global Summit in Cape Town. Organised by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), the Global Summit is the industry’s annual flagship event, with the 2016 edition focused on seizing opportunities in the face of disruption. During his talk, Wegman emphasised the need for the commitment to food safety to come from the very top of the company.