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GFSI Experts

  • "Every Little Company Can Do It": Pâtisserie Baillon's Stepwise Path to a Global Markets Award

    This week on the GFSI Experts Series, we chat with the President of Pâtisserie Baillon, a remarkable bakeshop that won a 2019 Global Markets Award. The Global Markets Programme helped Baillon's employees, many of whom were formerly homeless, gain a sense of pride in their ability to produce safe food.

    This week on the GFSI Experts Series, we chat with the President of Pâtisserie Baillon, a remarkable bakeshop that won a 2019 Global Markets Award. The Global Markets Programme helped Baillon's employees, many of whom were formerly homeless, gain a sense of pride in their ability to produce safe food.

  • "My Boss Is the American Consumer": How Frank Yiannas Brings Walmart Expertise to the FDA

    Frank Yiannas, the newest Deputy Commissioner of Food Policy & Response at the US FDA, came to his current role after a ten-year career in food safety management at Walmart. He sat down to explain the industry-informed, culture-based strategy he is bringing to the FDA.

    Frank Yiannas, the newest Deputy Commissioner of Food Policy & Response at the US FDA, came to his current role after a ten-year career in food safety management at Walmart. He sat down to explain the industry-informed, culture-based strategy he is bringing to the FDA.

  • 「すべての小規模企業がそれを実現できる」:パティスリー・バイヨンのグローバル・マーケット・アワードへの段階的な道

    毎年、GFSIグローバル・マーケット・アワードの選考委員会は、Greenfence様のご支援を受けて、4つの年間賞のうちの1つについては、GFSI世界食品安全会議の開催国にある中小企業から授与されます。2019年、この賞は注目に値するパン屋に行きました:フランスの地方の名物のチーズケーキ製造業者のパティスリー・バイヨンです。

    毎年、GFSIグローバル・マーケット・アワードの選考委員会は、Greenfence様のご支援を受けて、4つの年間賞のうちの1つについては、GFSI世界食品安全会議の開催国にある中小企業から授与されます。2019年、この賞は注目に値するパン屋に行きました:フランスの地方の名物のチーズケーキ製造業者のパティスリー・バイヨンです。

  • A Food Safety Ambassador in Africa: Golden Sugar Company's Journey to a GFSI Award

    Veronica Kalu-Ufe, Quality Assurance Manager and Food Safety Team Leader at Golden Sugar Company in Nigeria, helped her company win a GFSI Global Markets Award by leveraging the Global Markets Programme to achieve GFSI-recognised certification. She explained her company's mission to spread food safety culture beyond their factory walls.

    Veronica Kalu-Ufe, Quality Assurance Manager and Food Safety Team Leader at Golden Sugar Company in Nigeria, helped her company win a GFSI Global Markets Award by leveraging the Global Markets Programme to achieve GFSI-recognised certification. She explained her company's mission to spread food safety culture beyond their factory walls.

  • A Paramount Partnership: How Codex Alimentarius and GFSI Collaborate to Promote Food Safety Standards

    In the field of global food safety, few organisations hold more sway than the Codex Alimentarius Commission. Guilherme da Costa, Chairperson of the Commission, and Mike Robach, Chairman of the GFSI Board of Directors, explain joint efforts between Codex and GFSI to spread food safety around the world, including the upcoming World Food Safety Day on 7th June.

    In the field of global food safety, few organisations hold more sway than the Codex Alimentarius Commission. Guilherme da Costa, Chairperson of the Commission, and Mike Robach, Chairman of the GFSI Board of Directors, explain joint efforts between Codex and GFSI to spread food safety around the world, including the upcoming World Food Safety Day on 7th June.

  • A Productive Public-Private Partnership in Argentina: Two Years of Collaboration between GFSI and MINAGRO

    In 2017, GFSI launched a public-private partnership with Argentina's Ministry of Agroindustry (MINAGRO) to help build food safety capability in the country. We ask Andrés Murchison, Secretary of Food and Bioeconomy at MINAGRO, and Ana Vera, Co-Chair of the GFSI South Latin America Local Group, for an update on this partnership.

    In 2017, GFSI launched a public-private partnership with Argentina's Ministry of Agroindustry (MINAGRO) to help build food safety capability in the country. We ask Andrés Murchison, Secretary of Food and Bioeconomy at MINAGRO, and Ana Vera, Co-Chair of the GFSI South Latin America Local Group, for an update on this partnership.

  • Beyond Food Security: Professor Chris Elliott’s Vision for Food Integrity Through Technology

    Professor Chris Elliott, one of the world’s leading academic authorities on food safety and security, is on a mission to promote his vision for ‘food integrity’, a new definition of food security that extends to ethics, sustainability and nutrition. Watch him explain this concept at the GFSI Conference in Nice.

    Professor Chris Elliott, one of the world’s leading academic authorities on food safety and security, is on a mission to promote his vision for ‘food integrity’, a new definition of food security that extends to ethics, sustainability and nutrition. Watch him explain this concept at the GFSI Conference in Nice.

  • GFSI Launches Weekly Interview Series with Top Food Safety Experts

    Today, the Global Food Safety Initiative announced the launch of the all-new GFSI Experts Series, a curated collection of interviews with leaders from across the food industry, academia and the public sector. The open-access series allows stakeholders to tap into GFSI’s worldwide network of food safety expertise and understand diverse perspectives on emerging challenges and the future of food safety.

    Today, the Global Food Safety Initiative announced the launch of the all-new GFSI Experts Series, a curated collection of interviews with leaders from across the food industry, academia and the public sector. The open-access series allows stakeholders to tap into GFSI’s worldwide network of food safety expertise and understand diverse perspectives on emerging challenges and the future of food safety.

  • GFSI’s Voice at Codex: An Insider's Guide to the GFSI-CCFICS Partnership

    Fran Freeman chairs CCFICS, a Codex committee devoted to issues that arise when food crosses borders. She and Himanshu Gupta, a member of the GFSI Codex Committee, discuss the consensus-based approach of CCFICS and why it's so important for GFSI to have a voice within it.

    Fran Freeman chairs CCFICS, a Codex committee devoted to issues that arise when food crosses borders. She and Himanshu Gupta, a member of the GFSI Codex Committee, discuss the consensus-based approach of CCFICS and why it's so important for GFSI to have a voice within it.

  • How GFSI Recognition Enhances Global Market Access with CanadaGAP

    Canada has one of the most robust food safety systems in the world, but Canadian producers must demonstrate their safety to buyers beyond their borders in order to access the global market. That's where GFSI-recognised CPOs like CanadaGAP come in. Executive Director Heather Gale explains the benefits of GFSI recognition.

    Canada has one of the most robust food safety systems in the world, but Canadian producers must demonstrate their safety to buyers beyond their borders in order to access the global market. That's where GFSI-recognised CPOs like CanadaGAP come in. Executive Director Heather Gale explains the benefits of GFSI recognition.

  • Speaking the Same Language on Food Safety: How GFSI Recognition Helps FSSC 22000 Become Truly Global

    Today on the GFSI Experts Series, we meet Cor Groenveld, Market Development Director at FSSC 22000, one of the fastest-growing GFSI-recognised CPOs. Cor supported the development of the FSSC 22000 programme and has served on technical committees at ISO and GFSI, so is well-placed to explain the benefits of GFSI recognition.

    Today on the GFSI Experts Series, we meet Cor Groenveld, Market Development Director at FSSC 22000, one of the fastest-growing GFSI-recognised CPOs. Cor supported the development of the FSSC 22000 programme and has served on technical committees at ISO and GFSI, so is well-placed to explain the benefits of GFSI recognition.

  • Steve Wearne Explains the 5 Key Goals of Codex Alimentarius — And How GFSI Can Help

    As part of his role as Vice-Chair of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Steve Wearne observes and participates in the work of many of Codex’s committees. We asked him for an update on these committees’ achievements and their strategy for advancing mandates in the future.

    As part of his role as Vice-Chair of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Steve Wearne observes and participates in the work of many of Codex’s committees. We asked him for an update on these committees’ achievements and their strategy for advancing mandates in the future.

  • Taking Accredited Certification Forward: The Future of the GFSI-IAF Partnership

    We asked two representatives of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), IAF Director Marcus Long and Co-Convener Skip Greenaway, about how they predict GFSI and IAF will continue to work together in 2019. From World Accreditation Day to improved harmonisation through the IAF MLA, the future is bright for accredited certification.

    We asked two representatives of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), IAF Director Marcus Long and Co-Convener Skip Greenaway, about how they predict GFSI and IAF will continue to work together in 2019. From World Accreditation Day to improved harmonisation through the IAF MLA, the future is bright for accredited certification.

  • Taking Stock of Food Safety: Trends and Key Findings from the GFSI and DNV GL Survey

    Over 1600 food industry experts and insiders from around the world responded to a survey which aimed to take stock of the global state of food safety. After presenting the main findings at the GFSI Conference, GFSI's Véronique Discours-Buhot sat down with DNV GL's Ingunn Midttun Godal to discuss key takeaway, future trends, risks and opportunities. 

    Over 1600 food industry experts and insiders from around the world responded to a survey which aimed to take stock of the global state of food safety. After presenting the main findings at the GFSI Conference, GFSI's Véronique Discours-Buhot sat down with DNV GL's Ingunn Midttun Godal to discuss key takeaway, future trends, risks and opportunities. 

  • Where Science Meets Industry: Practical Outcomes of GFSI's Working Group on Chemicals in Food Hygiene

    This week on the GFSI Experts Series, two members from the Technical Working Group on Chemicals in Food Hygiene explain the work that went into their two-volume report on the risks and benefits of disinfectants, sanitisers and cleaning agents in the food industry, available now in the GFSI Library.

    This week on the GFSI Experts Series, two members from the Technical Working Group on Chemicals in Food Hygiene explain the work that went into their two-volume report on the risks and benefits of disinfectants, sanitisers and cleaning agents in the food industry, available now in the GFSI Library.

  • アフリカの食品安全大使:ゴールデンシュガーカンパニーのGFSIアワードへの旅

    世界保健機関(WHO)によると、食中毒の危険性が1億2,700万人に上り、年間91,000人が死亡しており、アフリカほど食中毒の発生率が高い大陸はありません。幸いなことに、GFSIには、食品安全文化を根本から変えている地域の大使が増えています。

    世界保健機関(WHO)によると、食中毒の危険性が1億2,700万人に上り、年間91,000人が死亡しており、アフリカほど食中毒の発生率が高い大陸はありません。幸いなことに、GFSIには、食品安全文化を根本から変えている地域の大使が増えています。

  • コーデックスでのGFSIの声:GFSI-CCFICSパートナーシップへのインサイダーガイド

    先週、GFSIは コーデックス委員会と共同で最初のワールドフードセーフティデーを祝いました。2つの組織間のコラボレーションが拡大し続けているので、GFSIはコーデックス用語にかなり流暢になっています。その中で、特に頻出する1つの頭字語はCCFICS(食品輸入と輸出証明と検査に関するコーデックス委員会)です。

    先週、GFSIは コーデックス委員会と共同で最初のワールドフードセーフティデーを祝いました。2つの組織間のコラボレーションが拡大し続けているので、GFSIはコーデックス用語にかなり流暢になっています。その中で、特に頻出する1つの頭字語はCCFICS(食品輸入と輸出証明と検査に関するコーデックス委員会)です。

  • スティーブ・ワーレン氏が、コーデックス委員会の5つの重要な目標について、そしてGFSIがそれをどうやってサポートできるかを説明します

    GFSI エキスパートシリーズのすべてのゲストが少なくとも1つの有名な肩書を有しているのに対して、スティーブ・ワーレン氏は2つの肩書を持っています。彼はコーデックス委員会副委員長および英国金融庁の科学部長です。

    GFSI エキスパートシリーズのすべてのゲストが少なくとも1つの有名な肩書を有しているのに対して、スティーブ・ワーレン氏は2つの肩書を持っています。彼はコーデックス委員会副委員長および英国金融庁の科学部長です。

  • 最も重要なパートナーシップ:コーデックス委員会とGFSIが食品安全基準を推進するためにどのように協力するか

    世界的な食品安全の分野では、コーデックス委員会(Codex Alimentarius Commission)よりも優れている組織はほとんどありません。今週のGFSIエキスパートシリーズでは、この影響力のある組織のリーダーの一人、ギリェルメダ・コスタ議長からお話を伺いました。

    世界的な食品安全の分野では、コーデックス委員会(Codex Alimentarius Commission)よりも優れている組織はほとんどありません。今週のGFSIエキスパートシリーズでは、この影響力のある組織のリーダーの一人、ギリェルメダ・コスタ議長からお話を伺いました。

  • 科学が産業と出会う場所:食品衛生における化学物質に関するGFSIワーキンググループの実践的成果

    業界では消毒剤、衛生剤、洗浄剤など、消費者にとって安全な食品を確保するために多くの化学物質を使用しています。欧州委員会および消費者団体からのこれらの重要な製品の安全性に関する懸念に応えて、GFSIは食品衛生における化学物質のリスクと利点に取り組むために科学者と業界の専門家からなるテクニカル・ワーキング・グループ(技術作業部会)を発足しました。

    業界では消毒剤、衛生剤、洗浄剤など、消費者にとって安全な食品を確保するために多くの化学物質を使用しています。欧州委員会および消費者団体からのこれらの重要な製品の安全性に関する懸念に応えて、GFSIは食品衛生における化学物質のリスクと利点に取り組むために科学者と業界の専門家からなるテクニカル・ワーキング・グループ(技術作業部会)を発足しました。