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  • 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 | 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. 

  • Call for Participation in GFSI Working Group | Pre-harvest Handling

    GFSI is seeking food safety professionals and animal/farmed seafood husbandry experts to participate in a new Technical Working Group (TWG) on animal/ farmed seafood handling and its impact on food safety. Learn more about the group's mandate and selection criteria as well as how to apply.

    GFSI is seeking food safety professionals and animal/farmed seafood husbandry experts to participate in a new Technical Working Group (TWG) on animal/ farmed seafood handling and its impact on food safety. Learn more about the group's mandate and selection criteria as well as how to apply.

  • 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.

  • Call for Participation in New GFSI Technical Working Group | Food Safety Culture

    Meeting the ever-evolving challenges of safely feeding the planet requires going above and beyond traditional compliance approaches. Having the right standards in place, with the right management systems and the right auditing regimes is only the first step.

    Meeting the ever-evolving challenges of safely feeding the planet requires going above and beyond traditional compliance approaches. Having the right standards in place, with the right management systems and the right auditing regimes is only the first step. Without a strong food safety culture, the best requirements and systems cannot succeed.

  • Call for Proposals #GFSC2016 now open!

    After the success of #GFSC2015 last month in Kuala Lumpur, we are already working on next year's Global Food Safety Conference that will take place in Berlin under the theme “Food Safety: Achieving the Global Food Vision".

    After the success of #GFSC2015 last month in Kuala Lumpur, we are already working on next year's Global Food Safety Conference that will take place in Berlin under the theme “Food Safety: Achieving the Global Food Vision".

  • 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.

  • Changes @ GFSI | Dec 2014

    Join us in welcoming the new Director of GFSI!
    We asked Jessica Wigram 6 questions about her 6 years at GFSI...

    Join us in welcoming the new Director of GFSI! Read the Welcome Address from Véronique Discours-Buhot.
    We asked Jessica Wigram 6 questions about her 6 years at GFSI... She gave us insights gained on the ground, as well as her vision for the future of GFSI.

  • China Focus Day 2014 built on the success of the 2012 and 2013 Editions

    On the 27 - 28. August 2014, Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) hosted its 3rd Edition China Focus Day in Beijing. On this occasion, 350 of China's top food industry leaders gathered to discuss food safety.
    The Focus Day provided a collaborative platform enhancing the dialog between decision makers from both the public and private sectors as well as a tremendous networking opportunity for all players along the food supply web -- from farm to chopsticks.

    On the 27 - 28. August 2014, Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) hosted its 3rd Edition China Focus Day in Beijing. On this occasion, 350 of China's top food industry leaders gathered to discuss food safety.
    The Focus Day provided a collaborative platform enhancing the dialog between decision makers from both the public and private sectors as well as a tremendous networking opportunity for all players along the food supply web -- from farm to chopsticks.

  • Collaboration, Culture and Capacity Building Will Take Centre Stage at GFSI’s Global Food Safety Conference 2018

    Food safety, transparency, and traceability are top of mind these days for everyone; from the CEO of a food and beverage company all the way to the individual consumer. In this environment of consumer awareness and digital transformation, how can we ensure food safety for consumers everywhere? The Global Food Safety Initiative has made it their mandate to advance innovation and collaboration around this question, weaving it into the fabric of the 17th instance of our Global Food Safety Conference taking place in Tokyo from 5-8 March 2018.

    Food safety, transparency, and traceability are top of mind these days for everyone; from the CEO of a food and beverage company all the way to the individual consumer. In this environment of consumer awareness and digital transformation, how can we ensure food safety for consumers everywhere? The Global Food Safety Initiative has made it their mandate to advance innovation and collaboration around this question, weaving it into the fabric of the 17th instance of our Global Food Safety Conference taking place in Tokyo from 5-8 March 2018.

  • Complex supply chains – the need for assurance | DNV GL @ GFSC

    The notion of a supply chain is far too simplistic for today’s food and beverage industry. The reality is that there is a vast network or ‘web’ created amongst different companies producing, packing, handling, storing, distributing and retailing specific products. Understanding the exposures through such networks, and having the assurance that risks are understood and controlled is increasing in relevance.

  • Discover a Whole New World of Innovation and Technology at GFSI 2018’s Tech Talks

    After their first appearance at GFSI 2017 in Houston, Tech Talks are back by popular demand at GFSI’s Global Food Safety Conference 2018 in Tokyo. These short sessions provide a break from proceedings in the main auditorium and offer a more relaxed and informal setting for discussion of hot topics in food safety.

    After their first appearance at GFSI 2017 in Houston, Tech Talks are back by popular demand at GFSI’s Global Food Safety Conference 2018 in Tokyo. These short sessions provide a break from proceedings in the main auditorium and offer a more relaxed and informal setting for discussion of hot topics in food safety.

  • Discover the Culture and Traditions of Japan at #gfsi18

    It’s no coincidence that we have picked Tokyo as the destination for our 2018 conference. Japan has a long and rich culinary history and its capital city is globally renowned for its food culture, industry and innovation. 

    It’s no coincidence that we have picked Tokyo as the destination for our 2018 conference. Japan has a long and rich culinary history and its capital city is globally renowned for its food culture, industry and innovation. The Discovery Tours are the perfect way to experience the culture and traditions of Japan first-hand and a great way to kick off your conference week.

  • Executive Summary Now Available for the GFSI Conference 2018

    Whether or not you were able to join us in Tokyo for this year’s GFSI Conference, you can benefit from the insights and practical nuggets shared by industry leaders, experts and innovators.

    Whether or not you were able to join us in Tokyo for this year’s GFSI Conference, you can benefit from the insights and practical nuggets shared by industry leaders, experts and innovators.

  • Executive Summary Released - GFSC 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.

    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.

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

    One hundred and twenty food safety experts from around the world convened in Düsseldorf, Germany over the past two days to tackle global issues faced by the food industry. Many thanks to these high-level experts who dedicate their time and expertise to GFSI work streams in support of the GFSI vision of "Safe food for consumers everywhere."

    One hundred and twenty food safety experts from around the world convened in Düsseldorf, Germany over the past two days to tackle global issues faced by the food industry. Many thanks to these high-level experts who dedicate their time and expertise to GFSI work streams in support of the GFSI vision of "Safe food for consumers everywhere."

  • 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.

  • Fighting $40bn Food Fraud to Protect Food Supply

    • SSAFE and PwC release tool for food companies to assess fraud vulnerabilities
    • Free online tool helps food companies fight fraud to protect consumers 
    • Released ahead of the GFSI’s new global food safety requirements 
    • Food fraud is an estimated US$30 to $40 billion global problem.

    • SSAFE and PwC release tool for food companies to assess fraud vulnerabilities
    • Free online tool helps food companies fight fraud to protect consumers 
    • Released ahead of the GFSI’s new global food safety requirements 
    • Food fraud is an estimated US$30 to $40 billion global problem

  • Food Safety Day Japan 2014 Declares "ONE FOR ALL, ALL FOR ONE"

    More than 430 food safety experts came together in Tokyo on October 30th to attend Food Safety Day Japan 2014, an event for local members of The Consumer Goods Forum to discuss and explore regional and global food safety challenges impacting them.

    More than 430 food safety experts came together in Tokyo on October 30th to attend Food Safety Day Japan 2014, an event for local members of The Consumer Goods Forum to discuss and explore regional and global food safety challenges impacting them.

  • Food Safety International Forum: “Developing a Food Safety Culture”

    The development of a Food Safety Culture aiming to open new markets and protect our brands. With an attendance of over 400 people, the 3° Food Safety International Forum looked at creating a new mindset in terms of supplying safe Food and, as a consequence, raising the bar regarding Food Safety in Argentina and the South America Region.

    The development of a Food Safety Culture aiming to open new markets and protect our brands. With an attendance of over 400 people, the 3° Food Safety International Forum looked at creating a new mindset in terms of supplying safe Food and, as a consequence, raising the bar regarding Food Safety in Argentina and the South America Region.