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Press Releases

  • GFSI and UNIDO Move Forward on a Strategic Cooperation for Far-Reaching Food Safety Capacity Building

    BERLIN, 1st March 2016 - In an exciting move for the food industry, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) are expanding a long-term collaboration into a formal strategic partnership for large-scale capacity building programmes.

    BERLIN, 1st March 2016 - In an exciting move for the food industry, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) are expanding a long-term collaboration into a formal strategic partnership for large-scale capacity building programmes.

  • GFSI and UNIDO Sign MoU to Solidify Strategic Partnership for Food Safety Capability Building

    CAPETOWN, 15 JUNE 2016 – Today amidst a gathering of the world’s consumer goods industry leaders at the CGF Global Summit in South Africa, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to signal their commitment to a large-scale partnership for food safety.

    CAPETOWN, 15 JUNE 2016 – Today amidst a gathering of the world’s consumer goods industry leaders at the CGF Global Summit in South Africa, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to signal their commitment to a large-scale partnership for food safety.

  • GFSI and UNIDO Unite in a New Commitment to Boost Development and Scale Up Food Safety Capacity Building

    [Press Release] BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today made a joint declaration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to collaborate on a far-reaching initiative for food safety capacity building in China and at a global level.

    [Press Release] BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today made a joint declaration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to collaborate on a far-reaching initiative for food safety capacity building in China and at a global level.

  • GFSI Announces New Board Chairman Vice-Chairs

    Cenk Gürol, Group Chief SCM Officer, Aeon CO., LTD & President, Aeon Global SCM CO., LTD, Japan takes over Chairmanship of the GFSI Board of Directors.
    Mike Robach, Vice President, Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Cargill, USA and Neil Marshall, Global Director, Quality & Food Safety Strategy, Policy and Programs, The Coca-Cola Company, USA have been elected as Vice Chairs of GFSI.

  • GFSI Announces New Senior Manager for the United States and Canada

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is delighted to welcome Rishi Banerjee as GFSI Senior Manager for the US and Canada. This represents a significant step in GFSI's ongoing strategy to further implementation at a regional level while advancing harmonisation at the global level. Meanwhile, the opening of this senior position dedicated to GFSI’s efforts in North America is a strong signal of the region’s importance in the advancement of food safety globally.

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is delighted to welcome Rishi Banerjee as GFSI Senior Manager for the US and Canada. This represents a significant step in GFSI's ongoing strategy to further implementation at a regional level while advancing harmonisation at the global level. Meanwhile, the opening of this senior position dedicated to GFSI’s efforts in North America is a strong signal of the region’s importance in the advancement of food safety globally.

  • GFSI Applauds New Canadian Policy on Private Certification of Food Facilities

    [Press Release] PARIS, 5 February, 2016 - The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) applauds the new Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) policy on private certification schemes used by food facilities that was announced this week in Ottawa. The policy recognises growing food safety collaboration among government, industry and consumers.

    [Press Release] PARIS, 5 February, 2016
    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) applauds the new Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) policy on private certification schemes used by food facilities that was announced this week in Ottawa. The policy recognises growing food safety collaboration among government, industry and consumers.

  • GFSI as the Key to Food Safety in Japan by 2020 Target and Beyond

    The GFSI Japan Local Group has set themselves a target of 2020, when Tokyo welcomes thousands of athletes and sports fans from around the world, for over 6,000 food production sites to become certified to a GFSI-recognised certification programme or to embark on GFSI’s Global Markets Programme, a pathway to certification.

    The GFSI Japan Local Group has set themselves a target of 2020, when Tokyo welcomes thousands of athletes and sports fans from around the world, for over 6,000 food production sites to become certified to a GFSI-recognised certification programme or to embark on GFSI’s Global Markets Programme, a pathway to certification.

  • GFSI Conference 2019 Showcases Leadership & Innovation in the Face of Change

    The 2019 GFSI Conference, organised by The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), came to a successful close last week with more than 1000 delegates from the food industry, government and academia from over 60 countries joining the event at Nice Acropolis in France.

    The 2019 GFSI Conference, organised by The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), came to a successful close last week with more than 1000 delegates from the food industry, government and academia from over 60 countries joining the event at Nice Acropolis in France.

  • GFSI Embarks on Public-Private Partnership with China’s CNCA to Accelerate Food Safety Development

    [Press Release] BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today announces a new public-private partnership with the Chinese government as part of its commitment to leadership in driving food safety on the global, regional and local stage.

    [Press Release] BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today announces a new public-private partnership with the Chinese government as part of its commitment to leadership in driving food safety on the global, regional and local stage.

  • GFSI Forms First-time Partnership with Argentinian Ministry of Agribusiness

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to announce the launch of a public-private partnership with the Argentinian Ministry of Agribusiness. The two entities have signed a Letter of Intent to work together on a national training programme based on GFSI’s Global Markets Programme, as well as collaboration on national food safety events. 

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to announce the launch of a public-private partnership with the Argentinian Ministry of Agribusiness. The two entities have signed a Letter of Intent to work together on a national training programme based on GFSI’s Global Markets Programme, as well as collaboration on national food safety events. 

  • GFSI Forms First-time Partnership with Mexican Government Food Safety Agency SENASICA

    Houston, 1 March – In a press conference at this week’s Global Food Safety Conference, an unprecedented public-private partnership was announced between the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the Mexican National Service of Health, Food safety and Agro-Food Quality (SENASICA), the Mexican government agency responsible for the safety of fresh and minimally-processed food products.

    Houston, 1 March – In a press conference at this week’s Global Food Safety Conference, an unprecedented public-private partnership was announced between the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the Mexican National Service of Health, Food safety and Agro-Food Quality (SENASICA), the Mexican government agency responsible for the safety of fresh and minimally-processed food products.

  • 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 lanza sus Global Markets Awards 2018; celebra el éxito en la creación de capacidad en seguridad alimentaria

    La Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) se complace en anunciar el lanzamiento de sus Global Markets Awards 2018. Para esta segunda edición, los premios reconocerán empresas de todo el mundo que se han aprovechado del Global Markets Programme de GFSI de manera ejemplar en su viaje hacia un sistema de seguridad alimentaria mundial.

    La Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) se complace en anunciar el lanzamiento de sus Global Markets Awards 2018. Para esta segunda edición, los premios reconocerán empresas de todo el mundo que se han aprovechado del Global Markets Programme de GFSI de manera ejemplar en su viaje hacia un sistema de seguridad alimentaria mundial.

  • GFSI Launches Its First Ever Awards; Winner Recognised at Top Food Safety Conference

    Paris and Houston, 30 January – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is celebrating continuous improvement in food safety systems with a new award launched ahead of the Global Food Safety Conference taking place in Houston next month.

    Paris and Houston, 30 January – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is celebrating continuous improvement in food safety systems with a new award launched ahead of the Global Food Safety Conference taking place in Houston next month.

  • GFSI Launches Its Global Markets Awards 2018; Celebrates Successes in Food Safety Capability Building

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to announce the launch of its Global Markets Awards 2018. For this second edition, the Awards will recognise companies from across the globe that have leveraged GFSI’s Global Markets Programme in an exemplary way on their journey towards a world-class food safety system.

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to announce the launch of its Global Markets Awards 2018. For this second edition, the Awards will recognise companies from across the globe that have leveraged GFSI’s Global Markets Programme in an exemplary way on their journey towards a world-class food safety system.

  • 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 Position Paper on Mitigating the Public Health Risk of Food Fraud

    The Global Food Safety Initiative is proud to release a paper on the position of the GFSI on Food Fraud mitigation. This work has been led by the GFSI Guidance Document Working Group1 with the Food Fraud Think Tank2, convened to further advance the food fraud mitigation topic.

  • GFSI Recognises CanadaGAP Scope Extension

    The GFSI Board of Directors is pleased to announce the successful benchmarking of a new scope extension. The CanadaGAP scheme, Option D "Repacking and Wholesaling" has been recognised for its equivalence with the GFSI Guidance Document scope D - Pre-Processing and Handling of Plant Products.

    The GFSI Board of Directors is pleased to announce the successful benchmarking of a new scope extension. The CanadaGAP scheme, Option D "Repacking and Wholesaling" has been recognised for its equivalence with the GFSI Guidance Document scope D - Pre-Processing and Handling of Plant Products.

  • GFSI Recognises Excellence in Food Safety with its Global Markets Awards 2018

    The GFSI board of directors, the Global Markets Awards Selection Committee and greenfence, the award sponsors, are happy to announce the recognition of four companies from across the globe for the exemplary way they have leveraged the GFSI Global Markets Programme on their journey towards GFSI certification and a world-class food safety system. Four companies have been recognised for excellence in advancing food safety as part of the Global Market Awards 2018.

    The GFSI board of directors, the Global Markets Awards Selection Committee and greenfence, the award sponsors, are happy to announce the recognition of four companies from across the globe for the exemplary way they have leveraged the GFSI Global Markets Programme on their journey towards GFSI certification and a world-class food safety system. Four companies have been recognised for excellence in advancing food safety as part of the Global Market Awards 2018.

  • GFSI Recognises Food Safety Pioneers for Global Markets Awards 2019

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors, the Global Markets Awards Selection Committee and award sponsors, Greenfence, are announcing the winners of GFSI’s Global Markets Awards 2019.

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors, the Global Markets Awards Selection Committee and award sponsors, Greenfence, are announcing the winners of GFSI’s Global Markets Awards 2019.