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  • The United States: If Prevention is the Main Attraction, is Industry the Ringleader? | 3M @ GFSC 2015

    It’s been more than four years since the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011, and it continues to be a significant source of anticipation for the U.S. Food Industry. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to refers to FSMA as the most sweeping change to the Code of Federal Regulations governing the food industry in over 70 years.

  • The World Bank Publishes a Pathway to Food Safety in Developing Markets

    The issue of food safety in developing markets is attracting increasing attention at GFSI and other organisations that concern themselves with the well-being of consumers, and for good reason — unsafe food costs low- and middle-income countries about $110 billion in lost productivity and medical expenses each year. In order to reduce this colossal loss, the World Bank and collaborating partners have prepared a guide to improving food safety which will be shared in summary form at the GFSI Conference this February.

    The issue of food safety in developing markets is attracting increasing attention at GFSI and other organisations that concern themselves with the well-being of consumers, and for good reason — unsafe food costs low- and middle-income countries about $110 billion in lost productivity and medical expenses each year. In order to reduce this colossal loss, the World Bank and collaborating partners have prepared a guide to improving food safety which will be shared in summary form at the GFSI Conference this February.

  • Thinking Big (Data)

    Big data is on everyone’s lips and corporate agendas these days. It is the next big thing that can change the playing field in many industries, with the potential to drastically improve efficiency, ways of approaching the market and stakeholders, and to manage an increasingly complex risk picture.

    Big data is on everyone’s lips and corporate agendas these days. It is the next big thing that can change the playing field in many industries, with the potential to drastically improve efficiency, ways of approaching the market and stakeholders, and to manage an increasingly complex risk picture.

  • Three Reasons I'm Excited About GFSI in North America

    There are thousands of voices speaking up about GFSI in North America as new food safety reforms take place in the United States and Canada. I am just one, lone voice. Yet, I am privileged to represent GFSI formally in North America and I am excited about what I hear and see. Why?

    There are thousands of voices speaking up about GFSI in North America as new food safety reforms take place in the United States and Canada. I am just one, lone voice. Yet, I am privileged to represent GFSI formally in North America and I am excited about what I hear and see. Why?

  • Tom and Tatiana on the Current State of the Food Safety Industry

    Following the Global Food Safety Conference, we sat down for a conversation with Tatiana Lorca and Tom Ford. Tatiana is the Sr. Manager of Food Safety Education and Training, for the Food and Beverage Division of Ecolab. Tom is the Vice President of Food Safety within the Global Retail Services Division, also of Ecolab. The two shared their thoughts on the current climate of food safety, and the challenges and opportunities the industry will face in the future.

    Following the Global Food Safety Conference, we sat down for a conversation with Tatiana Lorca and Tom Ford. Tatiana is the Sr. Manager of Food Safety Education and Training, for the Food and Beverage Division of Ecolab. Tom is the Vice President of Food Safety within the Global Retail Services Division, also of Ecolab. The two shared their thoughts on the current climate of food safety, and the challenges and opportunities the industry will face in the future.

  • Top 5 Blog Posts from 2017

    Throughout the year, we like to share great stories and insights from food safety leaders. We’ve rounded up some of our most popular blog posts from 2017. Have you read them all?

    Throughout the year, we like to share great stories and insights from food safety leaders. We’ve rounded up some of our most popular blog posts from 2017. Have you read them all?

  • Traceability Provides the Trusted Foundation for Global Food Safety

    As food safety challenges intensify worldwide, global traceability is needed more than ever. Today’s traceability systems must be interoperable and scalable, providing all stakeholders in the food supply chain with an easy way to collaborate and share information. GS1 standards provide the needed framework for global visibility of food products as they travel from grower to consumer.

    As food safety challenges intensify worldwide, global traceability is needed more than ever. Today’s traceability systems must be interoperable and scalable, providing all stakeholders in the food supply chain with an easy way to collaborate and share information. GS1 standards provide the needed framework for global visibility of food products as they travel from grower to consumer.

  • What Does It Mean to be GFSI Certified in a FSMA Environment?

    The question is not new: "I am GFSI certified, so does that mean I am FSMA compliant?" It's a question with which industry has been wrestling since the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in 2011.

    The question is not new: "I am GFSI certified, so does that mean I am FSMA compliant?" It's a question with which industry has been wrestling since the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in 2011.

  • What marks the food sector’s sustainability leaders?

    The Food and Beverage sector faces overwhelming challenges. It needs to produce more food for a growing population while using less water, with less land to cultivate and serviced by a dwindling agricultural workforce. And if this is not enough, producers need to respond to more extreme weather events, loss of soils and compromised nutrient flows.

  • Why Collaboration is Critical to Food Safety for Retailers

    The food retail industry is experiencing extensive, exponential change. And all signs point to more changes to come. 

    The food retail industry is experiencing extensive, exponential change. And all signs point to more changes to come. Consumers are demanding fresh, locally sourced ingredients. They want artisanal products and exotic flavours. They want fresh food and food prepared on the premises. This consumer demand for diverse products and ingredients creates unique challenges for retailers.

  • Why Retailers Shouldn’t Miss the 2019 GFSI Conference

    As a member of the conference committee for GFSI 2019, I’ve had the honour of being part of a passionate, dedicated group representing every corner of the food industry. From the conversations with this group, I have an insider’s view on the many benefits that my own corner of the industry — retail — can gain by joining the conference. 

    As a member of the conference committee for GFSI 2019, I’ve had the honour of being part of a passionate, dedicated group representing every corner of the food industry. From the conversations with this group, I have an insider’s view on the many benefits that my own corner of the industry — retail — can gain by joining the conference. I’m looking forward to connecting with my global counterparts to discuss challenges emerging in our field and innovations that are meeting these challenges, as well as networking with stakeholders well beyond my home base. It’s these international, industry-spanning connections that make the GFSI Conference a truly indispensable event for everyone involved in keeping food safe.

  • World Accreditation Day 2018

    How accreditation delivers a safer world is the core theme of this year’s World Accreditation Day, celebrated on 9th June. 

    How accreditation delivers a safer world is the core theme of this year’s World Accreditation Day, celebrated on 9th June. 

  • アメと鞭:ブロックチェーンプラットフォームエコシステム

    グリーンフェンスのミッチ・チェットCEOに代わり、東京で開催されたGFSI 世界食品安全会議 2018でのセッションに参加してくださった皆様、また話をする機会をいただいた皆様に感謝します!皆様のご要望にお応えして、この食品産業におけるブロックチェーンの課題と潜在的可能性についてお話しします。

    グリーンフェンスのミッチ・チェットCEOに代わり、東京で開催されたGFSI 世界食品安全会議 2018でのセッションに参加してくださった皆様、また話をする機会をいただいた皆様に感謝します!皆様のご要望にお応えして、この食品産業におけるブロックチェーンの課題と潜在的可能性についてお話しします。

  • グループ内94工場における承認規格取得の秘訣に迫る!キユーピー株式会社 (GFSI承認規格取得事業者レポート)

    1919年11月創立のキユーピー株式会社は、創始者の中島董一郎氏がイギリス、アメリカに実習生として滞在中ママレードやマヨネーズに出会い、1925年にマヨネーズを製造開始されました。現在は調味料、タマゴ、サラダ・惣菜、加工食品、ファインケミカル、物流システムの6事業を展開し、マヨネーズ、ドレッシングやパスタソースといったなじみのある商品以外にも、ベビーフードや流動食、介護食等、人のライフステージに沿った商品も提供。グループ会社にはママレードで有名なアヲハタ、物流のキユーソー流通システムをはじめ、デリア食品、ケイパック、ディスペンパックジャパン等幅広く展開されています。今回、歴史ある大手食品メーカーが、GFSI承認規格取得に至った経緯と、複数工場で取得を実現した経緯を伺いました。

     

  • サプライチェーン・マネジメントと 新しい食品業界

    食品業界は、グローバリゼーション、規制や競争の激化によってもたらされる課題に直面し、絶えず発展する業界です。サプライチェーンマネジメントは、ほとんどのビジネスにとって不可欠な要素であり、その成功と顧客満足に大変重要です。それは、製品やサービスの設計から、販売され、消費され、そして消費者により処分されるまでのエンドツーエンドのプロセスの効果的な管理です。

  • デジタルテクノロジーはどのように食品サプライチェーンを変えるのか

    昨今、テクノロジーの進歩は食品業界にも波及し、よりコストを低減しながら食品サプライチェーンをより効果的に管理し、消費者の嗜好やフィードバックを把握することが急速に進んでいます。このデジタルテクノロジーによって食品サプライチェーンがどのように変化していくのか、食の安全と持続可能性にどのような影響を与えるのかを考察したいと思います。 すでにいくつかの新しい技術の組み合わせによって、業界全体を巻き込みながら、これまでの手法に変化を与えています。

    昨今、テクノロジーの進歩は食品業界にも波及し、よりコストを低減しながら食品サプライチェーンをより効果的に管理し、消費者の嗜好やフィードバックを把握することが急速に進んでいます。このデジタルテクノロジーによって食品サプライチェーンがどのように変化していくのか、食の安全と持続可能性にどのような影響を与えるのかを考察したいと思います。 すでにいくつかの新しい技術の組み合わせによって、業界全体を巻き込みながら、これまでの手法に変化を与えています。

  • トレーサビリティはグローバルな食品安全のための信頼できる基盤を提供します

    食品安全の課題が世界的に重要度を増すにつれて、グローバルなトレーサビリティがこれまで以上に必要とされています。今日のトレーサビリティシステムは、相互運用可能で測定可能でなければならず、食料サプライチェーンのすべてのステークホルダーに協働し、情報共有するための簡単な方法を提供します。 GS1規格には、食品が生産者から消費者へと移動する際に、世界中で可視化するために必要なフレームワークがあります。

     

  • フードサプライチェーンを守る

    犯罪とテロリズム – フードサプライチェーンを考えるときに頭に浮かぶ最初の言葉ではありませんが、悪意のある行為から身を守るためのフードディフェンス(食品防御)の概念がますます重要になってきています。

    犯罪とテロリズム – フードサプライチェーンを考えるときに頭に浮かぶ最初の言葉ではありませんが、悪意のある行為から身を守るためのフードディフェンス(食品防御)の概念がますます重要になってきています。

  • ブロックチェーンの実用的なアプローチと ソリューション

    ブロックチェーンの技術は、消費者の信頼と透明性を生み出すためのツールとして牽引力を増し続けています。ブロックチェーンの旅の次のステップであるガバナンスと規制制度の設定においては、いくつかの興味深い疑問が生じます。サプライチェーン全体で公平性を保ち、組織に参加を促すよう動機付けし、プライバシーを保護するにはどうすればよいでしょうか? 

  • ブロックチェーンは今や一部の人だけでなく、多くの人に利点をもたらす

    「食品安全のためのブロックチェーン戦略を作ってほしい」と上司に言われたら、どこから手をつけますか?実際に始めてみると、すぐに自分が未知の領域にいることに気づくでしょう。複雑でコストがかかり、キャリアにも影響を及ぼす取り組みに身を投じる羽目になり、最終的に状況をコントロールするのが難しくなります。どういうことか、詳しく見ていきましょう。