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  • How emerging technologies provide new insights into reducing risk and driving food safety

    The founding principle of any food safety plan is the identification of hazards that introduce food safety risk. At Rentokil Initial we have over 90 years’ experience of dealing with those hazards and see the enormous commercial impact that poor practices can cause if left unchecked.

    The founding principle of any food safety plan is the identification of hazards that introduce food safety risk. At Rentokil Initial we have over 90 years’ experience of dealing with those hazards and see the enormous commercial impact that poor practices can cause if left unchecked.

  • How Mexico is Driving Food Safety Through Capacity Building

    Mexico is one of the most interesting countries in the world with regard to food. However, we face a number of challenges when it comes to food safety. The continued work of the GFSI Mexico Local Group is tackling these challenges across a number of different projects in pursuit of the GFSI vision of safe food for consumers everywhere.

    Mexico is one of the most interesting countries in the world with regard to food. However, we face a number of challenges when it comes to food safety. The continued work of the GFSI Mexico Local Group is tackling these challenges across a number of different projects in pursuit of the GFSI vision of safe food for consumers everywhere.

  • How Technology and Innovation are Transforming Food Safety and Sustainability

    The evidence that we need to find new ways to manage food safety is growing all the time. Right now, the world’s population is currently growing by 80 million people a year. Overall the global population is forecast to expand to 8.6 billion by 2030. By 2050 this population will require a major increase in food production.

    The evidence that we need to find new ways to manage food safety is growing all the time. Right now, the world’s population is currently growing by 80 million people a year. Overall the global population is forecast to expand to 8.6 billion by 2030. By 2050 this population will require a major increase in food production.

  • How Technology Can Help Improve Your Food Safety Culture

    Sharing best practices was a key focus of the recent Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo, Japan (5-8 March 2018). Both Land O’Lakes and McDonald’s, who were featured speakers at Diversey’ special session, stressed the need to continually work to improve existing food safety measures with technology;

    Sharing best practices was a key focus of the recent Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo, Japan (5-8 March 2018). Both Land O’Lakes and McDonald’s, who were featured speakers at Diversey’ special session, stressed the need to continually work to improve existing food safety measures with technology.

  • How the GFSI Conference Impacted Nestlé’s Approach to Food Safety

    I invite you to take my experience as a case study on the benefits that manufacturers can gain by attending the GFSI Conference. Learn how your own company can grow with GFSI at the conference this February. And you might discover something explosive enough to spark a food safety revolution in your own corner of the industry.. 

    I invite you to take my experience as a case study on the benefits that manufacturers can gain by attending the GFSI Conference. Learn how your own company can grow with GFSI at the conference this February. And you might discover something explosive enough to spark a food safety revolution in your own corner of the industry.. 

  • How the World’s Top Food Brands Drive Food Safety

    As 2017 draws to a close, our sights are set on Tokyo for the industry’s annual rendezvous for the advancement of food safety. The past few years have seen the world’s top food brands forge a bold path towards cultivating a global culture of food safety, providing leadership and expertise across the industry.

    As 2017 draws to a close, our sights are set on Tokyo for the industry’s annual rendezvous for the advancement of food safety. The past few years have seen the world’s top food brands forge a bold path towards cultivating a global culture of food safety, providing leadership and expertise across the industry.

  • How to Keep Our Food Supply Safe in a Hotter, Drier and More Crowded World

    Experts predict that by the mid-century there will be close to 10 billion people on the planet. That means that there will be a need for additional food to accommodate this growing population. Additionally, global megatrends such as climate change, economic and population growth and urbanisation are all changing the way we eat and think about food.

    Experts predict that by the mid-century there will be close to 10 billion people on the planet. That means that there will be a need for additional food to accommodate this growing population. Additionally, global megatrends such as climate change, economic and population growth and urbanisation are all changing the way we eat and think about food.

  • How Whole Genome Sequencing Is Revolutionising Food Safety

    Food systems and food products are rapidly evolving, as are the associated safety challenges. In addition, our adversaries in the food safety battle are among the fastest-growing, most quickly evolving organisms known to man — E. coli, for example, can double in as little as twenty minutes.

    Food systems and food products are rapidly evolving, as are the associated safety challenges. In addition, our adversaries in the food safety battle are among the fastest-growing, most quickly evolving organisms known to man — E. coli, for example, can double in as little as twenty minutes.

  • Importance of Managing Risk in Food Supply Chains

    SGS hosted a special session at the GFSI Conference 2019 in Nice, looking at safe food supply and risk mitigation in global supply chains. To introduce this session, SGS revealed the results of its 2018 survey into current food supply chain industry practices.

    SGS hosted a special session at the GFSI Conference 2019 in Nice, looking at safe food supply and risk mitigation in global supply chains. To introduce this session, SGS revealed the results of its 2018 survey into current food supply chain industry practices.

  • Inquiries, Responses and Audits: The Chipotle Effect

    The impact of recent food safety incidents surrounding Chipotle has had a cascade effect throughout the industry.

    In an age where news is reported instantly, those outside the food industry have a heightened awareness and concern over their favorite brands’ commitment to food safety. Conversely, every food industry’s safety and quality operations teams are more than likely putting measures in place to tighten up their supply chain controls and re-evaluate their own food safety programs to ensure that their companies don’t become the next headline.

  • Introducing the Latest Version of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements

    Exciting times are here again for the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. Version 7.2 was released at our annual Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo. Over the last 17 years the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements have evolved considerably. As the food industry adapts and changes, we’re always looking to keep up to date and reflect best practices.

    Exciting times are here again for the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. Version 7.2 was released at our annual Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo. Over the last 17 years the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements have evolved considerably. As the food industry adapts and changes, we’re always looking to keep up to date and reflect best practices.

  • Japan GAP Foundation: ASIAGAP on Obtaining GFSI Recognition

    Further to GFSI's recognition of Japan GAP Foundation (JGF)’s ASIAGAP, we met two representatives, President Shunichi Matsui and Mr Hiroshi Ogino, Secretary General, to ask about its development, future policy of activities, and ambitions.

    Further to GFSI's recognition of Japan GAP Foundation (JGF)’s ASIAGAP, we met two representatives, President Shunichi Matsui and Mr Hiroshi Ogino, Secretary General, to ask about its development, future policy of activities, and ambitions.

  • Keeping the Promise with an Outstanding New Award - Global Food Safety Conference 2017

    I strongly encourage everyone who wants to make a difference in the supply chain to apply or nominate an individual or a company to this award!

    I strongly encourage everyone who wants to make a difference in the supply chain to apply or nominate an individual or a company to this award!

  • Kewpie Corporation - Behind the Scenes of Acquiring 94 GFSI Recognised Certifications

    In November of 1919, Mr. Toichiro Nakashima founded Kewpie Corporation after discovering marmalade and mayonnaise during his stay as a trainee in the UK and USA. This led to the start of mayonnaise production in 1925. The business has since then grown and spread accross various categories. In this article, this major food manufacturer with a long history reveals the journey of how GFSI-recognised certification has spread among many factories including hardships leading up to this achievement.

    In November of 1919, Mr. Toichiro Nakashima founded Kewpie Corporation after discovering marmalade and mayonnaise during his stay as a trainee in the UK and USA. This led to the start of mayonnaise production in 1925. The business has since then grown and spread accross various categories. In this article, this major food manufacturer with a long history reveals the journey of how GFSI-recognised certification has spread among many factories including hardships leading up to this achievement.

  • Launching the Global Markets Programme for Primary Production - 2nd Edition

    It is my great pleasure to be invited to write this blog post on behalf of the GFSI Global Markets Primary Production technical working group to announce the launch of the Global Markets Programme for Primary Production.

    It is my great pleasure to be invited to write this blog post on behalf of the GFSI Global Markets Primary Production technical working group to announce the launch of the Global Markets Programme for Primary Production.

  • 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.

  • Local Implementation and Global Harmonisation | The Japan GFSI Local Group

    GFSI Local Groups lead the local implementation of global strategy, with a vision to improve food safety for consumers no matter where in the world they live. As Chair of the GFSI Japan Local Group, I am honoured to head up this group of dedicated food industry experts. Further, I’m pleased to see how far we’ve come since our group was launched back in 2012 as the first GFSI Local Group.

    GFSI Local Groups lead the local implementation of global strategy, with a vision to improve food safety for consumers no matter where in the world they live. As Chair of the GFSI Japan Local Group, I am honoured to head up this group of dedicated food industry experts. Further, I’m pleased to see how far we’ve come since our group was launched back in 2012 as the first GFSI Local Group.

  • Managing Global Supply Chains under FSMA – Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies

    After long anticipation, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is finally here. The most sweeping reform of the US food safety system coincides with the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, with innovative automation technologies. The current trend is therefore shaping a food industry with less human intervention, regulated by compliance policies.

    After long anticipation, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is finally here. The most sweeping reform of the US food safety system coincides with the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, with innovative automation technologies. The current trend is therefore shaping a food industry with less human intervention, regulated by compliance policies.

  • Mis impresiones de IAFP Argentina y el importante impulso de la inocuidad en Latinoamérica

    Desde que me uní al Consumer Goods Forum en Latinoamérica hace menos de un año, me ha impresionado el entusiasmo que he presenciado en torno a la labor de GFSI por parte de un número cada vez mayor de interesados. 

    Desde que me uní al Consumer Goods Forum en Latinoamérica hace menos de un año, me ha impresionado el entusiasmo que he presenciado en torno a la labor de GFSI por parte de un número cada vez mayor de interesados. 

  • My Impressions from IAFP Argentina and the Exciting Momentum in Latin America

    Since joining the LatAm branch of The Consumer Goods Forum less than a year ago, I have been blown away by the enthusiasm I’ve witnessed around GFSI’s work from an ever-increasing number of stakeholders. From my vantage point here in the midst of so many partnerships spearheaded by GFSI in the region, I see potential for even more actors to join this vast global discussion.

    Since joining the LatAm branch of The Consumer Goods Forum less than a year ago, I have been blown away by the enthusiasm I’ve witnessed around GFSI’s work from an ever-increasing number of stakeholders. From my vantage point here in the midst of so many partnerships spearheaded by GFSI in the region, I see potential for even more actors to join this vast global discussion.