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  • "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。

  • 「私のボスはアメリカの消費者です」:フランク・イアナスがウォルマートの専門知識をFDAにどうやってもたらしたか

    今週のGFSIエキスパートシリーズのエピソードでは、食品安全文化についての現在の理解の基礎となる人物の1人である、米国FDAの食品政策および対応担当副コミッショナーであるフランク・イアナス氏をご紹介します。訓練を受けた微生物学者であるフランクは、行動科学は、成功する食品安全システムの開発にとって「ハードサイエンス」と同じくらい重要であると主張しています

  • 5 Reasons to Join Us at the GFSI Conference in Nice

    After 17 editions around the globe, the 2019 GFSI Conference is heading to sunny Nice to put the future of food safety under the microscope. Under the theme Emerging Challenges & The Future of Food Safety, the 2019 conference will be the time and place for today’s industry to prepare for tomorrow’s safe food supply.

    After 17 editions around the globe, the 2019 GFSI Conference is heading to sunny Nice to put the future of food safety under the microscope. Under the theme Emerging Challenges & The Future of Food Safety, the 2019 conference will be the time and place for today’s industry to prepare for tomorrow’s safe food supply.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • Eighteen Years of Acceleration. One Decisive Moment Ahead.

    After four years as director of GFSI, I am proud to be able to welcome the GFSI Conference to my home country for the first time during my term. From my director’s seat, I have watched GFSI grow at an unprecedented rate. We now work with more companies, governments, certification programmes than ever before, and an even larger group of stakeholders is eager to learn how they can become involved.

    After four years as director of GFSI, I am proud to be able to welcome the GFSI Conference to my home country for the first time during my term. From my director’s seat, I have watched GFSI grow at an unprecedented rate. We now work with more companies, governments, certification programmes than ever before, and an even larger group of stakeholders is eager to learn how they can become involved.

  • 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.

  • Food Safety - A Never Ending Journey

    GFSI’s journey began 16 years ago, when a few leading retailers came together over a common desire to get a grip on food safety. They set out to standardize understanding through establishing a benchmark system for certification schemes. With easily comparable quality and safety requirements. Beyond national boundaries, on a worldwide level. Now, GFSI has developed into a thought leader that binds people and organisations together.

    GFSI’s journey began 16 years ago, when a few leading retailers came together over a common desire to get a grip on food safety. They set out to standardize understanding through establishing a benchmark system for certification schemes. With easily comparable quality and safety requirements. Beyond national boundaries, on a worldwide level. Now, GFSI has developed into a thought leader that binds people and organisations together.

  • France Retakes the Global Food Safety Spotlight at GFSI 2019

    2019 marks the first year since 2006 that the GFSI Conference will take place in France, the birthplace of the Global Food Safety Initiative, after travelling to locales as distant as Kuala Lumpur, Houston and Tokyo. We are honoured to serve as co-chairs for this historic homecoming. 

    2019 marks the first year since 2006 that the GFSI Conference will take place in France, the birthplace of the Global Food Safety Initiative, after travelling to locales as distant as Kuala Lumpur, Houston and Tokyo. We are honoured to serve as co-chairs for this historic homecoming. 

  • GFSI - A Tide That Raises All Ships

    The North American meat and poultry industry is complex and highly variable. Companies engaged in this industry understand that consumers increasingly desire meat protein products. As we improve our efficiencies to meet rising demand, we are also improving food safety performance. One of the successful tools being used by Tyson Foods and others to ensure the production of safe meat products is a third-party audit benchmarked by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

    The North American meat and poultry industry is complex and highly variable. Companies engaged in this industry understand that consumers increasingly desire meat protein products. As we improve our efficiencies to meet rising demand, we are also improving food safety performance. One of the successful tools being used by Tyson Foods and others to ensure the production of safe meat products is a third-party audit benchmarked by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

  • GFSI Board Gathers for Meetings in Cape Town

    Leaders from major retail, manufacturing, primary production and food service operations who make up the GFSI Board of Directors gathered in Cape Town for two full days of board meetings this week. The second of the three such commitments in 2016, this GFSI Board Meeting took place on the sidelines of a gathering of the world’s consumer goods industry leaders at the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit taking place in South Africa this week.

    Leaders from major retail, manufacturing, primary production and food service operations who make up the GFSI Board of Directors gathered in Cape Town for two full days of board meetings this week. The second of the three such commitments in 2016, this GFSI Board Meeting took place on the sidelines of a gathering of the world’s consumer goods industry leaders at the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit taking place in South Africa this week.

  • GFSI Board Meets in Tokyo Ahead of 17th Annual Conference

    Leaders from major retail, manufacturing, primary production and food service operations who make up the GFSI Board of Directors met in Tokyo today ahead of the 17th edition of GFSI's Global Food Safety Conference. This year's conference sets a new record for attendance, as GFSI celebrates 18 years of food safety in 2018. 

    Leaders from major retail, manufacturing, primary production and food service operations who make up the GFSI Board of Directors met in Tokyo today ahead of the 17th edition of GFSI's Global Food Safety Conference. This year's conference sets a new record for attendance, as GFSI celebrates 18 years of food safety in 2018. 

  • GFSI Q&A: Cenk Gurol on Getting Bigger, Better and Bolder

    I recently caught up with outgoing Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board Chairman Cenk Gurol to get his thoughts on his time chairing the GFSI. Cenk headed up our food safety work for two important years and was instrumental in helping expand our reach and grow our successes during his time as Chairman.

    I recently caught up with outgoing Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board Chairman Cenk Gurol to get his thoughts on his time chairing the GFSI. Cenk headed up our food safety work for two important years and was instrumental in helping expand our reach and grow our successes during his time as Chairman.

  • 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.

  • Implementation in the Spotlight at GFSI’s 7th China Focus Day

     Amidst ASEAN and APEC meetings, November also saw industry and government leaders from China and abroad descend on Shanghai, seeking to harness the benefits of the “GFSI approach”. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) hosted its 7th China Focus Day on 6 November, drawing 360 food industry stakeholders to explore how implementing GFSI tools and principles can pave the way toward safer food and better business.

     Amidst ASEAN and APEC meetings, November also saw industry and government leaders from China and abroad descend on Shanghai, seeking to harness the benefits of the “GFSI approach”. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) hosted its 7th China Focus Day on 6 November, drawing 360 food industry stakeholders to explore how implementing GFSI tools and principles can pave the way toward safer food and better business.

  • 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.

  • 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.