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.
In the wake of the recent rapid growth of e-commerce and on-demand food delivery, there is a clear need to evaluate and assess the food safety risks, regulatory and audit gaps, as well as opportunities for alignment.
With a complex supply chain that can often involve multiple contractors and other service providers delivering food products and prepared foods directly to consumers, it is imperative to get a grasp on responsibilities, liabilities and ways to prevent food fraud, adulteration and abuse.
How Can GFSI Help?
Thanks to its wide multi-sector community, GFSI is uniquely positioned to bring key stakeholders together to collectively address this growing issue, and thanks to its recognition process, GFSI drives harmonization of certification programs on key topics impacting food safety.
Participating in a GFSI Local TWG presents incredible networking opportunities with food safety professionals from a variety of backgrounds while working on emerging food safety concerns. You will benefit from professional development while getting familiar with GFSI, a global leader in food safety.
The Group's Deliverables
Length of Mandate:
12 months (January - December 2019)
Frequency of Meetings and Commitments:
Regular conference calls and / or in-person meetings to be defined by the Local TWG co-chairs
How to Apply for this Working Group?
A maximum of 13 members will be chosen, comprised of retailers, producers, accreditation bodies / certification bodies, service providers, academics, and regulators.
Successful candidates must have detailed knowledge and experience related to e-commerce and / or at least two of the areas below:
Applicants must be employed by an organization that agrees to sponsor their participation in the Local TWG. All costs and expenses for participants participating in all activities of GFSI must be covered by the organizations that they represent. For further information on our rules and procedures, see our Governance Document.
Applications close on 21 December 2018. Only candidates who have been selected will be contacted. Invitations along with a letter of commitment will be sent out in early January 2019. To apply, please fill out this application form.