The Executive Summary - Global Food Safety Conference 2015

‘A Shared Responsibility’

We are delighted to release the Global Food Safety Conference 2015 Executive Summary. You will find session recaps, key quotes and takeaways as well as delegate feedback and conference photos.

This 14th edition of the Global Food Safety Conference was about taking the responsibility of collaborating efficiently in order to provide safer food to seven billion consumers around the world. Looking back at this opportune setting to share best-practice amongst industry leaders, we hope the GFSC 2015 Executive Summary will serve as a tool throughout the year as you continue to translate the GFSI approach into a daily reality.


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The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) welcomed 915 delegates from 45 countries to their Global Food Safety Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The annual event, now in its 14th year and held in Asia for the first time, has established itself as the leading business driven food safety event of the year.


The programme was planned by the CGF’s long-standing “Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)” whose collaborative approach brings together international food safety experts from the entire supply chain at Technical Working Group and Stakeholder meetings, conferences and regional events. They share knowledge and promote a harmonised approach with a shared aim of “safe food for consumers everywhere.”



The participants of GFSI believe that food safety is a shared responsibility. They aim to create linkages with key organisations and regulators, build confidence in third party certification, build capacity and expand geographic engagement. Many members have committed to recognizing the equivalence of the rigorous GFSI benchmarking process which enables aspiring food safety schemes to work within the requirements of the Guidance Document.



The conference, chaired by GFSI Chairman, Cenk Gurol of Japanese retailer Aeon, included a range of Asian speakers who gave delegates a new look at how the work of GFSI is truly having a global impact. On the second day there was a ground breaking announcement from Noraini Binti Dato’ Mahd Othman, Senior Director of the Malaysian Ministry of Health. She announced that the Malaysian Government would be nationalising their Sustainable Supplier Development Program which uses the GFSI Global Markets Programme to help small and less developed businesses get started on the road to certification.


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