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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.

Read more: Importance of Managing Risk in Food Supply Chains

After he spoke in the opening plenary at the GFSI Conference 2019, we interviewed Mr. Ikko Watanabe of Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to gain further insights on “Open Lab”, which he presented as a public-private partnership framework that challenges the weaknesses of the conservative government agency.

After he spoke in the opening plenary at the GFSI Conference 2019, we interviewed Mr. Ikko Watanabe of Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to gain further insights on “Open Lab”, which he presented as a public-private partnership framework that challenges the weaknesses of the conservative government agency.

Read more: Open Lab: Creating a New Policy Proposal System Through Public-private Partnership

Blockchain technology continues to gain traction as a tool to engender consumer trust and transparency. The next steps in the blockchain journey, setting up governance and regulatory systems, raise some interesting questions: How do we make it fair, motivate organisations throughout the supply chain to participate, and protect privacy? 

Blockchain technology continues to gain traction as a tool to engender consumer trust and transparency. The next steps in the blockchain journey, setting up governance and regulatory systems, raise some interesting questions: How do we make it fair, motivate organisations throughout the supply chain to participate, and protect privacy? 

Read more: Practical Approaches and Solutions for Blockchain

Consumer behaviour in respect to the food they eat has been changed forever and the pace of this change continues to increase. In order to future-proof our industry and evolve with the times we need to find the balance between what the consumer wants and what we can realistically achieve.

Consumer behaviour in respect to the food they eat has been changed forever and the pace of this change continues to increase. In order to future-proof our industry and evolve with the times we need to find the balance between what the consumer wants and what we can realistically achieve.

Read more: The Consumer Beliefs Conundrum

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.

Read more: Japan GAP Foundation: ASIAGAP on Obtaining GFSI Recognition

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