The all-new GFSI Experts Series shares conversations with food safety leaders from across public and private sectors
Paris, France, 23rd April 2019 – Today, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) announced the launch of the all-new GFSI Experts Series, a curated collection of interviews with leaders from across the food industry, academia and the public sector. The open-access series allows stakeholders to tap into GFSI’s worldwide network of food safety expertise and understand diverse perspectives on emerging challenges and the future of food safety.
Upcoming installments in the series will feature intimate conversations with some of the biggest names in the food safety field, such as Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner of Food Policy & Response at the US FDA and Guilherme da Costa, Chairperson of CODEX. Viewers will also hear from leaders involved in GFSI’s key projects, including Technical Working Groups and Local Groups, who will share useful updates on these groups’ latest developments. For those who missed the GFSI Conference 2019 or simply want a digest-sized refresher course, the interviews can serve as concise, actionable summaries of many of the conference’s most salient topics, from the increasing importance of digital technology to the global relevance of food safety certification.
GFSI Director Véronique Discours-Buhot, who herself appears in the opening interview of the series, expressed enthusiasm for the GFSI Expert Series’ potential to further one of GFSI’s key roles: making best practice freely available for all those involved in keeping food safe. “We are honoured to be able to bring together key links in the food supply chain to share their expertise at events like the GFSI Conference,” she said. “The GFSI Experts Series makes such expertise available to everyone in the world, all throughout the year.”
GFSI will publish interviews on a weekly basis from its April launch through to the end of 2019. Videos of the interviews, with full transcriptions, will be available on GFSI YouTube, at the GFSI Library and on GFSI news. Viewers can stay up to date by subscribing to the GFSI News mailing list and following #GFSIexperts on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. All installments are free to view and open to all.
Watch the opening episode: Taking Stock of Food Safety: Trends and Key Findings from the GFSI and DNV GL Survey
About the Global Food Safety Initiative
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) brings together key actors of the food industry to collaboratively drive continuous improvement in food safety management systems around the world. With a vision of Safe food for consumers everywhere, food industry leaders created GFSI in 2000 to find collaborative solutions to collective concerns, notably to reduce food safety risks, audit duplication and costs while building trust throughout the supply chain. The GFSI community works on a volunteer basis and is composed of the world's leading food safety experts from retail, manufacturing and food service companies, as well as international organisations, governments, academia and service providers to the global food industry. GFSI is powered by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a global industry network working to support Better Lives Through Better Business.