Name & logo usage

The Global Food Safety Initiative (« the GFSI ») is an independent programme hosted within The Consumer Goods Forum, a not-for-profit association (Association Loi 1901 under French law).

The Global Food Safety Initiative is a business-driven initiative for the continuous improvement of food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers worldwide. GFSI provides a platform for collaboration between some of the world's leading food safety experts from retailer, manufacturer and food service companies, service providers associated with the food supply chain, international organizations, academia and government.

Name usage

Anyone may use the name “the GFSI” or “the Global Food Safety Initiative” in a general way related to the Programme. However no company or other organisation shall be authorised to use the GFSI’s name for the promotion, advertisement or marketing of its products or services.

Logo usage

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The GFSI grants its contributors and other stakeholders a limited right to use its logo (“the GFSI logo” and its variations). The GFSI permits its contributors and other stakeholders to use the GFSI logo only in the context of their activities promoting the GFSI and its goals (such as stakeholder’s annual reports) or in the context of the GFSI Benchmarking Process, but not in any manner that suggests or implies that the GFSI has endorsed or approved of the activities, products and/or services (such as training) of the organisation, or that the GFSI is the source of any such activities, products and/or services.

Specifically, please note that the following uses will not be permitted:

  • any use of the logo suggesting or implying an accreditation / certification or seal of approval for activities, services and/or products;
  • any use of the logo as a component of an organisation's own logo, trademark or other branding elements;
  • any use of the logo for the promotion or advertising of products, services and other activities intended to solicit business;
  • any use of the logo as a permanent graphical element of stationery, business cards, or other variably utilised print materials.

In any case, for all proposed uses of the GFSI logo, permission must be sought in advance from the GFSI team.
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