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Board of the Global Food Safety Initiative

The GFSI Board is made up of members drawn from major retailer, manufacturer and food service operators. They provide the strategic direction and oversee the daily management of the Global Food Safety Initiative. Membership is by invitation only.

Cenk GUROL, Vice President, AEON (Chair)
Neil MARSHALL, Global Director, Quality & Food Safety Strategy, Policy and Programs, Coca-Cola (Vice-Chair)
Mike ROBACH, Vice President, Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Cargill (Vice-Chair)
Peter BEGG, Sr. Director, Global Quality Programs, Mondel─ôz International
Hugo BYRNES, VP, Product Integrity, Royal Ahold
John CARTER, Vice President Metro Group: Global Director Quality Assurance, Metro
Hervé GOMICHON, Quality Director, Carrefour
Anthony C. HUGGETT, Vice President Quality Management, Nestlé
Cindy JIANG, Director of Worldwide Quality, Food Safety and Nutrition, McDonald's
Payton PRUETT, Vice President, Corporate Food Technology & Regulatory Compliance, Kroger
Yves REY, Corporate Quality General Manager, Danone
Rick ROOP, Senior Vice President, Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Tyson Foods
Zaotian WAN, Vice President, COFCO
Jian XU, Senior Vice President, China Resources Vanguard and China Resources Enterprise
Frank YIANNAS, Vice President, Food Safety, Walmart


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Global Food Safety Conference

The Global Food Safety Conference is an annual event that brings together over 1,000 leading food safety professionals from more than 60 countries around the world to advance food safety globally.

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GFSI Guidance Document

The GFSI Guidance Document defines the process by which food safety schemes may gain recognition by GFSI and gives guidance to schemes seeking compliance. GFSI’s network of Technical Working Groups, stakeholders and industry experts provides extensive input to the development and ongoing improvement of the Guidance Document.

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