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Kick off Your Conference Week With a Discovery Tour of French Food Facilities!

We are joining up with our sponsor TESTO to offer delegates a unique day of discovery before the start of the conference. Participants get a behind-the-scenes look at the food safety practices of the local industry while savouring the French food culture and scenery of the French Riviera. Located in Provence, a region in southeastern France bordering Italy and the Mediterranean Sea, Nice offers a unique combination of flavours and regional specialities.

The Discovery Tour will showcase the best that there is to see deep in the heart of Nice with a diverse programme for all of those interested in finding out about food safety management and operations from leaders in the industry. With a variety of visits, from retail/manufacturing, new concept and traditional omni-channels to local, family-owned businesses, here’s a glimpse of what’s in store:


Auchan places the human, well-being and a passion for service at the heart of its business. On this visit, an Auchan Store Manager and Quality Manager will take you on a tour and introduce the Quality and Health Policy in place throughout Auchan stores.



Leclerc’s Bio & Italien store introduces a truly innovative concept, dedicated to organic and Italian products and showcasing new concept and traditional omni-channels. Here you will find fresh produce, local grocery products, fruits and vegetables, bulk products, a wine cellar (with a sommelier to advise you), and a wide choice of gluten-free products, organic textiles, animal feed, cosmetics, dietary supplements and essential oils.



The House of Fragonard, a story of perfume making – in 1926, Eugène Fuchs, an entrepreneur at heart who had already been seduced by the magic of perfume, decided to set up his own perfumery based on the novel concept of selling perfumery products directly to the tourists who were beginning to discover the French Riviera’s charms. Join this guided visit of Fragonard’s production site in a truly unique and beautiful setting.



Malongo is a family business from the rural area of Nice, producing 7,000 tons of coffee each year. Its quality ethics and the commitment of its personnel are the key to its success. Malongo’s unique quality culture forms the basis of its values: the preservation of roasted coffee, respect for the men and women growing the plants, and customer satisfaction. This visit will include a guided tour of Malongo’s coffee roasting factory and fair trade production.



Maison Florian is the world capital of confectionery scents and flavours. Decorated with antique furniture from the South of France dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, Florian Confectionery has been able to combine tradition, refinement and exceptional flavours. Make sure not to miss out on a guided visit of Maison Florian’s confectionery manufacturing workshops.


Nicolas Alziari has produced Grand Crus olive oil since 1868. On this guided tour, you will get to visit the last olive oil mill in Nice and learn all there is to know about the steps of olive oil production, as well as diving into the history of the city of Nice itself. A tasting session will allow you to sample some of the finest and smoothest olive oils made in the region.



Proud of its roots in Grasse, the cradle of perfumery, the Robertet group has been involved for more than 200 years in the permanent invention of perfumes, aromas and natural products. Its talent and industry, firmly established in Europe and the United States, are already spreading to more than 50 countries. Robertet’s sustainable sourcing and committed partnership policy weaves new links with the world every day. On this visit, you will gain valuable insight into perfume production, including food flavors, perfume compositions, natural raw materials and natural active ingredients.


To reserve your spot on the tour, simply select “Discovery Tour” during your registration to the GFSI Conference. Seats are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, so be sure to secure your spot now. More information on the specific TRACKS available will come soon so please keep an eye out for our GFSI Conference updates. The all-day tour will take place on Monday 25th February.

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