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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:



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.




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.




On this visit, a Carrefour Store Manager and Food Safety Manager will take you on a tour and introduce the Quality policy in place throughout Carrefour stores. On this visit, a Carrefour Store Manager and Food Safety Manager will take you on a tour and introduce the Quality policy in place throughout Carrefour stores. Please note that visits to Carrefour are now sold out.





Chateau de Bellet

The wines of Bellet boast an international and long-standing reputation. Thomas Jefferson said that he had enjoyed the “great wine” of Nice, discovered during a visit to the region. This renown still exists today, as the highest slopes of the appellation produce some truly top wines. Chateau de Bellet has made an appearance at important events: the Versailles Summit of Heads of State in 1982, the European Summit in Nice in 2000 and the NATO Summit in 2005. More recently, Chateau de Bellet was served at the royal wedding of Prince Albert of Monaco and Princess Charlene.

To reserve your spot on the tour, simply select “Discovery Tour” during your registration to the GFSI Conference. If you have already registered, please write to us.  Seats are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, so be sure to secure your spot now. Please note that due to logistical reasons, the tour details may be subject to change. The all-day tour will take place on Monday 25th February.

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