Blog13 Oct 2020Sustainable Retail Summit The View From 2023: How the Pandemic Helped Us Build the Next Generation of Safe Retail Fast-forward about three years. It’s late 2023. The pandemic of 2020 is behind us. The much-anticipated vaccine was successful, widely distributed, and we’re living in what is commonly known as “the new normal.” Most of that new normal is much like the old normal. We’re humans after all, and most of us didn’t like social […]
Press Release20 Mar 2020Corporate Statement: CGF Response to Covid-19 Protecting the health and wellbeing of people around the world has been a key strategic priority of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) for more than a decade. However, at no time since the CGF was founded have we found ourselves facing such a global health crisis. As such, our member companies are working around-the-clock to […]
Press Release28 Feb 2020Food Safety Changes in Board of Directors Structure Mark a New Era for the Global Food Safety Initiative The GFSI Board elects two Co-Chairs and two Vice-Chairs in a new, parity-based system of governance SEATTLE, WA and PARIS, 28th February 2020 — The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), facilitated by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), announced the results of its annual board election. The change in leadership structure marks a new era […]
Video26 Feb 2020Food Safety 20 Years of GFSI GFSI turns 20 in 2020, offering a timely opportunity to take stock of the past two decades of food safety advancement with the Global Food Safety Initiative.
Video26 Feb 2020Food Safety Happy Birthday GFSI! On the occasion of GFSI's 20 anniversary, stakeholders from around the food industry wish the Global Food Safety Initiative a "happy birthday" and another 20 years of driving food safety forward!
Podcast19 Dec 2019Food Safety Meet GFSI’s New Director: Erica Sheward In the final episode of 2019, we sit down with the Global Food Safety Initiative’s (GFSI) new Director, Erica Sheward, who joined the CGF’s ranks just a few weeks ago. Erica shares her career journey so far, her unique perspective on the topic of food safety, and her plans to take the initiative forwards. Find […]
Podcast29 Mar 2019Food Safety CGF Podcast: GFSI and the Future of Food Safety The CGF Podcast series welcomes guests from inside and outside the organisation and membership to discuss challenges facing the consumer goods industry, the planet and its people. The third episode in the series “GFSI and the Future of Food Safety” features Veronique Discours-Buhot, Director of the Global Food Safety Initiative, who gives listeners an insider’s perspective […]
Press Release28 Feb 2019Food Safety Preparing for the Future of Food Safety: A Forward-Thinking GFSI Conference 2019 NICE, France, 28th February 2019 — The 18th edition of the GFSI Conference drew to a close this afternoon, after four days packed with insights, productive conversations and opportunities to connect. The event attracted over 1,000 delegates, who represented more than 60 countries and spanned the food industry, academia and the public sector, making it the largest event […]
Press Release27 Feb 2019Food Safety GFSI Conference 2019 Roundup Day 2: Celebrations and Solutions NICE, France, 27th February 2019 — While Nice reverberates with the activity of its famous Carnaval, the Acropolis buzzes with a different kind of festivity: the second day of the GFSI Conference. Always the busiest day of the event, Wednesday’s schedule included over a dozen topics and an awards ceremony and closed with the most anticipated social […]
Press Release27 Feb 2019GFSI Conference GFSI Recognises Food Safety Pioneers for Global Markets Awards 2019 Winners from Africa, Asia, France and LATAM take centre stage in their journey towards a world-class food safety system Golden Sugar Limited, Ashfaq Brothers Eggs Traders, Patisserie Ballion and Alfa Argentina all received high recognition for their work in food safety. The Global Markets Awards intend to highlight the food safety journey of companies from […]
Press Release26 Feb 2019GFSI Conference GFSI Conference 2019 Roundup Day 1: Many Voices, One Shared Goal After thirteen years abroad, the GFSI Conference has returned to its home country of France! Over 1,000 delegates streamed through the doors of the historic Nice Acropolis this morning, making the 2019 conference the biggest event GFSI has ever held in Europe. The diverse delegation represents multinationals and SMEs, retailers and manufacturers, research labs, regulatory agencies and everyone in […]
Blog07 Jan 2019Corporate Peter Freedman’s New Year Message to Members First of all, I would like to wish you a very happy and successful New Year! This note provides a summary of how we at the CGF have been working on your behalf in 2018, as well as a look ahead to our priorities for 2019. If you would like to know more about anything […]
News Update14 Dec 2018Food Safety GFSI Meets with Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs On 5th December 2018, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) team had the pleasure of welcoming the People’s Republic of China’s Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and his delegation to The Consumer Goods Forum headquarters in Paris, marking another key step in strengthening GFSI’s public-private partnerships. Vice Minister, Dongyu Qu屈冬玉, was accompanied […]
Press Release25 Oct 2018Sustainable Retail Summit The Future Belongs to Honest Products Futerra and The Consumer Goods Forum today launch The Honest Product Guide, revealing new rewards for product transparency on social, health, environmental and safety issues. LISBON, Portugal, 25th October 2018 — Today, The Consumer Goods Forum and the global change agency Futerra launch The Honest Product Guide, exploring breakthroughs in what experts and consumers agree is the […]