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How Food Banks Are Key to Tackling Food Waste and Poverty in Europe Blog 23 Jan 2018 Food Waste How Food Banks Are Key to Tackling Food Waste and Poverty in Europe Poverty in Europe is a reality, and food insecurity is often closer to us than we would like to think. In 2015, 119 million people of the EU-28 population were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. Among them, 43 million (8.1%) were not able to afford a quality meal every second day. At the same time, Europeans waste 88 […]
Special Edition: Industry Actions to Tackle Covid-19 and Support People News Update 03 Apr 2020 Corporate Special Edition: Industry Actions to Tackle Covid-19 and Support People The strength of the CGF lies in its collaborative efforts and ability to bring our industry together to discuss challenges impacting our people, our customers and our businesses, and to share best practices and knowledge. The world is now facing a pandemic not seen in our lifetime, but our industry is stepping up and showcasing […]
Three Ways CGF Members Can Partner with Food Banks on International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste and Every Day Blog 28 Sep 2021 Food Waste Three Ways CGF Members Can Partner with Food Banks on International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste and Every Day Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the world faced a monumental challenge: a staggering 650 million people faced hunger. The global crisis has only exacerbated this problem, pushing an additional 118 million people into hunger. At the same time, nearly a third of the world’s food is lost or wasted at the post-harvest, retail, and consumer levels, […]
Food Safety Capacity Building and Africa’s Food System: Building the Foundation for Success Blog 02 Nov 2017 Food Safety Capacity Building and Africa’s Food System: Building the Foundation for Success   Africa is well-known for the tremendous economic and social challenges faced by its people, but also for its great economic and human potential. The challenges, opportunities and dynamism that characterize the continent today are especially evident in Africa’s food system. Millions still struggle for subsistence on a few staple food commodities, especially in Africa’s […]
Press Release 27 Feb 2014 Highlights from the Global Food Safety Conference 2014: Day 2 ANAHEIM, Calif., USA,  27th February 2014 – The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Global Food Safety Conference continued today with another full programme of speakers from the world of food safety. The day started early with a set of energizing Breakfast Sessions designed by the conference sponsors Sealed Air Diversey, DNV GL, LRQA and Trace One. […]
Press Release 05 Feb 2010 2010 Food Safety Conference – Press Highlights – Day 2 5th February 2010 –    Private vs. Public Food Safety Efforts    Safe food is a shared accountability between governments and companies. On the second day of the Global Food Safety Conference in Washington DC, one of the opening sessions looked at the question. In a panel discussion, the growing understanding of how both the […]
First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership Press Release 06 Jun 2016 Environmental Sustainability First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership Key Points: New international framework launched to empower businesses, governments, and other organisations to measure, report on and manage food loss and waste  An estimated one-third of all food is lost or wasted worldwide as it moves from where it is produced to where it is eaten, even as more than 800 million people are […]
Companies Commit to Simplify Food Date Labels Worldwide by 2020, Reducing Food Waste Press Release 20 Sep 2017 Environmental Sustainability Companies Commit to Simplify Food Date Labels Worldwide by 2020, Reducing Food Waste The Consumer Goods Forum and Champions 12.3 issue landmark call to use two simple date labels by 2020   NEW YORK, 20th September 2017 — “Sell by,” “Use by,” “Display until,” “Best before,” what do they all mean? Consumers around the world navigate a range of date labels on food products, and the resulting confusion costs […]
Press Release 24 Jun 2015 Environmental Sustainability Consumer Goods Industry Commits to Food Waste Reduction  — The Consumer Goods Forum Board Agree on Resolution to Halve Food Waste by 2025 within Member Retail and Manufacturing Operations; and — To Support UN Goals on Food Waste Reduction at Consumer Level and Across Supply Chains   PARIS and NEW YORK, 24th June 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the CGF) today announced […]
Food Waste Front and Centre at this Year’s Sustainable Retail Summit News Update 03 Nov 2016 Food Waste Front and Centre at this Year’s Sustainable Retail Summit Some 240 delegates from nearly 30 countries joined this year’s Sustainable Retail Summit, held in Paris on 27th & 28th October. The event delivered on its promise to inspire and inform, leaving participants equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to implement sustainable business practices in their organisations and drive positive change across the industry. The conference […]
Press Release 03 Nov 2015 Leveraging the Global Food Safety Initiative to Meet China Food Safety Challenges 300 Food Safety Specialists Gather in Beijing as New Law Comes Into Effect; 3 New Public-Private Partnerships Announced   BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – Today over 300 top food safety executives from China and the rest of the world are gathered in Beijing for the 4th annual GFSI Focus Day China. One month after China’s […]
CEOs from Global Food Industry Giants to Gather at  GFSI’s 2017 Global Food Safety Conference Press Release 21 Dec 2016 Food Safety CEOs from Global Food Industry Giants to Gather at GFSI’s 2017 Global Food Safety Conference Under the theme of “Leadership for Growth,” seven CEOs “walk the talk” and demonstrate just how important food safety is in their business: Cargill, Danone, Ecolab, The Hershey Company, Mondelēz, Tyson Foods and Wegmans Food Markets.   The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) are working hard on what is […]
World Food Day 2018: How CGF Members are Tackling #ZeroHunger Worldwide Blog 16 Oct 2018 Food Waste World Food Day 2018: How CGF Members are Tackling #ZeroHunger Worldwide In a world with a growing population, increasing cost of food, concerns about inequality and food insecurity, diverting food waste from landfills and finding innovative ways of putting it to beneficial use are particularly important. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports that 821 million people in the world still suffer from hunger, and […]
Global Food Safety Initiative Starts New Chapter as CEO-led Coalition of Action Press Release 23 Mar 2021 Food Safety Global Food Safety Initiative Starts New Chapter as CEO-led Coalition of Action 33 CGF Members Join the All-New Coalition and Will Be Governed by New Steering Committee GFSI Becomes Eighth Coalition of Action Under the Stewardship of The Consumer Goods Forum   PARIS, 23rd March 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced that the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition) is starting a new […]
Food Industry Professionals Around the World Encouraged to Attend Major GFSI Conference to Advance Food Safety Press Release 02 Mar 2021 GFSI Conference Food Industry Professionals Around the World Encouraged to Attend Major GFSI Conference to Advance Food Safety Annual GFSI Conference from 23 – 25 March will bring together over 500 food industry leaders, government representatives, IGOs and food industry stakeholders from over 60 countries Food industry professionals across public and private sectors will reflect on an unprecedented 12 months and discuss solutions to shared challenges Event to take place virtually for first […]
Global Food Safety Conference 2018: Governments and Businesses Meet to Form Partnerships on Advancing International Food Safety Press Release 06 Mar 2018 Food Safety Global Food Safety Conference 2018: Governments and Businesses Meet to Form Partnerships on Advancing International Food Safety The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) held its third Government to Business meeting adjacent to the Global Food Safety Conference 2018 Government food safety regulators and officials met with the GFSI Board of Directors to discuss food safety issues and trends, as well as third-party certification Over 40 organisations representing 25 countries and 5 IGOs […]