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Press Release 15 Jul 2014 GFSI Position Paper on Mitigating the Public Health Risk of Food Fraud PARIS, 15th July 2014 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is proud to release a paper on the position of the GFSI on Food Fraud mitigation. This work has been led by the GFSI Guidance Document Working Group(1) with the Food Fraud Think Tank(2), convened to further advance the food fraud mitigation topic.   […]
GFSI as the Key to Food Safety in Japan  by 2020 Target and Beyond Press Release 27 Sep 2017 GFSI as the Key to Food Safety in Japan by 2020 Target and Beyond Japan Focus Day draws 400 delegates under the theme of Local Implementation and Global Harmonisation GFSI receives unprecedented support from Japan government GFSI Japanese-language website launched   PARIS and TOKYO, 27th September 2017 – The Japan Local Group of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has set themselves a target of 2020, when Tokyo welcomes […]
Press Release 03 Nov 2015 GFSI Embarks on Public-Private Partnership with China’s CNCA to Accelerate Food Safety Development BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today announces a new public-private partnership with the Chinese government as part of its commitment to leadership in driving food safety on the global, regional and local stage. China is a key link in the global food safety chain and the Chinese government have […]
FSMA, Food Safety and Public-private Collaboration Discussed at Groundbreaking GFSI Briefings in D.C. Press Release 16 Nov 2016 FSMA, Food Safety and Public-private Collaboration Discussed at Groundbreaking GFSI Briefings in D.C. GFSI INDEPENDENTLY ACKNOWLEDGED AS MEETING OR EXCEEDING FSMA REQUIREMENTS PARIS and WASHINGTON, DC, 16th November 2016 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), powered by The Consumer Goods Forum, hosted two hundred industry and government leaders at briefings in Washington D.C. yesterday. Foremost on the agenda was the alignment between GFSI and FSMA in the marketplace. The discussions highlighted the […]
Press Release 04 Feb 2013 Food Safety Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Welcomes New Board Members PARIS, France, 4th February 2013 – Yves Rey, Chairman of the Global Food Safety Initiative Board of Directors and Corporate Quality General Manager, Danone, France announced today that three new Board members will join the GFSI Board of Directors, effective from January 2013.    The GFSI Board is delighted to welcome:  John Carter, Senior Director […]
Press Release 13 Jan 2015 Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Recognises SQF Scope Extension for Storage and Distribution The GFSI Board of Directors is pleased to announce that SQF has achieved recognition against the Guidance Document Sixth Edition for the scope of Storage and Distribution (J). This is in addition to the scopes for which SQF has already achieved GFSI recognition (AI, BI, C, D, EI, EII, EIII, EIV, F, L and M). […]
Preparing for the Future of Food Safety: A Forward-Thinking GFSI Conference 2019 Press Release 28 Feb 2019 Food 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 […]
GFSI Conference 2019 Roundup Day 1: Many Voices, One Shared Goal Press Release 26 Feb 2019 GFSI 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 […]
New GFSI Podcast Series to Explore Food Safety, Industry Action and Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues Press Release 29 Jan 2021 Food Safety New GFSI Podcast Series to Explore Food Safety, Industry Action and Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues PARIS, 29th January 2021 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today launches its all-new GFSI Podcast Series. The series will welcome food safety experts from across the spectrum of sectors and stakeholders that form part of the broader GFSI community to discuss the latest happenings in the world of food safety. The first episode, […]
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 […]
GFSI Recognises Food Safety Pioneers for Global Markets Awards 2019 Press Release 27 Feb 2019 GFSI 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 […]
GFSI and UNIDO Move Forward on a Strategic Cooperation for Far-Reaching Food Safety Capacity Building Press Release 01 Mar 2016 GFSI and UNIDO Move Forward on a Strategic Cooperation for Far-Reaching Food Safety Capacity Building BERLIN, 1st March 2016 – In an exciting move for the food industry, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) are expanding a long-term collaboration into a formal strategic partnership for large-scale capacity building programmes.   Building a fitting partnership UNIDO is giving full attention to food safety as […]
Peer-reviewed Research Publication Gives a Big Nod  to GFSI’s Collective Industry Achievements Press Release 21 Sep 2017 Peer-reviewed Research Publication Gives a Big Nod to GFSI’s Collective Industry Achievements PARIS, 21st September 2017 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has been the subject of a freshly-published, peer-reviewed research paper in the Journal of Food Protection titled “Impact of the Global Food Safety Initiative on Food Safety Worldwide: Statistical Analysis of a Survey of International Food Processors”. The paper’s results confirm the rationale behind […]
Press Release 03 Nov 2015 GFSI and UNIDO Unite in a New Commitment to Boost Development and Scale Up Food Safety Capacity Building This announcement came as part of the opening ceremony of the 4th annual GFSI Focus Day China, where over 300 food safety specialists are gathered today to learn how to leverage GFSI to meet China food safety challenges amidst current regulatory changes. Joining Forces to Address a Shared Responsibility Within this new partnership, GFSI and […]
GFSI Applauds New Canadian Policy on Private Certification of Food Facilities Press Release 03 Feb 2016 GFSI Applauds New Canadian Policy on Private Certification of Food Facilities Policy Recognises Growing Food Safety Collaboration among Government, Industry and Consumers   PARIS, 5th February 2016 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) applauds the new Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) policy on private certification schemes used by food facilities that was announced this week in Ottawa. The CFIA acknowledges that private certification schemes, including […]
Action on Food Safety to be Central Focus of GFSI Global Food Safety Conference 2018 Press Release 06 Feb 2018 Food Safety Action on Food Safety to be Central Focus of GFSI Global Food Safety Conference 2018 World’s biggest food companies to discuss advancing food safety and consumer trust at GFSI 2018 in Tokyo The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) aims to improve food safety through industry collaboration and knowledge sharing Senior representatives from Amazon, McDonald’s, Costco, AEON and Danone are just some of the speakers at Tokyo conference 5th-8th March Key […]