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GFSI Launches Its First Ever Awards; Winner Recognised at Top Food Safety Conference

PARIS and HOUSTON, 30th January 2017 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is celebrating continuous improvement in food safety systems with a new award launched ahead of the Global …

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CGF Forced Labour Initiative Welcomed at Meeting with Pope Francis

PARIS, 19th January 2017 – On 13th and 14th January, Peter Freedman, Managing Director of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), participated in the 2017 Rome Roundtable to discuss a variety of topics …

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CEOs from Global Food Industry Giants to Gather at GFSI’s 2017 Global Food Safety Conference

PARIS and HOUSTON, 21st December 2016 – Leadership for Growth is the theme of GFSI’s 16th Global Food Safety Conference. In a striking demonstration that “food safety must come from …

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The Consumer Goods Forum Bolsters Board of Directors with Appointment of Five New CEOs

PARIS, 9th December 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today announced the appointment of five additional CEOs to its Board of Directors. These appointments mean that the Board, …

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Consumer Goods Industry Sets Bar in Fight Against Forced Labour

PARIS, 6th December 2016 – The consumer goods industry, through The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), has advanced its social stewardship efforts in its bid to eradicate forced labour from global supply chains …

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FSMA, Food Safety and Public-private Collaboration Discussed at Groundbreaking GFSI Briefings in D.C.

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 …

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CGF’s First-Ever Sustainable Retail Summit Shows Collaboration is the Way Forward

PARIS, 28th October 2016 – The 2016 Sustainable Retail Summit of The Consumer Goods Forum has come to a close. This year’s first-ever edition, taking place in Paris, delivered on its …

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CGF Members Share Their Food Waste Stories in New Booklet

PARIS, 27th October 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to announce the publication of its first-ever Food Waste Booklet, a compilation of real-life examples from the CGF members …

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The Consumer Goods Forum Announces New Refrigeration Resolution

PARIS and NEW YORK, 6th October 2016 – The Board of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced a new resolution on refrigeration, calling on all consumer goods companies to phase …

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The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit Convenes in Paris on 27th – 28th October

PARIS, 28th September 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has announced that in one months’ time it will commence its first Sustainable Retail Summit, taking place in Paris from …

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The Consumer Goods Forum Strengthens Its Action on Sustainable Supply Chains Through GSCP Integration

PARIS, 27th July 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today announced that the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP), a programme dedicated to developing more sustainable supply chains and …

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The Food Industry in China Steps Up to Food Safety Challenges With GFSI

BEIJING, 12th July 2016 – Never before has the annual GFSI China Focus Day, now in its fifth edition, enjoyed such extensive support from national government in addition to the …

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The Consumer Goods Forum Joins Champions 12.3 Coalition to Mobilise Progress to Halve Food Waste

PARIS and WASHINGTON, DC, 21st June 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has agreed to join Champions 12.3, a coalition of leaders from governments, businesses, farmer groups, and civil …

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GFSI and UNIDO Sign MoU to Solidify Strategic Partnership for Food Safety Capability Building

CAPE TOWN, 15th June 2016 – Today amidst a gathering of the world’s consumer goods industry leaders at the CGF Global Summit in South Africa, the United Nations Industrial Development …

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The Consumer Goods Forum Kicks-Off Annual Health & Wellness Survey

PARIS, 15th June 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2016 Health & Wellness Measurement & Reporting exercise. The Survey, now in …

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New Report Shows Top 100 Grocery and Health & Beauty Retailers are Taking a More Selective Approach to Overseas Expansion

PARIS and LONDON, 14th June 2016 – The second Internationalisation of Retail study, from The Consumer Goods Forum and Planet Retail, shows that major retailers are still becoming more international rather …

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Consumer Goods Retailers and Manufacturers Transforming to Maintain Competitive Advantage

CAPE TOWN, PARIS and TORONTO, 13th June 2016 – A survey of 400 consumer goods retail and manufacturing executives from 27 countries reveals that companies who want to keep in …

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First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership

COPENHAGEN and WASHINGTON, 6th June 2016 – A partnership of leading international organisations is launching the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard at the Global Green Growth Forum …

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Sustainable Soy Focus of New Publications from The Consumer Goods Forum

PARIS, 23rd May 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today published two documents designed to further help members address the need to source soy sustainably and move one …

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The Consumer Goods Forum Publishes Marketing Communications to Children Implementation Guide

PARIS, 3rd May 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), together with the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA), has today published a new tool to help companies meet agreed commitments …

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The Global Food Safety Conference Leads Industry in Tackling Future Challenges

BERLIN, 1st March 2016 – This week, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is bringing together 1,000 leading food safety specialists in Berlin for the 15th annual Global Food Safety …

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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 …

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GFSI Applauds New Canadian Policy on Private Certification of Food Facilities

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 …

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New Survey Shows Consumers More Empowered than Ever to Make Informed Lifestyle Choices

PARIS, 27th January 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) today published results from its 2015 survey designed to measure where its members are in the implementation of its Health …

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Consumer Goods Industry Calls for Positive Next Steps to Continue Scale-Up of Low Carbon Refrigeration

PARIS, 20th January 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced the successful closing of its 2010 Board Resolution on Refrigeration and the publication of its first-ever Refrigeration Booklet. …

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Fighting Forced Labour – A Rallying Call from the Consumer Goods Industry

PARIS, 14th January 2016 — The Board of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced an ambitious, new resolution to fight forced labour issues throughout global supply chains, launching a …

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New Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Study Reveals Need to Rethink the Value Chain

The Consumer Goods Forum and Capgemini call for needed industry change to secure long-term, sustainable growth; Existing value chains must evolve to consumer-driven value networks    PARIS and NEW YORK, …

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Leveraging the Global Food Safety Initiative to Meet China Food Safety Challenges

 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 …

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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 …

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GFSI and UNIDO Unite in a New Commitment to Boost Development and Scale Up Food Safety Capacity Building

BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today made a joint declaration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to collaborate on a far-reaching initiative …

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