SPAIN – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), the world’s largest network to help achieve safe food for people everywhere, is set to bring together food safety experts from around the globe at the GFSI Conference in Barcelona from 29-31 March 2022, to discuss shared food safety challenges and find ways to ensure greater action and impact.

The event will focus on advancing food safety best practice, encouraging partnerships across the industry, building trust and transparency with consumers, and showcasing leading innovations and technologies set to shape the future of food safety.

Following last year’s virtual conference, GFSI is hosting its landmark event in-person for its 21st year. The three-day forum will host experts, decision makers and innovators from across the globe to share food safety best practice and encourage ongoing collaboration and impact.

Attendees will hear inspiring examples of leadership, ingenuity, and innovation, with speakers providing insights to address the common challenge of ensuring safe and sustainable food for consumers around the world, regardless of where they are.

Senior leaders from Starbucks, Mondelez International, WHO, Nestlé, HelloFresh, IKEA food, Danone and The Kroger Co. are among those speaking and collaborating across the three-day agenda.

Following last year’s sustainability target-setting and planning in the run up to the COP26 climate talks, and as we approach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) deadline of 2030, GFSI is this year calling for greater action and results, under the theme of ‘Delivering Impact for Safe Sustainable Food’.

According to GFSI, urgent action is needed to meet the needs of a growing global population and address critical challenges in global food chains.

Erica Sheward, GFSI’s Director noted that as the world grapples with the challenge of feeding almost eight billion people safely and sustainably, working across boundaries to ensure safe food everywhere has never been more critical.

He expressed that the industry has continued to show brilliant ingenuity, resilience and dedication over the past two years, and the GFSI Conference provides an important opportunity to reflect on all we have learned and to catalyze even greater collective action.

“Everyone has the right to safe, nutritious and nourishing food and we are committed to making food safety everyone’s business. We are calling on industry leaders from across the whole food sector to join us in March, to reflect together on how we can all go further to benefit consumers, businesses, employees and the planet,” he said.

The GFSI is a landmark initiative of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a global industry network working to support better lives through better business.

The conference is anticipated to bring together more than 900 experts and business leaders from more than 50 countries.

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