GFSI appoints Lalaina Randriamanantsoa as Senior Technical Manager

GLOBAL – Lalaina Randriamanantsoa has returned to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) as Senior Technical Manager. With a focus on protecting consumers, Lalaina’s wealth of experience delivers a variety of viewpoints and practical approaches to food safety management. “This is more than just work for me, coming from Madagascar, one of the poorest countries in the world, where access…

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Three companies join GFSI coalition reinforcing its position in ensuring safe food

GLOBAL – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has expanded its membership with the addition of three new members Kersia, McDonalds, and YUM! Brand. According to GFSI, the new members display their commitment towards strengthening GFSI’s position of ensuring access to safe food for people everywhere. The Coalition’s membership now totals 42 Companies, all of whom are members of The…

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GFSI recognizes Equitable Food Initiative’s food safety certification

U.S – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has acknowledged Equitable Food Initiative’s food safety certification, making it the only fresh produce certification that satisfies multiple retail requirements in a single audit. Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) is a nonprofit certification and worker training program for fresh produce that brings together growers, farm workers, retailers and consumers to transform agriculture and…

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GFSI 2022 Conference tackles opportunities to ensure safe sustainable food

SPAIN – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), a global food safety standards overseer, has during its annual conference addressed opportunities to combat issues such as climate change, food waste and plastic pollution while maintaining or enhancing safety and quality. The three days conference on the theme of Delivering Impact for Safe Sustainable Food was the first in-person GFSI Conference…

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GFSI launches pilot for benchmarking requirements for food safety auditors

GLOBAL – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has launched the first live pilot of its Benchmarking Requirements for Food Safety Auditors’ Professional Recognition Bodies (PRBs), subsequent to a fruitful consultation period. The new Benchmarking Requirements will be tested through a pilot with Exemplar Global, an industry leader in competency-based personnel certifications, who applied to become a GFSI-recognized PRB, and…

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GFSI 2022 Conference to tackle food safety challenges

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…

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GFSI recognizes ASIAGAP version 2.3 following benchmarking

JAPAN – The Global Food Safety Imitative (GFSI), a private food safety organization, and the Japan GAP Foundation (JGF), a private nonprofit organization developing and managing ASIAGAP and JGAP, have announced that ASIAGAP version 2.3 has successfully achieved recognition against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1. ASIAGAP is a GAP certification program approved by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). It…

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GFSI launches benchmarking requirements for auditor certification bodies

GLOBAL – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), a coalition of The Consumer Goods Forum, (CGF) has launched the first-ever set of benchmarking requirements for food safety auditor professional recognition bodies. The coalition aims to attract and retain food safety auditors by raising the profile of the profession and focusing entry requirements on competence. According to a statement from GFSI,…

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GFSI adds 6 industry experts to its Steering Committee

GLOBAL – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has announced the addition of 6 industry experts to its Steering Committee including several new retail members, a step that will strengthen GFSI’s governance and help add important voices to the development of GFSI’s global strategy. GFSI is a CEO-led Coalition of Action from The Consumer Goods Forum, bringing together 38 retailers…

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GFSI kicks off stakeholder consultations for GLOBALG.A.P., recognizes Global Red Meat Standard

GLOBAL – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is opening a new stakeholder consultation for GLOBALG.A.P. (Good Agricultural Practices) Integrated Farm Assurance standards (IFA) version 5.4-GFS for Fruits & Vegetable, and Aquaculture, representing one of the final stages in the benchmarking process against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1. GLOBALG. A.P. refers to an internationally accepted set of farm standards…

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