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 and manufacturers and an extended food safety community to help oversee food safety standards for businesses and help provide access to safe food for people everywhere. The Steering Committee members…

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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 and is recognized in more than 100 countries and by GFSI. This important step of the GFSI Benchmarking Process ensures its transparency and robustness, inviting interested stakeholders to review and…

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GFSI recognizes IFS Standards following benchmarking

GLOBAL – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), and International Featured Standards (IFS), a globally active organization providing trusted standards and services to co-operate within the supply chain to improve product integrity, have announced that IFS has successfully achieved recognition against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1. The recognition includes IFS Food v7, IFS Broker v3.1, IFS Logistics v2.3 and IFS PACsecure v2 and is covering a very large part of the food supply chain. IFS was founded in 2003 under the name International Food Standard. Since then the company, which…

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GFSI on-boards four new members to its coalition

GLOBAL – Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), now the Consumer Goods Forum Coalition of Action on food safety, has announced that four more companies, Develey, Kerry, Spinneys and Sysco, have joined its coalition. The four companies are now part of a unique group that is collaborating across borders to ensure safe food for everyone. The Coalition now totals 38 companies, all of whom are members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF). CGF is the only organization that brings consumer goods retailers and manufacturers together globally. It helps them to collaborate,…

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Global Food Safety Initiative recognizes FSSC 22000 Version 5.1 ensuing benchmarking

GLOBAL – The FSSC Foundation has announced that Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 Version 5.1 has now been recognized against Version 2020.1 of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Benchmarking Requirements. The GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1 is a revamp and follow-up on their Version 7.2 that resulted in additional requirements concerning Certification Program Owner governance. As one of the already GFSI-recognized certification programmes, FSSC 22000 applied for the benchmarking of their Version 5.1 standard to get GFSI recognition. On top of strengthened Certification Body (CB) performance requirements, the…

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