In recent years you’ve almost certainly heard the term “food safety culture” used. The only caveat, however, is that for many of us, it’s not clear how the term applies to what we do day in and day out. That’s the fundamental elegance of the concept ‘food safety culture’ – it refers to what employees
Just because GFSI certification seems daunting, doesn’t mean it has to be. As the Auditing Services Manager, I consistently receive the all too typical supplier calls with questions like “My customer just told me I have to get my site GFSI certified to keep my contract. What do I do?” In most cases, suppliers are
Consumers’ expectations of retailers and suppliers have never been higher, especially relating to the safety of their food. An ongoing evolution of new technologies especially drive a connected consumer to redefine the global business environment, including a retail market shift from a supply-driven world to a demand –driven one where the consumer is in charge.
The Food Safety Modernization (FSMA) act will go into effect the beginning of September 2016, and these rules will impact food safety programs for the next two to three years, depending on the company size and revenue. For companies who are currently certified by a GFSI benchmarked scheme, and those who are pursuing such certification,
Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), a non-profit foundation, was launched in May 2000 with a vision to drive continuous improvement in food safety to strengthen consumer confidence worldwide. The GFSI Foundation Board of Directors includes representation from major global retailers, food manufacturers and food service industries that provides the strategic direction and oversees the daily
Why [acronym_tooltip text=”GFSI”] was Founded There were a series of high profile international food recalls and crises in the 1990s. In order to deal with growing issues of food safety and associated recalls, retailers and brand manufacturers audited their manufacturing facilities using in-house developed standards, yet each developed their own audit standards with no input