The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is celebrating continuous improvement in food safety systems with a new award launched ahead of the Global Food Safety Conference taking place in Houston, TX from February 28 through March 2, 2017.

The award comes at a time when food businesses throughout the supply chain are looking to further strengthen their food safety systems, meet new regulatory requirements, expand market access and most importantly, reinforce consumer confidence in the safety of the products they buy.

“At GFSI, we want to raise the profile of companies around the world implementing this capability building programme and celebrate the work that’s already having an impact.” says Véronique Discours-Buhot, GFSI director at The Consumer Goods Forum.

This first ever GFSI award puts the spotlight on companies who have leveraged the GFSI Global Markets Programme, from beginning to end, resulting in full certification to a GFSI-benchmarked food safety management scheme. Winners will be recognised in front of 1,000 industry peers at the Global Food Safety Conference, with travel and attendance to both the conference and the Discovery Tours included. This opportunity is made possible through the generous support of greenfence.

Applications are open until February 7, 2017.