Audits are an important tool for verifying the safety and quality of a company's or facility's food products. Audits are conducted both internally and by certified third-party certification entities. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a private organization that benchmarks different auditing certification platforms as meeting its criteria to provide a harmonized umbrella certification.
The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is opening a new stakeholder consultation today under the Technical Equivalence Program for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA AMS) Harmonized GAP Plus+ version 4.0.
In this episode of Food Safety Matters, we are joined by Natalie Dyenson, M.P.H., Chief Food Safety and Regulatory Officer for the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA), about her role at IFPA, the Association’s key priorities for produce food safety, and its global advocacy work along the fresh produce supply chain.
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is seeking applicants to participate in a Benchmarking and Harmonization Working Group focused on the development and effective implementation of GFSI Benchmarking Requirements.
The SQF Institute (SQFI) intends to gather industry input at the upcoming SQF Unites conference to inform the creation of a new SQF edition, and has shared its process and proposed timeline for developing SQF Edition 10.
GlobalG.A.P. is undergoing the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Benchmarking Process for two of its certification programs for produce and agriculture and has entered the stakeholder consultation phase, which is open until February 6, 2024.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is offering new resources—a QR code and graphic element—to communicate with stakeholders about two of its Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) programs: the Accredited Third-Party Certification Program (TPP) and the Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods Program (LAAF).
Whether or not a country’s food businesses have largely achieved certification against food safety standards is the second most important predictor of instances of foodborne illness, according to a recent study.
In this episode of Food Safety Matters, we are joined by Dr. Barbara Masters—Vice President of Regulatory Policy, Food, and Agriculture at Tyson Foods Inc.—about food safety policy and leadership in the meat and poultry industry, informed by her 34 years of experience in the sector across veterinary, regulatory, advisory, and corporate roles.
On Demand:Now is the time for the food and beverage industry to reconsider its food safety audit strategies and programs. This discussion will help you rethink the future of auditing and plan your strategies and programs to get the most from them.