Global Food Safety Initiative – Certificate
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Global Food Safety Initiative
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) was created in 2000 to help address this global issue. It is a landmark initiative of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a global industry network working to support Better Lives Through Better Business. We aim to build consumers’ trust in the food they buy – no matter where their food has come from, nor where in the world they live – by improving food safety management practices.
The GFSI community works on a volunteer basis and is composed of the world’s leading food safety experts from retail, manufacturing and food service companies, including upstream suppliers, as well as international organisations, governments, academia and service providers to the global food industry.
The GFSI Benchmarking Requirements were first created in 2001 by a group of retailers motivated by the necessity of harmonising food safety standards across the global supply chain. These requirements are frequently updated with input from food safety experts around the world to keep up to date with food safety trends. They do not constitute a food safety standard in their own right, nor can food businesses be audited or certified against them. For these roles, we rely on our recognised CPOs.