Global Food Safety Initiative and Traceability
Donna Garren, Ph.D.
Vice President, Food Safety Programmes
The Consumer Goo...
Background

z   GFSI launched at the CIES Annual Congress.
    (May 2000)

z   Established as a non-profit making Foundati...
What is The Consumer Goods
Forum ?
     200 retailer companies
     200 manufacturer companies
     150 countries



     ...
GFSI Mission
“Continuous improvement in food safety
     management systems to ensure
  confidence in the delivery of safe...
GFSI Objectives
z   Convergence between food safety standards
    through maintaining a benchmarking process for food
    ...
The Rationale For The Development
of Food Safety Schemes
z   to assure product safety
z   to provide brand protection
z   ...
GFSI Recognised Schemes
Development of Schemes
                   Best
                 Practices

                  GFSI
                Recognis...
GFSI Guidance Document
z   the Guidance Document 5th Edition represents a
    multi-stakeholder approach for food safety b...
Traceability and Benchmarking
Schemes
z   The standard shall require that the supplier
    develop and maintain appropriat...
Benchmarking – What does this mean ?
       Once certified, accepted everywhere
Breakthrough - June 2007
The following companies came to an agreement on
  the common acceptance of GFSI benchmarked
     ...
Companies Accepting GSFI
  Recognised Schemes
New GFSI Governance
Structure
GFSI Adding Value …
z   Less duplication
z   Driving continuous improvement in the content of
    the standards
z   Health...
For more information:
Websites
www.mygfsi.com
Email
gfsinfo@theconsumergoodsforum.com
Or
d.garren@theconsumergoodsforum.com
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Presentation regarding Produce Traceability as presented to FDA & FSIS on December 9 & 10, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

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  1. 1. Global Food Safety Initiative and Traceability Donna Garren, Ph.D. Vice President, Food Safety Programmes The Consumer Goods Forum December 2009
  2. 2. Background z GFSI launched at the CIES Annual Congress. (May 2000) z Established as a non-profit making Foundation (June 2005) z Managed by the Consumer Goods Forum (formerly CIES – The Food Business Forum) z Food Safety is top of mind with consumers and CEOs and consumer trust needs to be strengthened and maintained.
  3. 3. What is The Consumer Goods Forum ? 200 retailer companies 200 manufacturer companies 150 countries Paris, HQ Washington Tokyo Shanghai Singapore
  4. 4. GFSI Mission “Continuous improvement in food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers”
  5. 5. GFSI Objectives z Convergence between food safety standards through maintaining a benchmarking process for food safety management schemes z Improve cost efficiency throughout the food supply chain through the common acceptance of GFSI recognised standards by retailers around the world z Provide a unique international stakeholder platform for networking, knowledge exchange and sharing of best food safety practice and information
  6. 6. The Rationale For The Development of Food Safety Schemes z to assure product safety z to provide brand protection z to meet legislative requirements z to meet customer requirements z to promote business improvement and efficiency z to promote consumer confidence
  7. 7. GFSI Recognised Schemes
  8. 8. Development of Schemes Best Practices GFSI Recognised Schemes Schemes ISO Standards Standards ISO 22000 Codex - HACCP Principles - Principles GMP Requirements Legislation - Food Law
  9. 9. GFSI Guidance Document z the Guidance Document 5th Edition represents a multi-stakeholder approach for food safety best practice in the form of key elements for safe food production : z Food Safety Management System z Good Practices & HACCP Requirements z Requirements for the delivery of food safety management systems z provides guidance on how to seek alignment for existing scheme owners z provides a framework for benchmarking z provides guidance on the operation of certification processes
  10. 10. Traceability and Benchmarking Schemes z The standard shall require that the supplier develop and maintain appropriate procedures and systems to ensure: z Identification of any out-sourced product, ingredient or service; z Complete records of batches of in-process or final product and packaging throughout the production process. z Record of purchaser and delivery destination for all product supplied.
  11. 11. Benchmarking – What does this mean ? Once certified, accepted everywhere
  12. 12. Breakthrough - June 2007 The following companies came to an agreement on the common acceptance of GFSI benchmarked schemes
  13. 13. Companies Accepting GSFI Recognised Schemes
  14. 14. New GFSI Governance Structure
  15. 15. GFSI Adding Value … z Less duplication z Driving continuous improvement in the content of the standards z Healthy competition between existing schemes, driving continuous improvement in the delivery of the standards z More cost efficiency in the supply chain z Comparable audit approach and results z Confidence in sourcing and safer food for the consumer
  16. 16. For more information: Websites www.mygfsi.com Email gfsinfo@theconsumergoodsforum.com Or d.garren@theconsumergoodsforum.com

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