The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a business-driven initiative for the continuous improvement of food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers worldwide. GFSI was launched in 2000 following a number of food safety crises when consumer confidence was at an all-time low. Its collaborative approach to food safety brings together international food safety experts from the entire food supply chain at technical working group and stakeholder meetings, conferences and regional events to share knowledge and promote a harmonized approach to managing food safety across the industry.

The GFSI Vision is
‘Safe Food For Consumers Everywhere’.
By drawing on the expertise of its international stakeholders working in various sectors, GFSI is able to have a truly global approach when tackling food safety issues.

The GFSI Mission is
Since it was launched in May 2000 following a number of major food safety scares, the GFSI has aimed to:
“Provide continuous improvement in food safety management systems to ensure
confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers worldwide”

The GFSI objectives are to
  • Reduce food safety risks by delivering equivalence and convergence between effective food safety management systems
  • Manage cost in the global food system by eliminating redundancy and improving operational efficiency
  • Develop competencies and capacity building in food safety to create consistent and effective global food systems
  • Provide a unique international stakeholder platform for collaboration, knowledge exchange and networking
Get involved through the GFSI Stakeholder Meeting
GFSI Stakeholder meeting is an international forum open to any interested food safety professionals. There is no charge for this meeting but registration in advance is required.  Stakeholders are any interested party that would like to have a voice within the GFSI structure. It provides a platform for open debate on current and emerging food safety issues and aims to:


  • Provide an update on GFSI activities and provide you with an opportunity to define GFSI objectives for the year ahead
  • Create an open dialogue on current and emerging food safety issues
  • Identify areas for collaboration on common top priority food safety issues


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