What is GFSI all about?
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is the result of collaboration between some of the world’s leading food safety experts from retailers, manufacturers and food service companies, as well as service providers active in the food supply chain.
In May 2000, following a number of food safety incidents, the CEO’s of a group of international retailers identified the need to enhance food safety, ensure consumer protection and to strengthen consumer confidence. The result was GFSI, a non-profit foundation, created under Belgian law, which sets the requirements for food safety schemes.
The benefits of GFSI
GFSI benchmarks existing food standards against food safety criteria and looks to ensure these standards have the same core requirements. This facilitates mutual recognition between the requirements of participating standards thus avoiding duplication of audits.
GFSI recognised standards include the SQF, BRC, IFS and FSSC 22000. These are rapidly becoming the standards for food certification and many food businesses are required to operate food safety to one of the approved schemes.
How can Safefood 360˚ help your GFSI certified business?
Safefood 360˚ has been developed to address the specific requirements of the main GFSI standards. The specific requirements defined in these standards are addressed in the relevant modules and workflows of the Safefood 360˚ platform.
This brings enormous benefits to our users who know that they are addressing the requirements of these standards without the need for excessive consultancy support. As these standards are revised so too will Safefood 360˚. Our web based technology allows us to update within days without the need for IT support or additional cost. Next time you logon you will use the latest up-to-date version.
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