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  1. Global Food Safety InitiativeRecent developments in the private standards STDF Information Session 26th June 2008Kevin Swoffer – GFSI Chairman of Technical Committee

  2. Global Food Safety Initiative • GFSI launched at the CIES Annual Congress in 2000, following a directive from the food business CEOs. • food safety was then, and is still, top of mind with consumers. Consumer trust needs to be strengthened and maintained, while making the supply chain safer. • managed by CIES – The Food Business Forum

  3. GFSI Mission and Objectives “Continuous improvement ...... Confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers” • Convergence between food safety standards • Improve cost efficiency throughout the food supply chain • Provide a unique international stakeholder platform

  4. CIES CEO Survey

  5. Convergence means confidence • benchmarking work on four key food safety schemes (BRC, IFS, Dutch HACCP and SQF) reached a point of convergence • all schemes were completely aligned with the GFSI Guidance Document Version 5 requirements • this meant increased confidence in the schemes and comparable audit results

  6. GFSI Convergence of Standards “Once certified, accepted everywhere”

  7. GFSI Governance and Working Groups

  8. Governance Structure

  9. GFSI Technical Committee • an international multi-stakeholder group • over 50 food safety experts • open to key experts by invitation • works on common-interest projects to ensure continuous improvement in food safety

  10. Food Safety Knowledge Network • Priming the Human Capital Marketplace • defines and harmonises food safety competency requirements for all players in the supply chain • sets aspiration and global food safety qualification • realigns educational system to future needs • framework for knowledge transfer to emerging markets • Individual Accountability • appropriate economic incentives and sanctions • Corporate Brand and Private Label Protection • appropriate governance and controls along all levels of the marketing and procurement channel

  11. GFSI Adding Value … • less duplication • driving continuous improvement in the content of the food management systems • healthy competition between existing schemes, driving continuous improvement in the delivery of the standards • more cost efficiency in the supply chain. • comparable audit approach and results • confidence in sourcing and safer food for the consumer

  12. www.cies.net Catherine Francois- +33 1 44 69 99 21 c.francois@ciesnet.com Kevin Swoffer- +44 1 732 849230 kswoffer@yahoo.co.uk