Global Food Safety Initiative The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a collaboration between some of the world's leading food safety experts from retailer, manufacturer and food service companies, as well as service providers associated with the food supply chain. It is coordinated by The Consumer Goods Forum.Why did the Global Food Safety Initiative begin?In May 2000, following a number of food safety scares, a group of international retailer CEOs identified the need to enhance food safety, ensure consumer protection and to strengthen consumer confidence. They launched the Global Food Safety Initiative which sets requirements for food safety schemes through a benchmarking process in order to improve cost efficiency throughout the food supply chain. Our MissionProvide continuous improvement in food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers worldwideOur ObjectivesReduce food safety risksManage costDevelop competencies and capacity buildingKnowledge exchange and networkingFor more information visit us at: www.mygfsi.com
The Consumer Goods Forum The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is a global, parity-based industry network, driven by its members. It brings together the CEOs and senior management of over 650 retailers, manufacturers, service providers and other stakeholders across 70 countries and reflects the diversity of the industry in geography, size, product category and format . Forum member companies have combined sales of EUR 2.1 trillion. The Forum was created in June 2009 by the merger of CIES - The Food Business Forum, the Global Commerce Initiative (GCI) and the Global CEO Forum. The Consumer Goods Forum is governed by its Board of Directors, which includes 50 manufacturer and retailer CEOs and Chairmen. The Forum provides a unique global platform for knowledge exchange and initiatives around five strategic priorities – Emerging Trends, Sustainability, Safety & Health, Operational Excellence and Knowledge Sharing & People Development – which are central to the advancement of today’s consumer goods industry.The Forum’s vision is: “Better lives through better business”. To fulfil this, its members have given the Forum a mandate to develop common positions on key strategic and operational issues affecting the consumer goods business, with a strong focus on non-competitive process improvement. The Forum’s success is driven by the active participation of the key players in the sector, who together develop and lead the implementation of best practices along the value chain.With its headquarters in Paris and its regional offices in Washington, D.C., and Tokyo, the CGF serves its members throughout the world.For more information visit us at: www.theconsumergoodsforum.comContact usThe Consumer Goods Forum22/24 rue du Gouverneur Général Eboué – 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux – FRANCE Tel: (+33) 1 82 00 95 95 – Fax: (+33) 1 82 00 95 96 – email@example.com
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