The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) is an industry association that represents Retail and Manufacturing member companies in a sector that is one of the largest sources of employment in South Africa.
The Food Safety Initiative of the CGCSA is dedicated to promoting the safety, responsible manufacturing, importation, marketing and selling of food and non-alcoholic beverages. They achieve this by providing guidance and expert advice to help their members comply with existing legislation, while actively engaging with regulators and other key stakeholders in order to influence legislation.
Their areas of specialty include Food Safety, Food Legislation and Nutrition and facilitating engagements and collaborations that are non-competitive such as:
We chatted to the FSI Executive, Matlou Setati, about the GMCBP and how this can support small suppliers in their quest to enter the retail market.