The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and GLOBALG.A.P. c/o FoodPLUS GmbH, are pleased to announce that GLOBALG.A.P. has successfully achieved recognition against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1. The recognition encompasses Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) Fruit and Vegetables v5.4-GFS.
The IFA standard for Fruit and Vegetables is available around the world and covers all stages of production, from pre-harvest activities such as soil management and plant protection product application to post-harvest handling, packing and sorting.
Elmé Coetzer-Boersma, MD of FoodPLUS GmbH stated: “We are pleased about the continued recognition against the current GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. Our commitment to offer a GFSI-recognised solution to our stakeholders goes hand in hand with our commitment to develop food safety standards which is supported by science, robust standard management and an integrity programme.”
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition) is a CEO-led Coalition of Action from The Consumer Goods Forum, bringing together 34 retailers and manufacturers and an extended food safety community to help oversee food safety standards for businesses and help provide access to safe food for people everywhere. As one of the world’s largest networks to help achieve safe food , GFSI is committed to making food safety everyone’s business and the Coalition members are addressing challenges facing food safety systems in their supply chains and the markets they operate in, and are helping to raise the food safety bar globally. Its ambition is to strengthen and harmonise food safety systems so they are able to feed the growing, global population and develop markets that can deliver food safely, no matter where in the world the consumer is. To learn more, visit www.mygfsi.com.