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GFSI wants to develop a passport for food safety

The opening session saw Mike Robach, GFSI Chairman of Board of Directors spoke about the future of food safety and how GFSI is working to deliver against their commitment of safe food for consumers everywhere – the theme of this years’ conference.

The Global Food Safety Conference opened today in Tokyo.  The opening session saw Mike Robach, Vice President Food Safety Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Cargill USA and GFSI Chairman of Board of Directors spoke about the future of food safety and how the GFSI is working to deliver against their commitment of safe food for consumers everywhere – the theme of this years’ conference.

The food industry has the responsibility and accountability to produce safe food – we take our commitment to safe food for consumers everywhere very seriously

Mark Robach

Chairman of Board of Directors , Global Food Safety Initiatives

“The food industry has the responsibility and accountability to produce safe food – we take our commitment to safe food for consumers everywhere very seriously,” said Robach.  He spoke about how the GFSI is working on a number of key strategic imperatives including harmonisation and driving continuous improvement across global food supply chains.

“We want to develop a passport for food safety,” said Robach and spoke about how the GFSI is fostering collaboration between public and private sectors to make safe food for consumers everywhere.  Robach also spoke about the GFSI’s ambition to scale up their own Global Markets Programme and increasing third party certification at national and global levels.

Commenting on Robach’s opening session, Duane Wood, Marketing Director Management Systems & Inspections Services at Lloyd’s Register said, “We applaud these continued areas of focus by the GFSI; we serve over 33,000 clients worldwide – from the world’s best known brands to the smallest of suppliers. As a result, we know that organisations are facing rising safety, environmental, tougher stakeholder and government requirements, as well as growth and profitability concerns.”

For more information about the event, please visit www.lr.org/en/events/gfsc-tokyo/.

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