Consumer Goods Forum/GFSI
Consumer Goods Forum/GFSI
Consumer Goods Forum/GFSI

GFSI Publishes Response to Auditor Training & Professional Development Stakeholder Consultation

The response, published as a podcast and summary document, provides an overview of why this consultation was so important, its main outcomes and what will happen next.

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October 27, 2021

PARIS — The Consumer Goods Forum through its Coalition of Action on Food Safety, Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), yesterday published its response to the feedback received as part of the recent stakeholder consultation run on the proposed new GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for Professional Bodies.

GFSI said it's a significant milestone in its journey towards a new approach to auditor qualification, and its overarching Race to the Top framework. The response, published as a podcast and summary document, provides an overview of why this consultation was so important, its main outcomes and what will happen next.

“Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation," said Marie-Claude Quentin, GFSI senior technical manager. "We appreciate your timely feedback and candor, and I hope our responses help address the concerns raised. It was great to see so many positive responses and that people were taking the time to address the consultation properly. Food safety is everyone’s business, so it’s critical we continue to work together to deliver safe food for people everywhere.”

GFSI said it will open a second consultation Oct. 28 on the transitional arrangements towards its new vision for supporting the future of food safety auditors.