An organization that puts the spotlight on the value of farmworkers in helping to keep this country’s fresh produce safe and healthy has moved another step forward in benefiting growers, retailers, farmworkers and consumers.

Incubating since 2009, the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), which began certifying produce farms in 2014, brings

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The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has announced the launch of a live pilot of its Benchmarking Requirements for Food Safety Auditors’ Professional Recognition Bodies, following a successful comment period.

According to GFSI, although food safety auditors are a vital part of ensuring safe food is available for people around
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The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), a coalition of The Consumer Goods Forum, (CGF) on Nov. 4 launched the first-ever set of benchmarking requirements for food safety auditor professional recognition bodies.

By raising the profile of the profession of auditing, and focusing entry requirements on competence, the aim is to

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Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and Statistical Process Control (SPC) programs are not new concepts in manufacturing. For decades, they’ve been helping companies gauge efficiency and address issues that decrease efficiency.

How that data is being collected and connected, however, is being revolutionized by technology, giving manufacturing plant managers access
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In his welcoming remarks at the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) conference last week, Peter Freedman, managing director of the Consumer Goods Forum, which convenes the annual conference, asserted that building consumer trust is at the very foundation of GFSI. Curiously, a perusal of the conference agenda would reveal
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