Category: Current News

Food safety is our business

Pathogens/ Prevention/ Prerequisites

Every day there’s a new stat on coronavirus news, but where’s the news on tightening food safety surveillance and compliance? With no news on the food safety side of it, GFSF plans to make some. Coming soon—a GFSF hosted interactive session online with Chinese and international experts on food safety technologies and the 3 P’s—Pathogens/ …

2019nCoV and Food Safety

The CDC Summary on-line explains that the 2019nCoV in Wuhan most likely originated in a large seafood and live animal market. Now, it’s a global contagion transmitted person to person and the focus is on medical remedies. But where’s the focus on the core issue— food safety surveillance and compliance? That’s our focus at GFSF!! 

GFSF Works to Reduce Risk of ASF in China

With ASF (African Swine Fever) still a high concern, China has lowered tariffs on frozen pork; 16 new country approvals as suppliers of meat/pork products – but how to reduce future risk?   GFSF is working with much needed detection and surveillance technologies to regain consumer confidence. 

GFSF Supports Blockchain Technology

Blockchain secures provenance and product information for suppliers, buyers, and regulators. It allows companies to track unsafe products and track where the products have been distributed.  GFSF has an upcoming blockchain event in Beijing and in 2020 we’ll be hosting workshops to assist companies, as blockchain technology has become a default verification tool.

Advancing Food Safety through Blockchain

Advancing food safety in Asian markets is the mission of GFSF.   We’re focusing  on new tracing technologies with blockchain front and center. Blockchain secures provenance and product information for suppliers, buyers, and regulators.  It allows companies to track unsafe products and to track where the products have been distributed. There’s a net gain for …

Quality and Safety at Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving conjures up bountiful harvests and a cornucopia of food delights for Americans. The table display offers a variety of ingredients – a credit to global supply chains. But assurances of quality and safety of the meal regrettably are not the same for every household. We join the FDA in focusing on cultural and technology preparedness. …

African Swine Fever Update

Look at the numbers! FAO updates on ASF (African Swine Fever): China— outbreaks in 32 provinces; culling of 1,192, 000 pigs since Aug. 2018; Vietnam—63 provinces hit and culling of 5,600,000 pigs since Feb. 2019!!

Food Safety for US Produce Growers

Agri-Pulse reports that new Cornell /NFU survey finds more than 50% of local U.S. produce growers say they need more adequate financial resources to implement food safety practices.  The financing goes for audits and training and that goes for broader consumer protection.