GIC in Partnership with SAC Group, Georgia

Contact: Rick Hogoboom                                                          For Immediate Release rick.hogoboom@gicgroup.com 301-799-0840 www. gicgroup.com www.sacgroup.ge GIC is pleased to announce its partnership with SAC Group, Georgia. We offer consulting, financial advisory, supply chain management, and risk mitigation services to corporate and public sector clients in the agro and biotech industries. Georgia is a global agricultural gateway. It offers […]

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Rescue Falling US Farm Commodity Prices with CCC?

Evidently, there is serious consideration underway to bring the Commodity Credit Corporation to the rescue of falling US farm commodity prices, especially soybeans.  The remedy is designed to be a buffer when there is a slack in demand. But there is no slack due to lower disposable income; there’s just an emerging trade war.  So […]

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White House Reorganization Proposal — Good News/Bad News

Yesterday’s White House reorganization proposal may be a good news/ bad news story. In the abstract, it may make sense to have a single Food Safety Agency within USDA. The potential drawbacks, however, could compound regulatory confusion more than resolve it. “We’ll be monitoring the issue,” said Nick Herrmann, GIC Director of Business Development, “but […]

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How Blockchain can Improve Food Safety in China’s Swine Industry

By Chih-Chieh Chang, Analyst GFSF   Situation In 2016, IBM, Walmart, and Tsinghua University in Beijing scaled up a pilot project to examine how blockchain can increase food traceability and transparency. Using IBM’s Linux Foundation blockchain-based Hyperledger technology, they found that blockchain can shorten the time to trace swine products’ information. For example, it would only […]

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GFSF Article Highlighted in FoodOnline

FoodOnline Guest Column | April 18, 2018  How Artificial Intelligence And Big Data Are Bolstering Food Safety  By Shijia Yao, Analyst, Global Food Safety Forum We’re all familiar with China’s past food safety issue with infant formula. But, past food safety events have taught many lessons for China, as well as the rest of the […]

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GFSF-CCIC PARTNERSHIP

GFSF-CCIC PARTNERSHIP GFSF (www.globalfoodsafetyforum.org ) and CCIC (http://www.ccic.com/web/static/catalogs/catalog_english/english.html) are proud to announce their collaboration for future food safety activities. Our collaboration will focus on activities underway in China for 2017-2018. CCIC is a leading inspection, certification, and testing service provider. Their inspection services include pre-shipment and consumer product inspection; certification services include product, management and […]

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Nuclear techniques applied in agro-food quality and safety control in China

Carlos Carbone   This article will present some of the latest trends studied by Chinese researchers for food traceability using nuclear techniques. Stable isotope analysis for agro-food provenance verification and authenticity discrimination This technique focuses on the use of isotopic fingerprinting techniques for food traceability. It’s becoming a reliable tool for this, due to the […]

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China’s Demonstration Supermarkets to Set Best Practices in Food Safety

  Yushuang Sun   China has been engulfed in food safety crises as a litany of food safety incidents unveiled regulatory loopholes and severely undermined consumer confidence in the domestic food market. Amid the turmoil, the country has attempted to revamp its institutional and legal frameworks over the past five years. In 2013, the China […]

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