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Food safety is our business

World Food Day 2020

FAO’s slogan for World Food Day 2020 is “Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. — Our actions are our future.” And yet, the world is beset by geopolitical trade wars, COVID-19, an economic slump, and climate change.  Not exactly the kind of togetherness we need for food security!

Climate Change and Food Safety

FAO and WHO have both warned of the impact of climate change on food safety. We’re in Food Safety Month right now — but every month is climate change.  Resilient food systems, sustainable farming, and targeted mitigation are long-term prerequisites. 

National Food Safety Education Month

The CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) has declared September National Food Safety Education Month.  The course work is global and more challenging than ever — COVID 19, trade wars suspending supply chains, and likely new pathogen threats.  GFSF (Global Food Safety Forum) joins with others in providing a platform for international collaboration in …

GFSF’s Food Safety Rating Platform

Watch for GFSF’s (Global Food Safety Forum) roll-out of FSRP (Food Safety Rating Platform).  We focus on food safety impact investment systems and opportunities.  For more information, contact our Beijing office or Rick Gilmore, Chairman (rickgilmore@gicgroup.com)

Mars, Anyone?

CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) reports 212 cases of Salmonella in 23 states, July 24.  Cause–as yet unknown.  Mars is starting to look awfully appealing!

GFSF Food Safety Rating Platform

ESG impact investing assigns little priority to food safety. We don’t!  Join us in our launch of the GFSF Food Safety Rating Platform where the reward for food safety excellence is access to capital at below market rates and low premium food safety liability insurance.

Produce Safety Rule Inspections

We’re inching to restoring some confidence in the US food safety inspection system.  FDA has notified states that they can begin to conduct Produce Safety Rule (PSR) inspections on farms, following their state’s, and any federal, safety and reopening guidelines. Next step: make sure FDA inspectors take all precautions.  There are no trade-offs!

Celebrating World Food Safety Day Today!

Celebrating World Food Safety Day, today, June 7! The United Nations has declared this day to draw global attention to the health consequences of contaminated food and water. Congratulations to our food safety experts on this occasion!