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GFSI Conference To Address The Future Of Food Safety

Published on Jan 29 2019 11:16 AM in A-Brands tagged: Trending Posts / Food Safety / Consumer Goods Forum / Nice / GFSI Conference

There are just weeks to go until the 2019 Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Conference, which will address measures to advance food safety and improve consumer trust in the retail and consumer goods industries.

The theme of the conference, which takes place in Nice, France, on 25-28 February, is Emerging Challenges & The Future of Food Safety, with more than 1,000 influential actors in the global food industry from more than 50 countries set to be in attendance at the event.

The GFSI Conference is organised by The Consumer Goods Forum, and ESM: European Supermarket Magazine is delighted to be a media partner for the forthcoming event.

“Food safety is a foundation for any type of food business," commented Emmanuel Faber, chief executive of Danone, who will be among those speaking at the event. "For Danone and its mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible, food safety is all the more important. Our ambition to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices would be meaningless if we did not start with safe food.

"The GFSI annual conference is the perfect moment to meet with the global food safety community to align, share and learn."

Embracing The Challenges

The conference will address both existing and emerging challenges from across the food supply chain, as well as food safety innovations and solutions for the future. Topics set to be discussed include supply chain integrity, capability building in developing markets, innovations in technology and data management, creative solutions for allergen management, the changing face of the global retail marketplace and the accelerating growth of third-party certification.

“At a time of technological advancement, increasing sustainability pressures, and changing consumer demographics, the food industry is experiencing pivotal change," said Dirk van de Put, CEO of Mondelēz International, another top speaker set to address the conference.

"In mind of this, the GFSI Conference seeks to equip industry leaders with the necessary insights to stay one step ahead of the curve, facilitating the largest collaborative conversation on food safety advancement worldwide.”

Since the establishment of the GFSI Conference in 2001, the event has welcomed innovators and academics, business leaders and public authorities, multinational CEOs and grassroots players to assess measures to improve food safety guidelines and encourage positive change.

For more information. or for details on how to attend, visit

© 2019 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Stephen Wynne-Jones. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: European Supermarket Magazine

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