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GFSI Conference Kicks Off In Barcelona Today

By Steve Wynne-Jones
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GFSI Conference Kicks Off In Barcelona Today

The annual Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Conference kicks off in Barcelona today (29 March), with experts and business leaders coming together to discuss shared food safety challenges during the three day event.

Featuring the theme 'Delivering Impact for Safe Sustainable Food’, speakers on day one of the event will include Dirk van de Put, chairman and chief executive, Mondelēz International; Monique Pellegrino, vice president, chief food safety officer, Danone; Howard Popoola, vice president, corporate food technology and regulatory compliance, The Kroger Co; Leda Touliatou, global quality compliance manager, Nestlé; Ana Caroline Barbosa, food safety specialist, Coca-Cola Andina; Cliona Murphy, vice-president, global quality assurance, PepsiCo and many more.

ESM is a media partner of this year's event, and will be reporting live from Barcelona over the coming days.

Organised by The Consumer Goods Forum, this year's event will be the first in-person hosting of the GFSI Conference since 2020. This year's event will focus on advancing food safety best practice, encouraging partnerships across the industry, building trust and transparency with consumers, and showcasing leading innovations and technologies set to shape the future of food safety.

Critical Importance

“As the world grapples with the challenge of feeding almost eight billion people safely and sustainably, working across boundaries to ensure safe food everywhere has never been more critical," commented Erica Sheward, director of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).


"The industry has continued to show brilliant ingenuity, resilience and dedication over the past two years, and the GFSI Conference provides an important opportunity to reflect on all we have learned and to catalyse even greater collective action.”

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