Cologne/ Paris, February 2019 – It is with pleasure that the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) announces that the GLOBALG.A.P. IFA programme has achieved recognition against Version 7.1 of the  GFSI Benchmarking Requirements.

For GFSI, the opportunity to continue working with Certificate Programme Owners (CPOs) towards the harmonisation of programmes around the world is highly valued; it is one of our strategic tools to ensure safe food for consumers, everywhere. GLOBALG.A.P. was first recognised in 2012 and has maintained their commitment to the GFSI recognition programme since. GFSI was therefore happy to receive GLOBALG.A.P.’s re-benchmarking application.

Dr Kristian Moeller, Chief Executive Officer of GLOBALG.A.P., said, "GLOBALG.A.P. was founded 23 years ago with the purpose: Every generation has the right to safe food. We follow the principles of transparency, credibility and harmonisation. Benchmarking is an important tool and this is why we actively seek continuous GFSI recognition, as significant markets value this harmonisation effort".

GFSI congratulates GLOBALG.A.P. on their recognition and for doing their part in driving best food safety management practices throughout the global supply chain.

About the Global Food Safety Initiative:

The  Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) brings together key actors of the food industry to collaboratively drive continuous improvement in food safety management systems around the world. With a vision of Safe food for consumers everywhere, food industry leaders created GFSI in 2000 to find collaborative solutions to collective concerns, notably to reduce food safety risks, audit duplication and costs while building trust throughout the supply chain. The GFSI community works on a volunteer basis and is composed of the world's leading food safety experts from retail, manufacturing and food service companies, as well as international organisations, governments, academia and service providers to the global food industry. GFSI is powered by   The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a global industry network working to support Better Lives Through Better Business.


Joelle Mbuya Leclerc, Communications Coordinator, GFSI, /