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In "Why GFSI?" we discuss the importance of the Global Food Safety Initiative. TraceGains customers benefit from supplier approval and monitoring, document control, corrective actions, specifications management, and many other requirements common across the approved schemes. If you would like to know specifically about how we map to BRC or SQF schemes, or how we've helped customers prepare for and pass first-time and subsequent audits, just drop us a quick note. Also, make sure to download our BRC, FSSC 22000, IFS, and SQF preparedness checklists (links below), each co-developed with the respective scheme owner!

Overview: The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)

The Global Food Safety Initiative is a business-driven initiative for the continuous improvement of food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers worldwide. GFSI provides a platform for collaboration between some of the world's leading food safety experts from retailer, manufacturer and food service companies, service providers associated with the food supply chain, international organizations, academia and government.

GFSI General Overview

GFSI Overview

GFSI General Overview

GFSI Global Market Overview

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GFSI Global Markets Program Overview

Why GFSI

Why GFSI?

Why GFSI? (PDF)

Getting Started with GFSI: Checklists for Food Manufacturers

BRC Global Standards

BRC

The BRC Food Safety Standard is a leading global brand recognized by thousands of customers worldwide and has certificated over 15,000 suppliers in over 100 countries around the globe.

Download the Getting Started with BRC Checklist [PDF]

Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF)

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The SQF Program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and links primary production certification to food manufacturing, distribution, and agent/broker management certification.

Download the Getting Started with SQF Checklist [PDF]

International Featured Standards (IFS)

IFS Food Logo

The IFS certification is based on a quality and food safety standard for retailer (and wholesaler) branded food products, which is intended to enable the assessment of suppliers’ food safety and quality systems, in accordance with a uniform approach.

Download the Getting Started with IFS Checklist [PDF]

Food Safety System Certification (FSSC)

Food Safety System Certification 22000

Acknowledged by GFSI for the manufacture and processing of foods and food packaging materials, FSSC 22000 retains the flexibility to add scopes in line with market demands.

Download the Getting Started with FSSC Checklist [PDF]

TraceGains Insights Blog

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On-Demand Webinars

Insider Tips on Complying with FSSC 22000 Version 4

In this on-demand webinar, FSSC 22000's U.S. Liaison Dr. Jacqueline Southee, gives you insider tips to help put you on a fast track to meet the FSSC 22000 Version 4 standard 

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Let's Get Technical: Insider Tips on How to Comply with SQF Edition 8

In this on-demand webinar, LeAnn Chuboff, Senior Technical Director for Safe Quality Food Institute, gives you insider advice to put you on a fast track to meet the SQF 8 deadline. 

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SQF Changes in 2016 and Beyond

 
 
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In our latest on-demand webinar, LeAnn Chuboff, Senior Technical Director of the Safe Quality Food Institute, goes over changes to the SQF Code and provides insights gleaned from the latest GFSI guidance.

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Implementing HACCP for GFSI

 
 
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In our latest on-demand webinar, Sonia Akbarzadeh, Founder and Partner of Food Industry Consulting, covers how food manufacturers can make the transition from HACCP to GFSI.

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Intro to cGMPs: The Building Blocks to GFSI Compliance

In our latest on-demand webinar, Sonia Akbarzadeh, Founder and Partner of Food Industry Consulting, covers cGMP basics and gives in-depth details on programs and procedures, common hazards, and explains how these can help with GFSI compliance.

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The Impact of BRC Food 7: Most Common Non-Conformities

The Impact of BRC 7: Most Common Non-Conformities

In our latest on-demand webinar, John Kukoly, Director BRC Americas, covers the most significant changes the 7th issue brought forward, why they were included, what BRC expected, and what impact the changes are actually having on the industry.

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Getting Started with GFSI

Getting Started with GFSI Webinar

Karil Kochenderfer, GFSI's North American representative, and John Kukoly, Director of BRC in the Americas, provide an essential overview of the Global Food Safety Initiative, its benefits, and what is required to begin the compliance process with any GFSI-approved scheme relevant to food manufacturers and processors.

Easing Compliance with GFSI Schemes

Easing Compliance with GFSI Schemes

Learn from TraceGains customers Chelsea Milling (makers of Jiffy Mixes), Specialty Commodities, and Ottens Flavors how TraceGains helps with achieving and maintaining Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) compliance through supplier document management automation and business intelligence.

The Top 10 Reasons for SQF Audit Non-Compliance

Top 10 Reasons for SQF Audit Non-Compliance

A webinar with Kristie Grzywinski, Sr. Technical Manager at SQF Institute, discusses in detail the top ten reasons that SQFI has observed for audit failure with its GFSI-approved HACCP-based supplier assurance code for the food industry.