SQF Unites Virtual Conference, October 26–28, 2021
SQF Unites gathers a dynamic community of food producers, retailers, leaders, and service innovators across a wide range of food safety operations. With SQF Edition 9 implementation in May 2021, there will be a lot to talk about and share with new understanding and insights from six months of audits, corrective actions, and insights.
BRCGS Delivery Partners 2021, November 18, 2021
This year’s BRCGS Delivery Partners conference will once again give you the opportunity to hear essential updates on the BRCGS strategy, scheme developments, compliance and the BRCGS Academy and training courses. The event will be held virtually.
New IFS Packaging Standard
IFS introduced Version 2 of its packaging standard, IFS PACsecure, together with the brand-new IFS Global Markets PACsecure program. IFS PACsecure Version 2 is IFS’ upgrade to its high-level packaging certification. IFS Global Markets PACsecure provides packaging suppliers an easy entry into establishing effective product safety and quality processes.
GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Version 6 Nears Finish Line
Over the last two years, GLOBALG.A.P. has been revising its flagship Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) standard aiming for simplification, a risk-based approach, and customized checklists. They are planning to launch the new Version 6 in October 2021.
ISEAL Information Data for Sustainability Standard (IDSS)
ISEAL’s IDSS project aims to facilite the reporting of different standards’ individual and collective impacts by making it possible for standards to align their data while simplifying the extraction and application of data. This will allow information to remain precisely as it was intended at the source.
IFC Report Shows Impact of Certification Programs on New Zealand’s Food Sector
IFC – a member of the World Bank Group – has published a report containing case studies that demonstrate how the adoption of certification programs has provided New Zealand producers with access to large international customers and facilitated exports of 80% of food grown in the country.
GFSI Video Update: Auditor Training, New SteerCo Members, Consultations, CODEX & GFSI Conference
In this video, Erica Sheward, GFSI Director, recaps the ongoing work around Auditor Training and Professional Development, including the recent webinar. Erica also talks about the new SteerCo members and upcoming meeting, as well as the new calls for participation for the CODEX Group and EMEA Local Group, and early plans for the GFSI Conference.
New IFAOM – Organics International World Board elected for 2021-2024
After receiving applications from all over the world, the General Assembly selected 10 new members to join the IFOAM – Organics International World Board for 2021–2024. Karen Mapusua becomes the President of the new World Board while Choitresh Ganguly (Bablu) and Julia Lernoud are named Vice Presidents.
Standards Committee Launched into Space Industry
Standards Australia has kicked off a project to participate in international space standardization to support Australia’s focus on growing its own space industry and capability.