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Welcome to our newsletter. It delivers important news and information, as well as identifying useful resources that can enhance your organization's competitiveness in the food industry. Our focus is on helping you to achieve and maintain an approved GFSI food safety certification. In doing so, we typically become a valued business partner to our clients. 

Major Retailers Now Require Food Safety Certification 


The requirement for food safety certification is picking up momentum. Partially due to the  implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) by the FDA, it has become almost impossible to supply food to major retailers without being certified to an approved food safety standard.

In increasing numbers, major North American retailers are requiring food safety certification from their suppliers. Required certifications are typically those with industry recognition, such as HACCP, one of the GFSI schemes, or else passing an NSF supplier assurance audit.

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a collaboration of the world's leading food safety experts representing a broad range of participants in the supply chain, from primary producer to retailer.

In 2008, Walmart became the first U.S. retailer giant to require GFSI certification from its suppliers. Since then, hundreds of others have added this requirement. According to FoodSafetyTech, "GFSI's prominence in the global food industry is the result of governance by leading food safety experts of major retailers, manufacturers, and food service operators. GFSI's Board of Directors is currently represented by leaders in food safety and quality such as AEON, Coca-Cola, Cargill, McDonald's, Mondeléz, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Walmart,and many others."

The bottom line - If you want to supply food products or services to major retailers in North America, employing recognized food safety practices is fast becoming a prerequisite.

We can help. Food Safety Consultants is a North American network of expert consultants designed to assist organizations in the food industry in becoming certified to globally accepted HACCP and GFSI standards, or passing NSF audits. Contact us for a free consultation.
Food Safety in the News 
January, 2015



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Most Retailers Now Require Food Safety Certification
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Don Steele, PSV Food Safety Consultants 
Don Steele

We are a network of food safety consultants with seasoned expertise in helping clients become certified under approved GFSI schemes. Our consultants work closely with you to develop a certification strategy that best fits your unique situation and budget. And our turnkey consulting approach ensures your certification success in a timely fashion...satisfaction guaranteed!.




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How can your business and facilities become certified to a GFSI approved scheme? This detailed, customized report explains the steps involved and provides North American organizations with an estimate for consulting, Registrar and auditing fees. It also gives you an idea of the timeframe typically required for a company like yours to achieve a GFSI food safety certification. And just for requesting the Report, we will send a FREE publication, "Marketing your Food Safety Certification - How to Promote your Food Safety Certification," which explains how to leverage your GFSI-approved certification to gain more business.