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【パリ2017年9月25日PR Newswire=共同通信JBN】世界食品安全イニシアチブ(GFSI、The Global Food Safety Initiative)は、Journal of Food Protection(ジャーナル・オブ・フード・プロテクション)で新たに公表され、査読された研究論文「Impact of the Global Food Safety Initiative on Food Safety Worldwide: Statistical Analysis of a Survey of International Food Processors」(世界の食品安全における世界食品安全イニシアチブの影響:国際食品加工業者の調査に関する統計分析)(http://jfoodprotection.org/doi/abs/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-16-481 )の対象として取り上げられた。

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この科学論文は、GFSIによって認定された認証プログラム(http://www.mygfsi.com/certification/overview.html )の認証を受けた加工業者に対するこれまでで最大かつ最も包括的な公式調査の結果について説明している。これは数年前に「GFSI Efficacy Study」で始まり、多数の食品安全専門家の貢献から恩恵を受け、第三者認証の価値をしっかりと確立したこの最終的なホワイトペーパーに結実した旅の結果である。




この研究では、大多数の回答者によると「GFSI認証」により運用面で既存の規制の順守が向上するとともに、将来の規制変更に備えやすくなったことも明らかにされた。これはGFSIの現在の戦略的優先事項である官民連携とパートナーシップを強化し、世界中の規制当局との協力を拡大させる(http://www.mygfsi.com/news-resources/news/press-releases/652-30-institutions-come-together-with-gfsi-in-a-g30-of-food-safety.html )。





この論文はJournal of Food Protectionの9月号に掲載されており、オンラインではhttps://jfoodprotection.org のIssue in Progress(http://jfoodprotection.org/doi/abs/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-16-481 )にアクセスすれば閲覧できる。


Lisa Prévert


ソース:Global Food Safety Initiative

Peer-reviewed Research Publication Gives a Big Nod to GFSI's Collective Industry Achievements


PARIS, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --


    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has been the subject of a

freshly-published, peer-reviewed research paper in the Journal of Food


[http://jfoodprotection.org/doi/abs/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-16-481 ] titled

"Impact of the Global Food Safety Initiative on Food Safety Worldwide:

Statistical Analysis of a Survey of International Food Processors".

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    The paper's results confirm the rationale behind the creation and ongoing

development of GFSI, while demonstrating how this industry body is delivering

on its goal to continuously improve food safety management systems in pursuit

of safe food for consumers everywhere.

    This is a rewarding outcome for the many industry leaders who have

dedicated their time and energy into building up GFSI and agreeing to

contribute to food safety as a non-competitive issue.

    The Culmination of a Widespread Collective Effort  

    This scientific paper explains the results of the largest and most

comprehensive formal survey of processors certified to a GFSI-recognised

certification programme [http://www.mygfsi.com/certification/overview.html

] ever to be carried out. It is the result of a journey that began several

years earlier with the "GFSI Efficacy Study", and having benefited from the

contributions of a host of food safety experts, has culminated in this

definitive white paper that firmly establishes the value of third-party


    While individual companies have tried to measure the benefits of the GFSI

approach, this was a broad multinational study, which included 834 food

manufacturers across 21 countries, including organisations in North America,

Mexico, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

    Study Confirms GFSI's Role in Making Food Safer  

    One significant finding from the study is that, according to a large

majority of survey respondents, certification against a GFSI-recognised

certification programme enhanced their ability to produce safe food.

    The study also reveals that "GFSI certification" helped operations improve

compliance with existing regulations, while helping them better prepare

for future regulatory changes, backed up by a majority of respondents. This

reinforces GFSI's current strategic priority of increasing public-private

collaboration and partnerships, scaling up its work with regulators around the



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    Other noteworthy results looked at further benefits, such as food safety

culture, with the majority of respondents saying that certification has

strengthened their food safety culture through enhancements in training,

increased communication, better measurements, and strengthened management


    "This landmark study provides further evidence of the benefits of being

certified against a GFSI-recognized certificate program," said Kerry Bridges,

Senior Director of Food Safety for Walmart and GFSI Board Member. "The results

of the survey indicate that certification helps Food Processers

strengthen their food safety management systems, enhance regulatory compliance,

and promote a culture of food safety, which ultimately benefits their customers

and consumers."

    Consistent with GFSI's Comprehensive Approach  

    From open consultations to parity-based multi-stakeholder meetings and

working groups, GFSI has consistently maintained a highly participative and

transparent approach. This study is no exception. The collaborative approach,

the comprehensive scope and the submission for peer review are in line with

this commitment. Its publication in the world's leading food safety journal is

a great achievement and many thanks go to all those involved in making it


    The paper can be seen in the September issue of the Journal of Food

Protection and can also be accessed online

at https://jfoodprotection.orgunderIssue in Progress.

[http://jfoodprotection.org/doi/abs/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-16-481 ]

    Press contact: Lisa Prévert l.prevert@theconsumergoodsforum.com

SOURCE: Global Food Safety Initiative