True Stories of Food Safety Culture Around the World: A New Season of the GFSI Web Series

True Stories of Food Safety Culture Around the World: A New Season of the GFSI Web Series

PR Newswire

PARIS, March 12, 2020

PARIS, March 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) from the music-steeped streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina to the colorful markets of Lagos, Nigeria in two new episodes of the GFSI Web Series! This short documentary series showcases small- to medium-sized enterprises that leverage GFSI's programmes to improve their food safety systems and grow their customer base.

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With the generous support of Orkin, the web series visited two winners of the 2019 Global Markets Awards, a selective recognition given to companies that excel in their use of the GFSI's Global Markets Programme on their path towards certification. Each video places the companies in context to highlight the challenges unique to their setting and the exemplary efforts of their employees and leaders.

In Buenos Aires, viewers meet Javier Torres, Technical Manager at the ingredients supplier Alfa Argentina. The Global Markets Programme translated the company's passion for quality, which Torres calls innate to the Argentine spirit, into a robust food safety culture that travels beyond their walls to influence their suppliers and customers. Linking with GFSI means "entering into a network of professionals … who are willing to collaborate with any company that is committed to safety," Torres says.

Across the ocean in Lagos, viewers are welcomed to vibrant Nigeria by Veronica Kalu-Ufe, Quality Assurance Manager and Food Safety Team Leader at Golden Sugar Company. The Global Markets Programme helped Golden Sugar stand out in a crowded national market and meet international standards. Today, Kalu-Ufe is a vocal ambassador for GFSI in Nigeria. "It's not just about getting certified," she says. "It's about making it a culture."

The new episodes premiered during Plenaries 3 and 4 on 26th and 27th February at the GFSI Conference in Seattle and are now available on GFSI Youtube and at mygfsi.com. Viewers are encouraged to subscribe for upcoming episodes and other updates.

Steve Leavitt, President of Emerging Opportunity Group at Rollins, Inc., parent company of Orkin says, "We are proud to partner with GFSI for the third year in a row, bringing to light the food safety challenges and success stories from around the world. At Orkin, we take food safety seriously and strive to advance our processes and solutions for supply chain across the world. Orkin is committed to staying abreast of the latest developments in food safety science, technology and collaborative tools to help better serve our customers, and GFSI is a great partner and resource in helping us do so."

Press Contact: Lisa Prévert, l.prevert@theconsumergoodsforum.com

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