Following my posting last week about attending the GFSI conference a reader emailed to ask what was the objective of the GFSI since they already had BRC as far as they were concerned.
My answer to this question is simple, to standardise food safety standards around the world to make it easier for those sourcing food globally to know what standard sites are operating to where ever the site has a food safety certification in place.
I have also taken the liberty of looking at the GFSI Objectives as stated
1. Promote convergence between food safety standards through maintaining a benchmarking process for food safety management schemes.
2. Improve cost efficiency throughout the food supply chain through the common acceptance of GFSI recognised standards by retailers around the world.
3. Provide a unique international stakeholder platform for networking, knowledge exchange and sharing of best food safety practices and information.
My simple explanation was a little simplistic.