GFSI Focus Day – Latin America

The GFSI Focus Day aims to provide Latin-American stakeholders in the food industry an opportunity to find out more about the Global Food Safety Initiative but it will also serve as a unique opportunity for networking and knowledge exchange.

  • What is GFSI?
  • What are the benefits of GFSI?
  • What are the GFSI recognized schemes?
  • What is the process to comply with GFSI’s guidelines?
  • Is it accessible to small producers and manufacturers?
  • How can we achieve: “Once certified, accepted everywhere”? What does it mean?
  • How can GFSI help me boost my business?
  • Are there any case studies showcasing the benefits of GFSI?

The GFSI Focus Day was initiated to address those Frequently Asked Questions about the initiative and its activities around the world. After Asia (Japan, China) and North America (the US), Brazil was chosen as the first stop in Latin America to raise awareness around the benefits of GFSI as the demand for primary and processed goods from this region of the world has grown significantly over the past years.

  • Where?      

Maksoud Plaza [+]
Alameda Campinas, 150 - 01404-900
São Paulo Brasil

  • When?

02nd September 2011

  • Programme Overview [+]








Introducing GFSI

Plenary session:

  • Presentation
  • Case studies







Implementing GFSI

Plenary session:

  • Presentation
  • Case studies
  • Panel Discussion



Close of Conference

  • 5 reasons for food safety professionals to come to the GFSI Focus Day:


Go back to basics and get a complete introduction to the Global Food Safety Initiative - the principles behind it, an overview of certification and accreditation, information on the GFSI recognised schemes and insight on how even small businesses can implement the GFSI principles within their company.


Hear case studies, success stories and best practices from companies that have implemented GFSI.

Learn from speakers who have in-depth experience of GFSI through their years of collaboration with the initiative.

Network with fellow food safety professionals.

Get a glimpse of food safety management systems in the Brazilian and Latin American market.