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As companies look to comply with FSMA, many suppliers and customers within the industry — as well as NCA members — are looking at GFSI and the role of private certification.
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a non-profit organization that brings together food safety professionals from around the world to identify the best food safety management practices in a given sector and to encourage the adoption and certification of those practices to provide “Safe Food for Consumers Everywhere.” To many, GFSI is a “marketplace FSMA” operating quietly in the marketplace on a customer-supplier basis. Certification to a GFSI-recognized “scheme” can help facilities meet, if not exceed the requirements of FSMA. In addition, certification can help small food companies expand their businesses and gain access local, regional and even global value-chains.
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Karil L. Kochenderfer is the owner of LINKAGES, advising clients in the fast-moving consumer goods sector on global trade, government and public affairs.
On a daily basis, she engages on issues related to food and consumer product safety, biotechnology, sustainability, the rise of global value-chains, regulatory barriers to trade, corporate stewardship and consumer trust and transparency on behalf of multinational corporate and trade association clients.
In addition, she serves as the North American Representative of the Paris-based Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and regulatory participates in U.S. embassy training programs.
Prior to establishing her consultancy, Kochenderfer directed the European public affairs program for the U.S. pharmaceutical industry and led the U.S. food industry’s high-profile initiatives on biotechnology, international trade and the environment. She regulatory engages with senior White House, FDA, USDA, EPA and USTR officials as well as foreign governments. A frequent speaker, Kochenderfer has testified before Congress, addressed numerous business audiences in the United States and abroad and appeared in trade and business media. She is a graduate of The University of Michigan.
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