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Food Safety Initiative (FSI)
CONSUMER GOODS CRIME & RISK INITIATIVE
GS1
SMME
A leading platform for engagement on food safety, quality, nutrition, health & wellness and related regulatory matters in Southern Africa
WORKING WITH MEMBERS TO REDUCE CRIME RELATED RISK WITHIN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY CHAIN

TOGETHER, WE’RE MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO:

– Achieve supply chain visibility
– Improve data quality
– Enhance food safety
A platform for SMME’s in the consumer goods industry to voice concerns and engage with big business on non competitive matters to ensure sustainability.
  • FSI is dedicated to promoting the safety, responsible manufacturing, importation, marketing and selling of food and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • We provide guidance and expert advice to help our members comply with existing legislation, including legislation regarding ingredients, additives & processing aids used in the manufacture of such products, while actively engaging with regulators and other key stakeholders to influence legislation
  • Core pillars centres on Food Safety, Food Quality, Food Legislation, Nutrition and Health & Wellness.
  • Our governance of these pillars operates and entertains matters, which are non-competitive in nature.
  • In conjunction with members, government and other industry partners the CGCRI business unit facilitates a collaborative platform to address and mitigate threats facing the industry.
  • The core focus is on Crime, Civil disobedience and other emerging threats which include Cyber Crime, Bomb threats and Terrorism.
  • Focus on the collection, analysis and sharing of non-competitive crime information to develop effective strategies, best practices and industry guidelines which is done in close liaison with the SAPS.
  • Forges partnerships with other relevant industries, i.e. banking, petroleum, pharmaceutical and security for purposes of information sharing and collaboration.
  • GS1 South Africa division within the CGCSA’s believes in the power of standards to transform the way we work and live, from retail to healthcare, fresh food, foodservices and logistics.
  • We create a common foundation for business by uniquely identifying, accurately capturing and automatically sharing vital information about products, locations and assets.
  • We enable visibility through the exchange of authentic data.
  • We empower businesses to grow and to improve efficiency, safety, security and sustainability.
  • Representation at government level on matters directly impacting SMME’s.
  • Support & guidance to ensure food safety compliance.
  • Guidance on legislative and regulatory matters.
  • Support through established partnership with bodies solely focused on SMME development

Underpinned by:

Lobbying, Advocacy & Regulation

Collaboration through public private partnerships i.e NEDLAC, BUSA, SABS, CGSO, SETAs etc.

Encourage responsible environmental sustainability practices.

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