Understanding GFSI and Which Food Safety Standard Applies to Your Organization

Registration Details

Courses are held virtually

Member: $300
Non-Member: $400

Presented by

Food and Beverage Atlantic

February 6, 2023
8:30 am
February 6, 2023
4:30 pm


Course Duration: 1 day

Course Description:
This information-packed, one-day course provides an overview of the Global Food Safety Initiative—as well as highlighting the essential differences between the major benchmarked international food safety standards (BRCGS Issue 9 , SQF ED9, FSSC 22000 V 5.1)—to help executives and managers mindfully determine which Food Safety Standards are the best fit for their organization.

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is an extensive collaboration between some of the world’s leading food safety experts from retailer, manufacturer and food service companies, as well as service providers associated with the food supply chain.

Since customers are becoming better educated and more informed and are now requesting retailers and suppliers in all food supply and manufacturing markets to fully comply with one of these standards, how does your organization make the right choice? This course contains a wealth of information, and provides attendees with the essential facts and insights to make sensible choices in considering the right path for their organizations.

Who Should Attend: Food industry executives and senior management throughout the supply chain, Food Safety & Quality Assurance, Risk Management , Senior management ,  Grocery Category Managers

Key Session Topics:

  • Background to food safety initiatives
  • GFSI purpose and background
  • A comparison of the main food safety standards adopted to date: BRCGS Standard Issue 9; FSSC 22000 V 5.1.; SQF Edition 9
  • How to decide which scheme to apply within your organization
  • Costs of certification
  • How to move forward

Prerequisites: none

*Courses are held virtually

Rajko Platisa


About the presenter

Rajko Platisa is an accomplished professional with 25+ years of diverse international experience ranging from government, NGO, and private-sector legal work to training, regulatory compliance and consulting.  As an independent consultant, he has developed and implemented quality, environmental and Food Safety Management systems.  Through his enrolment in design and facilitation of competency-based training programs, he has worked on multiple food safety and quality related trainings and is involved in design/redesign of similar training courses on behalf of certified training centres in North America.


Courses are held virtually

Members: $300
Non-Member Cost: $400

Presented by

Food and Beverage Atlantic


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