Global Food Safety Initiative unveils Latin America line up


The Global Food Safety Initiative will host its first Focus Day for Latin America in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 2 September 2011. 

The event will bring together over 300 decision makers from the food industry in Latin America.

According to organisers, an unrivaled global panel of speakers will provide a unique overview of the Global Food Safety Initiative, and case studies will demonstrate the benefits associated with the implementation of GFSI-recognised schemes in your business.

The speakers include:

  • Mariano Lozano – president, Danone, Brazil
  • Herve Gomichon, group quality director, Carrefour, France
  • Frank Yiannas, vice president, food safety & health, Wal-Mart, USA
  • Marcos José de Moraes Campos, quality assurance director, JBS, Brazil
  • Kevin Swoffer, director KPS Resources and GFSI Technical Working Groups chairman, UK
  • Juliani Kitakawa, food & beverage manager, DNV, Brazil
  • Marc Cwikowski, senior manager, food safety in global quality and product integrity, Coca-Cola, Belgium
  • Ulisses Dias, gerente da qualidate, GOSC, Cargill, Brazil
  • Jose de Ribamar, quality assurance and quality control manager, corporate FS co-ordinator, regulatory compliance, Cargill, Brazil

The programme will also include a panel discussion with the following GFSI recognised scheme owners:

  • BRC
  • FSSC 22000
  • IFS
  • Primus GFS
  • Synergy 22000
  • GlobalGAP

Interpretation will be provided in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

To find out more about the programme and to register please visit the multi-language  – Portuguese, Spanish and English – website: