The Mexican Federation Official Journal has published the first voluntary norm on food safety for the country as a result of an 18-month partnership with the Global Food Safety Initiative and the Mexico Ministry of Economy, General Direction of Standards. The project’s goal was to establish guidelines for certifying programs and developing private food safety systems recognized by GFSI. GFSI’s local group coordinated the public-private project, with the support of the National University and other organizations.

The project will provide guidance for companies with underdeveloped food safety systems, says Luis Hernandez, Nestle’s upstream supply chain corporate quality manager and chairman of GFSI’s local group. He added that it will help businesses address their food safety challenges while simultaneously reducing hazards in global food supply chains and improving market access through certification from GFSI. 

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