Ensuring food safety around the world has been identified as a key public health priority, essential to health protection and economic development. Institutions around the world are training students to do just that, and the GFSCI will bring them closer together by defining and certifying a core curriculum that will ensure that best practices are being met and applied to food safety, whether local, regional or global.
Supported by the Global Food Safety Partnership, facilitated by the World Bank and led by the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), the Global Food Safety Curricula Initiative (GFSCI) is an ambitious project which will add the power of education to ensuring food safety on a global level. The process is already underway. IUFoST’s multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach brings together scientists and industry experts from many fields from around the world to assess the core competencies needed at each level with partners across academia, industry and government.