Food Safety Systems Glossary of Terms

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There are currently 7 terms in this directory beginning with the letter G.
Genetically Modified Organism (GMO)
An organism whose genetic material has been altered so that its DNA contains genes not normally found there.

Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)
Managed by the Consumer Goods Forum, a project to harmonize and benchmark international food safety standards ( ).

An organism, with the exception of human beings, in which the genetic material has been modified otherwise than natural multiplication or natural recombination.

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)
Practices on farms that define best practices for production, incorporating integrated crop management, integrated pest management, and integrated agricultural hygienic practices.

Good Aquaculture Practices (GAPs)
Practices on aquaculture farms and wild catch fisheries that define best practices for production, incorporating integrated water quality, veterinary and growth practices, and handling and hygienic practices.

Good Hygiene Practice
1. Conditions and measures necessary to ensure the safety and suitability of food at all stages of the food chain.

2. Usually related to a combination of operation, process, personnel and/or service control procedures intended to ensure that products and/or services consistently achieve appropriate levels of hygiene.

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
The combination of management and manufacturing practices, using best practice principles, designed to ensure food products are consistently produced to meet relevant legislative and customer specifications.




Global Food Safety Standards

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a private organization, established by the international trade association, the Consumer Goods Forum (CIES - The Food Business Forum at the time) in May...

The British Retail Consortium

The British Retail Consortium (BRC), a UK trade organization that represents UK retailers, developed the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety. The British Retail Consortium was formed in January 1992...

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8

The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 was published on 1st August 2018 and is effective for audits from the 1st February 2019. The standard is still based on the following core elements:...

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