Industry Commitment

CFS drives industry-wide improvements through active participation in food industry trade groups and initiatives

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Commercial Food Sanitation (CFS) is committed to supporting the global food industry by doing its part to advance sanitation and hygienic design. Many of our team members play active roles in key trade groups and industry associations, sharing their expertise and experience with broad industry peer networks.

We believe in paying it forward. That’s why we actively share our knowledge and contribute to these crucial discussions about improving food safety, hygienic design, and operational excellence in the industry.

Whether chairing working groups, leading learning events, or participating in task forces, if we feel the industry can benefit from experts putting their minds together, we’ll volunteer one of our subject matter specialists to step up and get involved. CFS team members actively take leadership positions and contribute to international, national, and state food safety association affiliates to help increase knowledge and awareness throughout the industry.

Together, we’re stronger. Through collaboration, we improve.

Industry Associates

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Here is a partial list of food industry associations that CFS team members are actively involved in:

  • EHEDG | European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group 
  • IAFP | International Association for Food Protection 
  • ABA | American Bakers Association
  • FTRAC | Food Technical Regulatory Affairs Professionals Group
  • AFFI | American Frozen Foods Institute 
  • GFSI | Global Food Safety Initiative 
  • FPSA | Food Processing Suppliers Association 
  • NAMI | North American Meat Institute 
  • The Poultry Federation 
  • CBA | Consumer Brands Association
  • ASB | American Society of Baking 
  • International Fresh Produce Association
  • Arizona LGMA | Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement 
  • California LGMA | California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement

When we see a need or desire to improve food safety in the industry, CFS builds and leads initiatives that pull together key stakeholders from various organizations. Currently, these efforts include:

Produce Industry Collaboration

Our produce industry initiative brings fruit and vegetable processors together with their suppliers, harvesting teams, and equipment manufacturers to collaborate on improving food safety. Facilitated by CFS and sponsored by restaurants, trade groups, and retail outlets, the team has helped enhance hygienic design and improve cleanability, resulting in higher quality, safer products for global consumers

Bakery Industry Collaboration

CFS is leading and participating in various collaborative efforts in the bakery and snack industry.  They include the development of strategies to best approach and manage sesame as an allergen, as well as overall improvements to sanitary conditions through improved hygienic design and effective dry-cleaning techniques.

Industry initiatives and trade group participation offer great collaboration opportunities. Do you want to learn or have valuable knowledge to share? Join us today.

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