Bühler commits to food safety07/20/2010 Uzwil - The Bühler Technology Group is supporting the “Global Initiative for Food Systems Leadership” (GIFSL) within the scope of multi-year support to the University of Minnesota. The global GIFSL initiative involves educational institutions in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa and is working together with government agencies, private companies from the food sector and non-governmental organizations. It is fostering an inter-disciplinary and inter-cultural network, car-rying out training programs to support international cooperation and encouraging strategic partnerships to promote food safety. Since 2008, more than 500 people from almost 50 countries have taken part in the GIFSL programs.
As a provider of production technologies for food manufacturing, food safety has always been a core theme for Bühler. The commitment of the globally active group can therefore be viewed as a wider ini-tiative in ongoing efforts to offer optimum solutions for customers, which meet the growing requirements of food safety.
The support of the University of Minnesota as an active member of GIFSL will extend over several years. The funds will be used on the one hand for professional further training programs, and on the other hand to promote cooperation between food manufacturers and providers of the process engineer-ing technologies required for this. This will stimulate attention to hygiene aspects in the planning, con-struction and equipping of plants. The primary objective is to improve global systems for ensuring food safety.