The Global Aquaculture Alliance was among the participants at the Global Food Safety Initiative’s (GFSI) Global Food Safety Conference 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from March 3 to 5.

Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 2.07.04 PMThe conference was attended by about 915 leading food-safety specialists from 45 countries. The theme was “Food Safety, A Shared Responsibility.”

Representing GAA at the conference were Lisa Goché, VP of GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division, and Murali Krishna Bujji, BAP program integrity manager.

Goché was a speaker on two panels — one titled “Top of Mind Issues in Food Safety” on March 4 and one titled “GFSI Scheme Owners” on March 5. For the former, Goché gave a presentation titled “Antimicrobial/Antibiotic Use.” For the latter, she was among seven panelists who talked about the process of being audited against GFSI benchmarked schemes.

The BAP seafood processing plant standards were successfully benchmarked against the GFSI food-safety requirements, aligning with GFSI Guidance Document Sixth Edition, in May 2013. The BAP seafood processing plant standards were originally benchmarked against GFSI Guidance Document Fifth Edition in June 2010.

In addition to presenting, Goché and Bujji attended technical working group meetings in advance of the conference. Goché also participated in the GFSI Focus Day in Mexico City in September 2014.

The 2016 edition of the Global Food Safety Conference will be help in Berlin, Germany, in March.