So it appears the way of our food safety world is all going GFSI I will soon be starting work on getting our plant certified to a GFSI recognised scheme due to a customer requirement. Initially was thinking of going BRC, but am now considering SQF2000. Anyway so when recently looking at a job opportunity in the local vicinity with a very reputable dairy company. The application questionnaire asked specifically how many years experience you've had working with FSSC22000 to which I would have to answer 0 years and even after years of working with either SQF or BRC would still have to answer 0. Which would obviously work against my favour.
So thereby GFSI has not only added audit duplicity(we will now need an extra 2 day audit on top of the 2x2 day audits we are currently doing for the same customer) but also because of having various scheme's has increased the amount training and knowledge required by quality professionals in the industry (different standards for same result). Which would probably affect those of us in small countries more so than the larger ones. I can imagine this being a pain for quality professionals in the consulting game also.
The poll is to know what's the "in thing" with respect to GFSI in industry.
Also keen to hear other feedback on this around the globe.