The Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI) is the international non-profit network of individual scientists and scientific organizations working together to promote harmonization of global food safety regulations and legislation.
The activities performed and opinions voiced, by and on behalf of GHI, are always science-based. GHI is impartial and as such, all members and officers have agreed to comply with a set of key principles when they represent GHI. These are laid out in the Impartiality statement of GHI.
We engage and empower food scientists and experts in industry, government and academia to voice scientific consensus and make recommendations on food safety laws and regulations, globally. Our aim is to provide objective and fact-based advice that will help harmonize conflicting regulations and legal policies to:
Eliminate trade barriers that masquerade as food safety protections
Reduce the needless destruction of safe foods within and across international borders
Promote the use of innovative food safety technologies around the globe
Lessen the potential for foodborne illness and pandemic outbreaks
GHI whistleblower food safety incident report site
This website, available in over 30 languages, will help anyone who works in the food and beverage industry anywhere in the world to report serious food safety incidents without the risk of being identified.
GHI Halal Certifier's page
For many consumers, the halal status of a product is extremely important. To make it easier for consumers to find the information they need to be able to choose the foods that meet their requirements, this web page has been developed to provide that information.
Food Laws and Regulations
GHI's ever growing list of websites dealing with food laws and regulations.
Join the Global Harmonization Initiative
Join our global community of food scientists united in a shared vision. GHI membership provides you with the resources and opportunities to connect and collaborate with your scientific colleagues.