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International Featured Standard – IFS Food

Quality and safety in food manufacturing with IFS Food certification

Recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), the International Featured Standard Food (ISF Food) has been developed by food industry stakeholders to ensure safe, high-quality food processing and packing. The IFS Food provides the framework for global transparency and industry benchmarking.

The benefits you get from IFS Food Certification

  • Sales growth through a commitment to quality and safety

  • Lower operating costs and higher efficiency

  • Individualized risk-based assessments and custom-made solutions

  • A stimulus for continuous improvement and better performance

IFS Food ensures quality and safety in food manufacturing

About IFS Food Certification

IFS Food aims to ensure the safety and quality of products manufactured by food processing or packing companies. For audit and certification purposes, it targets the business areas crucial to establishing effective processes:

  • Governance and commitment
  • Food safety and quality management
  • Resource management
  • Operational processes
  • Measurements, analyses and improvement
  • Food defense plan

IFS Food has just issued an update, IFS Food V7, released on October 6, 2020 and scheduled to replace the existing version on July 1, 2021. This is an ideal moment to consider the benefits of certification or to learn about and prepare for an audit according to the new standard.

Are you looking for more information on the new iteration IFS Food V7? Read our infosheet!

IFS Categories

To meet the increasingly high expectations of consumers when it comes to food quality and safety, IFS Food provides an internationally recognized standard for the certification of food producers and enables a consistent control of food quality along the entire food chain.

IFS Logistics certification addresses a central weakness in the food industry supply chain: the transport and storage of foodstuffs. The standard was developed for all logistics activities and targets safety and transparency recognizing that logistics specialists are subject to increasingly complex regulations.

Brokers, agents and importers close the gap in the food industry between manufacturers and sales entities. The IFS Broker certification aims to improve communication at crucial points in the supply chain and to ensure legal obligations are met and customer expectations are satisfied.

To demonstrate the quality, compatibility and safety of food products to customers and consumers, IFS developed its standard for wholesalers and cash and carry markets. Since 2010, the IFS Wholesale/Cash & Carry standard has been the benchmark for this sector of the food industry.

Developed especially for smaller companies in the food industry, IFS Global Markets Food helps organizations with fewer resources or less developed food safety management systems take a first step towards meeting IFS Food requirements. It features a step-by-step assessment process that is more accessible to small companies.

Small logistics companies or those with less developed product safety systems can take advantage of the IFS Global Markets Logistics certificate to gain a foothold on the market. This standard allows companies to fulfill IFS Logistics requirements step by step, according to their means.

Gain from our expertise

  • We are authorized IFS Food auditors with many years of experience in the food industry
  • We have over 1,000 specialists in over 40 standards and can easily provide support in multiple fields.
  • As your reliable partner and trusted advisor, we offer solution-oriented services with transparent pricing.

IFS Food Version 7

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