International Featured Standards (IFS)
The IFS Food Standard reviews the products and production processes to evaluate a food producer’s ability to produce safe, authentic, and quality products according to legal requirements and customer specifications.
Global Safety and Legality Standards
What’s in the Standards?
The IFS comprises different food and food supply chain standards.
IFS Standards are risk-based and process-oriented. Certification to an IFS Standard is intended to help establish a uniform quality assurance system, optimising processes and developing action plans to improve performance. Certification to these internationally recognised standards will improve relations with customers and authorities and create new business opportunities.
- Read and learn the applicable IFS audit criteria
- Develop and implement the required food safety and quality programs, policies and procedures
- Gather at least two months of records to demonstrate compliance with audit criteria
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IFS Food can only be applied when a product is “processed” or when there is a hazard of product contamination from primary packing. It shall include the full activities of the site, including all production lines and products manufactured by the production site (both customer branded products and company’s own branded products). Certification is always site-specific (one legal entity, one address, one certificate), in relation to the actual processing activities of the site.