IFS Food is a Standard for auditing retailer and wholesaler branded food product suppliers. The standard is recognized by the Global Food Safe Initiative (GFSI) and is often a required element to be able to supply many international retail chains. The standard applies to all stages of food processing with the exception of primary production. The principal requirements of the IFS Standard are the adoption of HACCP, a documented quality management system and control of factory environmental standards, product, process and personnel.
Certification to IFS Food…
- Provides reassurance that the production process meets the appropriate legal requirements and customer specifications
- Assists in building good relationships with retail chains – often a condition of cooperation within today’s sales market
- Improves the competitiveness of organizations domestically and abroad, facilitating entry into new foreign markets
The implementation and certification of IFS is a required element to be able to supply many international retail chains including Auchan, Lidl, Kaufland, Carrefour, Metro Cash & Carry.