New information regarding scopes approval
1. As we realised that there might be problems with the totally new product scope pet food we offer you the opportunity of a one year transition period under version 6.
Auditors who performed IFS Food audits in a pet food company in 2010 and 2011 which are uploaded in our database will get the permission for the new pet food scope for one year. They are allowed to perform audits in those companies and to gain audit experience in this area. Of course cb´s must as always guarantee a high quality of auditing practice by ensuring that the auditors meet the expectation. After this first year we will re-evaluate and re-approve the auditors concerning that scope. In case there should be auditors with performed ( as lead or co-auditor) and uploaded IFS pet food audits please inform us for review and approval accordingly.
All new auditors or already approved auditors who did not perform any IFS audits in pet food companies before, have to follow the new requirements as they are stated in the Standard.
We hope to ensure with this option that you will not loose your customers.
2. We have been informed that for some scopes it might be really hard to receive the mandatory audit experience in different companies. Therefore we will offer to auditors the chance to attend audits from other cb´s as trainee to be able to increase their audit experience. These auditors shall be inserted as trainees into the report. The trainee auditor is not allowed to be a part of the audit team, even though he might partly match the scopes.