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IFS offers me an environment in which I can develop my skills while contributing to bringing safe products to the market that benefit consumer health. Mariana Estrada, Logistics & Broker Standard ManagerMariana Estrada has been a highly valued member of the IFS Team for almost three years. She started her career with us as Technical Manager for...

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In our IFS Faces Blog, we usually introduce one outstanding colleague. This time, we are even more excited to present not just one but two exceptional individuals who have recently joined the IFS Team: Mario Schuster and Holly Hatam, who have started with us as Director and Deputy Director of Market Development. This blog explores their backgrounds...

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I believe that the IFS ESG Check supports companies on their way to better sustainability. It will also have a positive effect on food safety, as the two topics are linked. Helga Barrios, IFS Head of Sustainability The IFS is happy that Helga Barrios has taken on the responsibility for the important and future-oriented topic of sustainability in co...

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I really enjoy working in the modern work environment of IFS. The purpose driven team as well as the direct involvement of safety and quality stakeholders from the entire supply chain is amazing. Felix Schuhmann, IFS Academy Technical ManagerIFS is happy to have Felix Schuhman as an employee. He started with an internship in June 2020 and became on...

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To me, IFS means setting high-quality standards and programs, and I look forward to contributing to them in the future. Ezgi Dedebas Ugur, IFS Representative TürkiyeWe are happy to share that we have a new IFS Face in Türkiye. In this blog post, Ezgi Dedebas Ugur introduces herself. Introducing the new IFS Face in Türkiye My name is Ezgi Dedebas Ug...

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Working with and learning from the IFS Partners within our global network and the IFS Colleagues inspires me every day. Daniela Poblete, IFS LATAM Director The IFS Face behind IFS PACsecure and IFS LATAM My name is Daniela Poblete; I am a Chilean citizen based in Santiago. I am a Food Industry Engineer, Civil Industrial Engineer with a B.S. in Engi...

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It's rewarding to see how businesses following the IFS Pathway progress. João Ricardo Stein, IFS Senior Technical Manager  The Face behind IFS Global Markets and IFS Pathway My name is João Ricardo Stein; I am a Brazilian citizen based in São Paulo. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomic Engineering, I specialised in Q...

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To me, IFS is more than its standards, programmes and tools; it represents my homeland. Caroline Nowak, Representative Brazil  The IFS Face in Brazil My name is Caroline Nowak, and I was born and raised in Berlin, Germany. I have been living in Brazil for 13 years now. I have known IFS since 2003 and have already worked here as a student in Be...

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IFS stands for resilient and reliable high-level certification and supportive digital services at the cutting edge of technology to create added value for our stakeholders. Stephan Tromp, IFS Managing Director The Face behind IFS My name is Stephan Tromp, and I am both managing director at IFS and deputy secretary-general of the German Retail Feder...

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By learning from each other in the IFS Team, we continuously improve our performance. Miroslav Šuška, Representative Czech RepublicIn this part of the IFS Faces series, Miroslav Šuška, the face behind the IFS Food Book and the IFS Face in the Czech Republic, introduces himself: The IFS Face in Czech Republic  My name is Miroslav Šuška. I am th...

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The roles of different types of auditors and the responsibilities of certified businesses It's getting time for the annual IFS Audit, and tension is high because your company needs to pass. Then your CB informs you that an auditor trainee or a witness auditor will accompany the lead auditor. Thoughts like "two auditors see more than one" or "I don'...

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I am looking forward to contributing to the developments at IFS and strengthening its position in the CEE markets. Laszlo Gyorfi, Senior Quality Assurance Manager and IFS Representative CEE IFS is happy to welcome Laszlo Gyorfi on the team. He is our IFS Representative for the Central and Eastern European countries and works as Senior Quality Assur...

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At IFS, I have the unique chance to combine my deep passion for food and my IT knowledge to benefit the IFS Stakeholders! Luisa Knupper, IFS Senior IT Project Manager IFS is happy that Luisa Knupper has recently joined our team as Senior Project Manager. Luisa is the new IFS Face for IT. She is a German citizen based in Berlin. In this blog post, L...

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Working as an HPC Standard Manager perfectly matches my experience with personal care products and my ambition to strengthen product quality and safety. Sybil-Marie Deinhard, HPC Standard Manager IFS is pleased to have Sybil-Marie Deinhard as a team member for almost three years. She started her career with us as Senior Quality Assurance Manager fo...

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More and more the impact of the war in Ukraine on food supply chains is noticeable. The production and distribution of food and raw materials are severely disturbed. This extraordinary situation influences the supplier and raw materials management as well as customer specifications and recipe management in terms of allergen, GMO and labelling. In r...

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We are celebrating a lustrum this month! Five years ago, the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) accepted IFS for Ketenborging.nl. It marked the start of a constructive and productive public-private cooperation for safer and more trust in food products. In this blog, Hans van der A of the NVWA and IFS's Stephan Tromp look ...

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