NEW IFS Doctrines for IFS Food, IFS Logistics, IFS Broker and IFS PACsecure

Four new IFS Doctrines are available. Please find more detailed information about the Doctrines for IFS Food, IFS Logistics, IFS Broker and IFS PACsecure below.

 

Update

 

  • IFS Food Doctrine
  • IFS PACsecure Doctrine
  • IFS Broker Doctrine
  • IFS Logistics Doctrine

 

The IFS Doctrine is a normative document, which means that is part of the relevant IFS Standard. This publication is done with an English language version. Translations into further languages will follow soon.

The application of newly introduced or adapted rules is always two (2) months after publication of the relevant doctrine, if not specified otherwise in the concerned doctrine point.

For questions, please contact the relevant IFS Standard Manager

 

The updated IFS Food Doctrine is now available on our website.

These topics have been included or modified:

1. Clarification about:

  • Scope of the audit
  • Management of outsourced processes
  • Non-exclusive auditor qualification maintenance
  • GFSI online written exams
  • Additional approach for extension on Product Scopes 3, 7 and 11
  • Managing of COID for companies with different legal entities

 2. More content related to:

  • Wineries and mobile bottling
  • High pressure processing: product and technology scopes
  • How to calculate the audit duration for product scope 7?
  • Companies working with parcel service providers
  • Process validation and control, requirement 5.3.1
  • IFS in-house conversion training for IFS Food version 7
  • Indication of date of the last unannounced audit conducted
  • Mandatory application of the unannounced option once every three years
  • Unannounced audit registration with option 2

 

The updated IFS Broker Doctrine is now available on our website.

These topics have been included or modified:

1.    Clarification about:

  • Managing of COID for companies with different legal entities

2.    New content related to:

  • Audit protocol for remote auditing
  • Product Defense threat assessment
  • Clarification on "expressively accepting other conditions"?
  • Clarification on parcel service providers
  • Minimum elements on product safety culture
  • Clarification on the qualification for Broker Reviewer and Auditors

 

The updated IFS Logistics Doctrine is now available on our website.

These topics have been included or modified:

1.    Clarification about:

  • Managing of COID for companies with different legal entities

2.    New content related to:

  • Minimum audit duration of a combined audit IFS Logistics/IFS Broker
  • Evaluation of companies commitment on product safety culture aspects
  • Clarification on parcel service providers
  • Indication of date of the last unannounced audit conducted
  • Mandatory application of the unannounced option once every three years

 

The updated IFS PACsecure Doctrine is now available on our website.

Among others, these topics have been included:

1.    Clarification about:

  • Scope of the audit
  • How to write the audit scope in the certificate and audit report
  • Management of outsourced processes
  • GFSI online written exams
  • Non-exclusive auditor qualification maintenance
  • Additional information to be provided in the audit requirements

2.    New content related to:

  • Use of a technical expert within an audit team in specific emerging markets
  • Recognition of second-party audits for the general audit experience and/or for product scope approval required
  • Product Safety Culture aspects and hazard analysis and risk assessment
  • Mandatory application of the unannounced option once every three years
  • Indication of date of the last unannounced audit conducted

 

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