IFS Global Markets HPC

The IFS Global Markets – HPC is a standardized non-food safety assessment program for retailers as well as manufacturers of branded HPC products. The program is meant to support “small and/or less developed businesses” in the development of their product safety management systems and making the first step towards the implementation of the IFS HPC Standard.

SCOPE

The program includes different levels of assessment and a protocol to drive gradually, the continuous improvement process and the implementation of a full product safety management system. The final objective may be to reach the IFS HPC certification in a defined period of time.
The Program consists out of two different level checklists, Basic and Intermediate, which requirements should be fulfilled within a timeframe.

  • Basic and Intermediate levels cover the following items:
    o Product Quality and Safety Management Systems
    - Specifications including Product Release, Traceability, Incident Management, Control of Non-Conforming Product, Corrective Actions, etc.
    - Hazard analysis and risk assessment
    o Good Manufacturing Practices
    - Personal Hygiene, Facility Environment, Cleaning and Disinfection, Product Contamination Control, Pest Control, Water Quality, etc.
  • IFS HPC Certification

OBJECTIVES

  • Facilitate local market access.
  • Create mutual acceptance along the supply chain, and
  • Provide a framework to assist small/ less developed companies with:
    o Mentoring
    o Development
    o Assessment

BENEFITS

The IFS Global Markets – HPC program combines the Global Markets Checklists with the advantages of

  • A systematic approach to achieve the IFS HPC Standard within a certain period
  • Basic qualification requirements for Certification Bodies/Assessment of service providers and assessors
  • A uniform consistent evaluation system
  • A structured and consistent reporting system
  • The IFS Database to simplify the follow-up of suppliers and partners.
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News

  • 21. October 2019
    IFS Food version 7- Public Consultation

    We are delighted to inform you that we have finalized the Draft for the IFS Food version 7. 


  • 24. September 2019
    IFS HPC Survey

    We kindly ask you to spend 10 minutes of your time for the improvement of the IFS HPC Standard.


  • 18. June 2019
    NEW IFS Broker Version 3

    We are very happy to inform you that the version 3 of the IFS Broker Standard is now available in English.


  • 30. April 2019
    NEW IFS Doctrines for IFS Logistics and IFS HPC

    Two new IFS Doctrines are available. Please find more detailed information about the Doctrines for IFS Logistics and IFS HPC below.


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