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The Importance and Value of Internal Audits

The Importance and Value of Internal Audits
All companies certified under IFS Standards are required to conduct effective internal audits. To some, the internal audit may seem time-consuming and redundant. When done correctly, however, they are a powerful tool to measure the effectiveness of the quality and safety systems as well as a mechanism for engaging workers. The internal audit covers...
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Introducing our latest digital tool, the IFS WordCloud

- by Stephan Tromp - Risk Monitoring – from faxes to digital solutions At the end of the nineties, I was General Manager of the Federal Association of German Fish Wholesalers and the Association for Food Wholesale and Retail in the German federal states Berlin and Brandenburg. At that time, we received EU food safety alerts by fax. Today, this feel...
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First IFS Global Markets Food assessment in Poland

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IFS Global Markets Food is an assessment that supports small and/or developing companies in establishing a resilient Product Safety management system. By following the "global markets" path, small companies can also make the first steps towards the implementation of the requirements of the IFS Food Standard.  Batus Polska Sp. zo. o. decided to...
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The added value of unannounced audits

The added value of unannounced audits
Food retailers and suppliers increasingly ask their suppliers for unannounced audits. The GFSI has included this option in their benchmarking requirements, so that every GFSI recognized standard has to offer this option. IFS introduced the unannounced audits in version 6.0 of the IFS Food Standard in 2016. We know now, that this option has some rea...
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IFS Focus Day – Vancouver, B.C. Canada – April 24, 2019

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IFS hosted an informative program for attendees from the food and packaging industries. Pius Gasser, IFS North American Technical Representative kicked off the day with why IFS is a good choice for companies seeking certification. He presented a brief overview of IFS Global Market programs and the IFS Food, Logistics, Broker, and household and pers...
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The IFS – Pioneers of digitalization in quality management

The IFS – Pioneers of digitalization in quality management
At the GFSI conference in Tokyo the IFS Trend Risk Monitor was announced. The Pro and Cloud versions of the IFS Audit Manager App were recently released. IFS was the first GFSI scheme owner to develop an app supporting internal audit processes. Right from the start, the IFS has developed several digital tools in order to support the work of the qua...
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IFS@GFSI

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Tokyo 2018: GFSI Conference in Japan - the country of technological advance Taking this image as the theme, the IFS Team decided to focus on the different digital IFS Tools this year. Together with Nevin Rühle, Bruno Séchet, and Stephan Tromp, I had the pleasure to participate in one of the most important conferences for the food industry: The annu...
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No more clipboards – IFS App simplifies your internal audit

No more clipboards – IFS App simplifies your internal audit
It is the year 2018 and the digital age is widespread in all areas of life. Meanwhile, quality managers still perform their internal audits with pen, clipboard and camera? Not with IFS. IFS wants to contribute to an easy daily procedure – and forward digitalization. That's why the app "IFS Audit Manager" was developed. The app IFS Audit Manager pus...
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News

  • 15 July 2020
    IFS Focus Day Brazil 2020

    On September 24th 2020, the next IFS Focus Day Brazil will take place, free of charge and online. The IFS Focus Day 2020 will bring...

  • 03 June 2020
    Polish National Working Group

    We are pleased to share that the first meeting of the new established Polish National Working Group took place today. We thank all...

  • 20 May 2020
    New digital IFS tools now online

    IFS Trend Risk Monitor and the IFS WordCloud: these two new IFS tools offer a comprehensive overview of relevant data to support quality...

  • 04 May 2020
    IFS GMP Check now available

    IFS has now launched the Guidance for the new GMP Check which can be downloaded in several languages via our website. Uploading the GMP...

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