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Digital fair - ANUGA@home 2021

IFS @ Anuga 2021  

This year, IFS has chosen to be only virtually present at the Anuga fair. Still, you can also find a special IFS Pillar on the exhibition grounds. It is in the mid boulevard in front of hall 4.

In this virtual booth and on this special website, you can find information about IFS that is of particular interest to the fair's visitors.


The Anuga Sweepstake by IFS

We invite you to participate in our Anuga Sweepstake by IFS and win the book "IFS Food 7 – how to pass the assessment". The author, Miroslav Suska, has donated ten books that we will raffle among the participants. It is the only book available on the market explaining the IFS Food version 7 standard, requirement by requirement. Based on experiences from certification assessments around the globe, it gives practical guidance on how to implement them and pass the IFS Assessment.

How to take part:

1) Take your smartphone, and make a selfie next to or in front of the IFS Pillar at the Anuga                               
2) Post your picture on LinkedIn, tag @ifs-international-featured-standards in your post or picture and use the hashtag #anugasweepstakebyifs
3) We will raffle 10 IFS Food 7 – how to pass the assessment books among all participants who have posted their selfies and inform the winners.          

Are you interested in the book, but not in taking part in the sweepstake, then you can order it here: https://ifsfoodbook.com/   

Selected news from IFS

New IFS Food 7 Version

IFS Food is a worldwide acknowledged standard for assessing food manufacturers, focusing on food safety and the quality of processes and products. 

IFS Food version 7 is GFSI recognised and aligned to EU and FSMA regulations.

New IFS PACsecure 2 Version

IFS PACsecure assesses the quality and safety of packaging materials and their compliance with regulation and customer requirements.

IFS PACsecure version 2 is GFSI recognised and aligned to EU and FSMA regulations.

New IFS Brooker 3.1 Version

IFS has created the IFS Broker standard to ensure the safety and quality of products that brokers, agents, and importers handle.

IFS Broker version 3.1 is GFSI recognised and aligned to EU and FSMA regulations.

New IFS Pathway

The IFS Pathway is a brand-new IFS Tool to support IFS Global Markets assessed companies as they progress to the next level. It also assists businesses already IFS certified or preparing for their initial certification to an IFS Standard.

Useful IFS Tools and explainer videos

IFS requires certified sites to perform internal assessments. The app IFS Audit Manager supports internal auditors in their tasks on-site. The app runs on smartphones and tablets and provides, next to the included IFS checklists, various means of support during the audit. A compact collection of auditor questions, a glossary, guidelines and additional references on your device will help you perform your audit just like an auditor.

AuditxpressX is a desktop application that, together with the IFS App, enables a most effective internal audit creation. The software applies to all IFS Standards and Programs and lets you create complete internal audit reports. By using it, you will better understand the work of an IFS Auditor and be better prepared for the next IFS Certification Assessment. The IFS internal audit software is free of charge for IFS Database users.  

IFS Trend Risk Monitor is the homepage of the IFS Database. It gives its users a comprehensive overview of alerts sorted by product scopes and hazards and allows them to manage supply chain risks more effectively. The IFS Trend Risk Monitor is a complimentary free service exclusively for IFS Database users. The monthly IFS Trend Risk Report supplements it.

IFS is the only certificate program owner that offers users a free platform providing technical content and practical resources relating to the IFS Global Markets programs and Standards.
In the video, IFS Business Development Director, Nevin Rühle, introduces the IFS Pathway. Please take a few minutes to find out what it is about.

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