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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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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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News

  • 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...

  • 31 March 2020
    IFS Remote Surveillance Check now available

    IFS has launched the Guideline for the new IFS Remote Surveillance Check which can be downloaded here. IFS offers this IFS Remote Surveillance Check...

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