To give you a comprehensive insight into IFS, we have made the most important documents available to you for download on this page. Here you can find studies on the efficiency of IFS Standards as well as first-hand reports. Standard-specific documents can be found directly under the relevant standards

IFS for Quality Managers

Pest Control-from the IFS point of view

“IFS Food: Certification delivers market access and transforms efficiency”, case study Chile

“Achieving certification to IFS Food – more than a piece of paper”, case study Brazil

IFS App - IFS Audit Manager

The IFS offers from now one its users the possibility to implement and work with the standard through multiple different channels. In addition to the IFS Database and the audit software auditXpress, the new app IFS Audit Manager will support internal auditors in their task on site. The app runs on smartphones and tablets and provides, next to the included IFS checklist, 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 as an auditor to perform your audit.

Functions and benefits:

- create new audits with the actual IFS checklist

- get helpful extra information related to IFS requirements

- find all IFS documents in one application on the smartphone

- export your audit report directly in an Excel or CSV file. No more need to copy your handwritten notes.

- never miss an update in IFS by carefully selected push notifications

- take notes whenever you find an IFS relevant issue in your company and connect it later to the related requirement in your internal audit


IFS Certifications as an instrument for the private and offical inspection of foodstuffs

Developing, Implementation and Improvement of Food Safety and Quality Management Systems with IFS

IFS scoring system

Understanding Challenging Applications for Improved Metal Detection

The paper examines how the “product effect” in metal detection applications, if not correctly understood, can seriously challenge the effectiveness of your food safety and quality programmes.

Efficient Quality Management in Regulated Environment

Download the White Paper to read more about how putting the weighing process
at the center of a quality management framework.

US Food: The Effects of IFS Certification on Business Performance

Download here the US Foods case study on the performance of distribution centers before and after certification.

US Foods Conducts Case Study on Implementation of IFS Logistics

Download the Case Study to read more about the US Foods journey with the  global storage & distribution leading standard IFS Logistics.

Choose better! A comparison between IFS and ISO norms

White Paper: Benefits of 3rd party certification



  • 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...

  • 24 February 2020
    IFS certified to ISO/EIC 27001:2013 standard

    We are proud to announce that IFS Management GmbH is certified to ISO/EIC 27001:2013 standard! “IFS takes data protection and the management of sensitive data...

  • 18 February 2020
    Publication of IFS Food V7 postponed

    The publication of the IFS Food 7 will be postponed. With the establishment of a uniform European procedure, which necessitates a program evaluation (EA 1/22)...

  • 18 February 2020
    IFS accepted by French authority DGAL

    After the recognition by the Dutch Food Safety Authority NVWA, the IFS Food Standard is now also recognized by the French General Directorate of Food,...


IFS App- IFS Audit Manager: Plan and do your internal audit with the IFS app. Download the basic version for free and start auditing!


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