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Published Date 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 to see how company control current risks within their supporting management processes. This is optional and can be used to provide trust into the supply chain and to support risk management processes of business partners. The IFS Remote Surveillance Check is a stand-alone solution that is especially developed for this crisis situation. It is voluntary, not accredited and its result cannot be taken into account for present and/or future IFS Certification audits and IFS Global markets assessments.
Published Date 21 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 very seriously, especially as we are handling more than 25,000 audit reports, data from auditees, certification bodies, auditors, and consultants. This is why we have strived for ISO 27001 certification”, says our Managing Director Stephan Tromp. The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an Information Security Management System (ISMS). IFS has incorporated these requirements successfully. The audit has been conducted by KPMG Cert GmbH. So, it is now officially certified: Your data is safe with us!
Published Date 21 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, DGAL. DGAL states “we congratulate IFS on this achievement. IFS complies with most of our criteria and therefore we decided to include the IFS Food Standard as part of the realisation of our official Food Safety inspections on specific control points for the beginning of this recognition”. In 2017 DGAL started a procedure to study private standards in order to evaluate the possibility of taking audit results into consideration as a part of the organization of its official controls. After 3 years and 23 observations of IFS Food audits by DGAL inspectors, the authority now officially recognises the IFS Food standard under specific terms to be defined in an agreement between the two parties. It will be a part of the realisation of official food safety inspections from now on.
Published Date 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) by the European Accreditation Forum (EA), IFS is now formally required to comply with this procedure and undergo a full program evaluation for IFS Food Version 7. Although such a formal program evaluation seems unnecessary after 18 years, IFS will naturally fulfil this demand. However, as a result IFS Food Version 7 will only be published once the evaluation by our home-accreditation body the Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) has successfully been completed.