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Published Date 30 September 2020
IFS Food v7 now published
IFS – International Featured Standards is pleased to announce the publication of the new IFS Food version 7. IFS Food is a worldwide acknowledged standard for assessing food manufacturers with a strong focus on food safety and the quality of processes and products.
Published Date 17 September 2020
IFS Broker Remote option available
As of September 2020, IFS Broker audits can be performed remotely. The option is voluntary, and must be mutually agreed upon between the audited organisation and the certification body.
Published Date 31 August 2020
IFS Focus Day China 2020
On Aug 13, 2020, the 6th IFS Focus Day China was held in Shanghai. More than 200 experts, professors, and management representatives of food enterprises gathered at this conference.
Published Date 28 August 2020
Updated IFS Doctrines available
Stay current on the IFS Food, Logistics, Broker, and PACsecure Standards with the updated IFS Doctrines. The doctrines address our stakeholders' and users' needs and concerns by providing clarifications about the standards' content and including new and relevant topics. The IFS Doctrines are normative documents, which means that each one is part of the relevant IFS Standard. Click here to find more information.
Published Date 28 May 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 experts from retail, manufacturers and certification bodies in Poland for their participation and engagement in this group. Their knowledge combined with a Polish point of view will make a valuable contribution to the further development of our standards, development programmes and tools.
Published Date 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 assurance managers in effectively identifying possible risks in their supply chains. Quality managers face daily challenges of having to constantly monitor and evaluate all risks associated with both raw materials and events occurring in the upstream supply chain.
Published Date 30 April 2020
IFS GMP Check now available
The Guidance for the new GMP Check can be downloaded on our website. Uploading the GMP Check will be possible as of end of May. The GMP Check is a voluntary one day, unannounced check by an IFS Auditor on-site. The GMP Check is a supportive and time effective tool for verifying good manufacturing practices on-site once Covid-19 related restrictions are lifted whilst pressure on auditor capacities rises.
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.
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.
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: “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”.