IFS Wholesale / Cash & Carry

 

IFS Wholesale / Cash & Carry Standard was developed to optimize the audit procedures of wholesalers and cash & carry markets. These two distinct types of businesses are seen as important connectors between producers and converters as well as commercial clients. Besides a wide range of traded products, they can also carry out certain treatment and/or processing activities and develop own brands. Depending on the core business of the company, a tailor made checklist applies, either for Wholesale or Cash & Carry.

IFS Wholesale/Cash & Carry provides the ability to attain multi-site certification, for sites and markets with similar activities, under specific conditions.

 

SCOPE

 

  • Wholesalers (also with certain treatment activities)

  • Cash & Carry markets

  • Packing stations for fruit, vegetables or eggs

IFS Wholesale/Cash & Carry/ audits are carried out by qualified auditors of independent, accredited and approved certification bodies. The requirements of the IFS Wholesale and Cash & Carry check lists are both divided into six chapters:

  • Senior management responsibility
  • Quality and product safety management system
  • Resource management
  • Core process
  • Measurements, analysis and improvements
  • Product defense and food fraud

 

OBJECTIVES

 

  • Establish a common standard with uniform evaluation system
  • Work with accredited certification bodies and qualified auditors
  • Ensure comparability and transparency throughout the entire supply chain
  • Reduce cost and time for both suppliers retailers

 

BENEFITS

 

Benefits of the scheme IFS certification can offer a number of key benefits to companies striving for excellence in quality, food safety and customer satisfaction, and seeking a competitive advantage in their market place:

  • Improved understanding between management and staff relating to good practices, standards and procedures
  • Monitoring of compliance with food regulations
  • More effective use of resources
  • Reduction in the need for customer audits
  • Independent third party audits
  • Ability to reduce total audit time by combining multiple audits
  • Higher flexibility through individual implementation due to a risk based approach
  • Improved business reputation as a manufacture of higher- quality and safe products
  • Ability to trade with customers requiring third party audits
  • Use of the IFS logo and certificate to demonstrate compliance with the highest standards
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