IFS PACsecure 2

The IFS PACsecure Standard version 2 is for assessing packaging material manufacturing and converting processes concerning product safety, quality, and customer and regulatory compliance. It supports businesses in meeting the growing transparency and traceability demands in the market and contributes to improving product integrity and increasing efficiency.

The standard is applicable for the production, processing/conversion of packaging components/materials, intended to be used as primary or secondary packaging in food, cosmetics, households, and personal care products.


Benefits of IFS PACsecure certification

IFS Certification offers several key benefits for packaging suppliers striving for excellence in quality, product safety, and customer satisfaction and those seeking a competitive advantage in their marketplace.

  • IFS Certification grows sales: Certified companies retain existing customers and gain new ones with IFS. They show that they meet customer’s expectations regarding product safety and quality and that they are a trustworthy business partner.
  • The requirements reduce operating costs and increase efficiency: By implementing the IFS requirements, companies improve their processes reducing waste and costs related to recalls, complaints, or rejected products and rework.
  • The system drives continuous improvement: The IFS Scoring System indicates how an assessed business can further improve its performance helping to reach the next level in product safety and quality assurance management.
  • The IFS risk-based approach enables individual risk assessments and creates a focus on the areas of importance to the unique processes of each company.
  • The non-prescriptive approach allows custom-made solutions: It enables companies to determine methods for controlling hazards that are best suited to their unique conditions.


What is involved

  • Governance and senior management commitment
  • Product safety and quality management
  • Resource management
  • Operational processes
  • Measurements, analysis, improvement
  • Product defence 


Type of materials

  • Flexible plastic
  • Rigid plastic
  • Paper and board
  • Metal and alloys
  • Glass and ceramic
  • Other natural materials
  • Other packaging components


IFS Support to certified businesses

  • IFS Guidelines help with practical information about specific technical topics.
  • IFS Training Courses provide skills and knowledge for implementing our standards.
  • The IFS Database provides news from IFS and visibility to potential new customers.
  • The free IFS Software supports the internal audits of certified companies.
  • Recognised IFS Consultants are experts giving advice and guidance regarding the implementation of the IFS Requirements or specific topics.



  • BOXmaster

"The integration of the IFS PACsecure Standard and practices has contributed to BOXmaster providing something unique in our market"

by Greg Reid, General Manager BOXmaster

Read the full article here.


  • Associated Labels and Packaging

"International Featured Standards PACsecure raises the bar in meeting new stringent government regulations to protect consumers."

by Jay Ashworth, Associated Labels and Packaging

Read the full article here.


  • Color Ad Packaging

"We marketed ourselves as IFS PACsecure-certified. We realized that consistently maintaining this standard was extremely important."

by Tony Christian, Compliance and Quality Manager, Color Ad Packaging

Read the full article here.


  • BRF

"We chose to indicate IFS PACSecure standard to our supplier by understanding that in addition to the documental evaluation, IFS PACSecure guidelines are oriented to direct evaluations in the production processes. Evaluations with this focus brings benefits to the audited process and confidence for clients on ensuring compliance with the proposed standards."

by Mariana Borella Camera, Garantia da Qualidade Fornecedores - Embalagens, BRF


Further information

For IFS PACsecure related questions please contact:

  • Daniela Poblete, IFS Technical Project Manager for IFS PACsecure and IFS LATAM Director: [email protected] (English and Spanish questions)
  • Pius Gasser, IFS Technical Project Manager and IFS Representative North America: [email protected] (English and German + DACH questions)
  • Caroline Nowak, IFS Representative Brazil: [email protected] (Portuguese questions)

For PAC Packaging Consortium information, please contact to Lindsey Cooper: [email protected]



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