IFS Consultants Testimonial
Marjorie Stemler da Veiga (IFS Consultants in Brasília)
“The job of providing food safety consulting services in a country like Brazil is a paradigm-breaking finding.
Especially in those countries food safety is mostly based on the legal requirement and only a few companies ask their suppliers to ensure additionally food safety. Until now the culture of focusing on this essential production aspect is not widespread and still not included in business thinking.
In those countries food safety procedures are mostly based on the legal requirements and only few companies ask their suppliers to fulfill additional requirements. Until now, the culture of focusing on food safety aspects in production is not widespread and still not included in business thinking.
The main advantage of working with the IFS and the IFS standards is they cover the whole supply chain and allow producers and consultants to apply and adapt it to their specific needs as all standards are non-prescriptive and risk-based. The segment orientated standards (IFS Food, IFS Broker, etc.) makes the adaptation easier. Consultants like me benefit from the possibility of specialization on one sector.
Many retailers accept and even ask for an IFS certification and support the promotion and implementation of these standards. The IFS helps optimize time and is a business investment for Consultants as it allows working with several clients on their management system at the same time.
According to good practices and a comprehensive technical support IFS can help to improve and develop a segment from the start.”