The recognition encompasses IFS Food version 7, IFS Broker version 3.1, IFS Logistics version 2.3 and IFS PACsecure version 2. These standards contribute to making a considerable part of the food supply chain safer. GFSI recognition is an important prerequisite for IFS Stakeholders.
To GFSI, IFS Managing Director, Stephan Tromp, commented: “We are very excited to have gained the recognition against the current GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for these four IFS Standards once again. IFS stands for demanding food safety certification at the highest level. The robust standard management, our integrity programme, and the requirements that IFS Auditors must fulfil, contribute to the fact that all over the world, retailers, brand owners, authorities and other stakeholders know that they can trust IFS Certificates. IFS drives the continuous improvement of the sites certified to an IFS Standard, and that is what we expect from ourselves as well. The GFSI benchmarking process gives us valuable indications to improve our Standards further. It has been a very constructive process, and we thank everyone who has contributed to it.”
Read the full GFSI announcement here: IFS – International Featured Standards Gains GFSI Recognition for IFS Food, IFS Broker, IFS Logistics and IFS PACsecure - MyGFSI