International Food Standard (IFS)
The International Food Standard (IFS) is a global food safety system developed by German and French trade associations to combine the food safety requirements of various retailers into one standard. Certification to the IFS global food safety standard can be completed by NSF International's experienced food auditors. The NSF team of experts will evaluate companies through the IFS audit and access them for producing the safest food products. The International Food Standard is most applicable to companies who manufacturer loose food products where the danger of product contamination during the primary packaging can occur. The structure of the IFS includes:
- Management of the quality system
- Product realization
- Management responsibility
- Measurements, analyses, improvements
To schedule your IFS audit or for more information on the IFS standard contact email@example.com or 877-893-1325.
Why Partner With NSF International for Your IFS Certification
- NSF can conduct most IFS audits within 30-60 days, using a worldwide network of highly skilled and experienced auditors.
- NSF has 65 years of food safety expertise in all food sectors and helps organizations of all sizes implement complex food safety solutions.
- NSF is the first North American third-party certifier ANSI (American National Standards Institute) accredited to both SQF and BRC.
Why You Need IFS Certification
- Access to Top Retailers: Many retailers have mandated IFS certification for their manufacturers and suppliers to ensure food has been produced to the highest standards.
- Integrity: Certification demonstrates commitment to supplying high quality, safe food products.
- Maximize Efficiency and Consistency: Achieving certification to a global standard can save both time and money, as it streamlines the audit process.
- Brand Protection: Introducing food safety and quality practices across your organization helps minimize risk.
- Continuous Improvement: Certification helps continually improve your quality and safety processes.
* The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), an independent non-profit foundation managed by The Consumer Goods Forum, was founded in 2000.