International Featured Standard IFS

International Featured Standard IFS

Governing Organization

HDE Trade Services GmbH

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by verified bodies

Sectors Covered

Food, Beverage and Agriculture

Issues Covered

Food Safety, Product Safety, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related

Information from the ITC's Standards Map


IFS Food is a standard for the auditing of companies that process food or companies that pack loose food products. IFS Food is only applied where the product is 'processed or handled', or if there is a danger of product contamination during the primary packaging.

IFS Food is applied to:
* processing and working and/or
* handling of loose products and/or
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Key Features

* The IFS is a food safety and quality standard in
one. The IFS has been developed to inspect the
competence of food producers in food safety and
in quality with one set of standards. IFS standards
system is using a risk-based approach: during the
audit, the IFS auditor only checks to see that the
solution implemented by the applicant works and
guarantees... more

Stakeholder Engagement

The Review Committee shall be formed with all participants involved in the audit process: the representatives of the retailers, representatives of the industry, of food services and of certification bodies.

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