IFS Food

Food processing and packaging certification

Food processing and packaging certification

Ensuring the safety of food products

Access to safe and nutritious food is an essential requirement for consumers around the world. Accordingly, food producers make significant investments to reduce the risks associated with consumer exposure to contaminated or unsafe foods. Producer efforts to ensure the safety of their food products impact every aspect of the supply chain, and represent a substantial element of total food production expenditure.

What is IFS?

IFS Food is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognised food safety standard for auditing the quality of manufacturers’ processes and products. One of IFS Food’s core objectives is to ensure transparency throughout the increasingly complex food supply chain.

Applicable to all food manufacturers, IFS Food is particularly relevant for those producing own-brand labels, as it contains specific compliance requirements relating to customer specifications.

By establishing a common standard with a uniform evaluation system, IFS Food helps manufacturers and retailers to maximise transparency, reduce costs and optimise resources. The standard also supports the production and marketing departments to optimise brand quality.

How can we help you?

TÜV SÜD is an accredited certification body and approved auditor for IFS Food. By delivering a local service backed up by global expertise, we can help you to develop and improve processes and products, regardless of where your operations are located. An impartial audit conducted by a reputable third-party, such as TÜV SÜD, will provide an objective evaluation of your system, to ensure continual improvement. Our services support the following areas:

  • IFS Food
  • IFS Logistics
  • IFS Wholesale/Cash & Carry
  • IFS Broker

Why choose TÜV SÜD

TÜV SÜD has more than 15 years’ experience in food and feed management system certification, and was one of the first certification bodies acting in this field. TÜV SÜD’s global network of auditors provides the assurance that a formalised and structured approach to attaining certification is applied without bias, ensuring that audit approaches are consistent, regardless of the product or country of production. With indepth experience in food testing, inspection, auditing and certification, TÜV SÜD is globally recognised as a trusted brand throughout the food industry value chain.

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