IFS Food standard

IFS Food Certification & Auditing

Food safety management system

Food safety management system

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.

About IFS FooD

IFS Food is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized 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 maximize transparency, reduce costs and optimize resources. The standard also supports the production and marketing departments to optimize brand quality.

How we Can 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

TÜV SÜD has many years of 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 formalized 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 in-depth experience in food testing, inspection, auditing and certification, TÜV SÜD is globally recognized as a trusted brand throughout the food industry value chain.


Key changes for ISO 22000: 2018

Key Changes for the New ISO 22000: 2018

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