IFS Food is a private standard primarily intended for suppliers of food products under wholesalers' and retailers' own-brand labels.

The standard IFS Food was published in January 2012 under the version 6 and is applicable since the 1st of July 2012. This standard  is used to assess the compliance of food sector processing or produce packaging businesses and their ability to guarantee the quality and safety of the products they sell. A consolidated version   including all requirements and clarifications provided by IFS since publication of IFS Food 6 has been published in April 2014 and is also available free of charge on the IFS website. 


The service we provide

Ecocert provides its entire procedural expertise in the conducting of test audits, training and certification audits in France and internationally.

Ecocert can offer combined IFS and BRC audits depending on your certification requirements, conducted by a team of experienced auditors qualified in several standards.

The criteria are as follows:

  • Management responsibility (company policy, organisation, customer focus, etc.).
  • Quality management system (HACCP).
  • Resource management (hygiene, training, staff premises, etc.).
  • Manufacturing process (product specifications, purchasing, packaging, manufacturing environment, pest control plans, traceability, etc.).
  • Measurement, analysis and improvement (internal audits, product testing, management of remedial measures, etc.).
  • Requirements on Food defense.


Consult the documents dedicated to your sector:

- Ecocert practical guides

- For more information, please visit the IFS website: www.ifs-certification.com



Quality and Food Safety Department

Tel. 33 (0) 5 62 07 66 70 / +33 (0) 5 62 07 52 05
Fax. +33 (0) 5 62 07 74 97
Email: qsa@ecocert.com