What is the purpose of IFS certification?
The IFS Food standard is one of the main standards recognized by the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative), which is an international working group composed of retailers, manufacturers and certification bodies.
In a few words, IFS Food certification guarantees:
¹Risk analysis in the agri-food sector
Key figures Ecocert x IFS Food
1700 IFS certifications issued in France. Ecocert it is:
To date, Ecocert is one of the leaders in IFS certification in France thanks to its network of auditors (15 qualified auditors in different product sectors).
Several IFS standards with distinct objectives certified by Ecocert
Discover all the IFS standards
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IFS global markets food is the way to an efficient food safety management system. Many retailers and business partners recognize this program as a starting point for the referencing of their suppliers.
The objective is to support small and medium sized companies in their development of management systems and food safety management, moving gradually and step by step towards IFS Food certification.
The IFS Global Markets Food program is expanding rapidly. To date, 30 sites are certified in France, including 17 by Ecocert! In particular, it allows to :
This program is not subject to accreditation, which implies a more affordable rate. However, it allows you to be visible on the IFS portal as IFS Food certified sites.
Why should you choose ECOCERT for your IFS certification?
Ecocert, an expert in organic certification, has been providing its know-how to the food industry for over 30 years. It supports companies wishing to control health risks in order to provide consumers with healthier, safer and more sustainable food.
Ecocert is also a French organization, on a human scale, whose headquarters are located in the Gers.
In view of current events (listeria/salmonella problems), the role of third party certification on food quality and safety is becoming very important.
You can complement your IFS certification with organic, fair trade or CSR labels in order to be part of a truly responsible approach.
IFS makes regular updates
IFS Food version 8 is currently being revised to comply with the new Codex Alimentarius and the future ISO 22003-2 standard. More information about IFS Food version 8 here
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