Food safety continues to be a global concern. German and French food trade associations, with the assistance of other international retailers, have responded by developing IFS or (International Food Standard). The aim of the standard is to focus the various requirements of retailers on one standard. Benefits of the standard include enhanced transparency along the food chain and a reduced number of customer audits resulting in cost savings.
Certification to IFS helps suppliers demonstrate to retailers that their product safety, quality and legal obligations are fulfilled. IFS is particularly suitable if you are a supplier of German and French retailer branded food products regardless of your size, sector and location. As the food industry is truly international the standard is applicable to suppliers throughout the world.