IFS Food is a GFSI recognized standard for auditing food safety and quality of processes and products of food manufacturers. It concerns food processing companies or companies that pack loose food products.
IFS Food applies when products are "processed” or when there is a hazard for product contamination during primary packing. The IFS Food Standard is important for all food manufacturers, especially those producing private labels, because it contains many requirements related to specifications’ compliance.
The main requirements are as below
- Senior management responsibility
- Quality and food safety management systems
- Resource management
- Production process
- Measurements, analysis, improvements
- Food defence