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IFS HPC

IFS HPC

The demand for quality and safety for household and personal care products has increased in recent years. With certification according to International Featured Standard – Household/Personal Care, in short IFS HPC – you will react to these challenges and ensure more transparency, safety and quality in your production and processes. You also reduce product risks, save costs over the long term, win new customers and secure access to the market

Benefits of IFS HPC Certification

The IFS HPC Standard is relevant if your company works with one or several of the following four product categories.

  • Cosmetic products / personal care products with skin contact (e.g. body lotion, shampoo, makeup etc.)
  • Household products / materials in contact with food which are sold directly to the final consumer (e.g. disposable plates and cups, disposable cutlery, rubbish bags etc.)
  • Personal hygiene products with skin contact (e.g. toothbrushes, razors, cleansing wipes etc.) 
  • Household chemical products (e.g. window cleaning agents, air freshener sprays disinfectants etc.)                                                                                                                                                     
  1. Organization decides in favour or IFS standard.
  2. Organization selects IFS certification body. Offer, decision, signature of contract.  
  3. Planning and preparation of the audit.                                                                                     
  4. Performance of audit
  5.  Auditor drafts initial audit report and action plan.                                                                   
  6.  The organization completes the action plan and states corrective actions, then sends to TÜV NORD CERT/ the auditor.                                                                                               
  7.  TÜV NORD CERT/the auditor reviews the competed action plan.
  8. - Decision on certification and validity of the certificate. 
  9. Three months before the end of the validity, the organization receives information via the IFS portal, in order to agree the next audit date with TN CERT. The audit date may not be later than the last possible date for the surveillance audit stated in the certificate

FAQ'S for IFS HPC Scheme

What is the IFS HPC Standard?

 The IFS HPC Standard (International Featured Standard – Household/Personal/Care) assesses the safety and quality of household and personal care products. It includes all the relevant factors (products/processes) of suppliers and manufacturers. IFS HPC is used where products are „processed“ or where packaging involves the risk of product contamination. 

 

Who needs the IFS HPC Standard?

The IFS HPC Standard is relevant if your company works with one of several of the following four product categories:
• Cosmetic products / personal care products with skin contact (e.g. body lotion, shampoo, makeup etc.) 
• Household chemical products (e.g. window cleaning agents, air freshener sprays disinfectants etc.) 
• Household products / materials in contact with food which are sold directly to the final consumer (e.g. disposable plates and cups, disposable cutlery, rubbish bags etc.) 
Personal hygiene products with skin contact (e.g. toothbrushes, razors, cleansing wipes etc.)     

What are the benefits of the standard?

Certification according to the IFS HPC Standard offers decisive benefits:
At the company level:
• Continual monitoring of compliance with health and safety legislation 
• Reduction in the need for customer audits
• Greater efficiency and effectiveness through better use of resources 
At the marketing level:
• Positioning as a manufacturer of high-quality and safe household and personal care products 
• Use of the IFS logo and certificate provides evidence of compliance with the highest standards. 

Certification according to the IFS HPC Standard offers decisive benefits:
At the company level:
• Continual monitoring of compliance with health and safety legislation 
• Reduction in the need for customer audits
• Greater efficiency and effectiveness through better use of resources. 

Who are the auditors?

 Our expert auditors have wide-ranging professional and auditing experience in their field and their expertise forms the basis for a useful and successful IFS HPC audit. Our auditors undertake ongoing training so that they are always at the forefront of technology. Contact us and we will provide the competence you need. 

How to reach IFS HPC Scheme

  • Issue of certificate, final report sent to audited organization
  • TN CERT places the audit data on the IFS audit portal (http://www.ifs-certification.com/index.php/de/)
  • Validity of certificate. Together with TNC: establishment of the audit date, the audit duration and the scope of the audit
  • Identification of major/KO nonconformities, audit failed
  • Suspension of current certificate
  • Action plan and initial report to the audited organization
  • Voluntary return of the completed action plan to the certification body
  • Completion of the action plan and report – entry into the IFS portal
  • No certificate
  • Generation and sending of an automatic mail to all registered and released customers on the IFS portal

TÜV UK LTD Certification: The benefit to you

TÜV UK LTD is recognised all over the world as a well-established and reliable partner for inspection and certification services. Our experts and auditors have in-depth knowledge and many years of experience in the food sector, and undertake annual training in order to remain ahead of the field. We can guarantee independence, neutrality and continuity in all our services to you, and the benefits are clear. Our experts support the development of your products and provide you with objective feedback.

As our auditors are qualified in several fields, we can also offer efficient and cost-effective combined audits (e.g. with other management systems / food safety systems).

We are looking forward to your enquiry

Asha Gautam

Vice President Food & Agriculture - UK Ireland & Spain
TÜV UK LIMITED
AMP House, Suites 27-29, 5th Floor, Dingwall Road, Croydon CR0 2LX. United Kingdom

0044 (0) 208 2539916

food-uk@tuv-nord.com