Information for clients

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Please be informed that you may obtain certification according to the new IFS Broker version from 2 January 2020. From 1 July 2020 only certification according to version 3 is possible. The most important changes from version 2 to version 3 are the following:

  • Implementation of a product safety culture in the company
  • More detailed requirements for the risk assessment process
  • Definition of requirements for combating food fraud
  • Adjustment of the audit protocol to other IFS standards
  • Introduction of new glossary definitions (e.g. food fraud)
  • Mandatory inclusion of the QR code in the IFS certificate to facilitate tracking of authenticity
  • Extension of supplier management to include service providers
  • More specific definition of the requirements for packaging
  • Realisation of an unannounced audit

For detailed information please refer to the IFS Website.

This information is distributed internally. Please inform your local clients respectively.

With best regards,




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