IFS Logistics Certification | Bureau Veritas
Transparency along the supply chain
Food manufacturers are confronted with a multitude of different quality and safety requirements on the part of the retail trade. For example, retailers demand transparency throughout the entire international supply chain and information on how suppliers meet their requirements. In quality assurance, the transport and storage of the products on their way to the end consumer has so far not been taken into account. A specific internationally recognized standard that takes into account logistics activities and services according to the common criteria has not existed until now.
CURRENT NOTE: REMOTE AUDITS DURING THE CORONA PANDEMIC
he corona crisis is currently causing great uncertainty among many companies. Especially now, it is essential to maintain business activities in the best possible way while prioritizing the safety and health of staff and customers. This makes it all the more essential to consistently adhere to rules, regulations and standards - these are often required not only by law from the government, but also from business partners by contract. Bureau Veritas audit solutions help you maintain your certification on time. You can find all relevant information here: Remote Audits
YOUR ADVANTAGES AT A GLANCE
Improved Food Safety
Increased food safety in your own production / processes
Use of the IFS certificate or IFS logo as proof of certified food safety
Cost and Time saving
Reduction of costs and time for suppliers and dealers
Fulfilment of the quality requirements of trading partners
FREquently ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE IFS LOGISTICS CERTIFICATION?
The development of the IFS Logistics is a joint project of the “Hauptverband des Deutschen Einzelhandels” (HDE) and the “Fédération des Enterprises du Commerce et de la Distribution” (FCD), the French Federation of Wholesale and Retailers. It is a general, international catalogue of requirements for the logistics sector with a uniform evaluation system, which places special emphasis on HACCP (hygiene management) and risk management.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IFS LOGISTICS AND ISO 22000 CERTIFICATION?
Commercial Practice) and meets the current EU requirements, including traceability. It is audited according to a catalogue of 96 questions, which are processed one after the other. The result of the audit is divided into specific levels (BASIC level or higher). In contrast, the ISO 22000 standard introduces a new approach with a focus on preventive and anticipatory aspects of food safety in the company and tests for functionality and safety in accordance with standard specifications. The result of the audit is divided into "passed" and "failed". ISO 22000 was developed by an international working group with the aim of international harmonization of already existing standards for food safety.
WHICH AREAS ARE ADDRESSED BY THE IFS LOGISTICS CERTIFICATION?
IFS Logistics covers all logistics activities, such as loading and unloading, transport, handling and further distribution and is designed to be applied to all modes of transport by land, air and sea, refrigerated or non-refrigerated.