Developed by the main German (HDE), French (FCD) and Italian distributors, the IFS aims to establish uniform criteria to be met by manufacturers of products under “private label”. It helps suppliers to supply safe products according to the specifications and current legislation.
It is a requirement widely demanded by large distribution brands such as Carrefour, Aldi, Lidl and Metro (MAKRO), among others.
The IFS International Featured Standard protocol requires the initial implementation of a quality management system, a HACCP system based on the Codex Alimentarius, as well as the implementation and management of prerequisites and facilities.
IFS has standards for:
IFS certification (Aenor, Bureau Veritas, DNV…).