IFS Food is an international standard for assessing product and process compliance regarding food safety and quality. IFS food meets the criteria of the Global Food Safety Initiative - GFSI. The IFS Food V8 standard is a GFSI-recognized standard that applies to food manufacturers and processors globally. Certification of your food safety and quality system to IFS food standard demonstrates your commitment to food safety, product quality, legality, authenticity and continual improvement in the food safety and quality management system.
IFS (International Featured Standard) Food Version-8 standard was revised in April 2023. The IFS Food V8 Audits will start on the 1st of October 2023. From the 1st of January 2024, IFS Food Version 8 audits will become mandatory. The new IFS Food Version-8 is revised and updated making alignment with the Codex Alimentarius and ISO 22003-2 and GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. IFS food audit requirements have been revised keeping in view the need for a more robust food safety and quality management system as well as to simplify the audit process and increase the efficiency of the audit in the future.
Punyam.com is the largest and one of the best consultants for IFS Food V8 certification in India. The IFS food certification (Version 8) for a food processing or food manufacturing organization involves step-by-step implementation of the food safety and quality management in accordance with IFS Food V8 requirements, preparing documentation for IFS food V8 certification as well as auditing and reviewing the system. A strong commitment of the top management as well as food safety training and awareness at all levels in the organization are the cornerstone of IFS Food system implementation and IFS Food V8 certification. The IFS food certificate is issued by accredited, internationally recognized, independent, third-party certification bodies for a period of 3 years after the successful completion of the pre-audit and registration (final) audit by the certification body auditors. Surveillance audits are conducted by the certification body within the period of 3 years, at intervals of 6 months, 9 months, or 12 months depending upon the nature and size of the organization. Upon completion of 3 years, a renewal audit is done for a new 3-year cycle.
To implement the international featured standard food version-8 standard in food product processor/ manufacturer organizations and achieve IFS food V8 certification, Punyam.com provides IFS food V8 consultancy in the following steps: