The International Food Standard (IFS) was created to protect food brands. The current standard (version 5) can be applied to all of the steps in the production of a food item, from the producer through to processing and packaging.
This standard not only demonstrates a high level of product safety; it also reduces costs for suppliers and retailers alike, creating transparency throughout the supply chain.
Retailers in particular, can use it to demonstrate the reliability of their own brands. At DEKRA we certify all categories of this standard, including those applying to logistics, cash and carry and wholesalers.