IFS Certification

The International Food Standard (IFS) is a benchmarked standard for food, products, and services, ensuring compliance with customer specifications and promoting process improvements. It aims to enhance comparability and transparency in the supply chain while reducing costs for suppliers and retailers.



The GFSI benchmarked IFS Standard provides a comprehensive framework of precise and uniform requirements for successful implementation. It serves as a clear roadmap for businesses, outlining the level of excellence needed to meet industry standards. Adhering to the IFS Standard ensures efficient, safe, and quality operations. This benchmarked standard enables organizations to consistently deliver products and services that meet regulators' and consumers' expectations, setting the stage for excellence in the food industry.

IFS Logistics 2.3

IFS Logistics marks the joint objective of trade and industry, and the IFS standard, specifically developed for storage, distribution, transportation, and loading and unloading activities, can be implemented in environments managing food and non-food products.

It applies to all types of transport, including:

  • Railways
  • Shipping
  • Road Transport
  • Air Transport

IFS Logistics also applies to frozen/refrigerated products or ambient stable products (different states of matter: liquid, solid, or gas). This standard also applies to (un-)freezing service providers and logistics companies using service providers for transport and/or storage activities.

Certification to IFS Logistics ensures comparability and transparency throughout the supply chain, establishes a common standard with uniform evaluation systems, and reduces costs and time for suppliers and retailers.

Get the IFS Logistics Certification

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