International Food Standard (IFS) requires the previous implementation of a quality management system, a HACCP system based on the Codex Alimentarius, and the implementation and management of Prerequisites and Facilities. It includes all requirements required of suppliers and conforms to international requirements (GFSI).
IFS Food focuses on food safety and quality of processed products and is important for all food manufacturers, especially those that produce private label, because they contain many requirements related to compliance with specifications. The IFS certification offers numerous benefits to companies that seek excellence in quality, safety and customer satisfaction, and the search for a competitive advantage in their market. Like that, there is purpose of working for a continuous improvement of the processes.