The main stages of the certification process are:
- An optional preliminary audit to assess the company’s situation with respect to the requirements of the IFS standard in order to identify, through a gap analysis, strengths and potential areas for improvement;
- A certification audit;
- Issuance of the certificate and delivery of the audit report;
- Annual surveillance audits;
- Potential unannounced audits and inspections, undertaken directly by IFS inspectors.
Certiquality can perform integrated audits combining the IFS Food standard with the main food safety standards and regulations (ISO 9001, BRC, UNI 10854, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, Global.G.A.P., product certification, ISO 22005).