IFS Certified Food Factory – Izmir Organic
We are proud to announce that, Izmir Organic is an organic food company which is IFS Certified.
Let’s basically explain IFS Standarts and IFS Certification.
The IFS Food Standard is a GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) recognized standard for auditing food manufacturers. The focus is on food safety and the quality of processes and products. It concerns food processing companies and companies that pack loose food products.
IFS Food applies when products are “processed” or when there is a hazard for product contamination during primary packing. The Standard is important for all food manufacturers, especially for those producing private labels, as it contains many requirements related to the compliance with customer specifications.
The Standard supports the production and marketing departments in their efforts for brand safety and quality. IFS Food has been developed with full and active involvement of certification bodies, retailers, food industry and food service companies.
Source: IFS Food
There are six topics of the scope of IFS Food certification.
- Senior management responsibility
- Quality and food safety management system
- Resource management
- Planning and production process
- Measurements, analysis, improvements
- Food Defense
There are a lot of benefits for both production department and marketing department. We can sort them as following.
Production department benefits:
- Improved understanding between management and staff relating to good practices, standards and procedures,
- Monitoring of compliance with food regulations,
- More effective use of resources,
- Reduction in the need for customer audits,
- Independent third party audits,
- Higher flexibility through individual implementation due to a risk based approach.
Marketing department benefits:
- Improved business reputation as a manufacturer of high-quality and safe products
- Ability to trade with customers requiring third party audits
- Use of the IFS logo and certificate to demonstrate compliance with the highest standards.
The provision of food safety is the most important value for our working ethics. Therefore we are proud to announce that; our production facility, Izmir Organic is IFS Food certified. We are ready to supply organic, certified dried fruits and nuts with the highest standarts.