IFS Internal Auditor - what are the benefits for companies?
Opening up markets enables businesses to sell their products to different countries. This gives unlimited scope for development, but also creates many risks, which are eliminated by the application of appropriate standards. The IFS Internal Auditor plays an important role in food production companies and it is thanks to his work that the export of goods is more efficient.
IFS and BRC
The IFS food standard initially provided the food industry with clear standards for retail sales in Europe. It now consists of a whole series of assumptions that can be applied to all sectors of the food industry.
The standard focuses on suppliers at all levels involved in food processing - from farmers to shops. The requirements are closely related to quality systems (DIN EN ISO 9001/22000) and the HACCP concept and include elements of detailed specifications related to:
- quality management,
- personnel management,
- taking care of your safety,
- occupational health and safety,
- the development of technology.
Major European retailers require IFS certification for their suppliers within their production chain. The IFS Internal Auditor is therefore an extremely important position in many companies.
The main objective of the BRC standard is to continuously evaluate all food companies that supply or intend to supply stores with branded products. Much attention is paid to closer monitoring of natural hazards and allergens. It is also possible to combine the BRC system with other quality management standards and food safety systems such as ISO 9001:2008, ISO 22000:2005.
What are the benefits of the IFS and BRC internal auditor?
The internal auditor of IFS and BRC provides the company:
- new partnerships with stores that require IFS certification from their suppliers,
- new market opportunities (exports),
- compliance with legal and regulatory requirements,
- integrated management of the food quality system.