International Featured Standards (IFS)
Certification Program

Within the next few months, Perry Johnson Registrars Food Safety, Inc. (PJRFSI) will begin to offer the IFS Food Certification Program.

The members of the German and French retail federation, respectively, Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) and Fédération des Entreprises du Commerce et de la Distribution (FCD) jointly developed a food safety standard for retailer branded food products in Europe in 2004 to assess their suppliers’ food safety and quality systems. This Standard is now managed by IFS Management GmbH, a company owned by FCD and HDE. It is applicable to all the post-farm gate stages of food processing. IFS Food Standard has been benchmarked by GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative).

With more than 12,000 certifications worldwide, the IFS standards focus primarily on product safety and quality. IFS Food is one of the largest and most trusted food safety and quality standards.

The IFS standard for food safety is risk-based, rigorous and thorough. The built-in flexibility of the standard facilitates clients develop their own solutions for food safety. Thus, an auditor will only verify the organization’s processes and systems to produce safe and quality products during the audit.

For more information on any of the current or future food
safety programs offered by PJRFSI, or to confirm validity
of certification of IFS organizations please contact us at
1-877-663-1160 or email inquiries to