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The IFS PACsecure Standard is a global GFSI recognized certification for both food and non-food primary and secondary packaging materials. It is focused on good manufacturing practices, quality, safety, compliance with regulations, customer specifications, security, and continuous improvement.
The standard complements your current business structure and offers a tailor-made quality management system designed to fit the philosophy and needs of your company. It is the chosen packaging certification for major corporate and independent packaging companies.
IFS PACsecure FACTS
Why you can Trust IFS
The IFS PACsecure Standard is the result of the joint effort of PAC Packaging Consortium and IFS International Featured Standards. The requirements are the effort of a technical working group consisting of leading food and packaging companies, industry consultants, and compliance professionals. The standard is designed to meet the unique processes of the packaging industry.
Features of IFS PACsecure
IFS PACsecure is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and accepted by retailers and brand owners worldwide. The IFS Scoring System is fair and recognizes the progress of implementation, drives continuous improvement, and the requirements of the standard are risk-based and non-prescriptive. IFS PACsecure was developed by industry experts for the industry.
IFS Scoring System
The fair and equitable scoring system helps you recognize opportunities for improvement. Our scoring system is unique in that it allows auditors to assess your level of compliance with the standard requirements. Rather than a pass or fail, requirements are graded based on the level of conformance. You can easily derive improvement actions from the explanations in the assessment report.
Video - IFS Scoring System Explained in 5 minutes.
Risk Based Approach
The risk-based approach of IFS provides you the freedom of implementing processes that meet your business needs.
Our risk-based approach recognizes that you know your products and processes best. With this knowledge, you can determine, through hazard analysis and risk assessment, the best-suited methods required to monitor and control hazards and related risks.
Your processes must ensure that your packaging is safe for its intended use, and meets your customer and legal requirements.
IFS auditors assess the effectiveness and level of implementation of the processes.
The auditor, individually approved and licensed by IFS, verifies whether the solution developed by your business is effective to ensure product safety, quality, and compliance with regulations and customer specifications.
This type of assessment requires a profound knowledge of the specific products and their production. Therefore, the auditors’ qualification is crucial for the value of an IFS Certification.
This is the worldwide working principle of IFS.
What is Involved
The IFS PACsecure standard covers 6 primary areas of the business.
How it Works
These basic steps can help guide your company through the process to certification.
The gap analysis identifies the areas of deficiency to help you map out a plan to implement good manufacturing practices, procedures, processes, and documentation controls needed to meet the standard requirements.
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What people say
Tony Christian, Compliance and Quality Manager, Color Ad Packaging
"We marketed ourselves as IFS PACsecure-certified. We realized that consistently maintaining this standard was extremely important."
Mariana Borella Camera, Garantia da Qualidade Fornecedores - Embalagens, BRF
"We chose to indicate the IFS PACSecure Standard to our suppliers by understanding that in addition to the document evaluation, IFS PACSecure guidelines are oriented to direct evaluations in the production processes. Evaluations with this focus brings benefits to the audited process and confidence for clients on ensuring compliance with the proposed standards."