IFS PACsecure newsletter – December 2019

In this second publication of the IFS PACsecure newsletter, we continue to bring the latest news about the Standard and IFS activities.  Here you will learn about the growth of certifications, how to download the new logo, the new website, and the progress of the Version 2 review process. In addition, we have included an article ‘Packaging Materials an Important link in the Food Safety Supply Chain’ which we hope you will share with your customers and suppliers.

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CERTIFICATIONS 

Did you know that in 2018 over 200 IFS PACsecure audits in 7 countries were performed? That is an increase of 24% compared to 2017. The main markets for these audits are the USA, Canada, Spain, Chile and Mexico. 

DOWNLOAD THE NEW IFS PACSECURE LOGO

We notice many companies are still using the old logo.  You can download the new one by logging into the database at ifs-certification.com. Once logged in, scroll down the menu on the left to ‘Download Logo’.  Don’t forget to update your website, email signatures, and social media sites.  

IFS-PACKAGING.COM

If you haven’t already visited the new website, have a look at www.ifs-packaging.com. Here you will find an overview of the Standard, supporting guidance documents, links to our Partners, and contact information.

IFS PACSECURE VERSION 2 PROGRESS REVIEW

The working group responsible for the review of the Standard has completed three meetings to date.  At the next meeting, scheduled for December, the edits in Section 1, Senior Management Responsibility, will be finalized and the team will begin a review of Section 2, Quality and Packaging Material Safety Management System. Towards beginning of 2021, the draft of version 2 will be published for an open consultation. We expect the final document to be ready in the second Quarter of 2021. We welcome your input and suggestions, please email Daniela Poblete Bazaes, IFS Standard Manager for IFS PACsecure.  

PACKAGING MATERIALS AN IMPORTANT LINK IN THE FOOD SAFETY SUPPLY CHAIN

While food processors and retailers understand the necessity to practice food safety in their operations, few have demanded that their packaging suppliers exercise the same due diligence. Today, with more and more emphasis on product safety, transparency, and traceability throughout the entire supply chain, companies are recognizing the need to include packaging. With an IFS PACsecure certificate, packaging material manufacturers can demonstrate that they are producing quality and safe packaging. This blog post gives you a quick overview about the most important facts regarding IFS PACsecure. We encourage you to share it with your packaging associates and suppliers.  READ MORE  

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