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IFS BROKER TRANSITION TO VERSION 3

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IFS Broker is a Standard for auditing/assessing services compliance of companies/persons who carry out trading activities related to food, household and personal care products and/or packaging materials.
The new IFS BROKER version 3 will be mandatory from 1st of July 2020 but there is a transition period starting from 2nd of January 2020 until 30th of June 2020, where companies can decide whether they want to be certified against version 2 or against the new version 3.
After 1st of July 2020, only audits to version 3 of the IFS Broker Standard will be accepted.
Registration for the unannounced option:

Already certified companies that wish to use the unannounced option can be registered by their certification body if their active certificate is valid until at least 16th June 2020. The registration is possible from 1st January 2020.
Most relevant changes from version 2 to version 3 are:
* Review requirements to reflect the brokers business and responsibilities in a better way,
* More detailed requirements in regard to the Brokers´ risk assessment process
* Introduction of requirements for food fraud mitigation,
* Alignment of the audit protocol with the other IFS Standards,
* Introduction of new glossary definitions (e.g. food fraud),
* Mandatory inclusion of QR-code on the IFS Certificate for being able to trace back their authenticity.


Should you have any questions regarding the transition process don’t hesitate to conduct us at
info@qmscert.com
For the new version of the IFS Broker Version 3 Standard you can also be informed by IFS web page in the following link:
https://www.ifs-certification.com/index.php/en/standards/497-ifs-broker-en

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