Modifiche allo standard IFS 6

22/03/2013

L’International Technical Committee di IFS si è riunito il 26 Febbraio scorso; a seguito dello scandalo sulla carne di cavallo, esperti del settore produttivo, distributivo e della certificazione ddalla Francia , Germaia, Italia, Paesi Bassi, Spagna e   USA hanno deciso di rafforzare il focus sul tema dell’autenticità in alcuni requisiti dello Standard IFS.
Per questo motivo IFS ha introdotto modifiche sui requisiti 4.4.1.5 e 5.6.8. che diventano obbligatorie dal 1 aprile 2013.
 
Riportiamo nel seguito i requisiti nella nuova formulazione.
Le parti modificate sono quelle sottolineate

- IFS Food 6 requirement 4.4.1.5 (purchase)
The purchased products shall be checked in accordance with the existing specifications AND THEIR AUTHENTICITY. The schedule of these checks shall, as a minimum, take into account the following criteria;
product requirements, supplier status (according to its assessment) and impact of the purchased products on the finished product. The origin shall be additionally checked, if mentioned in the specification.

- IFS Food 6 requirement 5.6.8 (product analysis)
Based on any internal or external information on product risks which may have an impact on food safety AND/OR QUALITY(INCL. ALDUTERATION AND FRAUD), the company shall update its control plan and/ or take any appropriate measure to control impact on finished products.
The main objective of these amendments is to also place the focus of the companies on the point that they
have the responsibility to check the authenticity of their raw materials and/or semi-finished products. IFS
expects that manufacturers develop a risk based control plan to check authenticity of incoming raw materials and/or semi-finished products.
For example, visual checks can be done if the raw-material nature can be clearly identified. If not, for example for frozen minced meat, further tests like DNA tests should be performed.
 
IFS pubblicherà presto un aggiornamento dell’IFS Food Standard nelle differenti lingue e la Excel comparison/ guidelines e auditXpress.