IFS Broker version 3

The new version will be mandatory from 1st June 2020


The new version of the IFS Broker is now online available. The Standard can be downloaded in English here.

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 version will be mandatory from 1st June 2020 but there is a transition period starting from 2nd January 2020, where companies can decide whether they want to be certified against version 2 or against the new version 3.

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.