To highlight the differences between IFS Food and IFS PIA, we have listed the most important aspects for you:
● IFS PIA works by complementing and interacting with IFS Food. IFS Food approaches risks by focusing on a sample of on-site processes that involve
food safety and quality. IFS PIA approaches risks by looking at product integrity using the retailer’s product of choice and its supply chain. In this way it can be specifically investigated whether
· the company to be evaluated meets the customer specifications for a
· the customer can be sure that the product he has purchased from the
company completely fulfils the stated criteria.
● During the assessment, IFS PIA not only takes the product itself into consideration, but also the raw materials. The assessor works on the basis of a general checklist but also defines parameters on the basis of risk profiles of critical raw materials processed by the company. ● Retailers who purchase a product from a specific company can submit this product for evaluation. The assessor then analyses the product specifications and uses them as a basis to define additional parameters which are also checked during the evaluation.
● IFS PIA sets a focus on unintentional product integrity issues in comparison to IFS Food, where fraud is a less detailed part of the Standard.
● IFS Food is an accredited standard recognised by the GFSI. IFS PIA is not accredited; its main purpose is to promote a solid basis of trust and dialogue between companies and customers and to improve product integrity systems in the supply chain.