IFS Food Standard: Revision Process & Transition to Issue 7

Since the publication of the BRC Food Safety Standard Issue 7 in January 2015, many of our clients have been wondering when the IFS will follow suit with Issue 7 of the IFS Food Standard. Rest assured: the revision process has only just begun.

After publication of the updated GFSI Guidance Document, which is scheduled for March 2016, IFS will begin the revision process of its Food Standard. The final version is not to be expected before March 2017. The new issue will only come into effect six months after publication. If IFS sticks to the schedule, this means the first certification audits according to IFS Food 7 will take place no earlier than September 2017.

Further Information

As one of the leading certification bodies for the IFS Standards, DQS will continue to update its clients on the revision process and the main changes. To stay abreast of the changes, subscribe to our LinkedIn and Twitter pages.

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About the Author

Dr. Thijs Willaert is Director of Marketing & Communication at DQS CFS GmbH


  1. Jitender
    06/09/2017 at 07:24

    Good Afternoon I want to ask when will be new version of IFS Food 7 standard is published so that we can download the standard

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    • Dr. Thijs Willaert
      Dr. Thijs Willaert (Author)
      06/09/2017 at 07:29

      Thank you for your question. There have been a number of delays in the development process. We expect the final version to be published by the end of December 2017.

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