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.