BRC, IFS and ISO 9001 management systems to ensure food safety or quality management standards for healthy food. 2008 is the year of new versions and many companies groan under the burden of the new tasks and requirements. Whether the new standards will facilitate at least the supplier evaluation, need to clear every company for itself! In any case any management system for food safety focuses its own, as well as the quality management standards. New versions of the main certification standards relating to food safety were published in 2008. The German retailers (HDE), as well as the British Retail Consortium (BRC) have revised their requirements for private label suppliers. Now the underlying quality management standard has been renewed with the new version of the ISO 9001 standard. The tasks of the IFS and BRC holdings have risen despite tightening of the texts and deletion of debts.
Who works in the new catalogs, moans about the overhead of version 4 to get to version 5. Hope to find relief, at least in own supplier management provides the company before the task with each other and with the own supplier checklist to compare the standards. In a workshop seminar, the FPQS facilitates this task the affected employees.