The manufacturing facility of Nexpo Conversion has now achieved the IFS Food Certification. The IFS Food Standard is a GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) benchmarked standard for auditing food manufacturers. The focus is on food safety and the quality of processes and products. The standard is developed with the participation of different certification bodies, retailers, agents in the food industry and companies in the service sector. The objective of this standard is to audit food manufacturers that produce and pack food products in bulk, to guarantee the safety and food quality of the processed products.
Nexpo Conversion is the first manufacturing facility in the world to achieve IFS Food Certification for Coconut Milk Powder product and production process.
The IFS Food standard applies to suppliers at all steps of food processing subsequent to the agricultural stage. The requirements are related to the quality management system and the HACCP system (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points), supported by detailed prerequisite programmes, that is a set of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) and GHP (Good Hygiene Practice) requirements. IFS Food meets the criteria of the Global Food Safety Initiative by CIES. The list of requirements of the IFS Food standard is organized in the following topics:
- Senior management responsibility
- Quality and food safety management system
- Resource management
- Planning and production process
- Measurements, analysis, improvements
- Food Defense
Nexpo Conversion is a responsible manufacturer in the global food supply chain that is committed to manufacturing products of the highest quality ensuring utmost food safety. Becoming IFS Food certified is a step in the continual improvement of the Food Safety and Quality Management System (FSQMS) implemented in our very own state of the art manufacturing facility, which helps us better cater to our customer requirements especially those from European region. The IFS Food certification is an emblem of trust and commitment to both our customers and suppliers as we raise the bar on the safety of the raw materials we purchase and the finished products we sell starting from our farmers right up to the end consumer,
The IFS Food third party audit of Nexpo was carried out by SGS Certifications: the worlds leading inspection, testing, verification and certification company whose IFS Food Certification Process is accredited by Die Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS).