The company Petri was certified with the International Featured Standard (IFS) for the first time on September 6, 2004 and fulfilled the IFS-criteria according to verse 4 at a high level.
What is IFS?
To create uniform food safety standards, big parts of the European retail trade and food industry agreed in 2002 to develop the International Featured Standard.
The goals of IFS are the creation of an assessment basis for all producers of private brands, uniform wording, auditing measures, mutual recognition of auditing measures and high transparency within the entire supply chain.
An IFS standard audit is divided into two levels.
Basic level: The specific criteria shall be understood as minimum standards for the international food industry.
Higher level: These criteria are considered the highest standard for the food industry.
Conclusion: The International Featured Standard provides an efficient and transparent tool for auditing food manufacturers. The advantages for the whole supply chain are very clear: the same assessment criteria for everyone, integrated formulation and implementation of the audits and higher transparency.
We are pleased to have permission to use the MSC label on our cream cheese products with wild salmon. Since 2010, our customers have had the peace of mind that the fish used in our products come from certified, sustainable fischeries!
What does the MSC label stand for?
The Eco label of the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) is an internationally-recognized sign for products which can trace their origins back to sustainable fishing operations throughout the entire supply chain. The label enables fishing operations all around the globe to demonstrate their commitment to environmental protection and demonstrates that they fish in a sustainable manner while minimizing their effect on the marine environment.
What are sustainable fisheries?
The MSC label stands for the use of less harmful trapping methods and responsible utilization of stocks. It´s not about completely forbidding different types of fisheries, but to view the individually fisheries and determine if their activities have negative consequences which cannot be rectified. The valuation according to the MSC-standard is also not only a status quo valuation, but views the fisheries for the long term. Fisheries must continuously work to be considered sustainable even after a successful certification. All fisheries that are awarded with the MSC label today must have action plans regarding further improvements.
In late 2015 we have established DIN EN ISO 50001:2011 which supports companies increasing their energy efficiency.