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#1 bsechet

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:57 AM

Dear Members,  I am happy to share with you that the IFS Product Fraud Guideline is now available. 
 
With this guideline we intend to help in the understanding and implementation of the food fraud mitigation principles.
 
The English version is now available online . More languages will follow soon.
 
The document is available under the following link: 
 

 



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:22 PM

bsechet, 

 

Hi. The link does not seem to be working for me



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Posted 19 May 2018 - 04:55 PM

Hi bsechet,

 

Thks for the link. It's an interesting and IMO generally well-readable document.

 

I'm not personally familiar with IFS Code so will only comment on, IMO, the usefulness  in a generic sense. I note the intro to Guide states the IFS Code is flexible with respect to chosen methodology.

 

The scope (~EMA?) appears to cover safety/non-safety related food vulnerabilities and includes(?) on-site process/transport vulnerabilities. No discussion/examples  concerning  last-mentioned items were seen(?).

 

Vulnerability Assessment (VA) procedure for raw materials looks analogous to the (matrix) methodology previously proposed by BRC.

 

Overall Risk/Vulnerability Assessment/Decision (see Fig6/Pg25) is determined by combining results of  3 evaluations - (a) Product (VA) risk score, (b) Supplier (VA) risk score, (c) current control measure rating.

 

Regarding (a) The proposed Product Risk Scoring method (matrix) is detailed  and numerically straightforward since only the maximum individual value (1-25) is used. Simple but crude. Several useful examples are given. The separation of risk sub-factors into "Occurrence" and "Detection" is perhaps debatable, eg "supply chain complexity" > "Detection" (exactly opposite to BRC's matrix).

 

Regarding (b.c) I think a lot of the content is located differently in other VA schemes, eg within their (a) (eg geopolitical aspects) or a terminology such as  "Supplier Approval" (eg audit statuses).

It is unclear to me how the eventual Supplier Risk score (1-5) is determined. Intuitive ?. No example is given. 

 

(c) Similar to last comment for (b,c).

 

Overall risk score is arbitrarily(?) defined as = (a)score x (b)score. Quantitative analysis/interpretation of the resulting number is absent.

 

Based on comparing the results of (a,b,c), action regarding the supplier/control measure program is implemented. Several quite detailed examples are given. The decision procedure in examples shown appears semi-quantitative/intuitive but only the conclusions are listed (eg Appendix1).

 

The format presented for Overall Assessment-Mitigation Plan (eg Appendix1) is well-done/compact IMO but I anticipate that auditors will enquire as to the basis of the conclusions shown.


Edited by Charles.C, 20 May 2018 - 06:09 AM.
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Posted 23 May 2018 - 05:02 PM

bsechet, 

 

Hi. The link does not seem to be working for me

Can you try this one?

 

https://www.ifs-cert...-Guide_1805.pdf



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Posted 23 May 2018 - 06:23 PM

Can you try this one?

 

https://www.ifs-cert...-Guide_1805.pdf

 

The first link seemed OK to me. And looks identical to the 2nd one.


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


#6 Rishi Sharma

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 04:54 AM

Recently, the food's fraud guidelines are in english language only. Other language will follow soon. All guidelines you can check online which will be valid.



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Posted 26 November 2018 - 05:09 AM

Thanks for the updation Bsechet.

 

Kind regards

H.Reds







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