IFPS is committed to Food Safety and has established a Board Committee to channel that commitment and focus. Its position on Food Safety is as follows:
IFPS’ work in this area will be enhanced through having been granted liaison status with the International Standards Organization (ISO) on their Food Safety Management Committee - ISO/TC 34/SC 17 Management systems for food safety and observer status with Codex.
The Codex Alimentarius Commission was created in 1963 by FAO and WHO to develop food standards, guidelines and related texts such as codes of practice under the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme. The main purposes of this Programme are protecting health of the consumers and ensuring fair trade practices in the food trade, and promoting co-ordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organisations.
From time to time we will post relevant Food Safety related updates, information and links on this page which may be of interest to members.
United Fresh is a founding member of the International Federation of Produce Standards (IFPS).