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The IFS Food is a standard for auditing retailer and wholesaler branded food product suppliers / manufacturers. The food standard is designed for companies who undertake the following activities:
1. processing
2. handling of loose food products and / or
3. primary packing activities

The IFS Standard Document is split into 4 parts:

Part 1

Audit Protocol (The audit protocol describes the specific requirements made on organisations involved in IFS Food Audits)

Part 2

Requirements (The requirements section of the standard details the clauses that companies will be audited against)

Part 3

Requirements for Accreditation Bodies, Certification Bodies and Auditors (This section of the standard details the standard owner’s requirements for Accreditation and Certification Bodies to ensure consistent application of the standard)

Part 4

Reporting, Audit Xpress Software and the IFS Portal (This section of the standard details more information for Certification Bodies)
The requirements section of the Standard is divided into five chapters containing a total of 251 clauses.

The chapter headings are as follows:

 Senior Management Responsibility
 Quality Management System
 Resource Management
 Production Process
 Measurements, Analysis, Improvements

Companies preparing for an IFS Audit will find a checklist in Annex 5 of the Standard, this checklist is a great tool and it can be used for internal audit purposes or to undertake a gap analysis in preparation for your initial IFS Version 5 audit.

Version 5 of the IFS Standard requires that ‘the senior management shall have nominated an IFS representative’ to assist you with this SAI Global have designed a workshop style training course specifically for your companies IFS Representative and personnel responsible for maintaining IFS systems, carrying out internal audits or providing assistance to companies aiming for certification visits. The programme includes hands-on exercises with a chance to use the Standard.

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A breakdown of the Buffalo Bills' 2017 draft class and its progress after two weeks of training camp:

Tre'Davious White, CB, first round (No. 27 overall): White has spent training camp exclusively with the first-team defense and has not looked out of place. After the Bills traded Ronald Darby to the Philadelphia Eagles last week, Connor Barwin JerseysWhite is locked in as the team's top cornerback, with a competition at the other spot. White has shown impressive instincts and ball skills for a rookie.

Zay Jones, WR, second round (No. 37): The Bills' unexpected trade of Sammy Watkins last week benefits Jones, who has taken a large chunk of the first-team reps since the deal. With newcomer Jordan Matthews sidelined with a fractured sternum, Jones has frequently lined up with veteran Anquan Boldin as the top receiver pairing. Andre Holmes has also worked into that mix.

Dion Dawkins, OT, second round (No. 63): Dawkins has practiced mostly with the second team at right tackle, although he and second-team right guard Vladimir Ducasse have received first-team reps at times. Darren Sproles Jerseys"I like part of what I see," coach Sean McDermott said Sunday of Dawkins. "The rest of it is him getting used to playing in the NFL." Although Dawkins taking starting right tackle Jordan Mills' job does not appear imminent, Dawkins could eventually see time at left tackle if Cordy Glenn's foot injury does not improve. Seantrel Henderson has taken first-team left tackle reps but is suspended for the first five games.

Matt Milano, LB, fifth round (No. 163): It has been a low key camp for Milano, whose reps have mostly come with the second-team defense. He was not a part of any of the Bills' top special-teams units in last Thursday's preseason opener, Jordan Matthews Jerseyswhich is not the most encouraging sign for a rookie who will have to make his mark in that phase of the game.

Nathan Peterman, QB, fifth round (No. 171): Peterman began camp as the No. 3 quarterback and struggled at times, but leading the Bills on a 13-play, 79-yard touchdown drive helped propel him into the No. 2 role this week in practice. Fletcher Cox JerseysPeterman is now taking the majority of second-team reps instead of veteran T.J. Yates. "Really just trying to get him more reps," McDermott said Sunday of Peterman. "You know, T.J.'s been in the system for a while, so he knows the system well and, Brian Dawkins Jerseysreally, it's just taking a look at Nate and giving him a chance to develop, really, with added reps."