For what types of food companies?
IP Food works equally well for all types of food businesses, both processors, packers, wholesalers, and slaughterhouses, as well as restaurant and others. It is also suitable for companies without physical handling of food, such as food brokers/traders.
Benefits of IP Foods
Since IP Food is based on legislation and industry requirements, it provides a good overview of the requirements that exist in the field. It is easy to apply and contains clear descriptions of what is required to comply with the rules. In addition, there are templates that make it easier when the requirements are to be implemented in the business. For slaughterhouses certified against IP Food, animal care is also included. Companies without physical handling of have fewer rules to live up to.
IP Food is adapted to Nordic conditions, which means that it considers the structure and conditions of the food industry here in the north.
Optional Waste for restaurant businesses
Restaurant businesses can combine IP Food with Optional Waste. Examples of requirements included are measurement of food waste, menu planning and plate sizes. In addition, there are requirements on communication with diners with the aim of inspiring reduced food waste from the plate.
Labelling for IP-certified production, the IP label, may be used by companies that are certified according to the IP standard's Basic, Sigill or Optional level. Here you can read more and download the brand.
IP Working conditions can be combined with IP Food.
Certification means that the business is regularly checked by an independent accredited party, a certification body, which certifies compliance with the requirements in the certification. Accreditation means that the independence and competence of the certification body is controlled by an authority (Swedac in Sweden).