IFS Focus Day – Vancouver, B.C. Canada – April 24, 2019
IFS hosted an informative program for attendees from the food and packaging industries.
We were delighted to have Alan Kenney from Bulldog Bag, an IFS PACsecure certified company, speak about his experience with the implementation process, their challenges and how they addressed them. He shared with us the benefits of IFS certification and why Bulldog chose and recommend IFS PACsecure for packaging companies seeking GFSI certification. In particular, he stressed the value of working with a standard that was developed by the packaging industry and with auditors who understand packaging processes.
Siarl Siviyer Dixon from AIB gave an entertaining presentation about his auditing experiences, his work with IFS, and why he feels IFS standards are a good choice. He covered the auditing process, auditor scheduling and how to choose a Certification Body (CB). He also highlighted the value of the IFS risk-based approach and unique method of scoring.
Cheryl Sullivan, IFS North American Marketing Representative, shared the IFS marketing activities for 2019, reviewing efforts to date and future plans.
Thank you again for hosting. It was very informative.Sophia Yip, Great Little Box Company
I wanted to thank you for the meeting on Wednesday. It is always nice to see where IFS is heading and the discussions were not only applicable to perspective adapters but for those of us who have already received our certification. That being said, it would be great if you would be able to provide me with the slides or more information regarding "Root Cause Analysis". I found this helpful and am always looking for ways to improve.Andrew Fillmore, Associated Labels & Packaging
Thank you so much for holding such a great IFS Focus Day event yesterday in Burnaby. It was very relevant, and the information presented was very useful. Thanks again for putting out information and resources for packaging manufacturers that is truly currently lacking.Cindy Chow, Crown Packaging
It was a well-presented forum that would be beneficial to all attendees.Ron Arinaza, Associated Labels and Packaging
The speakers, Pius, Siarl, Cheryl, Alan
Looking forward for the next event in North America!