The IFS standard establishes criteria drawn up by the French and German retail industry and therefore covers the demands of mainly the German and French buyers. Qlip is accredited in accordance with NEN-EN_ISO/IEc 17065 (RvA reg.nr. C195) and is also recognised by the Hauptverband des Deutschen Einzelhandels in Berlin.
From 1 July, 2012 the IFS-standard Food version 6 has come into effect. In addition to the audits Qlip performs in relation to the IFS Standard Food, also audits in relation to IFS Logistics and IFS Broker. This standard is meant for companies that store, transport and trade products.