IFS to Exhibit at Global Food Safety Conference IFS to Exhibit at Global Food Safety Conference

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IFS to Exhibit at Global Food Safety Conference IFS to Exhibit at Global Food Safety Conference

01/22/2010

First trade conference exhibition for IFS in North America

Berlin, Germany/St. Louis, USA – January 7, 2010 - IFS Food, the food safety standard from International Featured Standards (IFS) recognized and accepted under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) will exhibit for the first time in North America at the Global Food Safety Conference hosted by the Consumer Goods Forum in Washington D.C., February 3-5, 2010.

\"Exhibiting at the GFSI Conference in February is a big step for IFS,\" said Stephan Tromp, Managing Director of IFS. \"At the Conference we will make a major announcement concerning our objectives for the North American market. These objectives integrate with our current global strategy of providing food producers a quality certification for food safety, and confidence for their retail partners.\"

IFS will have an exhibit booth at the GFSI Conference at which existing and prospective customers can learn more about IFS and how it would be a good fit for their facilities, both domestically and globally. Customers can visit the IFS at Booth 21 during the Conference.

Inquiries about IFS should be directed to either:

About IFS: International Featured Standards (IFS) is an umbrella brand for globally recognized standards in Food, Logistic, Household and Personal Care (HPC), Broker, and Cash & Carry/Wholesale developed by the associated members of the German retail federation - Hauptverband des Deutschen Einzelhandels (HDE) - and of its French counterpart - FÇdÇration des Entreprises du Commerce et de la Distribution (FCD), along with input from retailers in Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, and Austria.

IFS Food is a global uniform quality assurance and food safety Standard accepted under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). The Standard, which is used worldwide, is intended to allow the assessment of suppliers' food safety and quality systems in accordance with a uniform approach and applies to all post-farm gate stages of food processing. More than 12,000 IFS Food audits were performed in 2009 globally. More information about IFS can be found at www.ifs-certification.com.

-- Follow IFS Food on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/IFS_Food

-- Join IFS Food Group on LinkedIn.com: Search for IFS Food on www.LinkedIn.com under Groups.

-- Join IFS Food Group on Xing.com: Search for IFS Food on www.Xing.com under Groups.

About Global Food Safety Conference: Held this year at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC, February 3-5, the Global Food Safety Conference is a unique annual event, bringing together over 500 food safety specialists from over 40 countries around the world. More information about the Global Food Safety Conference can be found at www.tcgffoodsafety.com.

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