The International Food Standard (IFS) is a quality system audit standard established by the German and French food retail organizations for food suppliers, which is generally accepted by German and French retailers. This standard is relatively influential in European countries such as Germany and France. IFS is also one of the quality system standards recognized by the CIES.
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of the FDA is regarded as the most comprehensive reform of food safety regulations in the United States in more than 70 years. Unlike previous food safety regulations, FSMA focuses on pollution prevention and requires organizations in the food industry to ensure safety regulations throughout the supply chain.
The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) System is a food safety management system vigorously promoted in the Food Safety Law and a system promoted for export filing, which is also one of the standards recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).