The new IFS 7 Guideline for Pest Management includes relevant changes and adaptations regarding digital pest management and the use of the IPM (Integrated Pest Management) concept. What these changes mean for you, why they fit perfectly with the Futura vision and how our cooperation with IFS looks like, especially on product level, you will find out on this page.
The recently published edition of IFS 7 aims to improve communication between IFS-certified companies and you as pest controllers.
What innovations can you expect in the new IFS?
Futura was founded over 20 years ago with the aim of developing innovations for the pest control industry. From the beginning, this has meant creating solutions for the highest standards in the world: IFS, but also for AIB, BRC, GMP and more, most of which aim to completely avoid toxins and require 24/7 monitoring due to low risk tolerance. This is how success stories and products such as Nara® Monitoring, eMitter® Digital Traps, Gorilla Traps® Professional Traps, RatCap® and many more were created and are used in thousands of IFS companies.
Futura is a proud IFS Pathway Partner. Our CEO Daniel has worked hand in hand with the IFS team as a consultant regarding the guideline for many years and was even personally mentioned on page 2 of the guideline. Futura is a big fan of IFS. We are sure that IFS has recognised the importance of pest control for its customers and is helping our industry to become even more modern.
IFS is an absolute leader in the modern pest management approach, which includes the IPM principle, the importance of sustainability, the reduction of rodenticides, the use of monitoring, of digital IoT products for early warning, sealing, digital documentation and much more. With the new IFS guideline, IFS is setting a trend for further changes in the field of pest control with a focus on "Digital and Sustainable".
Integrated Pest Management - or IPM - is primarily a long-term prevention process to address pest problems in business, institutions or buildings while minimising risks to people and the environment.
In Episode 47 of Talking Pest Management, Daniel Schröer talks with Thomas Auer, Auditor at American Institute of Baking (AIB), about the recently released IFS 7 Guideline. In the interview, Thomas Auer finds clear words about the new guideline.
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We are very proud that the Futura product family is present in the new IFS directive. What you may not have known is that our products were already presented at the IFS Food Congress in Berlin in 2014. We are working hard to build more solutions that support standards like IFS and help pest control companies achieve even better results in audits.
Make an appointment with our team now to find out how our products can help your pest control company to be IFS compliant. We can help you achieve the best audit results for IFS, AIB and many other standards. We are also happy to help you answer any question you may have about the directive on sustainability and digitalisation.