IFS Food version 6.1 to IFS Food version 8 conversion workshop


IFS version 8 was published in October 2020.  Companies can opt to be audited against version 8 from 1 March 2021, but it becomes mandatory from 1 July 2021.

The Progress Excellence Approach

  • Clear indication of the changes in each clause.
  • Guidance with regards to new requirements.

Who should attend?

  • Food safety team leaders
  • Food safety team members
  • Quality and Production Managers
  • Quality and Production Supervisors
  • Technical Managers

Entry requirements

Delegates must have prior knowledge and experience with IFS version 6.1.


  • An assignment is due after completion of this course.
  • A pass mark of 70% is required for the test and full attendance of the course for a certificate to be issued.

Duration of the course

Half day

Course code

Course 61


The course material will equip delegates with the following:

  • Understand the differences between IFS Food version 6.1 and version 8.
  • Explain the requirements and practical implementation of IFS Food version 8.
  • Understand the IFS Food version 8 requirements and the timeline for implementation.
  • Create a project plan to convert the existing system to a system that will meet the new requirements.

Each delegate receives

  • A full colour delegate manual
  • Implementation plan template
  • Gap assessment tool


Click here to register or e-mail info@progress-excellence.co.za to obtain more information.