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In own Matter

1st Solution CTC GmbH has been in a legal dispute with the German Accreditation Body DAkkS since 2021. The reason is, in our opinion, the inappropriate DAkkS interpretation of some of the requirements of ISO 17065, especially in the area of independence, and the associated immediate suspension of our accreditation ordered by the DAkkS.

In this regard, the Higher Administrative Court (OVG) decided on June 21, 2023 in a final decision in summary proceedings that the immediate suspension was inappropriate and that our arguments rejected by the DAkkS are very relevant. So the DAkkS had to reinstate our accreditation. Further points are to be clarified in the main proceedings.

We put the OVG decision online (AZ OVG 1 S 76/22) in order to inform other interested parties promptly about the current status of case law. Here you will find the decision to download (in German Language). 

IFS Progress (formerly "Global Markets") Food v3

From July 1, 2023, the IFS Progress Food Version 3 can be audited. It will become mandatory on October 1, 2023. From this date, only assessments with version 3 can be carried out.

Major changes are:

# Version 3 is aligned with the IFS Food Standard, the IFS Product and Process Approach, the Assessment Trail, the new Codex Alimentarius and the latest regulations.

# The introduction of 15 new requirements ensures compliance with legal requirements and essential fundamental issues. It improves the implementation of elementary food safety and quality management processes.

# Standard wording is consistent and clear for easy understanding.

# Improved consistency of requirement levels and split some requirements to better fit each level.

# New in version 3 are options for follow-up assessments, extension assessments and voluntary unannounced assessments.

# Updated report format allows for clear and concise
Concise presentation of the assessment results.

For more information see .

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