Manchego cheese maker consolidates global commitment to food safety and quality
After months of work to adapt the company’s facilities and internal processes to meet International Featured Standards (IFS) and undergoing the pertinent audits, Quesos De La Huz has been granted this international food safety and quality certification, meeting the requirements to a High Level.
With this milestone, the La Mancha-based company has consolidated its presence on the world scene and expects the IFS certification to open doors to new markets and customers. Experience has shown that companies that adopt IFS improve customer relations and competitive abilities. IFS sets global, independent, fully managed standards used in both food and non-food industries.
Safe, high-quality production processes require extensive cooperation among all parties involved. IFS standards are constantly evolving with support from the various stakeholders: distributors, manufacturers, food-services bodies and certification agencies.
Top European food distributors, as well as many others around the world, recognize IFS standards. IFS Food was the first set of standards in the IFS family and is the most widely adopted. It is available in more than 20 languages and there are more than 800 auditors available around the world for audits.
In addition to this certification, ‘Quesos de la Huz’ also has HACCP certification (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) and strives to implement ongoing improvements in order to obtain optimal products.
The La Mancha cheese maker already markets its cheeses outside of Spain, in more than 10 countries on 3 continents. The biggest export product is the Manchego D.O.P. cheese sold under the brand name “Don Cayo”.