IFFO RS Standard Quality Management System

An IFFO RS Quality Management System (IFFO RS QMS) has been developed to support the IFFO RS Secretariat on how to manage the Certification Bodies (CBs) that are engaged in the assessment of the applicants to the IFFO RS Standard on behalf of the IFFO RS Governance Board.

The main function of this IFFO RS QMS will be to ensure that all applicants are certificated in a consistent and timely manner and to ensure that the ISO accreditation status of the standard is maintained.

The IFFO RS programme is split between two key components and the IFFO RS QMS has been designed to look at each section and to address the unique requirements for each sector. The current programme components covered by this QMS system will be the

  • The Raw Material Fishery and By-Product Fishery assessment approval process
  • The Fish meal plant certification process

The IFFO RS QMS will require a number of policies and procedures to be designed to ensure that the developed QMS has the required level of credibility, integrity and robustness.


IFFO RS Certification Body approval process documented procedures 

IFFO RS Certification Body accredited procedures for conducting and certifying applicants to the IFFO RS standard

IFFO RS approved training requirements for Certification Body and IFFO RS Secretariat

IFFO RS approved training courses and interpretation documents

Fishery and by-product fishery assessment

Factory assessment

IFFO RS approved report templates