The new path defined by IFS (International Featured Standard) represents an absolute innovation within the system of food safety certifications aiming at opening new commercial routes. It has been specifically conceived to foster SMEs’ cultural growth by offering them a multi-stage path, each of them corresponding to a compliance certificate, leading to the eventual final certification according to IFS Food standards. The dominant logic is to support those SMEs, ignoring the large-scale distribution procedures in Europe and experiencing troubles with reaching the certification levels that are required to compete in advanced markets, where food safety guarantees represent a fundamental requirement.

- Monday:

The context: commercial private standard and European regulation on food safety

- Tuesday:

The Global Markets path: its organization and evaluating methods

- Wednesday:

Visit to EXPO Milano 2015

- Thursday:

SMEs and the problem of qualification: the Global Markets Base

- Friday:

Evolution of SMEs towards certification: the Intermediate Global Markets

Call for registration for a new edition of the course. For further information please contact the CEEP secretary:


FromJuly 13th 2015
ToJuly 17th 2015


The course will be delivered in English. Upon request, this course can be repeated in another language.

Participation Fee

The participation fee is € 1,600.00. For applications made before April 14th 2015 a 20% discount will be applied (participation fee = € 1,280.00)

If two or more members of an organization apply for the same course the first participant will pay the full fee, but additional members will have a reduced participation fee of € 1,200.00. 

The application deadline for the course MAN08 is May 29th, 2015.

The participation fee includes:

- Tuition costs, including all training materials and use of the location’s training facilities and related services

- Participant costs, including the course field trips, transfer to and from EXPO Milano 2015 + entrance ticket, the lunches of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, a gala dinner and special evening event, and a final dinner.