IFS Cash & Carry/Wholesale is a standard that covers all handling of lose and packaged products in Cash & Carry markets or wholesalers. It also includes the processing of small amounts of product e.g. minced meat. The requirements of this standard are the same as IFS Food, with the addition of specific requirements for Cash & Carry-markets or wholesalers. In case of organizations with multiple branch offices under central oversight, such control needs to be verified at the HQ level, and be verifiable at the sites. Multi-site certification is possible in some very limited cases, subject to the extent of distribution activities, number of sites, surprise audits, etc.
IFS Cash & Carry/Wholesale is applicable to wholesale organization and Cash & Carry markets, regardless of their size, number of branches, or having branches located abroad.