The International Featured Standards Food (IFS Food) test certificate, which is typically awarded by TÜV (German Technical Inspection Agency), is aimed at food safety and the quality of processes and products. The IFS Food Standard is a standard recognised by the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) in the food industry.
An audit by the independent DQS documents, among other things, the traceability of foodstuffs as well as the coordinated organisation of systems and processes in connection with the introduction of a management system for quality assurance.
Under the supervision of the Greek Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Agrocert certifies product characteristics closely related to their place of origin and production. PDO requires origin and production in the region, here Kalamata, and is equivalent to the Protected Designation of Origin.