Certified for the food industry

Anoth­er mile­stone has been reached! MAGNESIA is now IFS Bro­ker & IFS Logis­tics cer­ti­fied. For you, this means high lev­el of food safe­ty and qual­i­ty, as well as a Glob­al Food Safe­ty Ini­tia­tive (GFSI) rec­og­nized cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.  Here is a brief overview of our cer­ti­fi­ca­tions and what they mean in practice:

IFS Broker

Inter­me­di­aries like bro­kers and importers play an increas­ing­ly impor­tant role with­in the glob­al sup­ply chain. They are the link between man­u­fac­tur­ers and proces­sors. It is impor­tant that inter­me­di­aries and importers com­mu­ni­cate their cus­tomers’ prod­uct require­ments to man­u­fac­tur­ers and that they are imple­ment­ed cor­rect­ly then. This is the only way to meet the safe­ty and qual­i­ty require­ments of the food indus­try in par­tic­u­lar. In order to be able to guar­an­tee and review these process­es, the IFS Bro­ker stan­dard was devel­oped. The IFS Bro­ker ver­i­fies whether a broker/importer has imple­ment­ed mea­sures in its process­es that ensure that the prod­ucts sup­plied com­ply with both, the legal require­ments and the con­tract specifications.

IFS Logistics

The IFS Logis­tics stan­dard is used to audit logis­tics activ­i­ties relat­ing to food and non-food prod­ucts. This includes load­ing and unload­ing, stor­age and dis­tri­b­u­tion. The IFS Logis­tics cer­ti­fi­ca­tion clos­es the gap between pro­duc­tion and trade, which means that the entire sup­ply chain is now trans­par­ent­ly doc­u­ment­ed. Dur­ing the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion audits at our Lüneb­urg site at the end of 2022, an audit of all our company’s areas took place.

Since the begin­ning of 2023, MAGNESIA is now offi­cial­ly IFS-Bro­ker and IFS-Logis­tics cer­ti­fied. A big “Thank You” goes out to our teams from across the com­pa­ny for achiev­ing this major mile­stone for MAGNESIA.


Accord­ing to Reg­u­la­tion (EC) No. 852/2004, it is manda­to­ry for all food man­u­fac­tur­ing and pro­cess­ing com­pa­nies to imple­ment a HACCP sys­tem (Haz­ard Analy­sis Crit­i­cal Con­trol Point). The HACCP con­cept helps to iden­ti­fy poten­tial haz­ards with­in the work­flow and to avoid them right from the begin­ning by imple­ment­ing struc­tured con­trol points. MAGNESIA’s hygiene man­age­ment com­plies with the prin­ci­ples of the HACCP sys­tem and is reg­u­lar­ly audit­ed to ensure prod­uct qual­i­ty for the mate­ri­als we sup­ply for the pro­duc­tion of food products.


We are GDP cer­ti­fied (GDP = Good Dis­tri­b­u­tion Prac­tice) for the trade in active ingre­di­ents for the man­u­fac­ture of med­i­cines for human use. This inter­na­tion­al­ly rec­og­nized cer­tifi­cate iden­ti­fies us as a reli­able part­ner for med­ical raw mate­ri­als for human use. It ensures trans­paren­cy and com­plete trace­abil­i­ty through­out the entire sup­ply chain. In this way, it pri­mar­i­ly ensures the qual­i­ty of phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal prod­ucts for human med­i­cine, but also offers a lot of facil­i­ta­tions for the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal indus­try regard­ing audits and approval pro­ce­dures. MAGNESIA itself is reg­u­lar­ly audit­ed by a respon­si­ble Ger­man mon­i­tor­ing authority.


Already since 1995, our ISO 9001-based qual­i­ty man­age­ment sys­tem has ensured the qual­i­ty of all process­es at MAGNESIA. The stan­dard defines the min­i­mum require­ments for a qual­i­ty man­age­ment sys­tem and thus helps to opti­mize process­es. As a con­tin­u­ous­ly evolv­ing sys­tem, ISO 9001 helps to improve process­es with­in a com­pa­ny and to use resources opti­mal­ly, there­by improv­ing cus­tomer satisfaction.

Contact us now

For any ques­tions con­cern­ing prod­uct qual­i­ty and all process­es, as well as doc­u­men­ta­tion or cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of both, sup­pli­ers or MAGNESIA itself, our qual­i­ty man­age­ment-team will be pleased to assist you. Just get in con­tact with us.

David Roether

Head of Qual­i­ty Unit

Phone: +49 4131 8710–36

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Swantje Kieseleit

Qual­i­ty Unit

Phone: +49 4131 8710–46

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Carolin Dietzold

Qual­i­ty Unit

Phone: +49 4131 8710–89

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