Key Dates for SQF Code Ed. 7

The SQF Code Ed. 7 will become effective on July 1, 2012, and the following dates are important to keep in mind as certification or re-certification audits are scheduled in 2012.

For initial certifications (independent desk audit required)

  • When the desk audit is commenced prior to or on June 30, 2012, the desk audit will be conducted to the current versions of the SQF 1000 or SQF 2000 codes. The facility audit conducted to the same editions must be commenced prior to or on July 31, 2012, and the certification decision must be made no later than Sept. 14, 2012.
  • When the desk audit is commenced on or after July 1, 2012, the desk audit and facility audit must be conducted to SQF Code Ed. 7.
  • When the desk audit is commenced prior to July 1, 2012, but the facility audit cannot be conducted until after July 31, 2012, the facility audit must be conducted to the SQF Code Ed. 7, with document changes considered within the facility audit.

For re-certifications (no independent desk audit required)

  • All facility audits commenced prior to or on June 30, 2012, must be conducted to the SQF 1000 or SQF 2000 codes.
  • All facility audits commenced on or after July 1, 2012, must be conducted to SQF Code Ed. 7.

For surveillance

  • Facilities under surveillance audits to the SQF 1000 or 2000 codes initiated prior to or on June 30, 2012, will continue to be evaluated against the SQF 1000 or 2000 codes until the surveillance audits have been completed.

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