Ethical Sourcing Certification from a Source You Can Trust
Conscientious consumers are looking beyond food safety and demanding even more. They also want assurance that their food has been grown and processed in a manner that meets their own standards of social and environmental responsibility. That is why we created the Ethical Sourcing Module as a voluntary supplement for SQF certificate holders.
To obtain official Registration documentation, food suppliers must comply with certain social and environmental requirements in the food industry, such as wage compliance, restrictions on child labor, occupational health and safety, pollution prevention, air emissions management and wage management.
For retailers, requiring the Ethical Sourcing Assessment ensures that your suppliers have taken action to address both the concerns of your consumers and the health of your brand. And for producers, attaining Ethical Sourcing assessment provides positive assurance that your products have met SQF standards for social and environmental responsibility.
For access to the standard and more information, visit our dedicated Ethical Sourcing website sqfiethicalsourcing.com.
FDA Guidance Documents & Facility Registration Update
In December, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued guidance documents concerning food facility registration renewals.