Implementing the SQF Quality Code

The SQF Quality Code incorporates the quality management principles necessary to achieve customer requirements and continuously improve quality and productivity.

This course is ideal for those already familiar with quality management principles, such as SQF quality practitioners or SQF quality auditors, but who need to understand how to apply quality tools in the implementation of the SQF Quality Code.

This course addresses the impact of quality parameters on the site’s product and operation, assists sites in understanding how the SQF Quality Code aligns with the SQF Food Safety Codes in terminology and methodology, and allows attendees to apply quality tools and techniques to the implementation of the SQF Quality Code.



  • Successfully completed an HACCP training course that meets the SQFI definition.


  • Either completed an “Implementing SQF Systems” Course or the “Auditing SQF Systems” Course.

Course Format

  • 1-day class; self-paced.
  • Instructor-led: In-person, hybrid, or virtual classroom instruction offered by SQF-licensed training centers.
  • Self-paced.

Course Objectives

  • Explain the product quality parameters within the food industry sector or site.
  • Apply the HACCP method to identify significant quality threats and understand how to monitor and control them.
  • Understand the use and application of quality measurement tools.
  • Apply the PDCA cycle to improve quality outcomes.