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Implementing SQF Fundamentals

December 6, 2022 @ 8:30 am - December 7, 2022 @ 4:30 pm

Course Overview
The SQF Fundamentals Code was developed using the GFSI Global Markets toolkit. That toolkit meets retailers’ and buyers’ requirements for small and medium enterprises. The SQF Fundamentals Code for Manufacturing provides the essential requirements for building a robust food safety management system. This program can assist sites in creating a culture of food safety within the site including the implementation of a written food safety plan and good industry practices.

The SQF Fundamentals training program is the first step in the development of a food safety management system as part of a step-wise continuous improvement process leading towards SQF certification. Using an activity-rich approach, the training walks learners through the development of key food safety plans including employee hygiene, sanitation, approved suppliers, labeling and internal auditing.

Those individuals who have not completed a HACCP or PCQI class will not be at disadvantage; however, it is understood that a course addressing the development of a HACCP or a Preventive Controls plan provides useful, foundational knowledge.

Learning Outcomes
• Describe the role of the SQF Fundamentals Code in the pathway to SQF certification
• Develop key food safety programs associated with an SQF Fundamentals program

Course Overview

Food manufacturing companies new to food safety or those not quite ready for SQF  certification will be guided through an exploration of the components of seven  foundational programs that, along with their food safety or HACCP plan, make up SQF  Fundamentals. Often used as a steppingstone to SQF certification, SQF Fundamentals is  based on the GFSI Global Markets Programme but can be used by any site seeking to  take a first step into building a robust food safety program. 


Food safety person-in-charge; back up food safety person-in-charge; anyone  wanting to learn about SQF Fundamentals. 


1-1/2 days, classroom (may vary when held in the virtual classroom or blended  format). 


This instructor-led course is offered in-person: either in the classroom, the  virtual classroom, or a combination of the two. 

Activity-driven delivery

Attendees work in small peer groups guided by their instructor.


December 6, 2022 @ 8:30 am
December 7, 2022 @ 4:30 pm


Lumar Food Safety Services Ltd
North America
130 Dynamic Dive Unit 13, Toronto, Ontario, M1V 5C9
130 Dynamic Drive Unit 13
Toronto, Ontario M1V 5C9 Canada
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