Our risk-based Integrity Program monitors and regularly reviews the performance of SQF-registered professionals such as auditors, technical reviewers, consultants, trainers, SQF-licensed Certification Bodies and certified SQF sites. The Integrity Program utilizes audit data and stakeholder feedback to ensure compliance with the SQFI requirements. Our Integrity Program confirms that SQFI meets GFSI requirements and is vital for food safety, quality, and consumer confidence.
Our Integrity Program allows the SQF Program to stand out among certification programs because it includes:
These factors contribute to our reputation as a leading certification program for ensuring food safety and quality in the food industry.In addition, we have a series of normative documents that include the SQF Fundamental Codes, the SQF Food Safety Codes, the SQF Quality Code, SQF Criteria, SQF Policies and Procedures, and Code Amendments. These documents are reviewed, revised, and re-issued as needed to remain current and address stakeholders’ expectations and are publicly available.
Tammie Van Buren
Compliance Manager, SQFI
Technical Specialist - Compliance, SQFI
Monitoring activities and stakeholder feedback are essential to our Integrity Program.
We monitor certification bodies and SQF-certified sites through:
We also maintain oversight over the SQF-certified Auditors, Technical Reviewers, and SQF professionals through file reviews, complaints, appeals, site surveys, and recall proceedings.
Feedback and comments we receive about the SQF-licensed Certification Bodies, SQF-certified sites, Auditors, Consultants, Training Centers and Trainers are used continuously to improve our program.
We have a series of feedback mechanisms and encourage stakeholders to submit their feedback on all aspects of the SQF program. Complaints and site surveys can be submitted online and anonymously.
Below are the SQF Integrity Program forms you can submit.