SQFI Blog

Resources, program developments, industry updates, and much more from SQFI. 

How Are HACCP and SQF Used Together?

Ensuring Food Safety and Quality with SQF and HACCP HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) and SQF (Safe Quality Food) are both systems designed to ensure the safety of food production.

Closing the Gaps in Consumer Food Safety Knowledge and Understanding

Those throughout the farm-to-fork food chain can be empowered to prove to consumers that their offerings align with food safety and quality.

Unveiling the SQF Edition 10 Process: Navigating the Landscape of Innovation and Compliance

The development of SQF Edition 9, like the development of many standards, followed a systematic and collaborative process.

SQFI Shares Five Food Safety Production Topics to Watch in 2024

In the constantly evolving food safety landscape, 2024 will usher in both challenges to overcome and innovations to leverage.

SQF in Action: Building Connections Down Under

SQFI is committed to the success of certified sites and our business partners in the international markets we service.

Uniting for Excellence: The Value of Joining Industry Colleagues at SQF Unites 2024

As we step into a future shaped by dynamic shifts in the food industry, there's no better time to come together and chart the course for excellence.

Eliminate Supply Chain Risks From Farm to Fork

Here's how a risk mitigation mindset for the supply chain can ease your mind.

Innovating on Food Waste and the Role SQF Certification Plays in Upcycling Foods

Learn about how SQF certification can assist in the upcycled foods process in using verifiable supply chains, and positively impact the environment.

McDonald’s Corporation Approves New Produce Supplier Audit Addendum for SQF Certification

SQFI’s partnerships with major food service and retail brands add value for SQF-certified operations.

The Importance of Food Safety Auditing

It is essential to know what a food safety standard comprises in terms of auditing.

Revamping SQFI.com: Empowering Users for Efficient Food Safety Management

For SQFI.com site visitors, we understand that efficiency is key and that users often look for one specific resource, topic or question to be answered.

7 Ways to Strengthen Your Food Safety Culture with a Risk Mitigation Mindset

Enhanced food safety cultures can positively impact your businesses by reducing potential food safety risks and improving customer trust.

SQF Fundamentals Verification Assessment - A Remote Assessment for Very Small Suppliers

Discover a powerful new tool – the SQF Fundamentals Verification Assessment (FVA).

SQF Earns Recognition by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - FDA FSMA Preventative Controls of Human Food Rule

The FDA announced that the SQF Food Safety Code: Food Manufacturing, Edition 9, plus the SQF Addendum, are in alignment with the Preventive Controls for Human Foods Rule.

Strengthening Food Safety: Tackling the Top Non-Conformances in SQF Code Edition 9

Understanding and addressing the top non-conformances in SQF Code edition 9 is essential for strengthening food safety practices.

SQF Code Edition 9 Product Traceability and Crisis Management – Mandatory Product Identification Specifics in Section 2.6.1.2

In SQF Edition 9, a requirement has been modified regarding product changeover and label reconciliation, specifically in section 2.6.1.2.  

Get Started on Food Traceability Compliance

Food traceability is all the buzz these days, especially since the release of FDA’s much anticipated Final Food Traceability Rule last month.

The Vital Role of Every Link in the Supply Chain for Ensuring Food Safety

From farm to shelf, numerous links in the supply chain must be diligently maintained to ensure that the food your customers purchase is safe to consume. 

FDA's Food Traceability Rule Documenting a Tomato From Farm to Grocer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the Food Traceability Rule to quickly identify and mitigate risk associated with “high risk” foods prone to contamination.

Ensuring Food Safety: The Importance of Risk Mitigation in the Food Quality Industry

The food quality industry is responsible for ensuring that food products meet the necessary standards to be safe and suitable for consumption.