Education Tracks

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SQF Global has something for everyone. With your company in mind, you can bring your food safety professionals as a team. With an educational framework developed by food safety professionals for food safety professionals, we address shared challenges and opportunities in the evolution of consumers’ food safety and quality expectations

You and your team can customize your education tracks to fit your needs.

Gain insights and tips to protect your business from a costly recall. Uphold company standards to maintain consumer loyalty.

Remote is the New Audit
With GFSI approving the use of information communication technology (ICT) and remote activities within the audit process, many sites and CBs are looking to use this new method to create efficiencies within the audit process. Learn how remote activities have been applied and the risks and benefits that come with this new process. Hear what you can do to have a successful experience and how to incorporate remote activities into your auditing program.

Gary Smith, VP Food Safety, FoodChain ID Certification
Adeniyi Odugbemi, PhD, Global Director of Food Safety, ADM


Your Supplier – Your Risk
Risks to food safety – and your bottom line – are found at all points along your supply chain. Selecting a supplier is more than identifying the lowest cost provider. It’s about making informed risk-based sourcing decisions that can decrease costs, lower the potential for withdrawals and recalls, and better assure the safety of your product. Using tools such as risk matrices, historical data, monitoring systems and specifications, you’ll learn how to identify your total supply chain partners including service providers, logistics, temporary personnel, and others beyond just raw materials, and recognize and mitigate the risks they may pose.

Colin Christmas, Managing Director, EAGLE Certification Group
Kendra Lunt, Technical Services Director, Reichel Foods, Inc.


Working Smarter Not Harder: Using Data to Build Continuous Improvement
Learn how to transform data into something that can drive informed decisions for problem resolution and continuous improvement. Observe a practical demonstration on how data has been used in the past and is currently being used, and peer into the future of SQF data analysis. By sharing the top nonconformances as examples, this session will illustrate how using simple tools to help you better understand your data can improve your food safety and quality systems.

Tammie van Buren, Manager, Compliance, SQFI
Hiroya Sugimoto, AEON TopValu


Trust But Verify. Verify But Validate
Imagine how smoothly an audit would go if sites could easily demonstrate that (1) a plan that was followed, (2) the plan made sense, and (3) the plan worked and continues to do so. This is verification and validation in a nutshell, and it need not be over-complicated. With support from in-plant examples, this session will clarify the concepts of verification and validation, how they differ and why they are so essential. Take away practical ideas for collecting data to demonstrate implementation, effectiveness, and appropriateness of food safety systems.

Paul Holder, Director, Alique


The Secret to Raising Your SQF Scores
Psst. Want to know the secret sauce for perfecting your SQF audit?  Tired of making the same mistake year after year? Learn how to ace the audit by using verification and corrective action processes correctly to eliminate root causes and ensure the ongoing success of your SQF System.   Discover what SQFI expects sites to be doing as part of their implemented SQF system and how non-conformances and corrective actions from SQF audits will be handled in the newly released Edition 9.

Kris Middleton, North American Food Program Manager, Bureau Veritas Certification North America