SQF practitioners and substitute practitioners are designated by the site’s senior management to oversee the development, implementation, review, and maintenance of the SQF system. Practitioners and substitute practitioners have the responsibility and authority to take action to ensure the integrity of the SQF system.
The requirements of the SQF practitioner are outlined in elements 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 of the SQF Code.
The primary and substitute SQF practitioner shall:
SQF practitioners are required to successfully complete HACCP training; training in other food industry disciplines, good manufacturing/distribution/agricultural practices, and internal auditing may also be beneficial. The “Implementing SQF Systems” training course offered by all licensed SQF training centers is not mandatory but is strongly recommended for new practitioners.