Food Safety Code: Primary Plant Production, Edition 9

SQF Food Safety Code: Primary Plant Production

Our Primary Plant Production Code can be applied to food sector categories for indoor growing and harvesting of fresh produce and sprouted seed crops; growing and production of fresh produce and nuts; fresh produce, grain, and nut packhouse operations; and extensive broad-acre agricultural operations.

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SQFI Supports Pollinator Health Through Integrated Pest Management

Pollinators, both insects and animals, are a critical link in our sustainable food system. According to the USDA about one-third of crops produced globally rely on insect or animal pollinators.

Enhancing Farm Resilience and Sustainability Through IPM and Pollinator Protection

Implementing sustainable agriculture practices, including integrated pest management (IPM) and pollinator protection, is crucial...

Why Indoor Farmers Need SQF Certification

For a process that starts with a tiny seed, indoor farming has grown into a big business. Already topping $40 billion, the industry is projected to grow at an annual growth rate of 13.5% between...

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