What is the SQF Program?

ONE WORLD. ONE STANDARD.

The Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program is a rigorous and credible food safety and quality program that is recognized by retailers, brand owners, and food service providers world-wide. Recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), the SQF family of food safety and quality codes are designed to meet industry, customer, and regulatory requirements for all sectors of the food supply chain – from the farm all the way to the retail stores.

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Start the Year off Right with the SQF Fundamentals Program

December 12, 2019

As we spend the last couple weeks of 2019 celebrating our successes and counting our achievements, it’s time to look towards the future. Let’s review our accomplishments and evaluate them…

And… That’s a Wrap!

November 20, 2019

The 2019 SQF Conference kicked off with a BANG! With thrilling performances, rousing breakout sessions, and plenty of coffee breaks, this year’s SQF Conference was truly the premier food safety…

Why accredited certification is a strategic imperative for social responsibility initiatives.  

October 16, 2019

By Jessica Osborne, Director of Business Development and Business Processes, EAGLE Certification Group We have turned the corner where great companies no longer look at social responsibility as an operational…

SQF Code

The SQF Code meets the needs of all suppliers in the food industry through an internationally recognized certification system with an emphasis on the systematic application of HACCP for control of food-quality hazards and food safety.

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SQF Compliance and Integrity Program

The Safe Quality Foundation’s Compliance and Integrity Program (CIP) measures the quality and integrity of SQF certificates, audits, SQF professionals, and licensed certification bodies to ensure the consistent execution of the SQF Program.

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Ethical Sourcing

Conscientious consumers want food that is safe and that has been grown and processed in a manner that meets their high standards of social and environmental responsibility. To obtain official Ethical Sourcing Registration documentation, food suppliers must comply with certain social and environmental requirements in the food industry.

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