What is the SQF Program?

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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.

Latest News & Blogs

Maintaining Your SQF Registration During COVID-19

April 17, 2020

Dear SQF Stakeholder, During these extraordinary times, SQFI has strived to meet the needs of our clients granting over 600 certificate extensions to date. I’d like to reiterate that those…

SQFI Extends Certification Due to Coronavirus

March 23, 2020

We understand that with COVID-19 impacting many business operations, the ability to conduct audits has been heavily influenced by the need to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus. Therefore,…

USDA, FDA Strengthen U.S. Food Supply Chain Protections

May 19, 2020

US Food and Drug Administration Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) As the COVID-19 pandemic response continues, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have been working…

Where to Begin with Developing Your Food Safety Culture

May 14, 2020

By LeAnn Chuboff, Vice President, SQFI Technical Affairs Its my pleasure to have spent all of my professional career in the food safety field. One of the great perks are…

Risk Assessment Clarification for SQF Audit Extensions during COVID-19

April 30, 2020

During these extraordinary times, SQFI has strived to meet the needs of our clients by granting over 600 certificate extensions to date. As our industry continues to be affected by…

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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