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.

Latest News & Blogs

Introducing the NEW SQF Edition 9 Guidance Documents

April 19, 2021

By LeAnn Chuboff, VP of Technical Affairs The complimentary Edition 9 Guidance Documents are now available for download. We structured the Edition 9 Guidance Documents so you and your team…

Introducing the 2021 SQF Excellence Awards Finalists

October 13, 2021

by Gigi Vita,Chief Food Safety Assessment Officer & Senior Vice President, FMI – The Food Industry Association October 12, 2021 Food safety auditors and practitioners play an essential role in…

Getting Started on Your SQF Journey

October 12, 2021

So, you decided to get certified to the Safe Quality Food standard, the rigorous food safety and quality program recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and retailers, CPGs…

4 Ways a Food Safety Labeling Service Can Meet SQF Edition 9 Requirements

September 14, 2021

Insights provided by Eurofins Labeling food correctly and in accordance with national regulations is essential in order to meet SQF Edtion 9 requirements. A failure to meet mandatory requirements can…

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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