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

Conference Season is Upon Us!

September 19, 2019

As an SQF Stakeholder and Food Safety Professional, it is hard to pass up the opportunity to be immersed in all things food safety. At SQFI, we recognize the need…

Appreciating the Dedication & Quality of our Stakeholders and Partners

August 15, 2019

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ―Ralph Waldo Emerson This month’s SQFI Newsletter highlights the work and commitment of the people…

WE’RE HIRING!! Manager, SQFI Sales

August 12, 2019

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is a dynamic national trade association, representing the grocery retail industry on the cutting-edge of food and consumer trends. We are seeking a Manager, SQFI…

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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