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…

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…

Achieve Sustainable and Overall Improvement with SQF Practitioner Training Program: Root Cause Analysis Course

September 10, 2021

Train and Gain Resolution to Non-Conformities Root Cause Analysis, or RCA, is a method of problem solving to identify and resolve the core issues that cause a non-conformity or other…

How to Prepare a CAPA Plan with the SQF Practitioner Training Program: Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPA) Course

September 10, 2021

Train and Gain the Ability to Proactively Assess and Address Situations Corrective actions are those actions taken to eliminate non-conformances, deviations or other undesirable situations that have already occurred. Preventative…

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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