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

World Food Safety Day and Training for Success

May 16, 2019

Food safety is evolving.  With the passing of the Food Safety Modernization Act, progressing technology, and more people developing food allergies, staying informed and trained on the latest trends and…

Procedure for SQFI Select Site Status

April 22, 2019

It’s essential to be audit ready. Hence the phrase: “Being audit ready all the time.” In fact, good food safety and quality practices should be adhered to and practiced on…

Continuing the Commitment to Food Safety and Quality

April 18, 2019

Our commitment to food safety and quality assurance governs every decision we make.  Though food safety has always been priority, increasing regulation has made food safety a legal issue and…

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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