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

Post-Conference Wrap-up: The 2018 SQF International Conference is in the Books!

November 9, 2018

The 2018 SQF International Conference was a tremendous success! We are excited to report we had over 750 attendees, over 45 sponsors and exhibitors, 20 informative speakers, and an abundance…

SQFI Gives 2018 Distinguished Service Award to Publix’s Michael Roberson

October 24, 2018

ATLANTA– The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) announced today that Michael J. Roberson of Publix Super Markets, Inc. is the winner of the 2018 SQFI Distinguished Service Award, an honor…

Using Teamwork to Achieve the Gold Standards of Food Safety

October 11, 2018

Putting together a successful food safety and quality program can seem like you’re preparing for the Olympics.  It takes commitment, dedication, resources and skills.  Whether you’re training for an individual…

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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