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

Why Continual Improvement is More than Corrective Action

November 29, 2021

Getting SQF-certified is, of course, an accomplishment. Sustaining the high commitment to quality and food safety is crucial, not only to pass regular audits but to continue to improve the…

The FMI Foundation and Safe Quality Food Institute Celebrates Scholastic and Professional Achievements in Food Safety

October 29, 2020

ARLINGTON, VA – The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) and the FMI Foundation recognized individuals from the global food safety and quality communities who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership within the food safety profession…

FMI Launches SQF Global: Uniting the Worldwide Food Safety Community

August 12, 2020

ARLINGTON, VA – The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), a division of FMI – The Food Industry Association, today announces a new event, SQF Global, which aims to unite the worldwide…

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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