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

IMPORTANT: SQFI Registration notice

December 19, 2018

Dear SQF Stakeholder: After holding the line on registration fees since 2014, we find it necessary to raise the 2019 rate by $50 in each registration fee category.  This modest…

2018: Reflecting on a year of Shaping the Future of Food Safety Together

December 10, 2018

Today, consumers’ tastes change very rapidly. They require more diverse products and seek to obtain their food through a variety of vehicles. These days, protecting the supply chain has never…

5 Facts to Help with your FDA Facility Registration Renewal

November 27, 2018

By Hilary Thesmar, PhD, RD, CFS, Chief Food and Product Safety Officer and Senior Vice President, Food Safety Programs, and Stephanie Harris, Chief Regulatory Officer and Legal Counsel, Food Marketing…

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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