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

Social Distancing, Sanitizers, and Masks

March 24, 2020

We understand how important it is for our stakeholders to stay informed regarding developments of the coronavirus. We will continue to compile information useful for SQF stakeholders and resources valuable…

SQFI Extends Certification Due to Coronavirus

March 23, 2020

We understand that with COVID-19 impacting many business operations, the ability to conduct audits has been heavily influenced by the need to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus. Therefore,…

‘We Are Resilient’: Industry Confident Supply Challenges Can Be Met Amid COVID-19 Crisis

March 17, 2020

See the full story in Grocery Business Trade groups applaud federal response to ensure supply chain viability Despite heavy strains to operations and frenzied buying blowing holes in the shelves…

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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