About The SQF Program
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.
This rigorous farm-to-fork food safety and quality certification also helps food producers assure their buyers that their food products meet the highest possible global food safety standards.
The SQF Program will guide you through the process of setting up a comprehensive food safety management system on your farm, in your warehouse or facility – and then check your work by examining your processes with an annual audit. All audits are conducted through the SQFI Audit Database, powered by Repositrak. Passing this audit results in a certificate and earns a facility the right to proudly call themselves an “SQF-Certified Site”.
Achieving this certification is not only a testament to your hard work, it is also a credible demonstration of your commitment to food safety – something that will help your team and your customers sleep better at night.
The SQF Program is not about obtaining a certificate or a gold star– it is about establishing a sound food safety program in your facility to protect your brand, your buyer, and your bottom line.
The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) is a division of FMI, The Food Industry Association.