SQF Certification Key Points:
SQF is a food safety management system certification scheme. This means that in order to be certified, a company must build a food safety management system that includes all the required processes and requirements defined in the SQF Code.
SQF is a HACCP based system. A company with SQF Certification will have a comprehensive Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) food safety plan that follows the CODEX Alimentarius Commission HACCP Principles.
Organizations from many different sectors of the food industry can achieve certification by applying the applicable modules or modules of the code.
SQF Certification is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative, GFSI. This means that the certification is well recognized worldwide. Other GFSI recognized schemes include FSSC 22000, BRC and IFS.
Learning about SQF
- Quickly learn more about SQF with convenient online training
- Sign-up for our free Quick Start Kit
- Visit additional resource pages on our site. We recommend “What is SQF” as a starting point.
- Visit www.sqfi.com to download the SQF Code and Guidance Documents
In today’s global marketplace it is getting more and more challenging to ensure food safety all along the food chain. Retailers and large food processors and manufacturers are depending on their suppliers to provide safe products and ingredients. This is driving the demand for food safety certification programs to help instill the confidence organization need to have in their suppliers.
If you have been asked to obtain certification, SQF is one of your choices. Many customers are looking for a certification that is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and SQF is one of those recognized standards. (See Others)
SQF is well accepted throughout the food industry. Some features of SQF certification include the three levels of certification to choose from, a number of modules to choose from for the appropriate GMPs for your industry segment, a scored certification audit, and the incorporation of unannounced audits to be implemented in 2014.
How to achieve Certification
22000-Tools provides you with the knowledge and tools that you need for a successful certification project. Our online training programs walk you through each step of designing, documenting and implementing your system so you are ready for your certification audit. Versions are available for Food Processors, Pet Food Processors and Food Packaging Manufacturers.
You may register for the courses one by one, or order the complete series in our “Complete Training Package“. For a facility-wide training solution, order our “Premium Package“. This package provides your project leader with the complete training and multiple log-ins to allow you to train others in your management team, food safety team and internal audit team. For multi-site organizations we can provide a Corporate Solution. Contact us for a custom quote for Premium Packages for each site, +1-757-224-0177.
SQF Online Training
SQF Practitioner Training & Implementation Package
Fulfill the SQF Edition 9 training requirements for an SQF Practitioner. Learn the requirements of SQF. Work with the requirements in interactive exercises to understand how to implement, document, and audit an SQF system.
SQF for the Practitioner + HACCP Certification Training Package
Perfect for the SQF Practitioner: Training on SQF Requirements and HACCP.
Master the SQF Edition 9 Code Requirements. This course is for management, Food Safety team members, and anyone who wants to understand the requirements of the SQF Food Safety Code.
SQF Internal Auditor Training
Gain the qualifications you need to become an SQF 9 Internal Auditor and audit your company's SQF system effectively and with confidence
Food Safety Culture
Learn how to measure and improve your company’s food safety culture. This course covers concepts and actions you can take to embed food safety more fully into the behavior, beliefs, and attitudes of all employees at your organization.
SQF Template Package
Learn to plan and document your Food Safety Management System with SQF Manual, Procedure, and Form Templates. The templates are downloadable and ready to customize for your organization.
SQF Premium Training & Implementation Package
This cost-saving training package includes training for your SQF Practitioner, food safety team, internal auditors and employees.
SQF Corporate Training Package
This cost-saving training package for larger or multi-site companies includes training for your SQF Practitioner, food safety team, internal auditors, and employees.
Food Safety Culture Maturity Assessment Tool
Measure your organization’s current food safety culture maturity to get a clear picture of what is going well and where improvement is needed. Learn what steps you can take to make improvements in all the components that drive food safety culture.
Production Workers: GMP Essentials
Get your production team the up-to-date essential food safety GMP training they need and your business deserves.