What are SQF Modules?
Different types of food industries have different food safety risks and so have different requirements for SQF Certification.
The table below outlines which Food Safety Code and which Module applies to different industries.
Modules are different sets of requirements based on industry sectors.
You will choose the Food Safety Code that is specific to your industry and then follow the requirements in that code. Module 2 is the backbone of the food safety system. This module describes the requirements that assure product safety.
In addition to Module 2, a company will also use an industry-specific module that sets out the requirements for the industry-specific GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices or Prerequisite Program) requirements. The industry-specific modules are listed below. If you have any doubts at all about which to choose, we recommend confirming with your certification body that you have selected, to find out which is the correct Code for your business.
|Food Sector Category||Category||Module|
|Food Safety Code for Manufacturing|
|4||Fresh Produce and Nuts Pack-house Operation||10: GMP for pre-processing of plant products|
|7||Slaughterhouse, Boning and Butchery Operations||9: GMP for pre-processing of animal products|
|8||Processing of Manufactured Meats and Poultry||11: GMP for processing of food products|
|9||Seafood Processing||11: GMP for processing of food products|
|10||Dairy Food Processing||11: GMP for processing of food products|
|11||Apiculture and Honey Processing||11: GMP for processing of food products|
|12||Egg Processing||11: GMP for processing of food products|
|13||Bakery and Snack Food Processing||11: GMP for processing of food products|
|14||Fruit, Vegetable and Nut Processing, and Fruit Juices||11: GMP for processing of food products|
|15||Canning, UHT and Aseptic Operations||11: GMP for processing of food products|
|16||Ice, Drink and Beverage Processing||11: GMP for processing of food products|
|17||Confectionery Manufacturing||11: GMP for processing of food products|
|18||Preserved Foods Manufacture||11: GMP for processing of food products|
|19||Food Ingredient Manufacture||11: GMP for processing of food products|
|20||Recipe Meals Manufacture||11: GMP for processing of food products|
|21||Oils, Fats, and the Manufacture of oil for fat-based spreads||11: GMP for processing of food products|
|22||Processing of Cereal Grains||11: GMP for processing of food products|
|25||Repackaging of products not manufactured on site||11: GMP for processing of food products|
|31||Manufacture of Dietary Supplements||11: GMP for processing of food products|
|32||Manufacture of Pet Food||4: GMP for processing of pet food products|
|33||Manufacture of Food Processing Aides||11: GMP for processing of food products|
|34||Manufacture of Animal Feed||3: GMP for animal feed production|
|Food Safety Code for Manufacture of Food Packaging|
|27||Manufacture of Food Packaging||13: GMP for processing of food packaging|
|SQF Food Safety Code for Primary Production|
|1||Production, Capture and Harvesting of Livestock and Game Animals||5: GAP for farming of animal products|
|2||Growing and Harvesting of Sprouted Seed Crops for Human Consumption||TBA|
|3||Growing and Production of Fresh Produce and Nuts||7: GAP for farming of plant products (fruit, vegetables and nuts) or
7H: GAP for farming of plant products
|6||Harvest and Intensive Farming of Seafood||6: GAP for farming of seafood|
|SQF Food Safety Code for Food Retail|
|24||Food Retailing||15: GRP for retail|
|SQF Food Safety Code for Storage and Distribution|
|26||Food Storage and Distribution||12: GDP for transport and distribution of food products|
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