The specific requirements of SQF are available to you in the free downloadable standard that the SQF Institute provides on their website
The requirements are found in the SQF Code
The SQF Food Safety Management System requirements are found in Part B of the code and include requirements for the food safety management system. For example, these sections are included in the Code for Food Manufacturing:
- Management commitment
- Document control and records
- Product Specifications, Formulations, Realization
- Contract Service providers and Contract Manufacturers
- Approved Supplier Program
- Food Legislation
- Good Manufacturing Practices
- Food Safety Plans
- Product Sampling, Inspection and Analysis
- Control of Nonconforming Materials and Product
- Product Rework
- Finished Product Release
- Enviromental Monitoring
- Validation and Verification
- Corrective and Preventive Action
- Internal Audits
- Product Traceability and Crisis Management
- Food Defense and Food Fraud
- Allergen Management
These processes make up the food safety management system.
Good Manufacturing Practices, GMPs
You must also address requirements for the GMPs to ensure that the organizations facilities (building and equipment) are sufficient to produce safe product. These requirements are found in next section of each code. This is a list of GMP requirements for manufacturers:
- Site Location and Premises
- Site Operations
- Personnel Hygiene and Welfare
- Receipt, Storage and Transport
- Separation of Functions
- Waste Disposal
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