Demonstrate your Commitment to Food Safety and Quality with SQF

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Why is SQF essential for your business?

The Safe Quality Food (SQF) program enables you to demonstrate your commitment to food safety and quality controls throughout the entire supply chain. Designed to meet the needs of buyers and suppliers, SQF is a rigorous, reputable and seamless farm to fork food safety and quality program. It is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) as well as retailers, brand owners and food service providers.

SQF v9 has been in force since May 2021. As a world leading provider of certification services, SGS offers in-depth expertise in SQF requirements.

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How can SGS help?

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SQF Certification

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SGS Realize Food Safety Culture Program

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SQF Certification

What Is SQF Certification?

SQF certification assures your customers that they are receiving food that has been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest possible standards, across all levels of the supply chain, from farm to fork. It is based on the SQF Code, a site-specific process and product certification standard. Companies of all sizes can participate.

The SQF Code provides supply chain management requirements for the following processes:

  • Animal feed
  • Animal product manufacturing
  • Aquaculture
  • Dietary supplements
  • Food manufacturing
  • Food packaging
  • Pet food
  • Primary animal
  • Primary plant production
  • Retail operations
  • Storage and distribution

Although it was designed as a food safety program, the SQF program also covers product quality with the SQF Quality Code, a feature that is unique for a certification program of this type.

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SGS Realize Food Safety Culture Program

What is the SGS Realize Food Safety Culture Program?

Retain motivated teams, minimize human error and comply with the latest GFSI requirements. The SGS Realize Food Safety Culture program provides your business with detailed assessments, developed by Safety Culture program technical food experts and occupational psychologists, that measure your food safety culture. It can help you gain insight into your employees’ behavior outside of food safety audit days, providing you with actionable intelligence that can be used to continuously improve your food safety culture.

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SGS SQF Training Solutions

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Implementing SQF Code 9 Systems

This Safe Quality Food Institute (SFQI) accredited course is designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully implement or update SQF systems in preparation for third party SQF certification or re-certification audits.

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SQF Code 9 for Manufacturing Internal Auditor

Learn to perform an internal audit of your SQF food safety and quality management system against Code 9 requirements and meet SQF Code requirements for internal auditing.

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Why Choose SGS?

As a world leading provider of testing, inspection, verification and certification services with 140 years experience, we offer you in-depth expertise in addressing food industry challenges. Our global reach enables us to provide you with local experts who understand your culture and needs. We will support you across the entire supply chain, helping you protect your brand, build customer trust and open the door to a more profitable business.

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