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Why do I need SQF Food Safety Standard?

Why do I need SQF Food Safety Standard?

The SQF standard stands out as a robust and reputable international benchmark for food safety. Originating in Australia in 1994, it has been under the ownership and management of the Food Marketing Institute since 2003. A key factor contributing to its effectiveness and wide spread acceptance is the direct involvement of retail stakeholders in its ongoing refinement. This inclusive approach empowers food manufacturers and production companies to achieve the highest standards of food safety. Notably, in 2004, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) officially recognised the program, amplifying its credibility and facilitating its global adoption.

If your company is considering expanding into new international markets, securing an SQF Food Safety Standard serves as an indispensable asset. Given the diverse landscape of food safety regulations across the globe, the SQF standard provides prospective clients with a clear indicator of your product’s quality and safety. Furthermore, it offers companies entering your marketplace the same advantage. By observing your certification through SQF’s register, they are more likely to integrate your business into their supply chain. This stems from their commitment to upholding the safety of their products at every stage: from farm to manufacturing, packaging, storage, retail, and finally, to the consumer’s table.

Along side the external benefits, the standard also fosters internal growth within your company. This standard guarantees your businesses has transparent systems which are understood by the relevant employees. Eliminating any confusion or uncertainty regarding individual contributions to food safety, ensuring each process is consistently executed. Consequently, your company enjoys increased operational efficiency, enhanced quality control, and a reduction in risks.

The latest edition of the SQF standard covers eleven different codes in the food supply chain sector. The codes we currently offer are:

  • Bakery & snack food processing
  • Fruit, vegetable, and nut processing and fruit juices
  • Confectionary manufacturing
  • Recipe meals manufacturing
  • Animal feed manufacturing
  • Storage and distribution
  • Food retailing
  • Quality management systems – applies to all GFSI recognised and equivalent standards and other food safety management standards including HACCP.

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SQF Food Safety - Manufacturing

What is the SQF Food Safety Standard?

The SQF standard is the globally recognised food safety standard that meets the needs of all farmers, suppliers and distributers in the food industry through an internationally recognised system. This system has an emphasis on the systematic approach of HACCP for the control of food safety hazards. The current edition of the standard was created in 2021 and consists of 9 different codes.

SQF Food Safety - Fresh Produce

Why do I need SQF Food Safety Standard?

Establishing why you need an SQF Food Safety Standard is easy for businesses who priorities growth and/or wants to supply the safest product possible. This standard is for companies who are seeking to elevate the standard of their entire industry. Providing a platform for enhancing procedures across the whole industry which leads to a safer and superior product for all.

SQF Food Safety - Transportation

What are the benefits of getting the SQF Food Safety Standard?

Consumers expect companies with a SQF certification to produce a safer and superior product. Additionally, the standard is the only internationally recognised GFSI program that covers the whole supply chain and is a huge advantage to companies entering new markets, both on our shores and overseas. For companies wanting to progress to the next level, the SQF standard could prove an invaluable tool.

SQF Food Safety - Juice

How can I get certified?

Getting a SQF Food Safety Standard is a lot easier than you might think, We take you through the easy audit process from your initial enquiry to the final certification decision.

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