The Safe Quality Food Program, or the SQF, is known as an extensive food safety program that involves legitimate retailers, owners, and food industry participants across the globe. This program is truly international, which makes it extremely important for the purposes of the importation and exportation of food goods. The SQF has already been recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative because both movements exist to keep consumers safe by abiding by a specific code designed for all aspects of the food industry. The SQF is thought of as a third-party, overarching program designed to meet industry, regulatory and customer requirements up and down the food supply chain with emphasis on the “food-to-fork” philosophy.
3rd party certification
The SQF Program operates with three levels of certification:
Intended for high-risk products, this layer is considered the minimum precautionary measure. With this process, suppliers are asked to conduct a food safety risk assessment of the product using the HACCP method.
Comprehensive Quality Management Systems Development
This is the most extensive level of certification the SQF has to offer. The third level of certification can only be achieved by first complying with the first two levels of certification.
iNECTA Food, Seafood and Produce
You may be wondering how a company can hope to keep track of all the information necessary to compose an accurate report in order to be SQF certified. That is where a top-notch cloud-ERP system like iNECTA comes in handy. iNECTA’s food, seafood and produce solutions all help companies adhere to compliance and regulation standards like the SQF Program. Technology from Microsoft is leveraged to provide efficient and accurate traceability for growers, packers, distributors, manufacturers etc who aim to comply with regulations laid forth by the SQF Program.