SQF -SAFETY QUALITY FOOD IN BAKERY
SQF - food safety program
Bakeries manufacturers or facility owners and Other related food factories are implementing
Safety quality Program certification in their production units . The Program was launched in
1994 in Australia and since 2004 has been administered by the SQF Institute (SQFI), a
division of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI). SQF certifications have been issued to
thousands of companies operating in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and North and South
America.The SQF Institute was established by FMI in 2004 to administer the SQF Program
and is located in Arlington, Virginia.It has 1500 member companies .
What is SQF ? Benefits
The SQF (Safe Quality Food) Program is a leading, global food safety and quality certification
program and management system, designed to meet the needs of buyers and suppliers
worldwide. The Program provides independent certification that a supplier's food safety and
quality management system complies with international and domestic food safety regulations.
This enables suppliers to assure their customers that food has been produced, processed,
prepared and handled according to the highest possible standards, at all levels of the supply
chain. The SQF Program is the onlyGlobal Food Safety Initiative ( GFSI )recognized standard
that can offer a seamless farm to fork food safety and quality certification solution by
providing supply chain management for both primary production (SQF 1000) and food
manufacturing and distribution (SQF 2000).
How SQF is unique from other Food safety programs
Limited Certification and Accrediting bodies which are trained and supervised directly by SQFI
,hence better results and control. Currently on 13 licenses has been issued world wide .
SQF auitors goes through a complete training under SQFI hence maintaining audit