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Cover Critical Topics, Meet Supplier Needs

We offer certification to the SQF Food Safety Codes, including Primary Animal or Plant Production, Animal Products, Aquaculture, Packaging, Dietary Supplements, Food, Pet Food and Animal Feed, Storage/ Distribution, and the SQF Quality Code. This audit is now unannounced once every three years, promoting consistency across the supply chain and covering critical topics such as HACCP system, factory environment, process control, product food safety controls, and personnel practices.

  • The SQF Food Safety Codes focus on food safety, which allows the site to keep their own food quality system in place if desired.
  • Because the SQF Quality Code is not scored and is not integrated into the food safety audit and score, It can be added at any time without risking the SQF Food Safety Certification.

The SQF Food Safety Code(s) meet the needs of all suppliers in the food industry and are ideal for businesses supplying local and global food markets.

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Further Reading

SQF Certification Process

1. Pre-assessment

An optional audit used to assess the level of compliance of the system against the SQF Code (and level).

2. Certification

Desktop review and facility audit to assess the effectiveness of a facility’s system against the requirements of the SQF Code. Certification is granted for a rating of E, G, or C (Excellent, Good, or Compliant) and is valid for 12 months.

3. Recertification Audit

Recertification verifies continued effectiveness of a facility’s system and reviews past performance over the period of the certification (12 months).

4. Surveillance Audit

These audits are required in the event of a C rating during certification or recertification audits and are conducted after six months.

5. Unannounced Audit

Certified SQF suppliers are required to have one unannounced audit within their three-year certification cycle. Select Site status is granted to sites that choose to have an unannounced audit every year.

Other GFSI Certifications

We also perform audits to other GFSI-benchmarked schemes.

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Certification is provided by AIB International Certification Services, a wholly owned subsidiary and separate company. Use of AIB International’s consulting and training services does not influence certification outcome.