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Food Safety Management System with SQF
Food Safety Fundamentals (previously Level 1) is an introductory food code for small and developing food businesses.
Food Safety Code (previously Level 2) is HACCP based and is benchmarked by GFSI. The code is divided into food safety requirements for five food sectors: Primary Production, Retail, Manufacturing, Food Packaging and Storage, and Distribution.
SQF Quality Code is a food quality code standard for sites already certified to one of the Food Safety Code standards.
What is SQF?
What are the benefits of SQF?
An added benefit is that the SQF Program provides online access to a list of SQF suppliers, along with their certification status and audit results, making it easy to identify potential suppliers.
How does SQF certification work?
When your management system is established, you can start the process of getting it certified with DQS. We will work with you to discuss goals of SQF certification and get you’re a detailed quote tailored to the needs of your company.
Project planning begins with the schedule mutually agreed upon dates for your initial assessment(s) and coordinating multiple sites if applicable. An optional gap assessment can also be scheduled to help you identify the strengths and points of improvement in your management system in advance.
The certification process itself begins with review and evaluation of system documentation, goals, results of management review and internal audits. The assigned audit team will assess the client’s management system.
The independent certification function of DQS Inc. will evaluate the audit process and its results, and make an independent certification decision about issuance of the certificate. The client receives an assessment report, documenting the assessment results. When all applicable requirements are fulfilled the client also receives the certificate valid for 1 year.
Each year a recertification audit will be needed to ensure the ongoing fulfillment of all application requirements and renew the certificate.
What does SQF certification cost?
Why certify to SQF with DQS?
- Expertise and accreditations for all relevant standards
- Personal, smooth support from our specialists - regionally, nationally and internationally
- Individual offers with flexible contract terms and no hidden costs