SQF The most recent edition of the SQF Codes is the SQF Codes Edition 9, published in October 2020 and effective for all audits on May 24, 2021. Edition 9 is comprised of 11 industry-specific codes that provide step-by-step instructions for production and manufacturing sites to become SQF certified.
The SQF Code is a process and product certification standard. It is a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)-based food safety and quality management system that utilizes the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Food (NACMCF) and the CODEX Alimentarius Commission HACCP principles and guidelines. The SQF Code is intended to support industry or company branded products and offers benefits to suppliers and their customers. Products produced and manufactured under the SQF Code certification retain a high degree of acceptance in global markets. Implementing an SQF management system addresses a buyer’s food safety and quality requirements and provides the solution for businesses supplying local and global food markets.