Article | September 24, 2015

Back To Basics: Q&A With Safe Quality Food Institute

Source: Alchemy Systems

Back To Basics: Q&A With Safe Quality Food Institute

By Kristie Grzywinski, Senior Technical Manager, Food Marketing Institute’s Safe Quality Food (SQF) Institute

Why is the Safe Quality Food (SQF) program important?

Heightened consumer demand for increased food safety assurances is sweeping down the supply chain. Your retailers or service providers are likely asking you to provide verifiable proof that robust food safety control systems have been effectively implemented. As you know, food safety systems must be properly validated and show evidence of continuous monitoring procedures. This is where the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program comes into play. Whether your plant is just getting started or preparing for advanced certification it’s important to know the basics first.