The Safe Quality Food (SQF) standard is an internationally recognized, independent food safety standard which is administered by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), a division of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI).  SQF certification tells the world that your Quality Management System (QMS) conforms to food safety regulations, that your organization is committed to continuous improvement of your QMS, and that your organization is a practitioner of good agricultural practices (GAPs) and good manufacturing principals (GMPs) for food.


SQF is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked standard, which means that it is recognized world-wide as a reputable food safety certification scheme. Changes released in the GFSI 6th edition guidance document caused SQFI to review and update its existing food safety standards, SQF 1000 and SQF 2000. The result was a new standard, SQF Edition 7, which combines SQF 1000’s focus on primary food producers and SQF 2000’s focus on food manufacturers, distributors and brokers, to create one standard.


Level 2: HACCP and ISO based food safety program recognized by GFSI.