The SQF program

The Safe Quality Food (SQF) program is a rigorous and reliable food and quality program recognized by the Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

What is SQF?

Safe Quality Food, SQF, is a food safety program developed and managed by the SQF Institute to manage food safety risks. Once your food safety system is in place, it is audited and certified by an external certification body.


Food safety certification provide a rigorous system for managing food safety risks and providing safe products for use by companies in the food industry.

It is a food safety certification recognized by the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative). This allows your customers to have confidence in your food safety program and know that you have a reliable food safety system.

Compliance and integrity

Safe Quality Food’s Compliance and Integrity Program (CIP) the quality and integrity of SQF certifications, audits, SQF professionals and licensed certification bodies. The SQF CIP helps ensure consistent implementation of the SQF program and meets stakeholder expectations. The CIP is used to identify opportunities for improvement to strengthen the SQF program. The Compliance and Integrity Program focuses on two areas: Monitoring activities and stakeholder feedback.

SQF has a number of normative including: the SQF Fundamentals, SQF Food Safety Codes, SQF Quality Code, SQF Criteria, SQF Policies and , and Code Amendments. These documents are reviewed, revised and reissued as needed to remain current and meet stakeholder expectations. They are publicly available on or upon request.

At SQF, your input is welcome and valued. The feedback and comments they receive on SQF Accredited Certification Bodies, SQF Certified Operational Examiners, consultants, centers and instructors are continually used to improve our program. There are several ways to provide feedback to the SQF program, which are listed below.

We are a Food Tech firm in Food Safety Compliance. Experts in setting up and maintaining Food Safety Systems for companies in the Food Supply Chain. We are dedicated to breaking down the barriers for Transparency and Trust in the Global Food Supply Chain.
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iMIS Food Global is a fully equipped Food Safety platform for developing countries. Unique is the installation of an iMIS Food server at the Food company, for online and offline availability.
The online (no travel costs) iMIS Food implementation process includes 6 to 10 days of support and has a lead time of 3 months.

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