Implementing SQF Systems

Tukwila , Washington
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Implementing SQF Systems
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 8:30 AM -
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Courtyard Seattle SeaTac Airport
16038 West Valley Highway
Phone: 425-255-0300
Tukwila , Washington 98188
United States

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Course Fee: $690

The SQF Code, Ed. 7.1 is an internationally recognized certification system, with emphasis on the systematic application of HACCP for control of food quality hazards as well as food safety. The implementation of an SQF management system addresses food safety and quality requirements and provides the solution for businesses supplying local and global food markets.

This course is designed to prepare an individual to meet the SQF Practitioner requirements by promoting an understanding of the SQF Code, Edition 7.1 and providing a detailed knowledge base to participants to facilitate the successful implementation and maintenance of an SQF System. After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the SQF Code, Ed. 7.1 format, food sector categories and sector applicable modules
  • Understand requirements for SQF Practitioners and SQF Consultants
  • Describe the differences between Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 SQF certification
  • Identify the SQF System elements and Mandatory Requirements
  • Implement, manage and maintain SQF Systems
  • Develop, validate and verify the elements of food safety and quality plans and the SQF System
  • Know how to prepare for the SQF certification audit

*Course Prerequisite for Implementing SQF Systems: HACCP Training


Day 1

  • Introduction to SQF, Implementing SQF Systems Training
  • Preparing for SQF Certification:
    • Prepare for Certification; Code description; Registration; The SQF practitioner
  • SQF Certification Process:
    • Overview, Selecting a CB; The Audit; Granting and Maintaining Certification
  • Implementing an SQF System:
    • Management Commitment; Food Safety Plan; Food Quality Plan; Pre-Assessment

Day 2

  • Develop a Food Quality Plan
  • Module 2: SQF System Elements
  • Module 11: GMP and Post Farm Gate

An examination is optional after taking this course in order to receive a certificate from SQFI. This exam is an additional fee of $75 invoiced by SQFI and must be taken online by participating trainees independently. Instructions on taking this exam will be given at the course.











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