SQF Certification

SQF Code

The SQF Codes are site-specific, process and product certification standards, which are applicable for a variety of sectors of the food industry from primary production to transport and distribution. The main feature of the SQF Codes is their emphasis on the systematic application of a Food Safety Plan (e.g.: HACCP) for control of food safety hazards that may affect the final product. The implementation of an SQF as a company’s Food Safety Management System facilitates production of safe, legal products that meets customers’ requirements. Thus, providing the solution for businesses to supply local and global food markets with utmost confidence.

The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), a division of FMI, The Food Industry Association, assures that all parties concerned have a common platform “SQF Assessment Database” where for example a buyer can easily locate a certified supplier, or the status of a current or a potential supplier.

The SQF Assessment Database is for all to use.

Certification to the SQF Codes supports industry or company-branded product and offer benefits to certified sites and their customers.


Audit Scopes

SQFI recognizes that food safety practices differ from facility to facility; depending on the food safety risks of the product, process. Therefore, SQFI has designed the Code to meet the individual requirements of each industry sector. Several different food sector categories listed in each code separately.

Carrying the 150 years of experience from TUV NORD, your Certification Body TUV USA Inc., with experienced auditors, offer most of these SQF Codes Edition 8.1 categories. 

Contact TUV USA Inc. today and get a detailed scope of certification and a quote for your audit.