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SQF Certification

Conscientious consumers want food that is safe and has been grown and processed in a manner that meets their high standards of social and environmental responsibility. To demonstrate their commitment to these rigorous expectations, retailers, brand owners, and food service providers look for producers and manufacturers to be certified in the Safe Quality Food (SQF) program. Recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), the SQF family of food safety and quality codes are designed to help all sectors of the food supply chain ensure food safety and brand protection.

Get SQF Certified

SQF certification is one of the best ways for companies to demonstrate their real commitments to food safety and quality. Contact Bureau Veritas today and put our knowledgeable team to work for your business, answering your questions, guiding you through the process, and helping you achieve certification in one of the world’s foremost third party certification programs. From determining the scope of your certification through to getting your annual recertification audit, Bureau Veritas is there with you every step of the way. 

SQF Edition 9

Learn About SQF Edition 9

Join SQF and Bureau Veritas for a joint webinar to learn how to prepare for an SQF Edition 9 audit. This webinar is presented by SQFI Compliance Manager Tammie Van Buren and Bureau Veritas' Food Program Manager Kris Middleton, who was recognized as SQF Auditor of the Year in 2020.

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Transfer Your SQF Certification to Bureau Veritas

Have an existing SQF certification? Bureau Veritas will work with you to seamlessly transition your certification, managing the full end-to-end transfer process on your behalf. You can trust Bureau Veritas to handle all the details of your certification transfer including organizing administrative tasks, collecting necessary documents and asking the right questions.

Why Bureau Veritas?

Bureau Veritas was honored to receive recognition as Auditor of the Year (SQF, 2020).

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, we have 80,000 employees located in more than 1,600 offices and laboratories around the globe. We pride ourselves in providing responsive, trusted service that helps our customers conform with the SQF Global Standards. As an accredited certification body, we will guide you throughout the entire process—from verifying the appropriate SQF codes, categories and modules that apply to your site to scheduling your certification and recertification audits well in advance of key deadlines. With our global capabilities, we have the expertise and footprint to help position both global and local companies for success in demonstrating food safety.

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SQF Practitioner Courses

Bureau Veritas offers two SQF courses through our licensed training center that help SQF practitioners prove competency in their scheme during an audit: Implementing SQF Systems and Advanced SQF Practitioner. Supplementing our certification courses with accredited training helps strengthen our client's performance in an audit. We also offer accredited HACCP training, which the designated SQF Practitioner must complete as part of the certification process.

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Not ready to pursue SQF certification? 

Consider the SQF Fundamentals Program, 3-step, systematic approach to meeting the food safety requirements set by customers and increasing market access. This SQF program can be used as an approach to eventually achieving SQF certification. More information is available on the SQF website.