SQF Code Food Safety Management System

This is a comprehensive package for Food Manufacturers looking to meet SQF Code. A HACCP Based Supplier Assurance Code for the Food Industry Edition 8.


We are pleased to announce the launch of an SQF Code Edition 8 compliant SQF Food Safety Management System Package for Food Manufacturers.


This comprehensive package includes extensive templates of food safety management system documents, an implementation workbook, training presentations, HACCP guidance and our expert support until you achieve certification..


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SQF Code FSMS for Food Manufacturers Product Brochure


The SQF Food Safety Management System Package includes:


  • A comprehensive set of over 70 editable Food Safety Management System Procedures
  • A range of 60 easy to use Record Templates
  • Additional HACCP Manual including the HACCP Calculator
  • Introduction to the SQF Food Safety Management System Training Modules
  • Allergen Risk Management Tools
  • Food Fraud Risk Assessment Tool
  • Supplier Risk Assessment Tool
  • Internal Auditor Training
  • HACCP Training
  • Verification and Validation Record Templates
  • Supplementary Documents and Management Tools
  • Implementation Workbook
  • User Start-Up Guide
  • Free Technical Support until you achieve certification

As major retailers seek to ensure the integrity of their products throughout the entire food supply chain they are looking to suppliers to have 3rd party certification to an approved GFSI food safety-related certification scheme.

The SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing Edition 8 continues to recognize the system elements in an independent module (Module 2: SQF System Elements for Food Manufacturing).

In addition to the system elements, the operation must comply with the module that reflects its food sector category (Module 11: Good Manufacturing Practices for Processing of Food Products).


Key changes to the SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing Edition 8 are summarized below.



SQF System Elements for Food Manufacturing - Key Changes:


There is more emphasis on Senior Management responsibilities and duties. Business Continuity Planning has been changed to Crisis Management Planning and there are more detailed requirements.


Complaint Management requirements are now mandatory.


There are significantly more detailed requirements specifying how Food Safety Plans need to be prepared in accordance with the twelve steps identified in the Codex Alimentarius Commission HACCP guidelines.


The SQF Code now requires Food Fraud prevention controls including a food fraud vulnerability assessment and a food fraud mitigation plan.


The requirement for Environmental Monitoring has been added to Module 2 with more detailed requirements.


New requirement for the control of Product Start-Ups and Changeovers.


There are significantly more detailed requirements for Allergen Management.



Module 11: Good Manufacturing Practices for Processing of Food Products – Key Changes:


There is a new requirement for specifications for Equipment, Utensils and Protective Clothing.


There is a new requirement for Ventilation equipment and devices to be adequately cleaned.


Added requirement for Stairs, Catwalks and Platforms to have no open grates directly above exposed food product surfaces.


Added to meet applicable regulatory requirements to Equipment design and construction requirements.


New requirement for Equipment, Utensils and Protective Clothing cleaning and storage.


Premises and Equipment Maintenance new requirements regarding training or supervision of contractors, temporary repairs and for a pre-operational inspection after maintenance (to be conducted by qualified personnel).


Cleaning and Sanitation includes new requirements for detergent mix concentrations, detergents and sanitizers to be labeled according to regulatory requirements and for CIP systems.


Pest Prevention element now instead of Management of Pests and Vermin and throughout an emphasis on prevention and additional requirements and rewording such as 'vermin' to 'pests' and 'flies' to 'insects'.


Personnel includes new requirements regarding contamination caused by bodily fluids and for visitors to be trained or escorted.


Sanitary Facilities includes new requirements for the storage of protective clothing, outer garments and other items and that drainage should be in accordance with regulations.


There are new requirements for Water stored on site, for treated water to be tested, and for samples for analysis (frequency based on risk) to be taken from within the facility.


Addition of Other Gasses to The Quality of Air (and Other Gasses).


Storage and Handling of Goods new section added which requires a storage plan.


Alternative Storage and Handling of Goods has a new requirement for records to validate alternate or temporary control measures for the alternative storage.


Waste Disposal has new requirement for the disposal of trademarked material and for waste for animal feed.



New and existing sites will be certified under the new SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing Edition 8 from January 2018.


Our Food Safety Management System packages are based on HACCP principles; promote compliance with legal requirements, food safety management system requirements and include relevant Good Manufacturing Practices.



The SQF Food Safety Management System Package detail:



The SQF Food Safety Management System Package contains comprehensive top level Food Safety Management procedures templates in Microsoft Word format that form the foundations of your Food Safety Management System so you don't have to spend 1,000's of hours writing compliant procedures.


Included is set of over 70 top level documents that cover all the requirements of Modules 2 & 11 of the SQF Code Edition 8 and match the clauses of the code for ease of implementation.



Module 2: SQF System Elements for Food Manufacturing included:



Module 11: Good Manufacturing Practices for Processing of Food Products included:



Food Safety Management System Records


A range of 60 easy to use Record Templates



Additional HACCP Manual including the HACCP Calculator


The Package includes supplementary documentation to QM 2.4.3 Food Safety Plans (19 page HACCP procedural template) including the SQF HACCP Calculator and Instructions.


The HACCP documentation included enables the user to develop food safety plans in accordance with the twelve steps identified in the Codex Alimentarius Commission HACCP guidelines as per the specific requirement of the new SQF Code Edition 8.



SQF HACCP Calculator and instructions:



Introduction to the SQF Food Safety Management System Training Modules


PowerPoint Training Presentations for Module 2: SQF System Elements for Food Manufacturing and Module 11: Good Manufacturing Practices for Processing of Food Products are provided.


The presentations will introduce the SQF Food Safety Management System Package to the management team and explain how to start the process of implementing an SQF compliant Food Safety Management System.



Allergen Risk Management Tools



Including the Allergen Management Tool that is referred to in QM 2.8.1 Allergen Management:


The presentations will introduce the SQF Food Safety Management System Package to the management team and explain how to start the process of implementing an SQF compliant Food Safety Management System.



Food Fraud Risk Assessment Tool


The package contains a Food Fraud Raw Material Assessment Tool to supplement QM 2.7.2 Food Fraud Procedural Template which is included in the main food safety management system documents.



Supplier Risk Assessment Tool


The package contains documentation and tools that supplement QM 2.4.4 Approved Supplier Program Procedural Template which is included in the main food safety management system documents.



Internal Auditor Training


An interactive and illustrated Internal Audit Training PowerPoint presentation is included to train in your Internal Audit procedure.


A GMP audit training presentation and audit checklist templates are also included so that you can meet clause 2.5.5.3, a new requirement for regular inspections of the site and equipment to be planned and carried out to verify Good Manufacturing Practices and building/equipment maintenance is compliant to the SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing.



HACCP Training


An interactive and illustrated PowerPoint HACCP training presentation is supplied to train your food safety team in the preliminary steps to a Hazard analysis, the principles of HACCP and how to utilise the HACCP calculator in implementing your HACCP system.


The training demonstrates how develop food safety plans in accordance with the twelve steps identified in the Codex Alimentarius Commission HACCP guidelines as per the specific requirement of the new SQF Code Edition 8.



Verification and Validation Record Templates


A range of validation and verification records are included.



Supplementary Documents and Management Tools


The package contains a range of supplementary documents and tools including:


  • Complaint Analyser
  • Complaint Reduction Guidance
  • Factory Plans
  • Audit Reports/CAR Example
  • Unannounced Audit Protocol
  • Verification Audit Schedule

SQF Code Implementation Workbook

The SQF Food Safety Management System Package includes an Implementation Workbook which provides assistance in developing your SQF Food Safety Management System.

The workbook is divided into 8 steps that are designed to assist you in implementing your food safety management system effectively:

  • Step One: Introducing the SQF Food Safety System
  • Step Two: Senior Management Implementation
  • Step Three: Food Safety Management Implementation
  • Step Four: Good Manufacturing Practices Implementation
  • Step Five: Project Planning
  • Step Six: HACCP Implementation
  • Step Seven: Training
  • Step Eight: Final Steps to SQF Certification


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SQF Implementation Workbook Sample


User Start-Up Guide


The Food Safety Management System Package includes a Start Up Guide which should be consulted to guide you through the contents of the package.


Free Technical Support until you achieve certification


One of the unique features of our packages is that we provide ongoing technical support.

This package includes online technical support and expertise to answer your questions and assist you in developing your SQF Food Safety and Management System until you achieve certification.


Download Samples:

QM 2.2.1 Food Safety Management System

Glass Policy Verification Record

QM 11.2.12 Pest Prevention

CCP Validation Cleaning and Sanitation

QMR 018 Complaint Investigation Form

QMR 044 Drain Cleaning Procedure Filler Areas

SQF Food Safety Management System Start Up Guide





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