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What is SQF practitioner certification?

What is SQF practitioner certification?

What is a Certified SQF Practitioner? An SQF certified company must designate an SQF Practitioner. This person will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the system, as well as the maintenance of the SQF Program.

Who is an SQF practitioner?

An SQF practitioner is an individual designated by a site to oversee the development, implementation, review, and maintenance of the site’s SQF System.

How do you become a SQF practitioner?

Certification Steps

  1. Step 1: Learn About the SQF Code.
  2. Step 2: Register Your Company in the SQF Assessment Database.
  3. Step 3: Designate an Employee as the SQF Practitioner.
  4. Step 4: Choose Your Type of Certification.
  5. Step 5: Obtain Proposals from SQF Licensed Certification Bodies.
  6. Step 6: Conduct a Pre-Assessment (Optional)

What does a SQF practitioner do?

The SQF Practitioner is responsible for monitoring the development and maintenance of their facility’s SQF Program. The SQF Program is a GFSI-recognized scheme of food safety and quality codes that help businesses set up, evaluate, and maintain a robust food safety management system.

Does SQF certification expire?

The requirements for changing to a new certification body can be found under Part A, section 5.2 of the SQF Code, edition 8. When a supplier changes certification bodies, the certificate of registration issued by the previous certification body remains valid until the expected expiration date.

Who certifies Sqf?

The Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked food safety standard based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP). NSF Food Safety Certification, LLC is accredited to certify to the SQF.

What does an SQF practitioner do?

What is the difference between Sqf and HACCP?

SQF is a food safety management system and requires that a HACCP program is used as part of the food safety management program. HACCP is a process of identifying potential food safety hazards for your ingredients and process steps and identifying appropriate controls.

How can I get certified as a SQF practitioner?

Either an SQF auditor or your SQF practitioner can identify the “gaps” between your program and the desired type of SQF certification. Select the proposal from the Certification Body that best suits your facility and its needs, then schedule an audit with this Certification Body.

Where can I find the SQF certified site directory?

The SQF Certified Site Directory is a free resource that allows stakeholders to search for SQF Certified Sites. SQF Certified Sites can be found by the Food Sector Categories they listed, their products, their location, or their facility name. Information about suspended or withdrawn sites can also be found within the SQF Certified Site Directory.

What does it mean to be a SQF professional?

The SQF Professional designation is a recognition of an individual’s advanced technical knowledge of the SQF Program.These stakeholders recognize the value of the SQF Professional designation. SQF Professionals know that the SQF criteria and registration ensures these individuals are up to date on the SQF Program.

What kind of Audit is required for SQF certification?

Initial Certification Audits consists of both a Document Review (Desk Audit) and a Facility Assessment (Facility Audit). Need help learning about the SQF Program and how to get started, check out our educational tools and training classes.

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