SQF (Safe Quality Food) Certification in Utah

The first step in achieving and maintaining SQF Certification is to understand the SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing.
The Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program is a rigorous and credible food safety and quality program that is recognized by retailers, brand owners, and food service providers world-wide. Recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), the SQF family of food safety and quality codes are designed to meet industry, customer, and regulatory requirements for all sectors of the food supply chain – from the farm all the way to the retail stores. SQF Certification virtually guarantees a higher degree of trust and acceptance in the global marketplace.

The SQF Program is not about obtaining a certificate or a gold star– it is about establishing a sound food safety program in your facility to protect your brand, your buyer, and your bottom line. It will also show your customers that your place of business meets high standards for cleanliness and food safety. Learn more about the requirements and find out how to get your SQF certification in Utah below.

SQF Certification Training

The first step in achieving and maintaining SQF Certification is to understand the SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing. This class is designed to fulfill the training requirements to prepare individuals to take the SQF Practitioner test. All SQF certified sites must have at least one SQF Practitioner overseeing the SQF Food Safety System. However, industry best practice is to have several Practitioners to ensure management commitment and coverage of the entire SQF System. As a licensed SQF Training Center, this hands-on workshop uses the official SQF training material but adds real-life practical advice to fulfill requirements of the code. Students will get a manual with the slides, a practice test, and an attendance certificate with the SQF Institute logo, our logo, and license number. This course is recommended for sites seeking certification, maintaining certification or anyone interested in learning more about the SQF program and certification. We will focus on SQF system elements and module 11 (Good Manufacturing Practices for Processing of Food Products).

Benefits of SQF Certification in Utah

An SQF certification is recognized all over the world and will benefit every type of business that processes, packages, delivers, or distributes food in any form. Certification:

  • Shows compliance with applicable regulations
  • Increases efficiency through improved processes
  • Increases customer satisfaction and loyalty
  • Proves commitment to quality and knowledge of industry standards
  • Saves money through a reduction in recalls
  • Improves image and brand protection
  • Increases opportunities and marketability
  • Reduces risk
  • Promotes staff confidence

Additionally, obtaining SQF certification can lead up to:

  • 40% increase in market sales
  • 80% reduction in chances of a product recall or market withdrawal
  • Can place your business in the top 10% of companies with GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) certification in Utah

SQF Certification Cost in Utah

The cost of your SQF certification is dependent on the processes in your operation, the products you produce and where you are with your food safety practices today. A gap analysis will give us a better understanding of what’s required to get you to SQF Certification status.

SQF certification can lead up to:

  • 40% increase in market sales
  • 80% reduction in chances of a product recall or market withdrawal
  • Can place your business in the top 10% of companies with GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) certification in Utah
  • Will protect your brand, your buyers, and your bottom line

You’ll need to include training, audits, and accreditation in your budget. Ongoing costs would include training, internal audits, corrective actions, and document management.

Get Your Business SQF Certified with iMpact Utah

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