Now that 2016 is behind us, we are able to reflect on the year’s progress and shortcomings. To help us better understand this from SQF’s perspective, we invited LeAnn Chuboff, Senior Technical Director for Safe Quality Food Institute, to discuss a quick recap of the compliance activities (recalls, top non-conformities, etc.) SQF saw in 2016.
The Safe Quality Food Institute program (SQF) of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is still one of the most popular schemes for food and beverage manufacturers. But with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) coming into effect later this year for most facilities, SQF wanted to make a few updates based on feedback and data received.
As consumers become more and more educated about the food they’re putting into their bodies, they expect more from their retailers and food service providers, who in turn expect more from their suppliers. This is where the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program comes in.