Implementing SQF Systems

Virtual Learning16 hours

Course Overview

This newly refreshed and completely updated Implementing SQF System course is designed for those individuals, such as the SQF practitioner, responsible for developing, aligning, verifying, maintaining, and otherwise supporting the site’s SQF food safety System and its culture of food safety.

With a focus on continuous improvement, practical activities provide attendees the opportunity to align their existing programs with the SQF Code and build skills that will enable an environment where food safety is a top priority.

NOTE: Attendees will be referring to Edition 9 of the SQF Code frequently during the training course. Attendees should have their copy of the applicable SQF Code printed or readily available electronically.

This course covers food safety requirements only. For information on building your quality management system and related training, please see the SQF Quality Systems for Food Packaging Manufacturers training course US, Canada.

Exam Details:

  • Exam is optional for course participants and is offered through NSF Training and Education Services

  • The exam is an additional fee

  • Instructions on registering for and taking the exam are provided during the program

  • The exam can be purchased in US Dollars or Canadian Dollars

An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information pertaining to the course will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your course material and homework/exam on the eLearning portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your NSF Certificate.

Who should Attend

Operational, Quality, Technical Staff and Food Safety personnel working in manufacturing or retail with food safety plans and programs. Also suitable for professionals new to the industry.

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants have successfully completed a HACCP training course meeting the definition found in the Glossary of the SQF Code, edition 9 before attending this course.

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Course Objective

At the end of the program, learners will be able to: 

  • Improve or align existing food safety programs to reflect the requirements of the SQF Food Safety Code. 

  • Understand the interconnectedness of the SQF programs and how each contributes to an SQF System supported by a culture of food safety. 

  • Outline actions to maintain the success of the SQF System. 

 

Partners 

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.

 

Meeting GFSI requirements involves developing a strong internal audit program and conducting an internal audit of your food safety management system. Attend NSF’s Principles of Internal Auditing training program and gain the knowledge and skills to conduct an internal audit of your food safety management system and manage the corrective and preventive action process for continual improvement. This training program is available via open enrolment courses, onsite training, self-paced eLearning and instructor-led webinars.  

 

Computer and Internet Connection: 

You will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is recommended. 

Compatible Web Browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE Edge and higher 

 

Accommodations 

NSF is committed to accommodating the learning requirements of all our stakeholders. If you require special assistance for any reason, please contact us at nsftraining.na@nsf.org

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Implementing SQF Systems

This newly refreshed and completely updated Implementing SQF System course is designed for those individuals, such as the SQF practitioner, responsible for developing, aligning, verifying, maintaining, and otherwise supporting the site’s SQF food safety System and its culture of food safety.

With a focus on continuous improvement, practical activities provide attendees the opportunity to align their existing programs with the SQF Code and build skills that will enable an environment where food safety is a top priority.

NOTE: Attendees will be referring to Edition 9 of the SQF Code frequently during the training course. Attendees should have their copy of the applicable SQF Code printed or readily available electronically.

This course covers food safety requirements only. For information on building your quality management system and related training, please see the SQF Quality Systems for Food Packaging Manufacturers training course US, Canada.

Exam Details:

  • Exam is optional for course participants and is offered through NSF Training and Education Services

  • The exam is an additional fee

  • Instructions on registering for and taking the exam are provided during the program

  • The exam can be purchased in US Dollars or Canadian Dollars

An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information pertaining to the course will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your course material and homework/exam on the eLearning portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your NSF Certificate.

Who should Attend

Operational, Quality, Technical Staff and Food Safety personnel working in manufacturing or retail with food safety plans and programs. Also suitable for professionals new to the industry.

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants have successfully completed a HACCP training course meeting the definition found in the Glossary of the SQF Code, edition 9 before attending this course.

Implementing SQF Systems Exam: Manufacturing (SQF Food Safety Code Edition 9)

The Implementing SQF Systems – Manufacturing examination assesses the knowledge of the food industry professional of the SQF Food Safety Code.

The manufacturing examination addresses topics relevant to those sites that pre-process or process product including SQF Food Sector Categories 7 to 22, 25, 26, 27, and 31 through 34.

Individuals will be allowed a total of three attempts to successfully complete the examination. The examination must be completed within 14 days of purchasing the examination. A certificate of attainment can be printed after successful completion of the examination.

The passing score of the examination is 75%.

An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the exam through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your exam on the eLearning portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the exam and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your SQF Certificate.

Please note: Exam registration and reporting information will be shared with SQFI for record-keeping purposes.

Who should Attend

Primary audience:
The primary audience for the Implementing SQF Systems examination is those desiring to demonstrate knowledge of the SQF Food Safety Code, edition 9.

Secondary audiences:
Secondary audiences are those desiring to become an SQF consultant or trainer.