SQFI and the SQF Standard


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From Food Safety in the 21st Century Marketplace: Best Practices Throughout the Supply Chain, http://www.restaurant.org/events/foodsafety.

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  • SQFI and the SQF Standard

    1. 1. SQFI and the SQF Standard <ul><li>Director of Business Operations - SQFI </li></ul>John F. Schulz
    2. 2. What Keeps you Awake at Night?
    3. 3. <ul><li>Recalls non-Reputable Suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Lawsuits Covering the variables </li></ul><ul><li>Media Attention Lack of support </li></ul><ul><li>Deaths of customers loss of profits </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Liability being fired </li></ul><ul><li>Lost Reputation </li></ul>
    4. 4. FMI (Food Marketing Institute) and the SQFI (Safe – Quality Food Institute) <ul><li>Representing food retailers and wholesalers, the Food Marketing Institute develops and promotes policies, programs and forums supporting its members, and their customers, in the areas of: </li></ul><ul><li>Government Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Food Safety and Defense </li></ul><ul><li>Public and Consumer Information </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Education </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>By pursuing these activities, the Food Marketing Institute will provide leadership and advocacy for the food distribution industry worldwide as the industry innovates to meet the needs of changing consumers </li></ul>
    5. 5. SQF Organization <ul><li>Jill Hollingsworth, Group Vice President </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Ryan, Director of Global Operations </li></ul><ul><li>John Schulz, Director of Business Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Gary Smith, Technical Director </li></ul><ul><li>Amanda Bond-Thorley, Manager of Logistics and Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Margo Hall Gurne, Manager of Data and Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Eveth Castellanos, Administrator </li></ul>
    6. 6. Old System Audits & Standards A wide array of audits Customer Customer Customer Customer Customer Customer Customer Customer Std A cert Std B cert Std C cert Std D cert Std E cert Std F cert Std G cert Std H cert Audit Company a Audit Company b Audit Company c Audit Company d Audit Company e Food Safety Audits
    7. 7. Current Supplier Audit System Audits the Supplier Certification Bodies Supplier Supplier Supplier Supplier Audit Checklist
    8. 8. Accredits the Certification Body (CB) Including Witness Audits of SQF Auditor Activity Peer Review by Sister Accreditation Body Accredited Certification Audits the Supplier Accreditation Bodies ISO/IEC 17011 Certification Bodies ISO/IEC Guide 65 SQF Criteria for Certification Bodies International Accreditation Forum (IAF) Comprised of National Accreditation Bodies Supplier Supplier Supplier Supplier SQF 2000 System
    9. 9. The SQF Program an Overview
    10. 10. The SQF Codes SQF 1000 – HACCP based supplier assurance standard for primary producers SQF 2000 – A HACCP supplier assurance standard for the manufacturing sector
    11. 11. The Codes in Outline <ul><ul><li>4.0 SQF System Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4.1 Commitment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4.2 Documentation and Records </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4.3 Specification and Product Development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4.4 Attaining Food Safety </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4.5 Verification </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4.6 ID/Trace/Recall </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4.7 Site Security </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4.8 Identity Preserved Foods </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5.0 Food Safety Fundamentals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6.0 Pre-requisite Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7.0 Requirements for Hermetically sealed containers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(SQF 2000 only) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Three levels of certification </li></ul>Primary Producer Manufacturer
    12. 12. The SQF Program Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Food Quality Plan Food Safety Plan Food Safety Fundamentals HACCP for Quality HACCP for Safety Premise & Equipment Pre-requisite Programs
    13. 13. Certificate of Registration
    14. 14. Managing the SQF Program Register Accredits Audits & Certifies SQF Training Centre & Regional Representative License SQF Certified Supplier Implements & Maintains SQF System Accreditation Body Certification Body License SQF Practitioner SQF Consultant Trains SQF Auditor Trains FMI / SQF Institute
    15. 15. SQF Systems – Supply Chain Assurance Fresh Produce Example 13 Food safety Plan Preventive measures Procedures F ood Quality Plan Record keeping CCP CCP CCP CQP CCP HAZARDS Prerequisites Supply inputs Field Activities Grade / Wt Consumer Stores Transport Distribution Centre Market Transport Pack house storage Transport Production
    16. 16. e’learning Portal
    17. 17. Guidance Documents <ul><li>Meat sector </li></ul><ul><li>Dairy sector </li></ul><ul><li>Fish sector </li></ul><ul><li>Produce sector </li></ul><ul><li>Egg sector </li></ul><ul><li>Transport and Distribution (Cold Chain) </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance for Brokers </li></ul>
    18. 18. The SQF Modules
    19. 19. Origin Managed Training e’learning SQF Program Features SQF Online Database SQF CONSULTANT Reg. No Expiry Date Lic. Since Food Sector Categories 4,14,24 Name Surname Address SQF AUDITOR Reg. No Expiry Date Lic. Since Food Sector Categories 4,14,24 Name Surname Address Supply inputs Field Activities Grade / Wt Consumer Stores Transport Distribution Centre Market Transport Pack house storage Transport Production
    20. 20. Food SAFETY SQF Programs Safety L1 & L2 Quality (L3)
    21. 23. It’s all about trust in the food supply
    22. 24. SQF in Peoples Republic of China <ul><li>In 2003 over 120 SQF certificates issued and increasing </li></ul><ul><li>Today - ZERO </li></ul>Peoples Republic Of China
    23. 25. WHY? <ul><li>A lack of appropriately qualified auditors </li></ul><ul><li>Certifications issued after superficial audits or without audits being conducted </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of fraudulent certificates being issued </li></ul><ul><li>The Accreditation of the CB's being administered by foreign AB’s </li></ul><ul><li>A lack of proper controls within the CB </li></ul>Peoples Republic Of China
    24. 26. Consumer View <ul><li>US consumers perceive Chinese suppliers don’t care </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t trust Chinese product </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Perception fueled by recent incidents involving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Food safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The safety of non-food items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media reports </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Perception = Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Some US retailers have stopped purchasing goods from their Chinese suppliers until proven controls are implemented </li></ul><ul><li>Their solution – SQF Certification of their suppliers </li></ul>Peoples Republic Of China
    25. 27. What to do? <ul><li>Establish a reliable Accreditation presence in the PR of China </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to oversee SQF audit and certification activities in China </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conduct more frequent audits of a CB’s procedure’s and witness audits of their auditors </li></ul><ul><li>Training of trainers, consultants and suppliers in China </li></ul><ul><li>Train AB assessors, CB Auditors and other CB personnel responsible for the marketing/sales, audit scheduling and decision making. </li></ul>Peoples Republic Of China
    26. 28. <ul><ul><li>Those buyers and suppliers who want to win back consumer trust </li></ul></ul>Who Supports SQF
    27. 29. Thank you