EAS’ Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Training and Compliance Center (STCC) fields a group of SQF recognized trainers and consultants with a combined total of almost 100 years of food safety, food processing and regulatory compliance experience. The STCC utilizes this experience to assist food processors and customers of food processors with achieving and maintaining compliance with SQF requirements. With the anticipated release of the SQF 8.0 Code and its expected substantial formatting and content changes, the challenges of meeting and documenting food safety requirements will become more rigorous and complicated. The timing of the SQF 8.0 Code coincides with FDA’s enforcement efforts for FSMA Preventive Controls regulation and the new SQF 8.0 is expected to be even more closely aligned with these FDA Preventive Controls.
EAS staff and independent consultant expertise extends beyond SQF into the areas of SQF and FSMA’s Preventive Controls for Human Foods, the Preventive Controls for Animal Feed, the Produce Safety regulation and other FDA-enforced food safety regulations which include readiness assessments and strategic planning to meet the challenges of food safety compliance as well as an SQF training center with compliance seminars offered both publically and in-house. The EAS SQF Training and Consultation Center is part of a much larger comprehensive training program addressing food safety and food labeling as well as dietary supplement, infant formula, cosmetics and low acid canned food compliance.
The STCC provides the most up-to-date and thorough analysis of the latest SQF code as well as the use of industry-tested models linked to practical methods for achieving compliance, providing a thorough start point for preparing for a SQF certification audit and assisting food safety personnel with understanding the “whys” of these requirements with which they must individually and collectively comply to drive their plant’s food safety and produce safe and wholesome foods programs.
The SQF Third Party Certification Program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and administered by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI).