4 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to SQF Certification
If your company received a cGMP audit, SQF is the next natural step to safeguarding your operations.
But why is it worth your time?
1. Create a bulletproof food safety program. "Powerful alone. Better together" is the SQF motto because the SQF Food Safety Code includes all of the requirements of GMP, as well as additional requirements for food safety. This means that companies that are SQF certified are better protected from food safety hazards.
2. Become a preferred supplier with top retailers. Want to get onto the shelves at Target, Walmart or Whole Foods? SQF Certification is the answer. Many retailers and food service companies require their suppliers to be SQF certified. This means that companies that are SQF certified have a wider market for their products.
3. Establish food safety as a pillar within the company culture. The SQF Food Safety Code is based on the principles of HACCP, which is a science-based approach to food safety. This means that companies that implement the SQF Food Safety Code are more likely to have a strong food safety culture.
4. Minimize overall risk. Recalls are costly and damaging to a company's reputation. Companies that are SQF certified are less likely to have food safety recalls because they have a strong food safety system in place.
Overall, there are several benefits to upgrading from cGMP to an SQF audit. Companies that make the switch can improve their food safety, increase their market share, and reduce their risk of food safety recalls.