Melbourne Quality Assurance is now conducting SQF program implementation for companies in the food processing and manufacturing segments. SQF is an in-depth version of the ISO 9000 with safety and quality attributes added specifically for the food industry.
An international standard of food safety and quality management systems, SQF is recognised by the Global Food Standard Initiate, and helps companies benchmark their business against leaders in their industry across several parameters.
Demanding strict commitment to the program from business owners and core managers, SQF requires the management to not only conduct safety practices of their products or services but also to ensure quality and regulatory requirements are met.
Requirements and support programs of SQF include:
- Cleaning and Sanitation
- Customer Complaint Management
- Good Manufacturing Practices
- Internal Auditing
- Maintenance and Calibration
- Pest Control
- Product Identification and Traceability
- Product Recall and Withdrawal
- Quality Assurance Policy
- Verification and Validation
- Water Quality