Implementing SQF Systems – Practitioner Training Course Description
The Implementing SQF Systems Practitioner Training course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the Safe Quality Food Program and the SQF Code Edition 8 requirements for growing and farming operations as well as the processing and manufacturing operations.
The SQF Code requires a Supplier to review its SQF system at least annually and make changes where appropriate. Moving through the three levels of certification also encourages continuous improvement of supplier management of food safety and quality.
- Provide an in-depth understanding of the SQF Code
- Instruct how quality management systems are implemented
- Cultivate a cognizance of how to conduct internal audits per SQF standards
This course is designed for Managers and Supervisors assigned the responsibility to operate in the capacity of SQF Practitioner. Students should have a general understanding of at least one sector of the food industry from agriculture, manufacturing, or warehouse/distribution.
Ability to read, write, and speak Basic English and/or Spanish. Basic HACCP Certification is recommended though not required.
2 day class (16 hrs total)
This course is interactive and is based on adult learning theory and it includes presentations, demonstrations, activities, exercises, multi-media tools, and a hands-on evaluation. The exercises are customizable to address specific requirements for your organization.
There will be a pre-assessment before the start of training and a post assessment and a student evaluation at the end of training. Food Safety & Quality Systems, LLC will also issue a training engagement report after the completion of training with assessment, evaluation, attendance, and instructor information.
This course will be delivered by a highly skilled, certified trainer with real world experience in development and implementation of SQF programming.
Part 1: Introduction to SQF
Part 2: Preparing for SQF Certification
Part 3: The SQF Certification Process
Part 4: The Food Safety Plan
Part 5: SQF Systems Elements
Part 6: Good Manufacturing Practices for Processing of Food Products
Fees for the Implementing SQF Systems- Practitioner Training Course are $895.00 per participant. This includes lunch, course presentation materials, and workbooks. Successful completion of the course will qualify each participant as an SQF Practitioner.