SQF Code is the international food safety standard preferred by many of the world's leading retailers and food service companies, and is recognized under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). It is used by the food industry to reduce the incidence of unsafe food reaching the marketplace. It is designed to support industry or company branded product and to offer benefits to Suppliers and their customers at all links in the food supply chain.
The SQF Program provides two standards based on the type of food supplier:
SQF 1000 Code for primary producers and growers
SQF 2000 Code for the manufacturing, processing and distribution sectors.