Safe Quality Food (SQF) is an international standard for food safety that employs rigorous standards for controlling and monitoring the safety and quality of food products. To achieve Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 Certification, a Hazardous Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) food safety plan designed by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) must be implemented, and manufacturers must routinely pass scheduled and unscheduled audits while demonstrating improvement of strict food management safety protocols.
Additional requirements of the program include standards for reporting and record keeping, which dictate how records must be stored, who has access to them, and how they’re retrieved. Safe Quality Food manufacturers must be able to present historical data for food manufacturing operations during the event of an audit or recall.
Hill Country Bakery in Texas teamed up with InduSoft Web Studio Certified System Integrator Patti Engineering to develop a system that would allow them to meet the challenges of maintaining a prestigious Safe Quality Food (SQF2000) Level 2 certification.