All about SQF Practitioner

The Requirements SQF 9.0 Food Manufacturing code requires that a food facility have a primary SQF Practitioner and a backup SQF Practitioner. The requirements for SQF Practitioners are listed below: 2.1.1.4 Senior site management shall designate a primary and substitute SQF practitioner for each site with responsibility and authority to: i. Oversee the development, implementation, […]

Tips to comply with SFCR with existing FSMS such as SQF

Many of you have asked -how do I meet the Safe Food for Canadian Requirements (SFCR) with an existing food safety management system? Indeed, there are a number of food safety documents that we use in our day-to-day operations to ensure compliance with multiple regulatory and voluntary certifications. So, it did makes sense to incorporate the requirements for the […]

Better Compliance with Internal Audit

Introduction to Internal Audit Internal audit is the process by which food safety systems are analyzed against the written program to ensure the program is implemented correctly. Internal audit is a required component to meet food safety audit requirements for GFSI recognized certification schemes such as SQF, BRC and FSSC 22000. It is recommended that the internal audits are conducted by another department independent from the audited department. This makes perfect sense as […]

SQF Consulting

Learn how SQF consultant and certification can help build your food brand by building customer trust and prevent food recall. SFPM Consulting offers coaching and consulting services to help you maximize your investment and cost savings.

Why Automate Food Safety Management System?

How many of you like and enjoy doing work? How many of you have the free time to work? Or would you rather focus on the most important things? In 2021, there are so many ways that you can get the computer, internet and software to do your work efficiently so you get to slack…. […]

Our Top 10 Tips for PCP Plan Development

The Safe Food for Canadian Regulations (SFCR) is fully in effect as of July 2021. This article showcases our Top 10 Tips for PCP Plan Development. Before we go ahead with the details, tips #1: Know what you need for the SFCR plan from these three SFCR components: Preventive Control Plan Customer Protection Plan Traceability […]

Setting Food Safety Objectives for SQF and beyond

Set SQF Food Safety Objectives We’ve got lots of questions on how to set food safety objectives for SQF and food safety management systems. This blog shares quick guidance on setting food safety objectives –how to choose, get resources and stay accountable for your food safety objectives. It is important to note that we don’t […]

Nutrition Facts Table for Food Labels

Nutrition Facts Table for Food Labels Most prepackaged food products sold in Canada must have product labels, in accordance with the requirements of the customer protection for the Safe Food for Canadian regulations. The trickiest part is not the design or wording, but getting the accurate nutrition facts. So, the common questions now became how […]

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Declare SFC license # on food import declaration

SFC import license must be properly declared. The following guidance is adapted from CFIA guidelines: When you import any food products or items into Canada, they must pass through the border and we know how important it is to ensure that we can get them through the border as soon as possible without any delay. […]

What To Do After You Fail an SQF Audit?

No one wants to hear this! Due to the number of non-conformances or critical non-conformances observed at the facility, you have gained a score of less than 70% and therefore, the facility is deemed to fail an audit! It is heartbreaking and can happen to any facility that is not fully prepared or fail to […]

Food Safety Regulatory Tips for Food Start-Up

Are you thinking about starting a food business? Or do you have a food business and don’t know where to start? This can be challenging but the most important thing to look for is the food safety regulatory requirements for your geographic region and for your specific sector. This article contains a few basic food […]