By: Sarah Malenich, Director, Sales & Marketing, Safe Quality Food Institute 

Foodservice code is now open for public commentSafe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) is excited to announce that in partnership with the National Restaurant Association, the two organizations will develop the SQF Food Safety Code for Foodservice. This Code will provide a solution for the restaurant and foodservice industry to assess both their corporate and restaurant food safety systems. 

How SQF Food Safety Code for Foodservice Helps Food Safety

The SQF Food Safety Code for Foodservice will incorporate the food safety role at all levels of the organization – corporate down to the restaurant/site, be under the SQFI brand of Food Safety Codes, and meet the GFSI benchmarking requirements document for foodservice and catering. The Program will enhance food safety commitment and provide a needed solution for restaurant certification. The project will be completed in time for the National Restaurant Association show in May 2019 and include the development of the following:

  • Part A: Implementing and Maintaining the SQF Code;
  • System Elements (Formerly Level 2); 
  • GRP sections (module16);
  • Multi-site option; and 
  • Glossary

Food retailers can also use this program for foodservices destinations in their stores!  

Submit Your Comments

We welcome your comments and suggestions. The draft version of the SQF Food Safety Code for Foodservice can be found on sqfi.comor by following this link.
We will close comments by close-of-business DST on April 11, so we can review, and adjust the draft for the release of the completed SQF Codes by May 1.  

Note: Please provide your comments on the documents in email format and send with the subject line: “Edition 8 Comments.”  We cannot accept comments in any other format.

Thank you for your on-going support of the SQF Program and we look forward to your input.

Please view the following documents for review and feedback: