SQF Training Course - Implementing SQF 2000 Systems-Houston

Wednesday, October 10 - Friday, October 12, 2007
Houston, TX


Implementing SQF 2000 Systems (October 10-11)

The objective of this course is to provide a common approach to implementing SQF Systems. Upon completion, you will have a full understanding of the SQF program and meet the SQF training requirements to be designated as an SQF Practitioner. Completion of HACCP training is recommended, but not required for those planning to attend this training course.

COURSE OUTLINE (October 10-11):

IM-1 Introduction & Overview of the Course
IM-2 About Quality, Customers and the Cost of Quality
IM-3 The SQF Codes
IM-4 The SQF 2000 Code
IM-5 SQF 2000 Code – Property Location, Building/Plant & Equipment Design and Construction
IM-6 SQF 2000 Code – Pre-requisite Programs
IM-7 The SQF 2000 Food Safety Plan
IM-8 The SQF 2000 Food Quality Plan
IM-9 Implementing and Maintaining Your SQF System
IM-10 Auditing an SQF System – an Overview


The SQF 2000 systems training course fee is $400.00 per attendee. A 20% discount is available for 2 or more participants from the same company. Groups must register at the same time.

Optional Course (October 12)
Implementing SQF 1000 and 2000 Systems with Emphasis on Leafy Greens Production and Processing

To assist the produce industry with the implementation of SQF systems, FMI has developed specific guidance and training for the produce sector.

An optional one day training course on the implementation of SQF systems for fresh vegetable produce will be held in conjunction with the two-day SQF 2000 course in Houston,October 10-12, 2007 . This training will focus on the application of SQF systems for leafy greens and will cover:

Implementing SQF 1000 for growing and field packing
Implementing SQF 2000 for processing

If you plan to attend the Houston class please note the following schedule:

Session One (October 10 and October 11): The course will cover the core modules common to both SQF 1000 and SQF 2000, plus the SQF 2000 modules. Course fee is $ 400

Session Two (October 12): The course will cover the application of both SQF 1000 and SQF 2000 for leafy greens growing, packing and production (Course fee is $ 200)

If you need to obtain an SQF 2000 certificate you should attend the course on October 10th and 11th. (Cost $ 400)

If you need to obtain either an SQF 1000 certificate or SQF 2000 certificate and wish to focus on leafy greens production and processing, you should the classes on all three days (October 10-12)(Cost $ 600)

Related Web Pages and Sites:
SQF Institute

Registration Includes:

Registration includes workshop materials and refreshments.

Meeting Attire:

Business casual.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 10/03/2007
Name Price
SQF 2000 Course Houston (Oct 10-11) $400.00  
SQF 2000 Course Houston (Oct 10-11) - Group Rate $320.00  
SQF 1000 and 2000 Course (October 10-12) $600.00  
SQF 1000 and 2000 Course (October 10-12) - Group Rate $480.00  

Is Media Allowed?


Travel Information:

Participants are responsible for their hotel and travel costs and should book their required accommodation directly with the hotel.


FMI has negotiated airfare and car rental discounts for attendees of this training course. Please see the information below to take advantage of our special rates!

Select the lowest promotional airfare that’s right for you. Earn a 2%-10% discount off of applicable fares, including first class. You will receive an additional 5% discount by purchasing your ticket at least 30 days in advance of your scheduled travel. You may also choose area/zone pricing, which offers set airfare prices based on geographical locations. Discounts apply to all domestic segments of all United Airlines, United Express, TED and United code share flights (UA*) operated by US Airways, US Airways Express and Air Canada.

This exceptional offer is available to SQF Training Course participants only through this toll-free number: United Airlines 1.800.521.4041 (8:00 am – 10:00 pm, Daily/Eastern Time). Please refer to File #509RK


Avis Rent A Car is the official car rental provider for this meeting. Special discounts are extended to all attendees and include unlimited free mileage. Call Avis at 1-800-331-1600 or log on to www.avis.com to make your reservations. Be sure to mention: AWD # B235499.