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Recognized as a licensed training center by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), Eurofins offers training solutions designed for the Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification scheme. These courses are taught by top industry professionals with years of experience in a wide variety of food sector categories. SQF scheme is based on the principles of HACCP is the only standard to incorporate quality in addition to food safety while being GFSI recognized.

As customer expectations increase with respect to food safety, retailers and food service providers are increasingly requiring suppliers to provide proof of their food safety controls. Solidify your commitment to food safety and quality by attending one of our training courses today.

Implementing SQF Systems

Course Description As a licensed SQF training center, Eurofins enables suppliers to gain further insight into the application of the SQF code within their own facility. This comprehensive course focuses on learning how to implement the Safe Quality Food (SQF) scheme.
Training Modules • Introduction to SQF
• Preparing for SQF Certification
• SQF Certification Process
• Food Safety and Food Quality Plans
• SQF System Elements (SQF Code Module 2)
• GMPs (SQF Code Module 11)
Prerequisites HACCP for Food Processors
Who Should Attend? Food Safety Managers, internal and food safety auditors, quality assurance, control and regulatory affairs personnel, management, supervisors, or anyone who is interested in becoming an SQF practitioner and advancing their SQF knowledge of food safety and quality management systems.

Advanced SQF Practitioner

Course Description This course is a workshop based program that focuses on developing the knowledge of an existing SQF professional.  By attending this course the SQF Practitioner can reinforce the importance of maintaining the current SQF System.
Training Modules • Establishing Food Safety and Quality Objectives
• Internal Audits: Using results from the internal audit program to manage, maintain and enhance the SQF System
• Corrective and Preventive Actions / Root Cause Analysis
• Continuous Improvement
Prerequisites Implementing SQF Systems
Who Should Attend? Food Safety Managers, internal and food safety auditors, quality assurance, control and regulatory affairs personnel, management, supervisors, or anyone who is interested in becoming an SQF practitioner and advancing their SQF knowledge of food safety and quality management systems.

Food Quality Plans for SQF Suppliers

Course Description Discover the core elements of quality in this new course that covers requirements from the SQF Quality Code Version 8. This interactive 1-day course reveals key concepts for developing and implementing a quality management system. Take-a-ways from the course include using the principles of HACCP to develop a comprehensive quality plan as well as highlight requirements for identity preserved foods.
Training Modules • Defining Quality
• Cost of Quality
• SQF Quality Code Part A
• Applying HACCP to Quality
• Statistical Controls
• Implementing Quality
Prerequisites Recommended: Implementing SQF Systems
Who Should Attend? Food Safety Managers, internal and food safety auditors, quality assurance, control and regulatory affairs personnel, management, supervisors, or anyone who is interested in becoming an SQF practitioner and advancing their SQF knowledge of food safety and quality management systems.

SQF Conversion

Course Description This course will go through the changes from version 7.2 to version 8 of the SQF code. The goal of edition 8 is to update system elements and Good Industry Practices and focus on the latest food safety issues and regulatory requirements, build the quality elements to address continuous improvement and to include the GFSI Benchmarking requirements v.7.
Training Modules • SQF Edition 8 Updates
• Effective Quality Programs to Protect Your Reputation & Grow Your Business
• Food Fraud
• Top 10 Non-Conformances for SQF & BRC
Prerequisites None
Who Should Attend? Food Safety Managers, internal and food safety auditors, quality assurance, control and regulatory affairs personnel, management, supervisors, or anyone who is interested in becoming an SQF practitioner and advancing their SQF knowledge of food safety and quality management systems.

Upcoming Courses

Course Date Location
Internal Food Safety Auditor November 27 - November 28 Louisville, KY
Preventive Controls for Human Food November 28 - November 30 Dallas, TX
Environmental Monitoring Program December 4 - December 5 Des Moines, IA
BRC: Food Safety Issue 7 to 8 Conversion of Auditors December 4 - December 5 Nashville, TN
Internal Food Safety Auditor December 6 - December 7 Nashville, TN
HACCP for Food Processors December 11 - December 12 Seattle, WA
Preventive Controls for Human Food December 12 - December 14 Kansas City, MO
Implementing SQF Systems - Manufacturing Edition 8 December 13 - December 14 Seattle, WA
HACCP for Food Processors January 15 - January 16 Orange County, CA
Implementing SQF Systems - Manufacturing Edition 8 January 17 - January 18 Orange County, CA
Preventive Controls for Animal Food January 23 - January 25 Dallas, TX
Preventive Controls for Human Food January 23 - January 25 Louisville, KY
Internal Food Safety Auditor January 28 - January 29 Chicago, IL
HACCP for Food Processors February 5 - February 6 Nashville, TN
Environmental Monitoring Program February 7 - February 8 Seattle, WA
Implementing SQF Systems - Manufacturing Edition 8 February 7 - February 8 Nashville, TN
FAMI-QS Version 6 February 11 - February 12 Des Moines, IA
Preventive Controls for Animal Food February 13 - February 15 Des Moines, IA
BRC: Food Safety Issue 7 To 8 Conversion For Sites February 19 Philadelphia, PA
Preventive Controls for Human Food February 20 - February 22 Philadelphia, PA
FSMA: Foreign Supplier Verification Programs February 26 - February 27 Orange County, CA
BRC Lead Auditor March 4 - March 8 Chicago, IL
Environmental Monitoring Program March 11 - March 12 Atlanta,GA
Preventive Controls for Animal Food March 13 - March 15 Atlanta,GA
Preventive Controls for Human Food March 20 - March 22 Orange County, CA
Internal Food Safety Auditor March 21 - March 22 Louisville, KY
HACCP for Food Processors March 26 - March 27 Des Moines, IA
Implementing SQF Systems - Manufacturing Edition 8 March 28 - March 29 Des Moines, IA
Environmental Monitoring Program April 4 - April 5 Dallas, TX
HACCP for Food Processors April 9 - April 10 Seattle, WA
Preventive Controls for Human Food April 10 - April 12 Madison, WI
Implementing SQF Systems - Manufacturing Edition 8 April 11 - April 12 Seattle, WA
Internal Food Safety Auditor April 16 - April 17 Philadelphia, PA
Advanced SQF Practitioner April 18 - April 19 Des Moines, IA
Preventive Controls for Animal Food April 24 - April 26 Denver, Co
Food Plant Microbiology & Hazards 101 April 25 - April 26 Minneapolis, MN
Preventive Controls for Human Food May 1 - May 3 Seattle, WA
BRC Professional Package May 7 - May 10 Dallas, TX
Environmental Monitoring Program May 9 - May 10 Minneapolis, MN
HACCP for Food Processors May 14 - May 15 Philadelphia, PA
Preventive Controls for Animal Food May 15 - May 17 St Louis, MO
Implementing SQF Systems - Manufacturing Edition 8 May 16 - May 17 Philadelphia, PA
FSMA: Foreign Supplier Verification Programs May 21 - May 22 Des Moines, IA
GLP within Food Plant Laboratories May 23 - May 24 Des Moines, IA
Internal Food Safety Auditor May 30 - May 31 Madison, WI
Advanced HACCP June 10 - June 11 Des Moines, IA
Preventive Controls for Human Food June 12 - June 14 Des Moines, IA
Environmental Monitoring Program June 13 - June 14 Fresno, CA
HACCP for Food Processors June 18 - June 19 Minneapolis, MN
Environmental Monitoring Program June 20 - June 21 Providence, RI
Implementing SQF Systems - Manufacturing Edition 8 June 20 - June 21 Minneapolis, MN
Internal Food Safety Auditor June 25 - June 26 Seattle, WA
Advanced SQF Practitioner June 27 - June 28 Louisville, KY
FSSC 22000 June 27 - June 28 Chicago, IL

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