Safe Quality Food (SQF) Training


Whether implementing the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Code or improving an existing food safety system, UL’s experienced Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI)-certified training facilitators conduct various robust SQF training programs to aid organizations in establishing a high-quality, consistent and safe food program.


UL offers three distinct SQF training programs designed to help customers understand the requirements of the SQF Code, continually improve their system and learn the techniques and expectations of internal auditing and auditing requirements of the SQF Code. UL’s experienced, certified training facilitators will help your staff gain a deeper understanding of the SQF Code to effectively put the code into practice. Successful completion of training may encourage a buyer’s trust in your organization’s product and promote a culture of continual improvement within your organization.


UL’s training programs are conducted by experienced training facilitators who have years of work and auditing experience in the relevant sectors and industries.  They are certified by respective scheme owners, such as SQFI.  Further, UL is committed to offering a value-added training program by providing relevant examples from the training facilitator’s work and auditing experience to better understand the requirements of the standards.

Our three training programs all deliver valuable advice and skills for different audiences and purposes.

SQF Implementation Training
This course is designed to provide participants with a thorough understanding of the requirements of the most recent edition (7.2) of the SQF Code. Participants will be able to effectively implement the requirements of the SQF Code, prepare their organizations for an initial certification audit and maintain an implemented program after attending the training. In addition, participants will be able to implement a robust verification program as required by the SQF Code.

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to SQF implementation/SQF training
  • Preparation for SQF certification
  • Certification process
  • Implementation of an SQF system
  • System elements (SQF Code Module 2)
  • GMP and Post Farm Gate SQF Code (Module 11 and other modules)

This training course is aimed at potential SQF practitioners, auditors, consultants, and company senior managers and staff interested in understanding the details of the SQF Code and the program.

SQF Advanced Practitioner Training
This course provides advanced training for SQF practitioners. It is designed to help current SQF practitioners continually improve the SQF system. Detailed guidance in the use of continuous improvement tools will be provided to participants. This course will focus on post-SQF implementation activities, such as maintaining the system after initial certification, preparing for recertification, managing corrective actions, etc.

Course contents:

  • Establishment of food safety and quality objectives
  • Internal audits
  • Corrective and preventive actions/root cause analysis
  • Continuous improvement
  • Preparation for recertification audit

This training course is aimed at current SQF practitioners, auditors and consultants.

SQF Internal Auditing Training
This advanced course offers practical audit scenarios and examples that help participants to understand the techniques and expectations of internal auditing, and the requirements of the SQF Code. Successful completion of the training will help participants effectively perform an SQF internal audit relevant to their operations.

The facilitator will provide honest feedback on the auditing skills of participants, based on observation of practical exercises in the training, to further improve their auditing skills.

Course contents:

  • Process management concepts
  • Introduction to auditing
  • Auditing concepts
  • Audit planning
  • Soft skills required for auditing
  • Conducting the audit
  • Reporting the audit
  • Case studies
  • Practical auditing sessions

This training course is aimed at personnel responsible for the implementation of the SQF standard, consultants, and certification body personnel.



Safe Quality Food Code, Edition 7.2.