How to Achieve SQF Certification with the Help of a Certified SQF Consultant & Trainer?

Charting the Course to SQF Success: 7 Essential Steps to Certification

The Sirocco Difference

Able to assist small and medium food companies in Canada and the United States in multiple languages – English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese.

Certification Fast-Track! Our clients save weeks, even months, when becoming certified.

Training provided & document templates written by a certified SQF trainer and consultant with 25 years of experience. The Sirocco team holds the highest credentials (Master of Food Science, SQF designations)

Affordable SQF and HACCP implementation. Save money with affordable courses and compliance documents (HACCP, SQF, Canadian PCP plans).

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The SQF Certification Process at a Glance

SQF Gap Assessments

All SQF site certifications start with a gap assessment to determine how fast your business may implement the SQF Code. The goal of the assessment is to:

  • Gauge the food safety culture of the site, and meet with the SQF team.
  • Evaluate the facility readiness to ensure GMP compliance.
  • Identify what food safety programs the site currently maintains.
  • Confirm the regulatory scope of the facility and corresponding documentation
  • Assess the “gaps” or the missing elements that are required for SQF certification.
  • Review and discuss training needs

Interested in a free Zoom consultation with our consultant Karine Lawrence? Email us.

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How Sirocco Can Help after the Gap Assessment

  • Sirocco can provide a quotation to develop your entire SQF manual or Procedures and assist with training and full implementation.
  • Alternatively, you can purchase an SQF template bundle and implement SQF directly yourself with no or little involvement from our team.
  • SQF certification can be achieved very fast if your facility is already HACCP certified. If you need a food safety plan, a manual of procedures and training, it may take 6 months or longer to achieve certification.
  • Sirocco can also develop food fraud vulnerability assessments, and food safety plans (HACCP, FSVP and Preventive Controls for Human Food, Canadian PCP Plans) and can perform your internal audits.
  • We can also train your team on becoming SQF practitioners and Internal Auditors. Check our store for details.
  • Our clients from Texas achieved SQF certification within 6 months. Read our case study here.
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Next Steps

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What Clients Are Saying

Karine is known in the food industry as an expert in Food Safety: conducting food safety related trainings, assisting companies develop and implement their food safety programs, and a wine connoisseur.  I had the privilege to attend several of her trainings, which are practical and easy to understand.  Our company needed assistance on SQF gap assessment and she provided valuable advice and information for us to ace our SQF Certification.  I recommend her to companies which are building their programs and are committed to start right and want to maintain an excellent Food Safety System.
"We have been using the expertise of Karine in the implementation of the SQF program and have always been completely satisfied with her help and guidance. She did an excellent job by directing us to the right resources and to obtain an excellent score in the SQF audit. We have also used the SQF templates available with Sirocco Food Safety Consulting to write our SOPs to comply with the SQF codes. The Spanish templates were very useful in creating SOPs in Spanish to cater most of our employees. I’m happy to recommend the services of Sirocco Food Safety Consulting for your SQF certification needs."
We contacted Sirocco Consulting after scoring lower than desired on an SQF 8.0 audit. Karine visited our plant and did a gap assessment. We found her efficient and helpful and used her guidance to get our CARs addressed. Subsequently, we hired Karine to return and train our key personnel on the FSPCA course. Again, we appreciate her knowledge and ability to teach efficiently. I would recommend Sirocco to anyone needing help building their food safety program.
We just had a gap assessment conducted in preparation for our SQF audit. We developed our written program with the help of Sirocco Food and Wine Consulting. These templates are terrific and easy to implement. The SQF consultant who performed the document review was very impressed with the quality of the procedures and record templates. Knowing that our written documents meet the standard, we feel that we are in a good position to pass our SQF audit and obtain our certification.
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