What is SQF Level 3, and Why Does It Matter?
The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) offers SQF Level 3 as the highest distinction in its rigorous food safety and quality program, which is designed to control food quality-related threats in response to increasing consumer scrutiny. The SQF program is the one of the most highly recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
The goal of SQFI is to use science-based, proven principles to consistently apply the standards of the food safety and quality program on a global level. As a result, the program is recognized by all facets of the food-processing industry, including producers, suppliers, retailers, and consumers.
In a more practical sense, SQF certification protects the integrity of a brand by delivering proof that the labeled food is safe for consumption. It also ensures that the manufacturer has complied with multiple quality audits and standards.
The SQF Level 3 symbol is the buyer’s assurance that a product is continually monitored for quality, safety, and legality, by a respected organization committed to a “one world, one standard” vision. As a result, it virtually guarantees a higher degree of trust and acceptance of your product in the marketplace.