WEBINAR TAKES PLACE FROM 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EASTERN / 10:00 - 11:00 AM CENTRAL / 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM MOUNTAIN / 8:00 - 9:00 AM PACIFIC
Join us for a one-hour overview to better understand GFSI and SQF, the complete certification program for managing food safety and enhancing quality systems throughout the supply chain.
Dr. Bob Strong, Steritech’s Vice President, Quality Management Systems, will discuss the origins of the SQF Program and give an introduction to the two standards provided by the program based on the type of supplier - SQF 1000, designed for primary producers and SQF 2000, designed for manufacturers. Topics discussed include:
The Global Food Safety Initiative
1. What is SQF?
2. The Advantages of SQF
3. SQF Program Components
4. What are the Costs Associated with Implementing SQF?
5. Implementation Steps for SQF
6. SQF Levels and Requirements for Certification
7. What are the Differences Between SQF 1000 and SQF 2000?
8. SQF Application Process
9. SQF Desk Audit Process
10. SQF Site Audit Process
11. SQF Certification Decision Process
12. How to Apply for SQF
13. Documentation Review and Registration
ABOUT BOB STRONG
Dr. Strong is the Vice President of Quality Management Systems for The Steritech Group where he has been one of the driving forces behind Steritech’s food safety operations in the areas of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) and supplier assurance programs, including SAFE, SQF and BRC. Dr. Strong consults on food safety for a number of the leading hospitality and manufacturing chains in the USA and has worked and traveled to many parts of the globe. Dr. Strong has more than 39 years of experience in the food industry, while working for national and international companies in quality assurance, product development and auditing. He is an oft-requested seminar speaker in the areas of GMP and HACCP.
Dr. Strong earned a Ph.D. and BSC in Chemistry and is an accomplished food safety trainer for numerous food safety manager certification courses including Serv Safe and Experior. In addition, he is a GMP/HACCP instructor, a Lead Auditor trainer, and is also certified to consult on the Global Food Safety Initiative by SQF and by BRC. He is certified in 19 product categories.