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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:41 AM

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:16 AM

Thank you Slab, I was just looking through the documents that have been released for comment. According to the SQF website the plan is to publish mid-March and then there will be a six month implementation period.
More from SQF on the changes (same link as above):
Edition 8 offers a series of customized standards for our principal industry groups in the form of individual SQF Codes for the following sectors, encompassing the entire supply chain:
SQF Food Safety Fundamentals (For small and developing businesses. Formerly Level 1)
SQF Food Safety Code for Primary Production
SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing
SQF Food Safety Code for Storage and Distribution
SQF Food Safety Code for Food Packaging
The SQF Retail/Wholesale Grocery Code – NEW!
The SQF Quality Code (Formerly Level 3)
The SQF Food Safety Fundamentals and each SQF Food Safety Code will each have their own customized:
Part A: Implementing and Maintaining the SQF Code;
System Elements (Formerly module 2); and
GAP/GMP/GDP/GRP sections (retained as modules 1 – 14)
All Food Safety Codes will be submitted to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) for benchmarking to Benchmarking Requirements v 7 for all industry scopes that have GFSI requirements. Incidentally the GFSI Guidance Document Version 7 is yet to be published but is due out soon!


Some documents such as for packaging will be released at a later date.


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 09:32 PM

Yay...more bedtime reading, or reading that will put me to sleep.

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