It is your job to make sure you are compliant and your auditors job to ensure you meet the SQF code requirements. It's up to the FDA and the USDA to ensure you meet their requirements and never the twain shall cross.
From the auditing guidance:
• Control measures are in place for all identified hazards and procedures/work instructions are effectively implemented; Guidance for Developing, Documenting, Implementing, Maintaining and Auditing an SQF Food Safety System for Manufacturing
• CCPs are correctly identified using a valid methodology;
• Critical limits are in place for every CCP, and are validated to ensure consistent product safety;
• All critical limits are monitored and test procedures, responsibilities, and frequency fully documented and implemented;
• Corrective actions are documented, are clear and unambiguous, and determine the disposition of product and action required to prevent recurrence (refer to 2.5.3);
• The corrective action procedure has been followed when monitoring shows deviation from critical limits (refer to 2.5.3);
• Staff with responsibility for monitoring, validation, verification of critical limits, or any other food safety control measures are aware of their responsibility, trained, and are carrying out their functions correctly; • The SQF practitioner ensures that the Food Safety Plan is effectively developed, implemented, maintained, and verified (refer to 126.96.36.199 i).
There is zero mention anywhere is this element regarding ensuring you meet the countries requirements. I agree with Tony.........ask for clarification