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SQF Edition 9: What's new and how-to

About this event

Now we know the updates, what you need to know to close the gaps

GFSI recognized food safety certification scheme, Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), recently released SQF Code Edition 9 with implementation due by May 2021. With this new edition comes several updates with increased alignment to the GFSI benchmarking criteria. Included in the updates is an additional focus on food safety culture, food defense programs, remote auditing, and more.

Developing your food programs to fit these new requirements is an achievable goal for your organization. Join SQF tutor, Evan Rosen, and BSI Food expert, Jeanette Litschewski, to learn more about what’s new with the updates and how-to close the gaps.

  • Key changes included in SQF Edition 9
  • Transitioning from 8.1 to 9
  • Food Defense
  • Food Safety Culture 
  • Next steps


Your experts

Evan Rosen, President at Excelsior Food Safety Solutions LLC, is a Registered SQF Trainer and Auditor and FSPCA Lead Instructor for PCQI Human Food, PCQI Animal Food and Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP). His over twenty years of experience in the Food and Packaging manufacturing industries includes certification bodies: AIB and SAI Global, and manufacturing: Kari-Out/Perk-Up as Quality Manager, PacMoore Products as Vice President Food Safety & Quality Assurance, and most recently at Tate & Lyle as Director of Global Quality Systems. 

Jeanette Litschewski, Food and Retail Sector Business Development Manager (BDM), joined BSI from SQF Institute as a Technical Affairs Specialist, where she was involved with many industry stakeholders to promote the SQF program and provide in-depth technical knowledge to companies and certification bodies. Jeanette has also worked with the Grocery Manufacturers Association advising members on the interpretation of the FSMA rules. | Connect on LinkedIn

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