SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing Edition 8 has recently been published. Some of the changes include the following:
- As with other management system changes, there is greater emphasis on Senior Management responsibilities and duties.
- Complaint Management requirements are now mandatory – these were not mandatory in previous versions of the SQF code.
- There are significantly more detailed requirements specifying how Food Safety Plans need to be prepared in accordance with the twelve steps identified in the Codex Alimentarius Commission HACCP guidelines.
- Food Fraud prevention controls, including a food fraud vulnerability assessment and a food fraud mitigation plan, are now required.