SQF Modules, SQF Edition 8

What are SQF Modules?

Different types of food industries have different food safety risks and so have different requirements for SQF Certification.

The table below outlines which Food Safety Code and which Module applies to different industries. If you are unsure of which category you fall under, we recommend that you confirm your choice with SQF or your Certification Body.

Food Sector Category Category Module
Food Safety Code for Manufacturing
4 Fresh Produce and Nuts Pack-house Operation 10: GMP for pre-processing of plant products
7 Slaughterhouse, Boning and Butchery Operations 9: GMP for pre-processing of animal products
8 Processing of Manufactured Meats and Poultry 11: GMP for processing of food products
9 Seafood Processing 11: GMP for processing of food products
10 Dairy Food Processing 11: GMP for processing of food products
11 Apiculture and Honey Processing 11: GMP for processing of food products
12 Egg Processing 11: GMP for processing of food products
13 Bakery and Snack Food Processing 11: GMP for processing of food products
14 Fruit, Vegetable and Nut Processing, and Fruit Juices 11: GMP for processing of food products
15 Canning, UHT and Aseptic Operations 11: GMP for processing of food products
16 Ice, Drink and Beverage Processing 11: GMP for processing of food products
17 Confectionery Manufacturing 11: GMP for processing of food products
18 Preserved Foods Manufacture 11: GMP for processing of food products
19 Food Ingredient Manufacture 11: GMP for processing of food products
20 Recipe Meals Manufacture 11: GMP for processing of food products
21 Oils, Fats, and the Manufacture of oil for fat-based spreads 11: GMP for processing of food products
22 Processing of Cereal Grains 11: GMP for processing of food products
25 Repackaging of products not manufactured on site 11: GMP for processing of food products
31 Manufacture of Dietary Supplements 11: GMP for processing of food products
32 Manufacture of Pet Food 4: GMP for processing of pet food products
33 Manufacture of Food Processing Aides 11: GMP for processing of food products
34 Manufacture of Animal Feed 3: GMP for animal feed production
Food Safety Code for Manufacture of Food Packaging
27 Manufacture of Food Packaging 13: GMP for processing of food packaging
SQF Food Safety Code for Primary Production
1 Production, Capture and Harvesting of Livestock and Game Animals 5: GAP for farming of animal products
2 Growing and Harvesting of Sprouted Seed Crops for Human Consumption TBA
3 Growing and Production of Fresh Produce and Nuts 7: GAP for farming of plant products (fruit, vegetables and nuts) or
7H: GAP for farming of plant products
6 Harvest and Intensive Farming of Seafood 6: GAP for farming of seafood
SQF Food Safety Code for Food Retail
24 Food Retailing 15: GRP for retail
SQF Food Safety Code for Storage and Distribution
26 Food Storage and Distribution 12: GDP for transport and distribution of food products