July 17, 2019
On July 02, 2019, SQFI published the newest edition of the SQF Code – Edition 8.1. While the announcement of a code update may sound intimidating, we assure you that this edition update is not anything to stress over!
The SQF Food Safety Codes, Quality Code and Fundamentals Program have been updated based off the suggestions gathered from SQF staff and stakeholders. The primary goal of this update was to correct typos, grammar error, formatting errors, numbering issues or incorrect references, wording or terminology. As promised, this edition change was a minor update with little impact to the site and there were no changes that would require the site to implement new programs or policies.
With the 8.1 release, the intent of the quality code has changed. Instead of the code being very prescriptive with a focus on Statistical Process Controls (SPCs) requirements, the intent is now refocused on controlling process variation.
Below are some of the updates from Edition 8.0 to Edition 8.1