SQF is just part of EtQ's food safety compliance system that adheres to guidelines of the FDA, HACCP, and ISO processes, to provide a fully integrated and automated food quality solution.
Farmingdale, NY (Vocus) March 3, 2009
EtQ, Inc. has announced that its Quality Management System (QMS) streamlines compliance with the global Safe Quality Food (SQF) initiative.
SQF was created to demonstrate that a food chain stakeholder has incorporated all of the aspects necessary to produce safe and quality food, and integrates Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and ISO standards into its certification. EtQ's QMS software solution has all the modules necessary to streamline compliance with the SQF standards, including Document Control, Employee Training, Corrective Action, Audits, HACCP, Risk Assessment, Supplier Rating, Calibration and Maintenance, Nonconformance and more - All critical processes designed to help with compliance to SQF, ISO 22000, ISO 9000 and similar standards and initiatives.
Using EtQ's comprehensive solution for SQF compliance, organizations can manage and track related documents and procedures, ensure proper training is executed, and document the necessary steps within the food chain. Furthermore, EtQ's HACCP module provides all the necessary tools to automate and streamline the HACCP plan, including Prerequisite Programs (PRPs), Risk-Based Hazard analysis, and Critical Control Points that link to quality processes such as nonconformance, Corrective Action, and Calibration and Maintenance. Finally, EtQ's robust Supplier Module enables organizations to link food safety initiatives such as SQF to the supply-chain, ensuring compliance in the supplier network.
EtQ provides compliance for both SQF Level 1000 and Level 2000 codes, which are based on HACCP principles and focus on Risk Assessment as well as food recall and incident prevention:
SQF 1000 Code -- Code for primary producers to demonstrate that, in addition to Good Agricultural Practices (GAP's), producers have fully maintained food quality and safety plans to control aspects in their operations that are necessary to maintain a high level of food quality and safety.
SQF 2000 Code -- Code for food manufacturing and distribution sectors to demonstrate that, in addition to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), manufacturers have fully maintained food quality and safety plans to control aspects in their operations necessary to maintain a high level of food quality and safety.
"EtQ is pleased to assist all food chain stakeholders in achieving compliance with the SQF initiative," stated Morgan Palmer, Chief Technology Officer at EtQ. " SQF is just part of EtQ's food safety compliance system that adheres to guidelines of the FDA, HACCP, and ISO processes, to provide a fully integrated and automated food quality solution."
EtQ is the leading Enterprise Quality and Compliance Management software for identifying, mitigating, and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation, and collaboration. EtQ uses best-in-class, integrated modules and enterprise application integration to manage and measure quality and compliance processes and execute organizational change. Key modules within the product include: Document Control, CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action), Audits, Complaint Handling, Risk Management, Change Management, Employee Training, Project Management, Nonconforming Materials, Enterprise Reporting, and more than 20 additional compliance-oriented modules. With its world-class flexible workflow, collaborative platform, EtQ has developed a unique niche to support enterprises involved in various compliance management initiatives such as; ISO 22000, SQF, cGxP (FDA), ISO 13485, ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, AS 9001, TL 9000, OHSAS 18001, RoHS, Sarbanes-Oxley, HACCP, and similar standards for compliance and regulatory management. EtQ has been providing compliance solutions to a variety of markets for over 15 years.
For more information or to schedule a virtual demo, contact EtQ Inc., at 800-354-4476 or 516-293-0949. Visit us on the web at http://www.etq.com.
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