Implementing SQF Systems


The Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin announces a regional course entitled "Implementing SQF Systems". Jim Van Ells from NSF Center for Public Health Education will provide the technical training for the course.

Course Overview

Implementing SQF Systems is a two-day course. This official SQFI training course meets the training requirement for the SQF consultant and will provide the SQF practitioner with the knowledge to develop their in-house food safety management system. SQF consultants must also successfully complete the online exam provided directly through SQFI.

The SQF Code is a HACCP-based food safety and quality management system that applies to all sectors of the food industry, from primary production to distribution. SQF certification provides assurance that food safety plans have been implemented in agreement with HACCP and relevant regulatory requirements and have proven effective to manage food safety. Understand the requirements of the SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing including system elements, implementation, rating system and audit scoring, so you can implement an effective system.

This course covers food safety requirements only. Future training will provide additional opportunities for building your quality management system. Participants will receive a copy of the SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing Edition 8.

This is the 2nd course in the SQF Practitioner’s Bundle for Food Manufacturing.

Course Prerequisites

A good understanding and working knowledge of food safety management systems is essential.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe SQF system elements
  • Implement and maintain SQF systems
  • Develop, validate and verify your food safety plans and SQF system
  • Prepare for SQF certification
  • Understand requirements for SQF practitioners and SQF consultants

Learning Assessment

  • Exam is optional, but highly recommended, for participants of this course.
  • Certificates are issued by SQFI.
  • The exam is an additional fee of $75 USD invoiced by SQFI.
  • The exam must be taken online by participating trainees independently.
  • Instructions on taking this exam are provided during the program.

Continuing Education Credits

As an IACET Accredited Provider, NSF Training and Education Services offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. NSF Training and Education Services is authorized by IACET to offer 1.30 CEUs for this program.

Course Details

This two day course, sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, is open to all Wisconsin cheese and dairy companies. Attendance will be limited to the first 20 registrants, so please register early. Cost of the course will be $225 and will cover registration, all materials, lunch and breaks each day. Due to popular demand, DFW reserves the right to limit the number of attendees to 2 per company per location.

May 15-16, 2019

Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin
8418 Excelsior Dr.
Madison, WI 53717
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Lodging is not included in the registration fee. Please make your reservations directly with your selected provider. As few recommendations are below:


For questions regarding these or any other courses, contact Adam Brock at or 608.203.7223.

We look forward to your attendance and participation as we work to ensure Wisconsin continues to be a leader in dairy food safety!

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Please mail a check payable to Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin for $225.00 along with a printed copy of your registration confirmation (will be emailed after registration is completed) to:

Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin
PO Box 8717
Carol Stream, IL 60197-8717



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