The SQF Institute has released the new version of the code, SQF Edition 8. Companies are expected to begin their transition to the new edition. However, certification audits that are conducted before January 2, 2018 will continue to be audited to Edition 7.2 of the Code. Audits conducted January 3, 2018 or later, will be audited to Edition 8.
SQF has updated the code with 4 goals in mind.
The structure and naming of SQF levels has changed, but the basic structure has not changed.
Level 1 is now called Food Safety Fundamentals. It does not require HACCP. It is not benchmarked by GFSI.
Level 2 is now Food Safety Code. Instead of using 2 documents (module 2 + another module), you will use one. So, for example:
There are 5 sectors.
Level 3 is now knows as Quality. This will include system elements relating to quality. The results of your quality audit will not affect the score of your food safety audit.