Update: the current Edition is now SQF 7.1. The documents are available for download on the SQFI site.
SQF Edition 7, the newest version of the SQF (Safe Quality Food) Standard has been released to replace the SQF 2000 Code 6.
Edition 7 only has one standard but includes various modules for the food safety fundamentals tha tapply to different segments of the food industry.
Any type of food company will use Module 2, System Elements and then will add the module that applies to their industry. Food manufacturers and processors will use Module 11. See a list of all modules by industry.
A feature of the SQF Standard that is not found in the ISO 22000 or FSSC 22000 standard is the choice of levels that an organization can choose to register to. The different levels are also found in version 7 of the standard. Note that for Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognition, an organization must certify to Level 2 or 3; level one is not recognized by GFSI.