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Intact Systems at the SQF International Conference 2017

The SQF International Conference ranks among the most valuable food safety conferences in North America. It addresses food safety and quality issues across the entire supply chain and provides over 800 industry professionals with practical solutions and tools. Intact joins the 12th edition of this outstanding conference in Dallas, TX, from November 7–9, 2017 and is going to take an active part in shaping the future of food safety.

Food Safety Education with a Focus on the Changes in SQF Code, Ed. 8

The SQF International Conference is one of North America's major food safety and quality conferences designed to provide industry professionals at all levels of the supply chain with both a carefully composed education program and excellent networking opportunities. This year, the conference program is packed with breakout sessions and workshops covering topics such as allergen labeling, food fraud, trust and credibility, and the ethical and cultural aspects of food safety and quality.

However, the most anticipated topic in this year's conference program is the groundbreaking update of the SQF Code, which was published earlier this year on March 31. Edition 8 of the SQF Code comes with a completely re-designed structure and is now split up into 7 distinct codes to meet the needs and different scopes of the industry:

  • SQF Food Safety Fundamentals
  • SQF Food Safety Code for Primary Production
  • SQF Food Safety Code for Food Retail
  • SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing
  • SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacture of Food Packaging
  • SQF Food Safety Code for Storage and Distribution
  • SQF Quality Code

Despite being published already, edition 8 of the SQF Code has not been implemented, yet. The SQF International Conference thus is the perfect opportunity to familiarize yourself with all its changes and be prepared for when the code is being implemented on January 2, 2018.

Proven Solutions to Key Challenges in Food Safety and Quality Management

Besides its educational qualities, the SQF International Conference is also a great place to share ideas with industry peers and exchange views on key challenges in food safety and quality management. Of course, it is also a great place to learn about proven, standardized, yet innovative solutions to those challenges—which is the number one reason for Intact to join this event.

Intact is at the leading edge of software development and business consultancy in the fields of integrity management solutions, with audit and certification management as our focal point. Our solutions and services help standard setters, accreditation bodies, and certification bodies—such as the USDA, the Allergen Control Group, and CERT ID (now FoodChain ID Certification)—to ensure the integrity of their products and services, improve their processes, and generate new income streams.

Take your chance to meet Dirk Otto, our Director Business Development US, at the SQF International Conference 2017 in Dallas and learn how our solutions can benefit your business, too.

Dirk Otto, Director Business Development US

Meet Dirk Otto at the SQF International Conference 2017 in Dallas

Dirk has many years of experience in audit and certification management and knows the food industry inside out. He will gladly share his knowledge with you and clarify how Intact's software solutions can help improve your business.

Pre-Conference Trainings for Auditors and Consultants

Prior to the SQF International Conference, the SQFI offers a total of 10 optional training classes on November 5 and 6, 2017. These classes require payment of an additional fee and can be booked without a conference registration, if needed. The training classes offered are:

  • Food Defense/Crisis Management/Emergency Preparedness Management (2-Day Course)
  • Ethical Sourcing for Trainers (2-Day Course)
  • Advanced SQF Practitioner (2-Day Course)
  • SQF Professional Update
  • SQF Internal Auditor Training
  • Environmental Monitoring Program
  • SQF Quality Systems for Manufacturing (2-Day Course)
  • Implementing The SQF Retail Code
  • Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance – Preventive Controls for Human Food Training (PCQI  Training)  (2-Day Course)
  • Gluten-Free Certification Program Industry, Consultant & Auditor Training

What Industry Peers Are Saying About the SQF Conference

If you are still undecided whether you should attend the SQF International Conference in Dallas, make sure to watch the video below to see what other food safety professionals and industry experts are saying about the conference. You will hear the thoughts of Albert "Skip" Greenaway from Eagle Certification Group, Laura Nelson from Alchemy Systems, Chris Gindorff from Lund Food Holdings, Inc., and several others more.


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