Goals have been set. SQF Certification is on the horizon. Great, but now where do we start? Courses, reading, google searches? How about hiring a SQF consultant to help you develop your programs?
If you choose this SQF Consultant route, we encourage you to choose a consulting firm who has a proven track record of success with a tried and true implementation system in place to help you reach your goals. Otherwise, you just might find yourself in a situation you regret. Here’s what one of our clients, Rebecca Schroeder, President of Green Pak, LLC has to say about a similar situation they went through before working with the Safe Food Resources Team:
“As the owner of a smaller food packaging converter I was overwhelmed and confused when taking the first steps towards attaining SQF Certification. Without guidance I had picked an independent consultant based on my location. In a nutshell, this person started off with a can do attitude and had many certifications in food safety. Unfortunately, once the contract was signed I realized that this person had no business being a consultant. I felt hopeless after a year of spinning in our tracks on the most basic tasks. I’m writing this because I urge anyone who may be in the same position that I was in to get in touch with Safe Food Resources. You do not need to start all over with the process or feel obligated to continue on if you have a consultant that is not giving you the communication or results that you deserve. I did my research and was nervous and excited to contact Vicky at Safe Food Resources. Vicky gave me hope again!
She came out to our facility and performed a 2 day gap analysis (which my first consultant did not even do..) and then wrote up a custom plan, based on our desired certification date, for my business. All pricing is set in black and white. I never once had any unexpected fees and the pricing is very respectable (do not be fooled into thinking that you are saving any money by going with a consultant with an hourly rate). The next step was assigning us our consultant that we would be working with, Beth. Beth is the most amazing consultant that I could have ever asked for. Her experience, professionalism, guidance, communication and forward thinking made the entire process educational yet exciting! Our on site audit was on June 7-8, 2018 and I am proud and excited to say that we are now certified under SQF Edition 8 Manufacture of Food Packaging with an “excellent” rating. I am truly grateful and feel that Beth and Vicky were both key to preparing us for our audit as well as our food safety success! If you want to feel confident going into your on-site audit I urge you to take the most important first step, contacting Safe Food Resources!”
While there are many SQF consultants out there willing to say that they can help you achieve SQF Certification, our system was specifically created to help you find success, within your budget, and within your time frame. Give us a call and see what your SQF Consultant can do to help you meet your goals!