Food safety modernization for food industry suppliers.

Keep track of SQF compliance items and synchronize food safety documentation with anyone, anywhere.

Automate food safety

QT9 QMS reduces staff time by eliminating manual processes.

Hassle-free SQF compliance

QT9 QMS collects & prioritizes all your SQF & FDA compliance.

Connect & collaborate online

QT9 QMS lets you upload, publish & distribute documents.

Be more accurate & efficient

QT9 QMS helps you anticipate & address changes & problems.

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Management Control

QT9™ QMS Management Review Module

Module 2.1

Document Control

QT9™ QMS Document Control Module

Module 2.2

Product Development

QT9™ QMS Inspection Module

Module 2.3

Food Quality System

QT9™ QMS Safety Incidents Module

Module 2.4

Supplier Program

QT9™ QMS Supplier Evaluation Module

Module 2.4.4

Nonconforming Products

QT9™ QMS Nonconforming Product Module

Module 2.4.5

Corrective Actions

QT9™ QMS Corrective Actions Module

Module 2.5.3


QT9™ QMS Preventive Action Module

Module 2.5.3

Internal Audits

QT9™ QMS Audit Management Module

Module 2.5.5

Risks & Opportunities

QT9™ QMS Risk Assessments Module

Module 2.7


QT9™ QMS Employee Training Module

Element 6.2.2

Frequently Asked Questions: Safe Quality Food (SQF)

What is SQF?

SQF stands for Safe Quality Food and refers to a set of requirements for the food industry that addresses food safety from every aspect – agriculture, processing, retail and everything in between. The requirements are used as part of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification program required by many retailers and food manufacturers in order for them to purchase your product.

What are SQF certification requirements?

The SQF system is based on the principles of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) food safety system. However, SQF goes beyond HACCP with a more comprehensive approach that includes legal and regulatory compliance and quality control. SQF also is applicable throughout the supply chain, whereas HACCP is used mostly in processing environments.


The SQF platform is generally more stringent than HACCP, requiring extensive documentation and more intensive auditing. SQF also offers three levels of certification that are applicable depending on where a business falls within the supply chain.


For more detailed information about the HACCP system, visit the Safe Food Alliance website. For more detailed information about SQF visit the Safe Quality Food Institute.

Who needs to be SQF certified?

The SQF system can be used by any food business from the farm to the table. Some of the more common food-industry sectors include:

  • Food and ingredient manufacturers
  • Pet food manufacturers
  • Primary plant producers
  • Primary animal producers
  • Aquaculture
  • Food packaging manufacturers
  • Food storage and distribution
How can QT9 QMS help meet SQF requirements?

QT9 QMS is a highly rated quality management solution geared toward compliance and efficient systems. We offer more than 23 modules that come standard, including Document Control, Audit Management, Nonconforming Products, Corrective Actions, Employee Training and Electronic Batch Records integration.


Our QMS is backed by free software updates, full customer support, an available ERP integration and Business Intelligence tool. Contact us for more information.


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Track all your SQF food safety information in one place.

QT9's easy-to-use food safety management system makes traceability and transparency simple.

Built-In Dashboard

Quickly see the status of SQF items with real-time reports from the QT9 dashboard. You can even personalize the view specific to your needs.

Electronic Signatures

Make approvals electronically with electronic signature capturing built-in. QT9's food safety management system is FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliant.

Software Validation

QT9 QMS is validated after each release, and it is in line with FDA QSRs to keep you in compliance with FDA quality system requirements.

QT9™ QMS is flexible for your business.

QT9 lets you choose modules based on what's best for your organization.

Modules for any business size

With multiple modules to choose from, there's solutions for nearly anyone.

A solution that scales with you

Whether you are a large corporation or a small start-up you can use as many modules as you want.

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