SQF Code Recognized for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The SQF Food Safety Code for Primary Production is recognized as a procurement standard for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The recognition includes the production of livestock; growing and production of fresh fruit, vegetables, and nuts; and extensive broad-acre agricultural operations including rice production. SQFI has developed an addendum to supplement the SQF Primary Production Code that sets the stringent sustainability, environmental, and welfare requirements prescribed by the Tokyo Organizing Committee. Growers and producers will be required to achieve and maintain certification to the SQF Food Safety Code for Primary Production and the SQF Tokyo Sustainability addendum. “SQFI is honored to be recognized by the Tokyo Organizing Committee and to be given the opportunity to integrate our globally recognized, GFSI-benchmarked food safety management standard with Tokyo’s rigorous sustainability requirements,” says Robert Garfield, chief food safety assessment officer and SVP, Safe Quality Food Institute. Get more information on the Tokyo 2020 Sustainability Plan here.