Safe Quality Food

Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification

We believe that food safety is more than just receiving a passing grade - Americold adheres to the Safe Quality Food (SQF) scheme for the Global Food Certification Initiative (GFSI,) and we have a comprehensive certification plan in place.

SQF Certification

Certification for SQF involves a rigorous preparation and continuation program.  Americold has implemented a comprehensive plan that certifies strategic facilities accross our network over the next few years:

Year             No. of Certified Facilities

2012             4

2013             8

2014             9

2015             16

*2016           31

*2017           47

*2018           65

*2019           86

*2020           108

*planned certifications

Successful Certification

This tiered rollout ensures thorough preparation and process implementation for successful certification without any detrimental effects on facility operations that might disrupt customer supply chains.