On successfully completing the course, students will be able to:
- Audit an FSMS as per the requirements of ISO 22000:2018 standard, FSSC 22000 and ISO TS 22002 (all parts)
- Understand key elements of ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021 Standards and their application
- Plan an audit against a set of audit criteria
- Successfully execute a Food Safety Management System audit.
- Create clear, concise and relevant audit reports
- Communicate the audit findings to a client
The course uses extensive participative learning methodologies using a series of exercises and workshops, discussions, debates and role plays to achieve its aims. The practical exercises are based upon a case study company. However, the procedures, work instructions and data are typical and could relate to many different enterprises equally. The practical exercises have been carefully designed to focus upon issues that commonly arise during FSMS audits.
Who the course is for
All those with responsibility to implement, maintain and improve an FSMS according to the ISO 22000:2018 and FSSC 22000 standard must attend this course.
- Food safety Issues
- Food safety Management Systems overview.
- What to look for in Food safety Management System.
- Audit Techniques.
- What to look for in Management Responsibility.
- What to look for in Communication.
- What to look for in Planning of safe products.
- What to look for in Updating and Improvement.
- Practical Exercises and Feedback.
- Hard and soft skills required for a successful audit
The course uses a mixture of taught sessions, discussions and practical exercises to achieve its aims. The practical exercises are based upon a fictional company. However, the procedures, work instructions and data are typical and could relate to many different enterprises equally. The practical exercises have been carefully designed to focus upon issues that commonly arise during FSMS audits.
- Completion of secondary education. An understanding of report writing is desirable.
- Experience in the food chain and the principles used there (HACCP, GMP, GAP legislation…)
- An understanding of relevant key food safety legislation & pre-requisite programmes.
- A prior knowledge of the requirements of ISO 22000 is required, as a minimum the standard must be read before the course.
- Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 22000 which may be gained by completing an IRCA certified FSMS Foundation Training course or equivalent / by self study of ISO 22000 standard.
PLEASE NOTE: Upon completion of the course, a Lead Auditor Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all the attendees by BVCNA. For the IRCA Lead Auditor Certificate of Achievement, an in-person examination to be scheduled within next 6 months from the date of the training. When the student wishes to take the exam, please let us know and we will schedule the opportunity for an in person examination.