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Food Safety Management Systems Lead Auditor

CQI & IRCA certified training course number: 17355

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This five-day certified training course will enable you to audit Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) against FSSC 22000, ISO 22000 and ISO 22002-1 requirements.

It describes the role and responsibilities of an FSMS Lead Auditor and the underpinning principles and benefits of an FSMS.

Who should attend?

  •  Individuals who want to audit Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) against FSSC 22000, ISO 22000 and ISO 22002-1 requirements
  • Auditors, HACCP team leaders or FSMS manager who want to add credibility with a widely accepted qualification
  • Organisations who wants to satisfy the formal training requirements for IRCA certification.

What will you learn?

  • Principles, benefits and continual improvement of an FSMS in your organisation
  • Processes and techniques used for the assessment and management of food safety hazards
  • The importance of aligning food safety specific controls with other general management system controls
  • How audits contribute to the effectiveness of a management system
  • The role and responsibilities of a FSMS auditor/ lead auditor
  • To prepare thoroughly for audit and the value of process based checklists
  • To gather objective evidence through observation, interviewing and reviewing documentation
  • To relate your audit findings to the policy and objectives of the organisation, including applicable regulations and legislation
  • To report your findings accurately against the requirements of ISO 22000 and/or FSSC 22000
  • The requirements to become a registered auditor/lead auditor with IRCA.

What do you need to prepare?

  • Knowledge of FSSC 22000 and/or ISO 22000 standard
  • Experience of working in the food supply chain before attending this course
  • Knowledge of relevant key food safety legislation, prerequisite programmes, Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP principles as defined in Codex Alimentarius
  • A basic understanding on how organisations work and the role of top management.

What's included?

  • 40 CPD hours
  • Training course materials
  • Lunch and refreshments for public attendees only
  • CQI & IRCA certificate

Course length

Five days.

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