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This course will provide delegates with the knowledge and skills needed to perform an internal audit and report on the effective implementation and maintenance of Part A Food Safety Management system in accordance with ISO 22000:2018, FSSC 22000 Version 5 and the guidelines of ISO 19011:2018.

Who should attend?

Professionals who want to perform internal food safety management systems audits in accordance with certification standards ISO 22000, FSSC 22000 and the guidelines of ISO 19011.

What will you learn?

  • How to describe the purpose of a food safety management system, of food safety management systems standards, of management system audit and of third-party certification
  • How to explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up a food safety management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Be able to plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit of a food safety management system to establish conformity with ISO 22000, ISO 22002-1, FSSC additional requirements, and in accordance with ISO 19011

What do you need to prepare?

Before starting this course, learners are encouraged to take an introductory course to food safety management systems and ISO/FSSC 22000. For a successful completion, we recommend the following previous knowledge:

  • Understand the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle
  • A basic knowledge of the concepts of food safety management including prerequisite programmes as specified in ISO/TS 22002 (all parts) and HACCP principles
  • Understand commonly used food safety management terms and definitions, as given in ISO 22000
  • Relevant key food safety legislation (this may be specific to delegates’ food industry context and location)
  • An understanding of the requirements of ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000

Course content

Day 1

  • Introduction 
  • Introduction to the FSSC ISO 22000 Scheme
  • Overview of food safety concepts
  • ISO 22000 – Internal audit requirements
  • Audit structure, roles and responsibilities
  • Audit planning

Day 2

  • Conducting audits
  • Audit reports
  • Correction, corrective action, follow-up and evaluating corrective actions
  • Audit practice
  • Course review

Course certification

Learners who attend the full duration of the course will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance. Learners who successfully complete the training and successfully pass the continual assessment will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.

Course length

Two days

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Course Type

  • In-house


If you are looking for a course for four or more people, you may find our in-house option more cost-effective. Contact the team for a quote.

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