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Introduction

Aimed at all organisations in the food and feed industries, regardless of size or sector ISO 22000:2018 translates Food Safety Management into a continuously improving process. It takes a precautionary approach to food safety by helping to identify, prevent and reduce foodborne hazards in the food and feed chains.

The 2018 version brings clarity of understanding and offers a dynamic control of food safety hazards combining the following generally recognised key elements: interactive communication, systems management, Prerequisite Programmes (PRPs) and the principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP).

This intensive, challenging and highly interactive CQI and IRCA Certified training program is for those people who require an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) against ISO 22000.

Many of the skills acquired on this course can be applied to auditing other Food Safety Management Systems.

Who Should Attend?

  • This course satisfies the training requirements for those who wish to register as a food safety system lead auditor with the CQI and IRCA Certified training under the food safety auditor scheme
  • Food safety professionals with a responsibility to design, implement and manage a Food Safety Management System that meets the requirements of ISO 22000
  • Food safety auditors who have been looking to enhance their auditing knowledge and skills or looking to achieve formal recognition for the skills and knowledge that they possess.
  • Auditors, from any organisation in the food chain, who need to lead audits and audit teams, both in their own organisation and in others, such as suppliers, where there is a requirement to audit Food Safety Management Systems against ISO 22000

Course Objectives

It is recommended those attending this course have the following prior knowledge:

  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle
  • Knowledge of the principles of food safety management including pre-requisite programs and HACCP
  • The relationship between food safety management and the provision of safe food
  • Awareness of common examples of relevant national and local FSMS legislation (in the food sector and country relevant to the delegate)
  • Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 22000 and the commonly used food safety management terms and definitions.

Course Content

  • PDCA cycle and its use within an FSMS
  • Terms and definition used in ISO 22000 pre-requisite standards
  • Maintaining and retaining documented information
  • The relationship between ISO 22000 & ISO 22002 series of pre-requisite standards
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd party audits
  • Benefits of third party accredited certification
  • The audit processes
  • Auditor responsibilities
  • Planning and conducting an audit
  • Auditing Food Safety Management System requirements
  • Generating audit findings
  • Reporting and following up the audit
  • Discuss the content and relationship of FSSC with ISO 22000
  • Discuss the broadened pre-requisites of ISO 22000 and the additional requirements to meet GFSI recognised certification

What are the benefits?

This course is designed not only to help people perform food safety audits, but also to develop delegates’ wider understanding of food safety management systems design and implementation. It will help delegates understand how HACCP can be embedded into the Food Safety Management System of an organisation.

Successful completion of the course and the achievement of the 70% pass mark will satisfy the formal training requirements for those wishing to register as an Auditor, Lead Auditor or Principal Auditor with CQI and IRCA Certified training under the food safety auditor scheme.

In-House Courses

Offering better value for money, they can be designed to closely match your specific requirements.

Style of Delivery & Course Leaders

Our course leaders are professional practitioners in the food sector, as well as being qualified, registered and experienced auditors. They have extensive knowledge across a wide variety of food industry organisations such as primary food processing, food manufacturing, retailing and catering. They have cut their teeth within high profile organisations, and fully understand the range of technical, legislative and people challenges that face those with a responsibility for delivering robust food safety management systems and customer confidence.

Certification

Delegates successfully completing the course, including the examination will be awarded a CQI and IRCA training accredited certificate. (2035)

Booking & Course Fees

The fee includes a full lunch and refreshments during the day