What is adequate Internal Auditor Training?

Food Safety Systems are not only regulatory requirements under HACCP and FSMA regulations but also voluntarily adopted by companies that undergo GFSI audits.

Preventive Controls for Human and Animal Food regulations, USDA and FDA HACCP regulations and 3rd party audits follow the same food safety principles. All regulations and audits require that companies that manufacture, process, hold or repack food have a food safety system with HACCP or Food Safety Plan as a major component. In addition to Food Safety / HACCP plans, the systems must have fundamentals (GMPs) and supporting elements (Pre-requisite Programs).

Food Safety / HACCP Plans are standardized and must have hazard analysis, critical control points, allergen, sanitation, and supply chain preventive controls (as adequate) along with management components such as limits, procedures for monitoring, corrective actions, verification, and records.

Effective food safety system is a must not only to meet regulatory requirements or pass an audit but also to protect the business reputation and liability.

Initial Food Safety Plans and Food Safety System are subject to change and may be reassessed due to changes in process, ingredients, equipment, or product formulation.

Internal Auditing of food safety system is required to assure your system is accurate and up to date. Internal Audits are crucial to verify the effectiveness of Food Safety / HACCP Plans and corresponding elements of the system. Facilities must identify individuals responsible for conducting internal audits and must train personnel on Internal Audit Techniques. GFSI certification schemes such as SQF, BRC and others require that training for Food Safety Internal Auditors meets certain criteria. Adequate Internal Auditor Training is based on ISO 19011:2011 for auditing of quality management systems and meets criteria that is commonly used in auditing.

Food Safety Internal Auditors have the responsibility for assuring their systems are functioning properly therefore must be properly trained according to recognized standards. With updated GFSI guideline and new audit codes for GFSI benchmarked audits such as SQF and BRC, Internal Auditor Training is one of the new requirements auditors verify.

Food Safety Internal Auditor Training offered by BD Food Safety Consultants is based on ISO 19011:2011 and is recognized and accepted by GFSI Audit certification schemes such as SQF, BRC, FSSC, IFS and others. This 1 Day (8 hours) curriculum teaches participants about internal audit techniques and audit process. Become Food Safety Internal Auditor and receive certificate of completion by attending recognized training course. This course is taught by experienced instructors that have academic and food safety background in food manufacturing. Our firm offers FSMA, GFSI and HACCP Consulting Services. Visit us at https://bdfoodsafety.com/internal-audit-training/ to register to Internal Auditor Certificate Course or CLICK HERE to contact us regarding other FSPCA Training or HACCP Certification courses and consulting services.