Many companies confuse inspections with audits. A true internal audit will add value to the company, identifying areas for improvement. I can teach you how to attain this.
GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) codes require a complete review of your system once per year. The codes also allow for external assistance. With my auditing experience, I can fill in the gaps for you and ensure you have covered the whole system. Depending on your needs and the size of the facility this can take 1-2 days to complete the audit.
Internal auditors must be trained per GFSI. I can combine internal auditor training with conducting actual audits on site. You can’t accomplish this with an off-site auditing course. I can provide 1 day of classroom training followed by a day of in-plant auditing while assisting your internal auditors to improve the process.
75% auditing fundamentals and techniques to ensure value added audits.
25% identifying key food safety concerns emphasizing risk more than requirements.
Teams will be assigned to prepare for Day 2. They must do this on their own time for auditing assignments.
1 hour review / prep for in-plant studies.
1 group goes to plant in the morning, 1 in the afternoon.
When not at the plant – exercises and discussion
All groups convene to compare results, summarize
Key Workshop Topics
• Principles of Food Safety Systems
• Planning the audit and conducting opening meetings
• Understanding auditor roles and responsibilities
• Conducting internal audit activities
• Collecting audit information
• Communicating effectively during the audit
• Generating audit findings
• Preparing audit conclusions
• Conducting closing meetings
• Reporting audit results
• Conducting an audit follow-up
By the end of the course participants should be able to:
- Understand the benefits of Process Auditing
- Be able to conduct internal Food Safety audits
- Coordinate an effective internal audit program
- Develop effective auditing techniques for BRC Systems
- Practice audit skills in an interactive workshop
- Evaluate the significance of audit findings
- Improve communication skills for the presentation of audit findings
- Develop and implement corrective action programs
- Implement and audit continual improvement programs