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Internal Auditor Training for GFSI

Internal Auditor Training for GFSI Programs

Verify Your Food Safety Program

Based on ISO 19011 procedures for conducting an internal audit, this course provides training for team members responsible for verifying food safety systems. Participants learn how to develop audit schedules and checklists for conducting an internal audit as well as techniques for conducting interviews and facility inspections. Participants are instructed in reporting audit findings and communicating those findings in a final report to management. Corrective action determination and root cause analysis is also explored.

  • Current Sessions
  • September 21: San Diego, CARegister
  • October 6: Emeryville, CARegister
  • Dec. 4-5, 10am-1pm PST: WebinarRegister
SCS Training Fee

Registration Fees: $425/person. Discounts apply for early bird, multiple attendee and multiple course registrations.
Fees include: instructor-led training, course materials binder, lunch and Certificate of Completion.

Course Highlights

  • Create audit schedules and checklists to verify programs
  • Learn techniques for conducting audit interviews
  • Role play to foster effective communication and learning
  • Report writing to communicate audit findings to management
  • Review GFSI self-assessment tools

This one-day course satisfies the GFSI internal auditor training requirement and is recommended for those who familiar with the GFSI standard they plan to audit.

Who Should Attend

In-house Auditors and Consultants-including those covering BRC, SQF, GlobalG.A.P. and FSSC 2200 (Self Assessment Tools will be available depending on class)


  • Audit Procedure – ISO 19011
  • Exercises – key elements, process flow
  • Qualification of auditors, roles and responsibilities
  • Audit challenges, tools, preparation, schedules, scope examples
  • Audit types and techniques - planning, methods, execution, opening/exit meetings
  • Audit report and follow-up activities, findings, corrective actions, root cause analysis
  • Audit scenarios - In-house or supplier verification.