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Internal Auditor Training for GFSI

Internal Auditor Training for GFSI Programs

Verify the Effectiveness of Your Food Safety Program

And/Or Your Supplier's Food Safety Program

This course, one-day or two-days, offers basic audit training for in-house auditors and consultants responsible for verifying the effectiveness of the food safety system.

  • Current Sessions
  • February 11: Emeryville, CASign Up
  • April 7: Burbank, CASign Up
  • May 13: Emeryville, CASign Up
SCS Training Fee

Fees: Cost varies by 1 or 2 day course, sign-up date and number of attendees- see registration link
Fees include: training, material binder, lunch and certificate

Course Highlights

  1. Create audit schedules to inspect/verify programs
  2. Communicate audit findings to management
  3. Develop corrective actions of deficiencies
  4. Analyze Root Cause (corrective actions are not enough)
  5. Review SQF, BRC & GlobalG.A.P. Self Assessment Tools

One-day or two-days courses are available.

Our one-day couse is recommended for attendees who have previously taken a formal GFSI training, such as SQF, BRC, or GLOBAL.G.A.P. This one-day course is often scheduled after SQF training. The SQF training covers the basic requirements that are taught during the first day of the two-days course.

The two-day course is open to the general public with minimal food safety experience.

(1-day Internal Auditor course will cover mostly Day Two agenda topics)

Day one

  • Introduction to Auditing - Overview
  • Review GFSI benchmarked requirements
  • Auditable items for each GFSI requirement (SQF, BRC, GlobalGAP. May be varied for each course)
  • Key items to Audit: Food safety management system, good practices-GAPs/GMPs, HACCP program

Day two

  • 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.

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)