Food Safety ISO 22000:2018 Lead Auditor Training

5 Days Level 3

Held in collaboration with iqms Learning, this course is 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.

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Course aims

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.

This course will cover:

  • 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 will I learn?

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.

Is this course right for me?

This course is aimed at:

  • 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.

Prior Knowledge

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.

Certification

Delegates successfully completing the course, including the examination will be awarded a CQI and IRCA training accredited certificate (2339).

What else do I need to know? (Public courses only)

  • Dress code - Smart casual

  • Food & refreshments - You will be provided with lunch and refreshments throughout the day for the entire course. Please do let us know if you have any allergies or specific dietary requirements.

  • Proof of attendance - You will be sent a certificate of attendance following your training.

  • What to bring - You don't need to bring anything with you. You will be loaned a copy of the relevant standard(s) for reference and will be provided with writing materials and a copy of the presentation.

Why choose NQA training?

  • Expert trainers – All of our trainers have a wealth of experience and expertise in their field and are eager to pass this onto you in an effective way that you can take away and utilise.

  • Quality assured – Our trainers are assessed by delegates both annually and after each course. 99% of attendees scored overall trainer delivery, skills and knowledge as good or very good.

  • Interactive learning – We see the importance of practical and hands on learning so we have built this into all of our courses to further deepen your knowledge and engagement.

  • Small class sizes – Our courses all have a maximum of 12 delegates to ensure you are getting the best learning experience possible.

  • A learning journey – We offer a step-by-step training journey to help you improve over time. From introduction courses all the way up to our lead auditor training. We are always developing new training to keep up with the changing world of ISO standards.

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