Food Safety Management Systems Lead Auditor CQI and IRCA certified training course 17355 FSSC 22000 recognised course

You need this course if:

  • you want to audit Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) against ISO 22000, ISO 22002-1, and the FSSC Scheme additional requirements
  • you work in the food sector, and wish to learn how to audit food safety management systems, either as an internal auditor, supplier auditor, or third party auditor
  • you want to add to your credibility with a widely accepted auditor qualification
  • you want to satisfy the formal training requirements for CQI IRCA auditor certification

You will learn:

  • the underpinning principles and benefits of a FSMS in an organisation’s success
  • the principles, processes and techniques used for the assessment and management of food safety hazards
  • the importance of aligning food safety specific controls with other general management system controls
  • how continual improvement is applied within a FSMS
  • the contribution audits make to the effectiveness of a management system
  • the roles and responsibilities of a FSMS auditor and lead auditor
  • about processes, and how to use them to audit the effective implementation of the FSMS
  • to prepare thoroughly for audit and the value of process based checklists
  • to gather objective evidence through observation, interviewing and reviewing documentation
  • how to relate your audit findings to the policy and objectives of the organisation being audited, including applicable regulations and legislation
  • to report your findings accurately against the requirements of ISO 22000
  • the certification requirements to become a registered auditor/lead auditor with CQI IRCA

You will need:

  • knowledge of ISO 22000 (ideally gained from attending LR’s 1 day ISO 22000 Appreciation and Interpretation course)
  • experience of working in the food supply chain
  • knowledge of the following Food Safety management principles and concepts:
    • implementing or operating a management system within a food sector context. This includes private schemes such as BRC, GLOBALGAP, FSSC and/or other schemes which include management system components.
    • relevant key food safety legislation (this may be specific to delegates’ food industry context and location).
    • knowledge of prerequisite programmes as specified in ISO/TS 22002-1.
    • Good Practice guides for Agriculture (GAP), Veterinary (GVP), Manufacturing (GMP), Hygiene (GHP), Production (GPP), Distribution (GDP) and/or Trading (GTP) depending on the segment of the food chain in which the student operates.
    • the principles of HACCP as defined by the Codex Alimentarius Commission.
  • to understand the basics of how organisations work and the role of top management

Your future development

  • OH&S, EMS or QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor conversion courses
  • Tutored Audits (coached live audit at your company)
  • See our Business Improvement courses

Course length: 

5 days

This course is certified by CQI and IRCA and meets the requirements of the CQI and IRCA ISO 22000:2018 Lead Auditor (FSMS) course criteria PR359

LR is a licensed FSSC 22000 Training Organization. This training course has been approved by FSSC 22000.

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