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Internal Food Safety Auditor



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Course Duration

2 Days

Internal Food Safety Auditor

This highly interactive two-day training course, which is based on the top international standard for food safety, is intended for those who need a solid understanding of the methods and ideas behind food safety audits. The function of the food safety auditor in creating and enhancing a successful food safety management system is also covered.

For those who will conduct internal food safety audits or who will be needed to develop, manage, and implement internal audit programmes, this training is a necessity.


This course is perfect for anyone working in the food business who want to learn more about internal auditing and how to enhance their food safety programmes, such as:

  • Participating in the internal audit process for the upkeep and development of their site’s food safety management system.
  • Auditing the HACCP programme at the site or external suppliers.

Managers of quality assurance, supervisors, and members of the internal audit team are examples of typical jobs. Any food safety management standard can be audited using the principles and methods learned in this course.


In order to create and enhance an organization’s food safety management system, it is important to comprehend the auditing process and be able to plan, carry out, and report the results of internal food safety audits. to assist delegates in comprehending effective practises for making internal audits successful.

*Prior knowledge required:

  • A fundamental understanding of food safety management concepts, such as preparatory programmes and HACCP principles
  • Know the definitions of popular phrases used to describe food safety.
  • Knowledge of the specifications for ISO 22000 or GFSI programmes like FSSC 22000, BRC, SQF, or IFS
  • Become familiar with the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle.


  • Introduction to auditing food safety management systems
  • This course is based on ISO 22000, BRCGS and other GFSI recognised standards
  • Audit preparation including audit scheduling, audit planning and audit checklists
  • Performing the audit including opening meetings,non-verbal communications, question techniques, resolving conflict and gathering objective evidence.
  • Presentation of audit findings including the evaluation of audit findings, non-conformity classification, corrective action requests, developing an audit report, closing meeting and root cause analysis.
  • Follow up activities
  • Key to successful internal audits


Delegates who successfully complete the course will be given the technical skills and knowledge needed to organise, carry out, and report internal food safety audits. Delegates will also find the course’s dynamic format, challenging material, and heavy use of team-based activities to be stimulating and pleasantly surprising.

The knowledge and abilities acquired in the course can be used for internal audits of any management standard for food safety.

If delegates have also successfully completed an FSMS Foundation Course or can demonstrate equivalent knowledge when applying, they are eligible to apply for certification as a CQI and IRCA Certified Internal Auditor.

Why chose an in-house course?

They are more cost-effective and can be tailor made to closely meet your unique requirements.

Course delivery and course leaders

Our course instructors have a wealth of experience in quality management in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, services, and professional organisations like local, national, and international governments. Due to their extensive expertise, they are able to add interest to the course by providing pertinent examples and case studies throughout workshop discussions.