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ISO 22000:2018 Lead Auditor



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Course Duration

5 Days

ISO 22000:2018 Lead Auditor

Regardless of size or industry, ISO 22000:2018 is aimed at all organisations in the food and feed industries. It defines Food Safety Management as a process that is always developing. By assisting in the identification, prevention, and reduction of foodborne hazards in the food and feed chains, it adopts a preventative approach to food safety.

With the following widely acknowledged core components: interactive communication, systems management, prerequisite programmes (PRPs), and the principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points, the 2018 version improves understanding and offers a dynamic control of food safety hazards (HACCP).

The people who need a thorough understanding of the knowledge and abilities required to execute first, second, and third-party audits of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) against ISO 22000 should enrol in this intense, challenging, and highly interactive CQI and IRCA Certified training programme.

Many of the abilities learned in this training are transferable to other food safety management systems audits.


This course covers the training criteria for anyone wishing to register with the CQI and IRCA Certified Training under the Food Safety Auditor Scheme as a lead auditor for food safety systems.

Designing, implementing, and managing a Food Safety Management System that complies with ISO 22000 is the duty of food safety specialists.

Food safety auditors seeking formal acknowledgment for their skills and expertise or want to improve their auditing knowledge and abilities.

If there is a requirement to audit Food Safety Management Systems against ISO 22000, 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.

Prior knowledge Required

  • Understanding of the fundamentals of managing food safety, including prerequisite programmes and HACCP
  • The cycle of “Plan, Do, Check, Act”
  • The connection between managing food safety and providing wholesome food
  • Being aware of typical instances of pertinent local and national FSMS regulations (in the food sector and country relevant to the delegate)
  • Understanding of the ISO 22000 criteria as well as the terminologies and definitions used in food safety management.


  • 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


This course aims to broaden participants’ awareness of the planning and implementation of food safety management systems as well as aiding in the performance of food safety audits. Delegates will gain a better understanding of how HACCP can be integrated into a company’s food safety management system.

The formal training criteria for persons desiring to register as an Auditor, Lead Auditor, or Principal Auditor with CQI and IRCA Certified training under the food safety auditor programme will be satisfied upon successful completion of the course and attainment of the 70% pass grade.

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.