INTERNAL AUDITOR WORKSHOP 10-10

INTERNAL AUDITOR WORKSHOP 

Presented by

Jeff Kronenberg, M.S., Assistant Professor and Food Safety Practitioner

Food Safety Northwest, LLC

COURSE DESCRIPTION

A comprehensive audit program is essential to a company’s food safety and product quality management. It provides confirmation that systems and procedures are operating effectively and identifies areas that require improvement. The Internal Auditor Workshop will teach you how to conduct internal audits in your facility against one of the GFSI Audit Schemes.

GFSI Audit Schemes have become a standard for the food industry as a tool for assuring food safety and regulatory compliance, and often a customer requirement for many processors. Many of these schemes require formal, documented training for personnel who conduct internal auditing. This course will provide attendees with a full understanding of audit requirements as well as promote personal professional development. It will also help the plant audit scheme practitioner do a better job managing food safety and HACCP.

Participants will be trained through a combination of discussions, practical exercises, and PowerPoint presentations. Attendees will be given feedback during group exercises on how to improve auditing technique.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the principles of internal auditing, based on the ISO 19011:2011- Guideline for Auditing
  • Learn how to audit compliance to GFSI audit schemes, including SQF, BRC, and PrimusGFS
  • Learn how to recognize and evaluate food safety non-conformances in Prerequisite and HACCP/Preventive Control programs, and in potential facility and equipment hazards.
  • Understand documentation and follow-up required for food safety internal audits.

WHY ATTEND THIS COURSE

  • Enhance your professional development by becoming a trained Internal Auditor
  • Better manage food safety and build your ability to monitor compliance of the company’s SQF, BRC, and Primus GFS program to certification requirements.
  • Upgrade your resume with a new certificate
  • Facilitate your company completing a successful BRC, SQF, or PrimusGFS audit
  • We use the latest interactive participant engagement technologies to ensure this will be a meaningful and enjoyable learning experience!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Food safety managers
  • Plant managers and supervisors
  • QA/QC managers, supervisors, and technicians
  • Regulatory and public health personnel
  • Auditors from certification bodies
  • Supply chain managers

COURSE LOCATION

The Riverside Hotel

2900 W. Chinden Boulevard

Boise, ID 83714

(208) 343-1871

ACCOMMODATIONS

A group rate of $115 + tax  has been arranged with The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise, ID 83714.  Please mention “Food Safety Northwest” to receive the group rate. For reservations, call: (208) 343-1871 .

DELIVERABLES

  1. Workshop manual. As an alternative, save a tree and go digital! To receive only an electronic manual on a flash drive, use the “Electronic Manual” option during registration and save $30.
  2. Interactive team exercises
  3. Certificate of Completion
  4. Continental breakfast
  5. Lunch
  6. Full beverage (coffee, tea, herbal tea, soft drinks, juice) and snack service

REGISTRATION

  • Course fee: $395.00 per person; option includes hard copy manual  OR  $365.00 per person; option includes  flash drive with electronic manual
  • Special needs or food requests: events@fsnwllc.com
  • Technical Questions? Call FSNW @ (208) 426-0228  or jk@fsnwllc.com

TIMEFRAMES

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST: 7:30 am

WORKSHOP STARTS: 8:00 am

WORKSHOP CONCLUDES: 5:00 pm

AGENDA

Introduction

  • Overview and Purpose of

Auditing

  • Food Safety and HACCP audits

Food Safety Standards

  • NACMCF HACCP Standard
  • Codex HACCP Standard
  • GFSI Guidelines
  • BRC, SQF, PrimusGFS Audit Schemes

SQF, BRC, PrimusGFS Audit Requirements

  • Audit process overview
  • Internal auditor requirements

Audit Professional Conduct

Audit Preparation

  • Team selection
  • Training
  • Scheduling
  • Format

 Audit Performance

  • Conducting the  Audit
  • Findings

Audit Reporting

 Documentation

Audit Closure and Corrective Action

Audit Program Management

  • Follow-up to audits
  • Reviewing audit process

General Knowledge and Skills for Audits

  • Audit basics
  • Skills
  • Tool
  • Audit