GFSI releases Auditor Competency Framework

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) released the first edition of its Food Safety Auditor Competencies for free download by interested stakeholders. The competency framework comprises a list of agreed generic knowledge and skill components that can be applied across all post farm-gate GFSI benchmarked schemes.

It will be re-released in early 2014 to include competencies for the pre-farm gate sector, and other competencies will be added as sector-specific working groups draft requirements. A professional testing organization validated the competencies, which were revised based on the outcomes of that study in early 2013.

The framework can be accessed here.