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.