Internal Audits are a requirement of all GFSI approved certification schemes (e.g. SQF, BRC, FSSC 22000, etc.) and many 3rd-party audit programs. Internal audits allow you to audit your facility for gaps and compliance. They are an important tool in the ongoing food safety toolbox for any food manufacturer, packager, and warehouse and distribution company.
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to conduct an internal audit program within your company. The course covers the fundamentals of auditing, useful industry-proven techniques, compliance criteria, how to foster good communication within the facility, the importance of auditor ethics, and gathering objective evidence, nonconformities, and reporting suggestions. This course is for those who are new to internal auditing and those that could use a refresher course.
Who Should Take This Course:
- Anyone who needs to manage or develop their company's Internal Audit program.
- Anyone who is interested in gaining more knowledge about auditing in a food manufacturing facility
Example roles include: Quality Assurance personnel, Production Management/Supervisor, Internal Audit Team Members, Production/Plant Management personnel.
By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:
- Know how to maintain and design an efficient internal auditing program
- Understand how an internal audit program is not meant to be a policing tool but a continuous improvement tool.
- Know how to use all of the senses to conduct an audit.
- Utilize the appropriate techniques for conducting interviews.
- Develop and communicate the auditing findings to make constructive improvements to programs within the facility.
The course fee is $595/ each individual.
This course will be taught by Food Processing Specialist, Janna Hamlett of TechHelp, and the University of Idaho.