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You need this course if...

  • You are from any organization in the food supply chain, i.e. from “farm to fork” and want an understanding of ISO 22000, its content and application.
  • You want to perform internal audits Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) against ISO 22000, ISO 22002-1, and the FSSC Scheme additional requirements
  • You work in the food sector, and wish to learn how to audit food safety management systems as an internal auditor

You will learn...

  • The background and principles of food safety management systems (FSMS).
  • How to identify the key attributes of an effective FSMS.
  • To describe, analyse and interpret the fundamental requirements of ISO 22000.
  • The underpinning principles and benefits of a FSMS in an organisation’s success
  • The principles, processes and techniques used for the assessment and management of food safety hazards
  • The importance of aligning food safety specific controls with other general management system controls
  • How continual improvement is applied within a FSMS
  • The contribution audits make to the effectiveness of a management system
  • The roles and responsibilities of a FSMS internal auditor
  • About processes, and how to use them to audit the effective implementation of the FSMS
  • To prepare thoroughly for audit and the value of process based checklists
  • To gather objective evidence through observation, interviewing and reviewing documentation
  • How to relate your audit findings to the policy and objectives of the organisation being audited, including applicable regulations and legislation
  • To report your findings accurately against the requirements of ISO 22000

You will need…

  • Prior experience of working in the food chain and knowledge of HACCP principles.
  • Knowledge of ISO 22000 (ideally gained from attending LRQA's 1 day ISO 22000 Appreciation and Interpretation course)
  • Experience of working in the food supply chain
  • Knowledge of the following Food Safety management principles and concepts:
    • implementing or operating a management system within a food sector context. This includes private schemes such as BRC, GLOBALGAP, FSSC and/or other schemes which include management system components.
    • relevant key food safety legislation (this may be specific to delegates’ food industry context and location).
    • knowledge of prerequisite programmes as specified in ISO/TS 22002-1.
    • Good Practice guides for Agriculture (GAP), Veterinary (GVP), Manufacturing (GMP), Hygiene (GHP), Production (GPP), Distribution (GDP) and/or Trading (GTP) depending on the segment of the food chain in which the student operates.
    • the principles of HACCP as defined by the Codex Alimentarius Commission.
  • To understand the basics of how organisations work and the role of top management

Your future development...

  • Internal Auditor
  • Food Safety Management Systems Lead Auditor (FSSC 22000 and IRCA approved).
  • ISO 22000 Auditor/Lead Auditor Conversion (IRCA approved).
  • FSSC 22000 approved courses (FSSC 22000 approved).
  • FSSC ISO 22000 Auditor/Lead Auditor
  • OH&S, EMS or QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor conversion courses
  • Tutored Audits (coached live audit at your company)
  • See our Business Improvement courses


If you are looking for a course for four or more people, you may find our in-house option more cost-effective. Contact the team for a quote.