FSSC 22000 v5.1 / ISO 22000:2018 Lead Auditor Food Safety Management System

Course Duration

05 Days / 40 Hours

Delivery Language

English / Arabic

Price starts from

545.00 USD
The Food Safety Management System based on FSSC 22000 v5.1 / ISO 22000:2018 Lead Auditor course is approved by certificated by the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) and International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA).
The objective of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of FSMS against FSSC 22000 v5.1 / ISO 22000:2018, in accordance with ISO 19011, ISO / TS 22003 and ISO / IEC 17021, as applicable.

The training course will provide technical knowledge and practical skills (exercises and role play) to become a competent Lead Auditor, including via the following:

  • Providing knowledge about purpose of a food safety management system (FSMS), FSMS standards and business benefits of improved performance
  • Plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit of a FSMS to establish conformity with FSSC, accordance with ISO 19011
  • Explain the purpose and differences between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party audits
  • The audit process: determination of audit objectives, identification of appropriate personnel, stage 1 and stage 2 audits, conducting on-site audit activities, including preparation of working documents, conducting meetings, gathering audit evidences, audit reporting and audit follow up – theoretically and with practical role play activities.
  • Auditing FSMS requirements, including external and internal issues, scope of the FSMS, regulatory and legal requirements, verification of the FSMS policy, evaluation of auditee’s arrangements for planning, operational processes, food safety hazard control processes, management review, continual improvement and management commitments
  • This is a 5-day (40hr) learning event.
  • Start/Finish Times: 09:00am – 17:00pm (each day) with an earlier finish on the final day at 2pm.
  • Prior Learning Requirement: Knowledge about the core elements of management systems, the PDCA-cycle, the principles of FSMS, PRPs, HACCP, national and local FSMS legislation and the requirements of FSSC 22000, gained by e.g. attendance in a FSMS foundation course are essential..
Course Introduction
  • Introduction to Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS)
  • Purpose and benefits of a FSMS
  • Overview of HACCP
  • Food Safety Hazard Controls: CCP, O-PRPs, PRPs
  • Introduction to FSSC 22000 Rev 5.1
  • Industry sector pre-requisite programs
  • ISO 22000:2018 Structure and Terminology
  • ISO 22000:2018 Documentation Requirements
  • ISO 22000:2018 Key Changes
  • FSSC 22000 Rev 5.1 - Food Fraud and Food Defence
  • FSSC 22000 Rev 5.1 - Other specific requirements
  • Overview of variant FSSC 22000 Schemes
Introduction to Auditing
  • Audit Terminology, Principles, FSMS Audits
  • Auditor Code of Ethics
  • Management of an Audit Program
  • Audit Life Cycle (On-site & Off-site Audit Activities)
  • Auditor/Auditee Roles, Responsibilities
  • Desired Auditor Behaviours
Introduction to FSMS Auditing
  • Aligning the Business Processes and the EMS Model
  • Process Terminology
  • Process Models/Methodology & Categories
  • Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Process
  • Processes and the Application of PDCA and Risk
  • The FSMS Certification Cycle & 3rd Party Certification
  • Special Conformity Audits
Audit Planning
  • Initiating & Preparing for the AuditAudit Trails
  • Purpose and benefits for establishing initial contact and forms of contact
  • Case Study: Document Review
  • Audit Plan
  • Audit Checklist
  • Audit Protocol
  • Opening Meeting
  • Purpose, process and benefit of an Opening Meeting
  • Case Study – Opening Meeting
  • Onsite Activities
  • Lead Auditor Leadership and Supervision
  • Responsibilities of the Lead Auditor
  • Communication throughout the Audit Life Cycle
  • Monitoring Audit Progress
  • Consensus and Resolution Conflicts
  • Lead Auditor Leadership
  • Audit Reporting
  • Audit Follow-Up
  • Auditor/Technical Expert Coaching, Mentoring and Evaluation
  • Collecting and Verifying Information
  • Introduction to Audit Findings
Audit Reporting
  • Audit Findings
  • Case Study: Writing Audit Findings
  • Case Study: Writing the Audit Report
Completing the Audit
  • Evaluating Correction & Corrective Action including Root Cause Analysis and Audit Finding Closure
  • Audit Follow Up Strategies
  • Final Audit Team Meeting
  • Closing/Exit Meeting & Role Play

This course is fully recognised by CQI & IRCA (Course ID 2421).

CQI & IRCA Certified Course
The delegate is assessed based on participation and performance throughout the duration of the course. This includes all exercises, role plays, case studies and all other activities during the course. Please note, full attendance is required during the training course.
There is a 2 hour written examination at the end of the course. The exam is closed book in that a delegate is entitled to use only their copy of the International Standard (s) in question or dictionary if delivery language is not their native language. The minimum pass rate for the examination is 70%.
  • Learners who wish to obtain the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of FSMS against FSSC 22000 v5, in accordance with ISO 22000:2018, ISO 19011, ISO / TS 22003 and ISO / IEC 17021, as applicable.
  • Individuals interested in conducting second- or third-party audits of FSSC 22000 management systems
  • Quality/Food Safety Management Representatives
  • Food Safety Consultants
  • Food Production/Factory Managers
  • Enforcement Officers/Regulatory Inspectors
  • Microbiologists/Food Technologists/Veterinarians
  • HACCP/Food Safety Team Members
  • Line Supervisors
  • Certification Body/Registrar Auditors

Course Pre-Requisite

Learners are required to be familiar with FSSC/ISO 22000:2018 Requirements or have completed a recognised FSMS Fundamentals course based on ISO 22000:2018 prior to registering for this course.

What's Included

Comprehensive delegate folder and certificates. Public courses include, lunch, refreshments and our Residential option includes accommodation on the intervening nights of a course, plus dinner and breakfast.

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FSSC 22000 v5.1 Lead Auditor

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