Regulatory and Technical

Food Standards Auditing


Participants achieve the following learning outcomes from the programme:
  • Understand the requirements of a Food Safety Management System – HACCP System
  • Become familiar with relevant food safety standards, BRC Technical Standard, International Food Safety Management System ISO 22000/ ISO 22002 (FSSC) and other relevant Irish food safety standards IS 340, IS 341
  • Understand the importance of effective auditing (first, second or third party) of a food safety management system focusing on areas of greatest risk
  • Design an Internal Audit Program and audit effectively against this program
  • Carry out audits as an individual or part of a team by understanding the Audit Life Cycle
  • Prepare an organization for third party assessment
  • Use data collected during audit to improve the management of food safety
  • Undertake a second party audit Expert

    Content includes

    Day OneDay Two
    • Course introduction and objectives
    • Food Safety Legislation - 178/2002, 852/2004
    • Food Safety Standards, ISO 22000, ISO 22002 (FSSC)
        Pre-Requisite Program
        HACCP Plan Development
    • 12 steps addressing the 7 Codex Principles
    • BRC Technical Standard
    • Type of Audit
    • Audit Cycle / Internal Audit Schedule
    • The Audit Process
    • Audit Planning & Preparation
    • The Audit Team, Auditor Behaviour, Auditor Qualification
    • Audit Checklist / Audit Toolkit
    • Auditor Interviews
    • Conducting Meetings
    • Audit Execution
    • Analysis of Audit Findings
        Corrective Action
    • Audit Report
    • Case Study
    • Tasks:
      1. Task 1 - Prepare for and conduct Opening Meeting
      2. Task 2 - Systems Audit
      3. Task 3 - Compliance Audit
      4. Task 4 - Prepare for and conduct Closing Meeting
    • QQI Level 6 Examination and course review.

Who should attend

  • Staff involved in developing, implementing, verifying and managing food safety management systems
  • Staff who have responsibility for conducting internal audits
  • Personnel with responsibility for vendor/external audits
  • Departmental Managers and Supervisory Staff, Purchasing, Production, Technical
  • General management who wish to acquire a broad knowledge of the relevant food safety standards


    QQI (FET) Level 6 Special Purpose Award

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Food Standards Auditing

Training Days

2 days

Training Locations


Course Cost

Member: €400
Non-member: €695
* Cost quoted per person

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