In this hands on workshop, after presentation on internal audits that provides practical information, you work in small teams on exercises that give you practice and experience in using internal auditing tools to help you develop an internal audit program that meets GFSI standards, including, SQF Code requirements.
An internal audit is an independent examination of a function or activity. It's conducted by comparing the activity or function to a pre-established standard or requirement. Internal audits in context of the Safe Quality Food Code are considered as "us on us" examinations. Internal audits review the outcome (monitored result) of the activity to ensure that control required during monitoring has been achieved. Internal audits should be performed on a planned schedule and should have a major goal of communicating whether or not corrective action is required. There should result in a documented (written) summary. This self-examination is essential to confirm compliance for a requirement of the SQF system.
Internal audits are required of all GFSI standards. They are a mandatory requirement of the SQF System verification code, Section 2.5.7. The SQF code requires that these audits: be carried out by staff trained in internal auditing methods; must follow a published schedule and must be supported by record documentation and the documents maintained. Audit outcomes provide essential confirmation of the effectiveness of the monitoring activity. Our internal auditing workshop meets the requirements outlined in Sec. 2.5.7 of the SQF Code and other GFSI standards.
The trainer and developer of this workshop has had extensive experience in the food processing industry and the food ingredient supply chain in North America and has managed quality assurance functions in globaly recognized organizations such as Johnson and Johnson (Splenda project), Quaker Oats, and Diversey, division of SC Johnson.
This class teaches essential information for developing and implementing a reliable, effective internal audit function and program as required in GFSI standards. It includes a practical presentation on internal audit processes, auditing techniques, tools and documents. Attendees work in small groups on internal auditing exercises that provide practice and experience in helping your internal audit team understand and use this increasingly important tool for verifiying the quality system effectiveness. At the end of the audit exercises, participants review findings and deficiences they discovered in their audit. They complete a model internal audit report that includes a communication plan essential to ensure corrective actions are effective.
CERTIFICATE: Participants receive an Internal Audit Certificate that meets the SQF Code 2.5.7 requirements and other GFSI standards. The certificate includes the SQF logo since we are an SQF Institute licensed SQF Trainer and Consultant.
Contact us at 908-295-1691 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for onsite classes or questions. ON-SITE CLASSES: In addition to learning about the requirements for internal audits your audit team members at the training get practical experience in conducting internal audits. We use your company documents and records to complete internal audits according to the SQF standards. Your audit team at the training gets mentoring while completing these audits and the end result will be a completed internal audit that meets the SQF standard.