All about Food Safety Internal Audits, What are they, Who Needs Them
Internal Audits are a key element in any food safety management system (FSMS). Whether you want certification to SQF, BRC, FSSC 22000 or another GFSI Certification program you must implement internal audits, and your certification auditor will pay close attention to the effectiveness of your internal audit program.
The certification body that you use will have to depend on your internal audit program to measure the effectiveness of your FSMS when they are not there. They are visiting your facility once/year; in the meantime your internal audit program is the system in place to identify issues and make sure they are corrected, ensuring that your FSMS remains effective and in compliance with the standard.
Who Needs Them?
Any organization implementing a food safety certification scheme.
The Internal Audit shows you, and your certification auditor, whether your food safety system is effective. It is also a great tool for continually increasing the level of safety of your products. That is important to your customers and to your company’s bottom line, not to mention helps save lives.
Who can perform the Internal Audits?
The Internal Audits are performed by employees of your company. The Internal Auditors must be trained in order to be qualified to perform the audits and to meet the requirements of the standard.
Where can they get trained?
The most cost effective and convenient way to train Internal Auditors is with our online training. Avoid scheduling hassles and travel expenses by training at your convenience, online. Log in and out as needed until you have completed your course. Once the course is successfully completed and you pass the final quiz, you may print your certificate of completion.
The training is available in multiple versions for both food processors and food packaging manufacturers.