ISO 22000:2018 Lead Auditor Program on Food Safety

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lead auditor training program on food safety management system based on iso 22000:2018 standard

Rapid development in technology, has transformed our lives. It has also altered the global food production & service, supply chain and allied industries involved to ensure that the farm to fork approach provides safe and wholesome food to the consumer. To ensure the food being produced is safe for human and animal consumption, one of the solutions to adopt is ISO 22000, Food safety management systems – Requirements for any organisation in the food chain. There have been a lot of food safety challenges for users along the supply chain since the International Standard was first published in 2005, prompting the need for a revision. Also, since today food is exported across the global, ensuring availability of clean & hygienic food has become a challenge. Thus, the standard has been substantially revised to ensure it stays relevant to modern challenges in food safety and ensures wholesome growth of the organisation by implementing ISO 22000:2018 standards.

This 5-day course is a CQI & IRCA accredited training program and will be conducted by our experienced auditors and tutors, who have audited and provided trainings to numerous organisations from diverse industries. They will share their experiences and knowledge on this standard’s requirements. After successful completion of this course, a globally recognised certificate will be issued to the participants. This course satisfies the training requirements for becoming an IRCA approved ISO 22000:2018 standards auditor.

your Benefits

At the end of this program, the delegates will be able to understand and audit an organisation with regards to:


Risks covered by an organisation in the food chain

The requirements of ISO HLS (High Level Structure) with PDCA

The statutory & requirements of ISO 22000:2018 standards

• The ISO 19011 standards interpreting it to auditing requirements

• Plan an audit against set audit criteria, execute audit, make report and communicate the findings


course content / outline

FSMS Introduction & Process Approach

  • Purpose and benefits of FSMS including understanding of the basic FSMS & QMS principles
  • Terms, Fundamentals and Principles
  • Process Approach with PDCA
  • FSMS standard auditing and technical requirements as per ISO 19011:2018

Auditing Principle

  • Auditing objectives
  • Types of audits
  • Audit life cycle
  • Principle of Auditing

Role and responsibilities of an Auditor

  • Audit Program objectives
  • The auditees responsibilities
  • The lead auditors’ responsibilities
  • Auditors qualification and certifications

Planning an Audit

  • Pre-Audit planning
  • Reviewing documentation
  • Developing an audit plan
  • Preparing checklists or working documents
  • Communication factors

Conducting an Audit

  • Opening meeting
  • Collecting objective/audit evidence
  • Effective interviewing techniques
  • Identifying and recording nonconformities
  • Preparing for the closing meeting

Reporting Audit Results

  • Conducting the closing meeting
  • Preparing the audit report
  • Distributing the audit report

Corrective Actions

  • Corrective action responsibilities
  • Follow up scheduling
  • Monitoring corrective action

ISO 22000:2018 audits

  • The registration process
  • Surveillance audits

Exercises/Role play

Written Examination

who should attend?

  • Food Safety Management representatives / Quality professionals / Consultants
  • Professionals who have a role to play in the audit of Food Safety Management System
  • Personnel from certification body, consultants, technical and Quality Managers who are interested in learning ISO 22000:2018 requirements
  • Auditors / Lead Auditors for other management system
  • Anyone with the need to audit an organisation’s ISO 22000:2018.

training duration

5 Days


Prior knowledge with regards to ISO 22000:2005 standards, HACCP, PRPs viz GMP, GHP, etc. and an experience in food chain and food safety legislation will be added advantage for this course.

Exam details

Participants will be assessed throughout the course bases:

01.Continuous Evaluation: Punctuality, presentation skills, interactive approach, involvement, role-play, daily tests, etc.

02. Written Examination: (Close book) at the end of the course.

*Study materials and other materials will not be allowed during the exam for reference.

Total Marks for Examination: 90 (Passing Marks – 63)


Participants completing the course will be presented with a certificate of TÜV SÜD along with CQI/IRCA mark which is renowned in certification and carries worldwide acceptance. The Lead Auditor course is made in-line with the International registers and guidelines.

Participants who will score 70% and above in both the continuous assessment and written examination will be issued a certificate of Achievement, while the others will be issued a certificate of attendance.

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