Food hygiene audit

Lead Auditor Training Program on FSSC 22000 Version 5.1

CQI & IRCA accredited training program

CQI & IRCA accredited training program


3rd, 7th, 10th, 11th, 18th Feb 2024: Lead Auditor Training Program based on FSSC 22000 Version 5.1 Standard | Time: 09:30 am to 06:00 pm

19th - 20th Feb 2024: Lead Auditor Training Program based on FSSC 22000 Version 5.1 Standard | Time: 09:30 am to 06:00 pm

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About the FSSC 22000 Ver 5.1 LEAD AUDITOR COURSE

The FSSC 22000 lead auditor training course based on version 5.1 is structured to provide an overall understanding of ISO 22000:2018 food safety management system requirements, sector- specific pre-requisite program (PRPs) requirements (ISO/TS 22002-x-series or other specific PRP standard), FSSC 22000 additional requirements along with an understanding of the key elements of ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021 standards. This food safety lead auditor training course has been made in-line with international registers and guidelines.

This 5- day FSSC 22000 lead auditor training course is a CQI & IRCA accredited training program conducted by our experienced auditors and tutors, who have relevant experience in auditing and have provided trainings to numerous organisations from diverse industries. They will share their experiences and knowledge on the standard's requirements so as to facilitate you while conducting audits.

After completing the FSSC 22000 lead auditor training course, you will receive a globally recognised TÜV SÜD certificate. This course satisfies the training requirements for becoming a CQI-IRCA approved FSSC 22000 auditor.

Course objectives

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

  • Risks covered by an organization in the food chain
  • The requirements of ISO HLS (High Level Structure) with PDCA
  • The requirements of ISO 22000:2018 standards.
  • The sector specific PRP’s Eg: - ISO /TS 22002-1
  • The requirements of FSSC 22000 Additional requirements
  • The statutory & regulatory requirements of the standard
  • The ISO 19011 standards interpreting it to auditing requirements
  • Plan an audit against set audit criteria, execute audit, make report and communicate the findings.

FSSC 22000 Ver 5.1 LEAD AUDITOR COURSE content / Outline

FSMS Introduction and Process Approach

  • Purpose and benefits of FSMS including understanding of the basic FSMS & QMS principles
  • Terms, Fundamentals and Principles
  • Process Approach with PDCA
  • FSMS standards ( ISO 22000:2018 Clause 1 to 10, ISO/TS 22002-1 and additional requirements).
  • Auditing requirements of ISO/TS 22002-1 & FSSC Specific requirements

Auditing Principle 

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

Role and Responsibilities of Auditor 

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

Role 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 Result

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

Corrective Actions

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

FSSC 22000 Ver 5.1 Registration 

  • The registration processes
  • Surveillance audits

Exercises/ Role play (50 % of course Time)

Written Examination

Who should attend?

The food safety lead auditor training program based on version 5.1 is for:

  • 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 bodies, consultants, technical and quality managers who are interested in learning FSSC requirements.
  • Auditors / Lead auditors for other management system.

Training duration

5 days


Note: Anyone with the need to audit an organisation’s FSSC 22000 Ver 5.1. Prior knowledge in standard/ work will be added advantage for this course.

Recommend prior knowledge: 

  • With regards to experience in food chain, HACCP, GMP, GHP, etc.
  • Understanding of relevant food safety legislation & pre-requisite programs.
  • A prior knowledge on the ISO 22000:2018, ISO/TS 22002-1 and FSSC 22000 additional requirements.

Exam details (duration, pattern)

Final examination will be conducted Online by CQI IRCA. The exam framework for CQI/IRCA Lead Auditor Training Course is as below: 
Exam duration: 1hour 45 minutes 
Total number of items/questions: 40 
Total marks available: 80 
Learners must achieve the minimum pass mark for each domain and an overall score of 40 marks (50%) 
Open book exam. Learners will require access to the relevant ISO standards (electronic or paper copy permitted)


TÜV SÜD South Asia as an approved training partner of CQI/IRCA and fulfills all compliances of the course  PR372: FSSC 22000 Version 5.1 Lead Auditor holding training course reference No 2434. Participants who score 70% and above in continuous assessment, plus minimum 50%  and above in final written examination will be issued a CQI/IRCA accredited certificate of successful completion of the course, which is renowned in certification and carries worldwide acceptance. Unsuccessful candidates will be issued a certificate of attendance

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