ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management Systems Auditor/ Lead Auditor (CQI IRCA) Training

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The 5-day ISO 22000:2018 lead auditor course equips you with the skills and knowledge to perform first, second, and third-party audits in food safety and management systems. As an auditor, you can assess the competence of an organisation’s complete FSMS system, prepare audit reports, and recommend actions for improvement. The 5-day course is a CQI and IRCA (http://www.quality.org/) accredited training. With this course, you will:

  • Get a globally recognised ISO 22000:2018 lead auditor course certificate
  • Expand your employment and career prospects globally
  • Learn the purpose, terminologies, and benefits of ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS)
  • Gain expertise on the compliance requirements and obligations of an organisation to be ISO 22000 certified
  • Leverage networking opportunities with industry peers during the 5-day classroom course
  • Secure an immediate competitive edge in the job market with the certification by TÜV SÜD

The rapid development in technology, has transformed our lives right from how we live to what we eat. This technology has also transformed global food production & service, supply chain and allied industries involved to ensure 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 solution is to adopt ISO 22000, Food safety management systems – Requirements for any organisation in the food chain. As we are aware, there have been many 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’s foods are travelling across different nations crossing the borders across the global. Ensuring availability of clean & hygienic food has become a challenge to present day governments. Thus, the standard has been substantially revised to ensure it stays relevant to modern challenges in food safety and to ensure wholesome growth of the organisation by implementing ISO 22000:2018 standards.

At the end of the 5-day ISO 22000:2018 lead auditor training, participants 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 requirements of ISO 22000:2018 standards.
  • The statutory & regulatory requirements of the standard.
  • The ISO 19011 standards interpreting it to auditing requirements.
  • Plan an audit against set audit criteria, execute the audit, make a report and communicate the findings.
Note: The FSMS lead auditor course ensures a comprehensive transfer of knowledge and skills to lead an ISO 22000 internal audit.

The day-by-day outline of the ISO 22000:2018 lead auditor training is as follows:

1. Food Safety Management System (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 standard auditing techniques requirements as per ISO 19011:2018.
2. Auditing Principle
  • Auditing objectives
  • Types of audits
  • Audit life cycle
  • Principle of Auditing
3. Role and Responsibilities of Auditor /
  • Audit Programme objectives
  • The auditees responsibilities
  • The lead auditors’ responsibilities
  • Auditors qualification and certifications
4. Role Planning an Audit
  • Pre-Audit planning
  • Reviewing documentation
  • Developing an audit plan
  • Preparing checklists or working documents
  • Communication factors.
5. Conducting an Audit
  • Opening meeting
  • Collecting objective/audit evidence
  • Effective interviewing techniques
  • Identifying and recording nonconformities
  • Preparing for the closing meeting
6. Reporting Audit Results
  • Conducting the closing meeting
  • Preparing the audit report
  • Distributing the audit report
7. Corrective Actions
  • Corrective action responsibilities
  • Follow up scheduling
  • Monitoring corrective action
8. ISO 22000:2018 audits
  • The registration process
  • Surveillance audits
9. Exercises/ Role play (50 % of course time)

10. Written Examination

The ISO 22000:2018 lead auditor course in Singapore is ideal for:
  • Food safety management service representatives
  • Food safety management quality professionals
  • Food safety management consultants
  • Professionals who have a role to play in FSMS audits
  • Technical and quality managers
  • Personnel from a third-party certification body
  • Auditors/Lead auditors for other management systems
  • Hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) team members
  • ISO project managers
Although this is not mandatory, anyone with the following will have an added advantage and a shorter learning curve at the FSMS lead auditor course:
  • Prior knowledge of the ISO 22000:2018 standard
  • Experience in food chain management systems
  • Knowledge of the ISO 22000:2005 standard
  • Understanding of the food safety legislation
  • Knowledge of HACCP, Pre-Requisite Programs (PRPs) viz Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Good Hygiene Practice (GHP), etc.
The ISO 22000:2018 lead auditor course will augment your skills, enhancing career prospects in organisations seeking high-quality FSMSs. As a lead auditor, you will:
  • Lead the ISO 22000:2018 audit and its team members
  • Set clear goals, timelines, and outcomes
  • Develop a detailed audit plan, observe and collect evidence, and sample the records
  • Create audit reports and process documents
  • Advise the stakeholders on corrective actions
  • Create proper communication channels between the management and the auditing team

The ISO 22000:2018 trainers at TÜV SÜD are domain experts with years of experience. Our experts develop the course content based on current business/market requirements to help you become readily employable.

This course will be conducted by our experienced auditors and tutors, who had audited and provided training to numerous organisations from diverse industries. They will share their experiences and knowledge of this standard's requirements.

Participants will be assessed throughout the course.

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

2. Online Examination: Final examination would be conducted by CQI/IRCA
  • Exam duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Total number of items/questions: 40
  • Total marks: 80
  • Learners must achieve the minimum passing marks 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)

Issue of certificate:

TÜV SÜD South Asia as an approved training partner of CQI/IRCA and fulfills all compliance of the course PR328: QM ISO 22000:2018 Lead Auditor holding training course reference No 2131. Participants who score 70% and above in continuous assessment, plus a minimum 50% and above in final examination will be issued a CQI/IRCA registered 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.

1. Can I also attend e-learning courses on top of the ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management System course?
Yes, you can register for any e-learning course at TÜV SÜD.

2. How do I enroll for the ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management System course?
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3. What is the ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management System course methodology?
Participants will learn through role plays, case studies, group exercises, scenarios, and discussions.

4. Can I get a refund if I cancel my enrollment?
If the cancellation is communicated to us by email within 14 days before the confirmed training date, no refund will be provided for the training.
If the cancellation is communicated to us by email more than 14 days before the confirmed training date, a refund of 50% of the total fee paid will be issued.

Net Price (excl. GST)
S$ 2,108.00

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