FSMS ISO 22000:2018 Lead Auditor course
Understand food safety management system definitions, concepts, and guidelines.
principles and benefits of a FSMS in an organization’s success.
the processes and techniques used for the assessment and management of food safety hazards.
the importance of aligning food safety specific controls with other general management system controls.
how continual improvement is applied within a FSMS.
the roles and responsibilities of a FSMS auditor and lead auditor.
to prepare thoroughly for audit and the value of process based checklists.
to gather objective evidence through observation, interviewing and reviewing documentation.
how to relate your audit findings to the policy and objectives of the
organization being audited, including applicable regulations and legislation.
to report your findings accurately against the requirements of ISO 22000.
Apply ISO 19011 definitions, concepts, and guidelines.
Recognize the principles, practices and types of audits.
Understand the role of objectives, scope, and criteria in the audit process.
How to plan audits.
Understand lead auditor responsibilities.
Communicate effectively during the audit.
Prepare audit conclusions.
Report audit results.
Students are expected to have the following prior knowledge:
General knowledge of the ISO 22000 standards
Experience working in the food supply chain before attending this course
Knowledge of relevant key food safety legislation, prerequisite programs (PRPs), Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP principles as defined in Codex Alimentarius
Understand the basics of how organizations work and the role of top management.
Who should attend?
Auditors seeking to perform and lead Food Safety Management System (FSMS) certification audits.
Managers or consultants seeking to master a Food Safety Management System audit process.
Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with FSMS requirements.
Technical experts seeking to prepare for a Food Safety Management System audit.
Expert advisors in Food Safety Management.
This training is based on both theory and best practices used in FSMS audits.
Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical questions and examples.
Practical exercises include examples and case study discussions.
Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam. Course Duration
5 days (40 training hours). Conditions to pass this course
Participants must attend a minimum of 100 % of the training hours and
must gain 70% of total marks, with a minimum score of 50 % of marks for
In the case where the student is allowed to sit the written test but does not
obtain a score sufficiently high to pass, he/she will have the possibility to
repeat the exam within 12 months of the date of the first exam.