Register now for the Internal Auditing Workshop

Crawford_websiteThursday, Apr. 6, 2017  | 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Internal auditing is included in food safety management requirements of the GFSI Guidance Document and is an essential element of GFSI benchmarked standards including BRC, SQF, IFS and FSSC 22000.

This workshop will allow participants to gain the knowledge and skill to design, execute and implement an internal auditing system that provides value to your company and not just paperwork to your food safety system.  There will be discussions on how to identify, reduce and control risks before they become a food safety incident, regulatory non-conformance or even a third party audit finding.


Topics discussed/course outline:

  • Welcome and course introduction
  • Why audit?  How can internal auditing add value?
  • Who audits?  Key attributes for the auditing team.
  • Understanding your company, not just the standards.
  • Process mapping / process audits
  • Overview of GFSI audits and regulatory requirements – what to look for
  • Scheduling audits for efficiency and effectiveness
  • Auditing skills: asking the right questions, remaining objective and adding value
  • Common issues and concerns with auditing
  • Case studies / exercise


Why should you attend?

  • This course is designed for individuals who wish to learn how to plan for and perform an audit.
  • A combination of discussions and interactive exercises will enhance participants understanding of process and risk-based metric driven auditing designed to meet GFSI, internal, and customer requirements.

QuestParticipants will receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the workshop.  Continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and beverages will be provided throughout.


Lead Instructor: Cathy Crawford, president, HACCP Consulting Group


Location: Quest Conference Center; 8405 Pulsar Place; Columbus, Ohio 43240.  Click here for directions.

Cost: $349 for CIFT members; $399 for non-CIFT members -- $25 off/person with two or more from your company (must register at same time)

Click here to register/pay online by Monday, Apr. 3, 2017.