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Understanding Third Party Food Safety Audits

Webinar — Technical Education

August 2, 2011

"Decision Based Criteria for your Third Party Food Safety Audit"

Presented By Debby Newslow
President, D L Newslow & Associates, Inc.

This is a webinar that has occured in the past. Recorded lectures are available to NCA Members for free.

For more information contact Laura Shumow.   

Part One- Intro into GFSI

  • Welcome and Course Introduction
  • Management System Evolution in the Food Industry
  • An Introduction to Food Safety Management Standards (FSMS)
    • GFSI, BRC, Dutch HACCP, IFS, SQF, FSSC 22000
    • Prerequisite Requirements (Foundation to your Food Safety Program)
    • PAS 220/ISO 22000 = FSSC 22000
  • What are the basic requirements?

Part Two- Choosing a Third Party Audit that's Right for You

  • Brief Review from Part One
  • Choosing the third party audit supplier: what to consider?
  • The small company - how to build a system with confidence? 
  • Pitfalls of the Third Party Audit
    • How have "food safety" disasters made it past auditors?
    • How is the process being improved?  
  • Third Party Audits - Beyond HACCP  
  • Conclusion:  Developing the Foundation for an Effective Food Safety System
  • Questions and Answers