Date Posted: February 10, 2023
Internal Food Safety Auditing: Understanding the Importance and Benefits
The Quality Associates team has vast experience in FMCG, food production, horticulture, food technology, supply chain management and foodservice.
Food safety is a critical aspect of any food business, and ensuring that your food business operates in accordance with the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) system is essential.
One of the key components of this system is having a team of internal food safety auditors to identify food safety hazards, assess your food safety program, and make sure that your food business is following necessary food safety regulations.
In this article, we will explore the role of the internal food safety auditor, the benefits of training your team as internal food safety auditors, the relevance of internal food safety auditing to HACCP, and how it makes HACCP audits easier.
What is an Internal Food Safety Auditor?
An internal food safety auditor is someone who has been trained to assess your food safety program, identify food safety hazards, and make recommendations for improvement. The main role of the internal food safety auditor is to check that your food business is operating in accordance with the HACCP system and that your food safety program is effectively controlling the identified hazards.
Relevance to HACCP
Internal food safety auditing is closely related to the HACCP system. It supports the HACCP system by checking that your food business is following the correct food safety procedures and that the food safety hazards are being effectively controlled. The internal food safety auditor will work with the HACCP team to make sure that your food safety program is aligned with the HACCP system.
Internal food safety auditing also makes HACCP audits easier by ensuring that your food safety program is operating correctly and that your food business is in compliance with the HACCP system. This means that when it comes time for your HACCP audit, you can be confident that your food safety program is up to standard.
Benefits of Completing Internal Food Safety Auditor Training
There are many benefits to completing internal food safety auditor training. Some of these benefits include:
- Understanding of the HACCP system and food safety regulations
- Ability to assess your food safety program and identify food safety hazards
- Ability to make recommendations for improvement to your food safety program
- Improved food safety culture in your food business
- Increased confidence in your food safety program
- Improved food safety outcomes for your food business
Quality Associates offers a range of training options to help you train your team as internal food safety auditors. Our internal food safety auditor course is designed to give your team the knowledge and skills they need to assess your food safety program, identify food safety hazards, and make recommendations for improvement.
If your team is not already familiar with HACCP, we also offer a Principles of HACCP course. This course offers three key National Competencies via our RTO (41341). This course is designed to give your team an understanding of the HACCP system, how it works, and how it relates to food safety.
By using Quality Associates as your food safety training provider, you can be confident that your team will receive high-quality training that is tailored to your specific needs. Our expert team has extensive experience in food safety and HACCP, and we are dedicated to helping you improve your food safety outcomes.
Internal food safety auditing is an essential aspect of food safety, and having a team of internal food safety auditors can bring many benefits to your food business. By training your team as internal food safety auditors, you can improve your food safety program, increase confidence in your food safety outcomes, and make HACCP audits easier.
Written by Michael Klieber
Phone: 1300 73 71 93
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