FSSC 22000 Auditor Training

  • Delivery Option: Public & On-Site
  • Subject Category: Auditing
  • Number of Days: See Schedule

Course Summary

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FSSC 22000 contains a complete certification scheme for Food Safety Management Systems based on existing standards for certification including ISO 22000, ISO 22002 specifications food-sector PRP specifications, and ISO 22003). HACCP, in its entirety, is included within FSCC 22000. FSSC 22000 is a food safety management system that has been approved by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is accepted by customers. FSSC 22000 has as mission to be the globally leading, independent, non-profit, and GFSI-accepted food safety certification scheme for the whole supply chain.

See our Exemplar Global Certified Lead Auditor and Internal Auditor class options.

Target Audience

Those responsible for planning and scheduling an audit program for FSSC 22000 (ISO 22000 + PAS220) and those who must perform audits to FSSC 22000 (ISO 22000 + PAS220), Food Safety Managers, HACCP Team members, Quality Assurance Managers, Quality professionals, ISO Project Managers, ISO Project Team Members or anyone desiring an in-depth understanding of FSSC 22000 (ISO 22000 + PAS220) and Food Safety requirements.

Course Objectives

  • Fully understand and successfully interpret the FSSC 22000 requirements
  • Audit to the FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System Standards (ISO 22000 + ISO 22002)
  • Plan, manage, and schedule an audit program
  • Develop a cost-effective and compliant audit system
  • Qualify additional staff to conduct internal food safety and HACCP audits
  • Qualify additional staff as a food safety / HACCP team member
  • Provide critical knowledge for your staff and management
  • Gain insight into FSSC 22000 food safety requirements to augment/sustain your existing program
  • Gain knowledge to help manage a successful Food Safety Program
  • Document and define your Food Safety quality
  • Implement, design and complete a successful FSSC 22000 implementation project
  • Ask audit questions that get results
  • Identify and document nonconformities



  • Day One
    • Background, History and Rationale for Food Safety
    • Terminology and Definitions
    • Introduction to Documents and Resources
    • Analysis of the FSSC 22000 Requirements (ISO 22000 and HACCP)
    • Audit of the Active Foods Corporation (Audit #1)
    • Review of Audit Findings of the Active Foods Corporation (Audit #1)
  • Day Two
    • Analysis of the FSSC 22000 Requirements (ISO 22002-1 Prerequisite Program Specifications)
    • Audits and Audit Findings
    • Document Requirements of FSSC 22000
    • Practical Exercise in Food Safety HACCP Plans
    • Review of Practical Exercise in Food Safety HACCP Plans
  • Day Three
    • Food Safety Exam
    • Auditor Qualification, Roles, and Responsibilities
    • Preparing for a Food Safety Audit
    • Tips for the Professional Food Safety Auditor
    • Audit of Active Foods – Documentation Audit (Audit #2)
    • Compiling and Reporting Audit Findings
    • Refining Interview and Note-Taking Skills
  • Day Four
    • Food Safety Exam
    • Planning and Conducting Effective Audits
    • Application of the Audit Cycle
    • Preparing for a Food Safety Audit
    • Audit of Active Foods – Dept and System Auditing (Audit #3)
    • Compiling Audit Findings
    • Food Safety review and re-examination (as necessary)
  • Day Five
    • Corrective Action – Initiation and Closure
    • Creation of an Audit Report
    • Preparation and Presentation of a Closing Meeting

*See Exemplar Global Certified Provider/Examiner list under AQS Management Systems or Pillar Management. The examinations administered as part of this course is accredited in the Exemplar Global Certification Program and meets the examination portion of the requirements for certification of individual Auditors.