HACCP – Lead Auditor

The aim of this course is to teaches the principles and practices of effective food safety system audits in accordance with HACCP and ISO 19011, “Guidelines for auditing management systems”. Our experienced tutors will guide delegates through the entire audit process, from initiating the audit through to conducting audit follow-up.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

Audit the processes and food safety system effectively,

To make a process audit and a procedure or a clause audit,

Behave as a successful auditor,

Select the audit team and evaluate their performances,

Effectively get prepared for an audit,

Effectively audit the processes assigned,

Evaluate the findings and the conformities, nonconformities and improvement points effectively,

Run opening and closing meetings and report the audits and non-conformities,

Effectively follow up the audit findings,

Review HACCP plans, CCP's determination, PRP'S and CP's plans and procedures.


Auditing terms and Definitions; Purpose and differences of audit types; Principles of auditing

Audit Phases; HACCP Auditor Competence

Roles & Responsibilities of: TL/A/TE/guides/AIT

observers and auditee LA managing auditing team; Effective Communication; Confidentiality

Auditing scope, Auditing food safety Policy, Food safety risk assessment, CCP's determinations, Overview of resources including people, infrastructure, GMP, GHP, GDP, GXP'S, organizational knowledge, competence, awareness needed for the establishment, implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of the food safety system. Overview of operation planning and control Requirements for products and services Design and development of products and services Control of externally provided processes, products and services Production and service provision Release of product and services Control of nonconforming outputs, Overview of internal audit, management review Processes and techniques for performance evaluation. Non-conformance and corrective action Continual improvement.

Pre audit activity, Methods of auditing, Audit program, Initial Certification Audit – Stage I (Document Review)

Audit Planning, Audit Checklist ,Initial Certification Audit – Stage II – Opening Meeting Requirements of Stage II audit Purpose & expectations from site tour, Gathering Audit Evidence: Types and Methods Sampling Technique and Approach, Evaluation of Audit Findings: Pre evaluation activities and Grading Non Conformance Observation ,Purpose of Surveillance audit Purpose of Recertification audit Planning of Surveillance and Recertification audit, Closing Meeting, Audit Report Preparation Approving and Distribution, Conduct audit follow-up, Sum up and reflections.