Internal Auditing 101 In the FSMA Age

(Webinar Length:  1 hr 36min)


This Internal Auditing course reveals the workings of a powerful management tool.  The ideas shared are drawn from years of international experience and will ensure your program drives continuous improvement, requiring food safety programs be followed consistently.

Auditing of the Quality and Risk Management Systems is extremely important to ensure compliance and consistency.  The task is difficult because programs and procedures that are not followed precisely can put the consumer, your customers and your business at risk.

It is critically important that your Internal Audit is tougher than any third-party audit.  Every deficiency that a third-party auditor finds, you should already have found and be implementing corrective action.  Internal Auditing is most importantly about effectively managing risks to the consumer and your company, rather than just satisfying certification requirements.

What you will learn:  

  • The importance of choosing a multi-disciplinary team and the value of frequent, scheduled audits
  • The significance of thoroughly auditing the 3 P’s: Procedures, Practices, and Paperwork
  • The importance of ensuring all staff faithfully follow Work Instructions and SOP’s
  • The difficult task of differentiating between Critical, Major and Minor non-conformances, with the help of practical examples
  • How to solve problems using Root Cause Analyisis
  • How to get the real, underlying issues by asking probing, but not intimidating questions


Who should attend:

  • Plant Management Team
  • Director / VP of Quality
  • Personnel new to food safety management
  • Internal Quality and Food Safety Auditors
  • Personnel responsible for implementing SQF, BRC, FSSC 22000, PrimusGFS, and other audit schemes
  • Food Safety & HACCP Managers
  • QA and QC Supervisors and Managers
  • Government and Regulatory Food Auditors

Presenter--Irwin Pronk:

Principal Advisor, HACCP By Design.

Irwin Pronk has worked with over 300 companies to implement food safety and quality assurance programs over the past 15 years. He has worked on all sections of the supply chain from agriculture through animal feed production, food processing, distribution and food service. He is a resource for many clients with in-plant facilitation of HACCP & GMP programs (SQF, ISO22000) and is an ISO22000 Lead Assessor. Irwin was a contributor to the Quality Auditor’s HACCP Handbook (ASQ). When it comes to management systems, he is a firm believer in the integration of risk management systems as well as using a behaviour-based approach. He was the winner of the OFPA’s Sanitarian of the Year award in 2005. Prior to consulting he worked with both Pillsbury Canada and Maple Leaf.

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Price $219.00