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Understanding Safe Quality

SQF 2000 Internal Auditor Training

Seminar Content

This three-day course is for Internal Auditors for any organization in the food chain. Explanation of SQF 2000 and audit systems, the auditing process and audit instruments; documentation process, conduct an audit, write the audit report, and take corrective action; auditing case studies to develop skills for identifying nonconformities.

Who Should Attend

Quality Assurance Managers, SQF 2000 Implementation Team Members, Management Representatives, and SQF 2000 Internal Auditors should attend this seminar.

Recommended Training and/or Experience

Understanding & Implementing for SQF 2000 or equivalent.

Seminar Materials

Each participant will receive a seminar manual with case studies and a guide for auditing all requirements of the Standard.

Seminar Goals

  • Understanding SQF 2000 auditing and registration process
  • Understand each element of SQF 2000
  • Prepare, perform and complete an audit

Seminar Outline

Day 1

  • Documentation Structure of SQF 2000
  • Requirements of SQF 2000
  • Create and Assign Food & Safety Manual
  • Process/Procedure Owners
  • Team Members and Work Flow

Day 2

  • About SQF 2000
    • SQF 2000 System Requirements
    • Food Safety Fundamentals – Building and Equipment Design and Construction
    • Food Safety Fundamentals – Pre-requisite Programs
    • Requirements for Foods Contained in Hermetically Sealed Rigid, Flexible or Semi Rigid Containers
    • Implementing an SQF System
    • Principles and Application of HACCP
    • Certifying SQF 2000 Systems
    • Management of Audit Programs
    • Audit Planning and Preparation
      • Scope and Objectives
      • Audit Plan
  • Performing the Audit
    • Opening Meeting
    • Quality Audits

Day 3

  • Conducting the Audit
  • Writing Nonconformity Statements
    • Writing Nonconformities (using CAR)
  • Closing Meeting
    • Summary Statement and Closing Meeting
  • Completing the Audit Report
  • Corrective Action and Closeout (using CAR)
    • Verification and Closeout
  • Final Exam


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