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SQF 2000 Lead Auditor Training

Seminar Content

This five-day course is for Lead Auditors for any organization in the food chain. This seminar fully integrates SQF 2000 requirements throughout the entire five-day seminar. Presentation materials are supported with real-world examples and exercises for companies within the food industry.

Who Should Attend

This seminar is designed for Management Representatives, SQF 2000 Implementation Teams, Internal Auditors and others who would like to develop judgment and decision-making in SQF 2000 and learn the auditing process for first, second, and third party auditors.

Recommended Training and/or Experience

An extensive understanding of SQF 2000 requirements and/or work experience in applying SQF 2000 is required.

Seminar Materials

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

Seminar Goals

  • Understand and create audit plans
  • Apply decision-making skills on SQF 2000 in a wide variety of audit situations

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
      • o Quality Audits

Day 3

  • Performing the Audit
    • Opening Meeting
    • Conducting the Audit
  • Writing Nonconformity Statements
    • Writing Nonconformities (using CARs)
    • Identifying Nonconformities

Day 4

  • Closing Meeting
    • Summary Statement
    • Closing Meeting
  • Completing the Audit Report
  • Corrective Action and Close Out
    • Verification and Closeout
  • Review

Day 5

  • Review
  • Presentations and Feedback
  • Final Exam


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