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Principles of Internal Auditing

Course Info

Training provider: NSF International - Africa

Training Type: Online
Location: Virtual Instructor Led
Cost: R 3450 Per Person
Starting Date: 22 Apr 2024
Ending Date: 22 Apr 2024
Course Duration: 1 day

Auditing your Food Safety Management System

Course Description

This virtual instructor-led training course is designed to provide attendees with a thorough understanding of the design, implementation and verification of a full internal audit program within the food facility.

Conducting internal audits with a food safety focus is required to determine whether your food safety management system is implemented effectively. The analysis of results is critical to ensure that the food safety plan continues to be effective. Challenges to achieving continual improvement in food safety programs can occur due to improperly conducted and documented internal audits. Gain the knowledge and skills to internally audit your food safety management system effectively to ensure food safety and compliance with regulatory and GFSI benchmarked food safety standard requirements.

What You’ll Do:

  • Determine the purpose and write the scope of an internal audit based on industry case studies
  • Create an internal audit checklist for an assigned program
  • Complete an internal audit non-conformance/corrective action report for an assigned industry scenario
  • Write objective audit report statements

This course concludes with an online examination. The link to access the exam will be emailed to the email address used for course registration. The online exam must be completed within two business days of having completed the training course, following which, the exam access will expire.

Course Outcomes

At the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish between inspection, audit and verification activities
  • Discuss the role of internal auditing in maintaining and improving the food safety system
  • Apply techniques in planning and conducting audits and writing internal audit reports
  • Use objective evidence to assess conformance and impact of non-conformances on food safety
  • Manage the corrective and preventive action process for continual improvement


A strong food safety background is required.

Who should attend

  • Auditors
  • Facility Managers
  • Food Safety Managers
  • Food Industry Personnel looking to implement
  • and/or improve their facility’s internal audit program Global Food Safety Managers and Personnel
  • HACCP Managers and Personnel
  • Internal Food Safety Auditors
  • Maintenance Supervisors
  • Operations, Maintenance and Sanitation Managers
  • Production Managers and Supervisors
  • QA/QC Managers and Personnel
  • Quality Auditors
  • Quality Systems Coordinators
  • Supply Chain Managers

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