BRCGS Food - Sites
BRCGS Food - Sites
The Global Standard for Food Safety is developed by food industry experts from retailers, manufacturers, and food service organizations to ensure it is rigorous and detailed, yet easy to understand. BRCGS Certification is designed to verify food products that meet consistent high levels of safety and quality.
Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 9: Sites Training
This 16-hour course enables delegates to gain a full understanding of the general principles of the Standard, and how to comply with the requirements. Delegates will also gain an understanding of what to expect during the process of certification, and actions needed prior to, during, and after the audit.
Before the course, you must have read and reviewed a copy of the Standard, which is available as a free download from the BRCGS Store.
At the end of the course, you will be assessed with an exam. This course is part of the BRCGS Professional recognition programme.
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- Be able to describe the scope of companies and products covered by the standard
- Know what is required to comply with the requirements of the standard
- Be able to prepare for an audit to the standard
- Understand the protocol for audits to the standard
Who Should Attend:
- Technical Managers and personnel
- Quality Managers and personnel
- Importers and exporters of food products
- Foodservice staff
- Operations Managers
- Internal audit personnel
A technical and working knowledge of food safety and quality management systems, and the principles of HACCP.
Q - What is GFSI, or GFSI audits?
Internal auditors should be able to show (via training records) that they have received formal training either by attendance on an external course or training within the company.
The HACCP team leader shall have an in-depth knowledge of Codex HACCP principles (or equivalent) and be able to demonstrate competence, experience and training. Where there is a legal requirement for specific training, this shall be in place. The HACCP team members shall have specific knowledge of HACCP and relevant knowledge of products, processes and associated hazards.
All personnel Training: Raw Material handling, preparation, processing, packing and storage areas - The company shall ensure that all personnel performing work that affects product safety, legality and quality are demonstrably competent to carry out their activity, through training, work experience or qualification. This includes Allergen awareness training, training on the site’s allergen handling procedures, and Labelling and packing processes training. (see standard for more details)
Q - What is GFSI, or GFSI audits?
A - The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is an industry-driven initiative providing thought leadership and guidance on food safety management systems necessary for safety along the supply chain. Their work is accomplished through collaboration between leading food safety experts from retail, manufacturing and food service companies, as well as international organizations, governments, academia and service providers to the global food industry. They meet together at technical working group and stakeholder meetings, conferences and regional events to share knowledge and promote a harmonized approach to managing food safety across the industry.
The mission of GFSI is to provide continuous improvement in food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers worldwide.
What GFSI does:
- Specify for the recognition of food safety management schemes (SQF, BRCGS, FSSC22000, etc.) to defined requirements in its Guidance Document.
- Drives global change through multi-stakeholder projects on strategic issues (eg. auditor competence, regulatory affairs, food safety for small suppliers).
- SCS Global Services offers training courses in GFSI schemes (SQF, BRCGS, Global GAP, Primus) as well as auditing services to verify compliance with the requirements of the individual schemes. A third party audit by an accredited Certification Body such as SCS is necessary to become certified to a GFSI scheme. GFSI is not affiliated with any regulatory agency.
Q - How do various GFSI audits compare to the FSMA regulations?
A - FSMA PREVENTIVE CONTROLS PREPAREDNESS MODULE AND GUIDANCE FOR BRCGS-CERTIFIED FACILITIES
Q - How do I become an Auditor?
A - Each GFSI Scheme (SQF, BRCGS, FSSC22000, PrimusGFS, GLOBALG.A.P.) has requirements. Some SCS courses fulfill these, but some are only offered by the individual program. Most offering the training needed to become an Auditor. SCS offers some training for PrimusGFS Auditor, BRCGS Lead Auditor Training. Most schemes want auditors to have the basic trainings like Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCQI), HACCP, and the relevant basic scheme courses. More info here.
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