SAI Global Offers New Food Safety Training Courses
CLEVELAND, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — SAI Global announces new Food Safety Training courses that will help companies to learn more about recent Food Safety standards changes.
GFSI benchmarked Food Safety standards SQF and BRC have recently been updated. The new Food Safety Training Courses offered by SAI Global give companies a chance to increase customer confidence in food safety, aiding inspection by regulatory authorities and ideally reducing the number of supplier audits by implementing and updating Food Safety Management systems.
Gordon Hayburn, Technical Director (Agri-Foods) at SAI Global, says, “Effective training will not only allow companies to demonstrate they are meeting food safety standards requirements, but also will empower staff, allowing them to effectively implement their learning.”
The new BRC Global Food Safety Standard Issue 6 has evolved and is now offered by SAI Global. One of the main objectives is to direct the focus of the audit towards the effective implementation of the companied Food Safety Management Systems within the production areas. Issue 6 attempts to rebalance the audit process by increasing the amount of time spent by the auditor within the processing areas. SAI Global’s New Understanding the Requirements for BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 6 course covers which clauses have been merged, expanded around topics such as GMPs within the production area, supplier management, foreign body control and allergen management. This course is recommended for production site quality and technical managers, certification body personnel, consultants and anyone dealing with the specification, implementation and auditing of the Standard. Additional new courses available include BRC – Internal Auditor and BRC Third Party Auditor.
Another change about to occur is in the SQF Audit Standard. SQF Codes 1000 and 2000 have now been combined into one – creating SQF Code Edition 7. All SQF Certified Companies will be required to update their SQF processes to the new version of the SQF Code (Edition 7) from July 1st, 2012. In order to assist companies through the new changes, SAI Global has created two new courses: SQF Edition 7 – Implementation andSQF Code Edition 7 Key Changes. Delegates will learn about the key changes and how to successfully implement SQF Edition 7. The “Implementation” course enables authorized personnel to be fully trained in how food safety management systems are implemented and to thoroughly understand how to perform effective internal audits of the SQF management system. The second course is designed to provide food safety professionals with information on the new version, a detailed overview and understanding of the key changes in SQF Code Edition 7. Both of these courses are suggested for food supplier management, food safety auditors, food safety consultants and senior managers.
Furthermore, SAI Global also offers the FSSC 22000 Understanding and Implementing course. Companies that achieve FSSC 22000 certification are able to meet the requirements of several global retailers or major branded food companies under a single, internationally recognized food safety management system. This FSSC 22000 course specifies the comprehensive requirements of ISO 22000:2005 and the additional components outlined. Attendees can learn how the FSSC 22000 certification scheme may be effectively applied within their organization with a step-by-step introduction to the implementation of a food safety management system via a practical series of hands-on activities and case studies. This course is designed for food production managers, line supervisors, food safety and quality managers and food safety certification personnel.
Another important program that SAI Global provides is HACCP. A HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) program can be applied throughout the food chain, from primary production to final consumption and provide the best system of protection against contaminants. There are two courses offered by SAI Global – Introduction to HACCP and Intermediate HACCP. The Introduction to HACCP course provides an initial overview of HACCP and identifies the steps necessary to identify and control food safety hazards. The Intermediate HACCP course gives an in-depth look at HACCP and identifies the steps necessary to recognize and control food safety hazards. Both of these sessions are recommended for plant managers, maintenance and packaging personnel, quality assurance managers, laboratory managers, line supervisors and food safety auditors.
All the above food safety training courses are offered publically across the US and Canada, and are available on a variety of dates throughout the year. By signing up 60 days or more in advance attendees can receive an early bird discount. These courses can also be privately conducted at any facility for a group of employees that require this training. In-house training can provide substantial cost savings depending on the number of class attendees, and can be customized to focus specific points to your organization. Find out more and choose the right course in our Training Calendar!
SAI Global helps organizations manage risk, achieve certification and drive improvement by providing training, registration audits, and supplier management programs that can improve business performance. With more than 800 auditors and 24,000 registrations worldwide, we are a global leader committed to exceptional customer service and advancing business excellence.
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