Food Safety Auditor

NEW from NEHA! Two Food Safety Auditor Credentials

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has revolutionized the food safety landscape adding to the arsenal of required knowledge needed by those involved in any aspect of the food supply chain. Competent, qualified individuals are needed to carry out the functions described in the regulations. Equally, competent qualified individuals are needed for auditing the effectiveness of food safety programs internally, for supplier programs, and as an external third party observer. NEHA’s two-pronged food safety auditor credential, Certified in Food Safety Supplier Audits (CFSSA) and Registered Food Safety Auditor (RFSA) meet the needs of an independent assurance of a capable workforce for all levels of food safety auditing.

Certified in Food Safety Supplier Audits (CFSSA) Credential

The CFSSA credential has been developed to help build the global capacity of qualified, vetted professionals that will be needed to meet the requirements of FSMA. Upon successfully passing the exam, the CFSSA credential holder will be prepared to complete 1st and 2nd party audits. They will be accomplished in understanding and planning food safety audits, conducting an audit, verifying food safety and prerequisite programs, and conducting post-audit activities. It is also a career path to becoming a third party auditor for more seasoned food safety professionals who are one of the last lines of defense in the complex global food supply chain. 

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Eligibility Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, with 30 semester hours of core science education
  • Three years of experience in food production or inspection
  • Evidence of HACCP Training
  • Evidence of the Professional Food Safety Auditor Training Course or equivalent

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  • 30 semester hours of college level core science education
  • Five years of experience in food production or inspection
  • Hold a current CCFS Credential or pass the NEHA CCFS certificate training course
  • Evidence of HACCP Training
  • Evidence of the Professional Food Safety Auditor Training Course or equivalent

Registered Food Safety Auditor (RFSA) Credential

The RFSA has been developed for more experienced food safety professionals, who are one of the last lines of defense in the complex global food supply chain.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Hold a current Certified in Food Safety Supplier Audits (CFSSA) Credential
  • Audit or inspection experience of a minimum of five audits in one food sector/category (equaling a minimum total of 80 hours) with the audits meeting or equivalent to a regulatory or food safety management system standard within that same sector.

 

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