Food Safety Auditor Training Opportunity
The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) offers two food safety auditor credentials – the Certified in Food Safety Supplier Audits (CFSSA) and Registered Food Safety Auditor (RFSA). An in-person training for those interested in one or both of the credentials will occur this November.
The CFSSA credential prepares individuals to complete 1st and 2nd party, and food safety supply chain audits. RFSA credential holders will be prepared to also complete 3rd party food safety audits. These two credentials are aimed at building an international workforce of individuals who have been vetted and are qualified to meet food safety auditing requirements, such as those mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The two-day training for the Professional Food Safety Auditor Credential program provides participants with a comprehensive review of good auditing practices, written and verbal communication skills, and technical knowledge of preventive controls. The use of classroom exercises, case studies, and other interactive learning techniques mimic an actual third-party audit.
To become credentialed at either level, candidates must check off certain items from a checklist designed by many of the stakeholders involved in the development of the credential. A detailed checklist illustrates what candidates must achieve to be recognized as either level. Some of the items on the checklist include proper training, witness audits, an exam, prerequisites and adequate years of experience.
The training will take occur on November 12 - 13 prior to the Food Safety Consortium.