Supplier Auditing


A Three Day Course

Course Outline


All personnel required to perform supplier audits.


To enable course members to:

  • Schedule, plan and prepare for supplier audits
  • Identify potential food safety and hygiene problems
  • Effectively perform supplier audits
  • Recommend suitable corrective actions
  • Report findings clearly and concisely


  • An introduction to supplier audits
  • Scheduling audits
  • Audit planning and preparation
  • Opening meetings
  • Audit performance
    • Questioning techniques
    • Audit trails
    • Auditor qualities and behaviour
    • Potential problems and audit pitfalls
  • Recording the audit
  • Audit scores
  • Nonconformance and corrective actions
  • Closing meetings
  • Audit reports
  • The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety
  • Identifying food safety hazards
    • Microbial
    • Physical
    • Chemical
    • Allergenic
  • Preparation and performance of live audits
  • Presentation and review of findings
  • Close

Course Venue

This course is designed to be held in-company on a manufacturing site.  It is highly participative and is structured to enable course members to put audit theory into practice.

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