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Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center

FAPC Flash - Internal Auditor Course provides continuous knowledge improvement of GFSI standards

Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center is holding an Internal Auditor Course in Stillwater on June 13, 2017.

(Stillwater, Okla. – May 10, 2017) Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center is holding an Internal Auditor Course in Stillwater on June 13.

“A comprehensive audit system is fundamental to a company’s food safety and product quality,” said Ravi Jadeja, FAPC food specialist. “It provides confirmation that systems and procedures are operating effectively.”

GFSI standards implemented in facilities meet customer requirements, food safety and quality criteria. There are many requirements in the GFSI standards including BRC Global and Safe Quality Food requirements.

Audits identify areas that require improvement within facilities to produce safe and high quality food products.

“Participants will learn the basics of internal auditing and using the internal audit to meet the requirements of their GFSI scheme,” Jadeja said. “They also will gain a greater understanding of how the internal audit tool is to be used for continuous improvement.”

Participants will learn how to prepare an audit checklist, conduct objective evidence collections and communicate audit findings and corrections. They also will learn how to establish timelines for the correction of non-conformities.

The one-day FAPC Internal Auditor Course will cover audit scopes, development of audits through risk assessment and the identification of auditors.

“Food and safety professionals need to attend this Internal Auditor Course to develop knowledge of GFSI requirements,” Jadeja said.

The course also provides a mechanism of continuous knowledge improvement of the GFSI standards.

The cost for the event is $350 per person. Parking, lunch, snacks and course materials are included in the cost. Participants also will receive certification upon completion of the course.

A block of rooms is reserved at the Home2 Suites by Hilton - Stillwater. Call 405-372-2550 and mention the group code FAP, or book online with the group code to get the $91 plus taxes special rate.

For more information or to register for the workshop, call or email Karen Smith at 405-744-6277 or karenl.smith@okstate.edu, or register online at www.fapc.biz/workshops/internalauditorcourse.

FAPC, a part of OSU’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, is celebrating its 20-year anniversary in 2017. Since its inception in January 1997, the center’s research laboratories, pilot-processing facilities, educational programs and seminars have kept food and agricultural processors and entrepreneurs on the forefront of cutting-edge value-added processing and technology.

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CONTACT:

Ravi Jadeja
Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center
106 FAPC
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-6071
Fax: 405-744-6313
E-Mail: ravi.jadeja@okstate.edu

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