SQF Practitioner's Bundle for Food Manufacturing

Virtual Learning40 hours

Course Overview

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The first step in achieving SQF certification is to clearly understand the SQF Food Safety Code. The Implementing SQF System course is designed for individuals, such as the SQF practitioner, responsible for developing, aligning, verifying, maintaining, and otherwise supporting the site’s SQF food safety System and its culture of food safety. A primary and substitute SQF Practitioner needs to be designated for each site.

The SQF practitioner must have completed HACCP training and be competent to implement and maintain HACCP-based food safety plans and have a clear understanding of the SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing and its requirements.

This week-long SQF Practitioner’s Bundle course includes:

This intensive program provides you with the essential training, knowledge, skills and tools needed to establish and maintain the SQF system certification for your organization.

Participants will receive a copy of the SQF Food Safety Code for Food Manufacturers, Edition 9.

An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information pertaining to the course will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your course material and homework/exam on the NSF Learner portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate.

Who should attend

Operational, Quality, Technical Staff and Food Safety personnel working in manufacturing or retail with food safety plans and programs. Also suitable for professionals new to the industry.

Prerequisites

A good working knowledge of GMPs and understanding of food safety principles is essential. HACCP I: Prerequisite Programs or equivalent.

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Course Objective

At the end of the program, learners will have completed the following: 

  • HACCP training, HACCP for Food Manufacturing 

  • SQFI Implementing SQF Systems for Food Manufacturers 

  • Internal auditing principles, Internal Auditor: SQF

 

Accreditation  

As an Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Accredited Provider, NSF Training and Education offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. NSF Training and Education is authorized by IACET to offer the number of CEUs below for this program. 

1.3 CEUs for HACCP for Manufacturing Food Packaging Materials and 0.7 CEUs for Internal Auditor: SQF. 

 

Partners 

International HACCP Alliance, providing a uniform program to assure safer food products.

 

The Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program is a rigorous and credible food safety and quality program that is recognized by retailers, brand owners, and food service providers world-wide. Recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), the SQF family of food safety and quality codes are designed to meet industry, customer, and regulatory requirements for all sectors of the food supply chain – from the farm all the way to the retail stores.

 

Computer and Internet Connection: 

You will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is recommended. 

Compatible Web Browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE Edge and higher 

 

Accommodations 

NSF is committed to accommodating the learning requirements of all our stakeholders. If you require special assistance for any reason, please contact your us at nsftraining.na@nsf.org

Additional Recommended Courses

Implementing SQF Systems Exam: Manufacturing (SQF Food Safety Code Edition 9)

The Implementing SQF Systems – Manufacturing examination assesses the knowledge of the food industry professional of the SQF Food Safety Code.

The manufacturing examination addresses topics relevant to those sites that pre-process or process product including SQF Food Sector Categories 7 to 22, 25, 26, 27, and 31 through 34.

Individuals will be allowed a total of three attempts to successfully complete the examination. The examination must be completed within 14 days of purchasing the examination. A certificate of attainment can be printed after successful completion of the examination.

The passing score of the examination is 75%.

An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the exam through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your exam on the eLearning portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the exam and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your SQF Certificate.

Please note: Exam registration and reporting information will be shared with SQFI for record-keeping purposes.

Who should Attend

Primary audience:
The primary audience for the Implementing SQF Systems examination is those desiring to demonstrate knowledge of the SQF Food Safety Code, edition 9.

Secondary audiences:
Secondary audiences are those desiring to become an SQF consultant or trainer.

FSSC 22000 - Internal Auditor V6

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Conducting internal audits with a food safety focus is required to determine whether your food safety system is implemented effectively. The analysis of results is critical to ensure that the food safety plan continues to be effective. Challenges to achieving continual improvement in food safety programs can occur due to improperly conducted and documented internal audits. Gain the knowledge and skills to internally audit your food safety system effectively to ensure food safety and compliance with FSSC 22000 requirements in this course.

An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information pertaining to the course will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your course material and homework/exam on the NSF Learner portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate.

This course meets the internal auditor training requirements of other food standards although it has a focus on FSSC 22000 version 6.

Who should Attend

Operational, Quality, Technical Staff and Food Safety personnel working in manufacturing or retail with food safety plans and programs. Also suitable for professionals new to the industry.

Prerequisites

A good understanding of the FSSC 22000 requirements and food safety principles is essential.

Participants must have their own copy of the ISO 22000:2018 standard and ISO/TS 22002-1:2009 available for this training program. These can be purchased through the International Organization for Standardization (iso.org).

BRCGS Internal Auditor

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This course will enable you to undertake internal audits and prepare companies for third party audits. It’s delivered via a series of workshop-led discussions, presentations and an interactive case study. During the live case study, you will be given feedback and support to enable you to carry out an audit at your own workplace.

This course is part of the BRCGS Professional recognition programme.

What this course covers

  • Welcome, Communication & Housekeeping

  • Introduction to Auditing and Terminology

  • Audit Planning

  • Auditor attributes and interpersonal skills

  • Conducting the Audit

  • Audit Report and Follow up

Assessment: 50% Course Participation; 50% Course Assignment – Workplace audit; Pass mark 75%.

Participants will receive an official BRCGS certificate, issued by BRCGS, after attending this training program.

Who should Attend

Operational, quality and technical staff responsible for managing an internal auditing schedule and BRCGS Professionals.