¿Do you think, an ASQ HACCP auditor is competent to audit any GFSI scheme?

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¿Do you think, an ASQ HACCP auditor is competent to audit any GFSI scheme?

Posted by Jennyfer Alejo Riveros on Sep 20, 2018 11:42 am

Dear Friends
I would like you to share your opinion about, the process of acquiring auditing competencies through the HACCP certification. ¿ Do you think, an ASQ HACCP auditor is competent to audit any GFSI scheme? Obviously, it must have training in auditing technique (ISO 19011) and previous experience, but with regard to the verification of haccp, management and good practice´s requisites, an ASQ HACCP auditor is competent enough to face any GFSI scheme ? Thanks in advance for opinions. Jennyfer

Re: ¿Do you think, an ASQ HACCP auditor is competent to audit any GFSI scheme?

Posted by Ernest Phoon on Sep 21, 2018 5:17 am

Dear  Jennyfer Alejo Riveros,

From what I gathered so far,
1. GFSI Announces USDA AMS GAP Plus + Certification Programme Achieves Technical Equivalence @ https://www.mygfsi.com/certification/technical-equivalence.html

2. SCI Division Inspection Series USDA Group GAP & GHP User’s Guide Effective Date: March 2016 Page 18 of 26 Appendix II @ https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/GroupGAP_Users_Guide.pdf

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APPENDIX II – INTERNAL PRODUCER AUDITOR REQUIREMENTS LEVEL CRITERIA Auditor - Prerequisites  Possess Personal Attributes important in the performance of auditing activities Personal Attributes Ethical, open‐minded, diplomatic, observant, perceptive, versatile, tenacious, decisive, self‐reliant, acts with fortitude, open to improvement, culturally sensitive, and collaborative.  Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills  Hold a High School Diploma or Equivalent  Possess 3‐Years Post‐High School Education and/or Experience, as follows: Education Education may be substituted for experience. A 4‐year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an agriculture related field (sciences, statistics, or business) will meet the experience requirement. Work Experience Have a minimum of 3 years post‐high school experience in an agricultural related field, such as applicable farm experience, agricultural commodity grading, agricultural marketing, food processing, laboratory testing, quality assurance, process control application, process or systems auditing, ISO standards application. Combination Education & Work Experience Combinations of successfully completed post‐high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for experience.

Auditor Training, by any of the following: o USDA AMS Fundamentals of Auditing – a two-day or distance learning (In Development) course based on ISO 19011, parts 4 and 6, or o ISO 9001 3-day Internal Auditor or 5-day Lead Auditor course provided by an Exemplar Global (http://exemplarglobal.org/) certified provider. A list of certified organizations can be found here: http://exemplarglobal.org/certification/what-we-offer/search-for-certified-individuals-or-organizations/, or o American Society for Quality (ASQ) (http://asq.org/index.aspx) Quality Auditor certification (CQA). Additional information can be found here: http://asq.org/cert...

I would suggest that you read the full requirements in Appendix II to get the full picture and consult the relevant regulators to confirm...

Hope this helps,
Ernest