In the Western World, we have become so used to being able to buy food products and prepared meals, that we hardly give it a second thought. We simply expect it to be available, and to be safe to use. It's only when there's a food poisoning scare that we look a little deeper.
When you think about it, food poisoning is 100% preventable - or at least, it would be if everybody, from the grower to the retailer, or even the waiter serving your meal, played by the rules. But sometimes things go wrong, and often, it's just down to error.
Food Management System
The solution is to have in place certain rules and regulations designed to maintain quality, freshness and safety. That is essentially what a Food Management System is, and they are applicable to anyone or any business working within the food industry.
Most food management systems these days revolve around HACCP Food Safety Programs. HACCP is internationally recognised, and works by identifying and managing risk. By understanding WHAT can go wrong, WHY and WHEN, steps can be taken to ensure a safe outcome.
Growing Use of HACCP
No surprise then that HACCP auditor training is in demand. As more food safety management systems are implemented, so the demand for qualified food safety auditors will grow. This is excellent news for anyone planning a career in this field.
Sometimes, when searching for training courses, the acronym HACCP does not appear in the title. However, if you search for ISO 22000 lead auditor training, you will find what you're looking for.
ISO 22000 is an international standard and a food safety management system that can be applied to any organisation within the food industry. ISO 22000 incorporates HACCP requirements. And as the demand for new legislation and better food safety increases, it is predicted that there will be a shortage of qualified ISO 22000 lead auditors.
Change of Career
Clearly, if you already work within the food industry, but would like a change of direction and a job with more responsibility, now is a great time to take action. ISO 22000 lead auditor training courses are available in Brisbane, at SC Training Centre, and they are both affordable and comprehensive.
As a food safety auditor, you will be required to identify and manage suspected risks. The HACCP belief is that if you eliminate the hazard, you reduce the risk.
Excellent Communication Skills
When developing an organisation's food safety management system, there are many things to be taken into consideration, including product, location, handling, equipment, delivery and so on. Therefore, as well as the main management system framework, there are likely to be a number of sub-systems, covering things like hygiene and pest control.
The food safety auditor's skills don't end there, however. They must also be able to communicate with all staff and management, work alone or in a team, and ensure that sound advice is taken.
ISO 22000 lead auditor training is your gateway to a satisfying new career in 2017; one which will give you greater responsibility and autonomy, and the chance to travel the globe.