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Posted 27 October 2010 - 08:24 AM

I am considering becoming a 3rd party auditor in the UK. My problem is that I have no formal qualification that potential employers would regard, except a lifetime of practical processing experience in Oz of running Q.A programs in the poultry caper, both live processing, further processing and retail . So, what I would like to do is gain qualification, my problem being how???

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Currently based in Swansea and am happy to self fund.



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Posted 28 October 2010 - 07:34 AM

Welcome to the forums Julian. The first important question is to which standard do you wish to become a third party auditor e.g. ISO standards, BRC standards. As the route is very different.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 12:09 PM

Welcome to the forums Julian. The first important question is to which standard do you wish to become a third party auditor e.g. ISO standards, BRC standards. As the route is very different.

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Good question, whichever covers the meat/poultry sector the most. One of the joys of shifting countries is trying to get a handle on how things work.
The plans that I have been operating against are loosely based on ISO 9001. In Melbourne the whole "Protein" industry is governed by "Primesafe" , so it is one set of rules to follow, one interpretation.
I am finding that it is not quite the same here.

To properly answer the question, I would like to go down the ISO route initially then add strings to the bow as I go along.





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