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#1 FilipeF


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 11:05 AM



Our company is transitioning from ISO 22000:2005 to FSSC Packaging.


During our last external audit by ISO 22000, the auditor from the Certification Body mentioned that under FSSC, the internal audit must be done by a GFSI experienced auditor. I don't seem to find anywhere that requisite. Does anybody know anything about this?


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:45 PM

Hi Filipe


From my knowledge and review of ISO 22000, there is no direct requirements that states the internal audit has to be completed by  a GFSI experienced auditor. All the standard states under 8.4.1 Internal Audit is that selected auditors are to be objective and impartial and they shall not audit their own work.


From a training perspective, under 6.2.2, the auditor would need to be trained and competent in the role that they are undertaking. one of the key skills of internal auditing is knowing the rules by having a very good understanding of the standard (audit criteria) and being able to determine compliance against those requirements.


Like anything with auditing, if an auditor makes a suggestion or non-conformance that you are not sure about - always ask "can you please show me where in the standard (that you are being audited against) that  xxxx is a requirement". This helps to avoid auditors making unsupported requests of a business.


I hope this helps



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:56 PM

Hello Amanda,


Thank you very much for your reply. It does help!


I could not find any support to that statement in the Standard, and I will surely use the "Please show me where" tip :)


Thank you!!

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 03:05 PM

I agree with Amanda. It's sad to be told by the CB one thing different from what the standard requires.

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