We are slowly but surely moving towards a smart auditing system. By smart, I mean an artificial intelligence (AI) method of performing and responding to audits. Huge data bases, with human input until sensors are established to provide the needed data for the various food safety elements and full system spectrum. The AI will have access to and read these resources.
Time and money, but moving in the right direction. Several Food Safety systems are developing that would fit nicely into this AI scheme.
The dream, you as an auditor bring your laptop driven AI, set it down next to your customers AI respondent laptop, allow the two to work, and within minutes, your audit is complete, report written, and corrections generated.
Hopefully, humans will still be needed along the way.