It's my first time to post. I was recently transferred from being an operation supervisor to Internal auditor. We are into oil manufacturing. I have 8 years experience in third party audit but only as an auditee. We are HACCP certified but the management is aiming for FSSC. Being an auditor (Just waiting for my training) and FSSC is SOOOO new to me but I am very passionate with improvement so I am excited for the future improvements. (Sorry for the long intro )
My question is, is risk assessment necessary to come up with internal audit schedule in FSSC standard? I need to come up with the schedule so I could explain to the management that we must first assess the readiness of our company before we push through FSSC. We are not yet certified with FSMS so I know it will not be easy. They want to schedule the FSSC first stage audit in January!!!!