The GFSI has released the first edition of it’s Food Safety Auditor Competencies.
It comes after three years of work by the GFSI Auditor Competence Working Group, tasked by the GFSI Board to define generic food safety auditor competencies underpinning GFSI benchmarked schemes, and the mechanisms they can be assessed and verified.
The group involved Cargill, ConAgra, General Mills, Kraft Foods, PepsiCo, Silliker and the Coca Cola Company.
The competency framework is a list of agreed generic knowledge and skill components that can be applied across all post farm-gate GFSI benchmarked schemes.
Within supply chain auditing there has always debate auditor competence and the knock on effect on supplier certification schemes. It is good to see the GFSI tackle this, lets see what the outcomes are.