As the TESCO Food Manufacturing Standard, (TFMS), requires as an aspiration under section one, that food safety team leaders be trained in advanced HACCP, (FETAC level 6), the need for competency, and confidence in risk assessment, legislation, validation and verification has never been greater.
As the contemporary approach to food safety is to ensure hazards are controlled at factory floor level, by production and maintenance/engineering personnel, technical management by your traditional Quality Assurance Manager is changing. When the TFMS defines the make-up of the food safety team it mentions production, engineering and technical personnel, but there is no mention of Quality. The responsibility for the delivery of a quality product lies primarily with production, with technical personnel providing support, via validation and verification protocols. The requirement on 2nd and 3rd party audits for “validation studies” is becoming a common request, a request that is often met with a blank face.
This Advanced HACCP course (FETAC level 6), will provide those who have already attended the Intermediate HACCP course (FETAC level 5), with the additional level of knowledge, skill and know-how, to lead their food safety team through the demanding process of risk assessment, thus ensuring that their FSMS, (Food Safety Management System), is developed, implemented, validated and verified to the best practice standard.
Our next Advanced HACCP course, (FETAC Level 6), is scheduled for 11-12 February. Our next Intermediate HACCP course, (FETAC Level 5), is scheduled for 22-23 January. Both will be held in Dublin.