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FEAST2 Internal Audit Workshop

Host: Food & Drink Forum
Venue: The Business Centre, Southglade Food Park, Gala Way, Nottingham, NG5 9RG
Date: Friday 12th April, 2019
Time: 9AM-1PM
Cost: Free of Charge

A workshop for food and drink manufacturers that will provide help and guidance on how to do audits in the correct way and how they can help you continuously improve.

Understand the principles of auditing, the development of auditing skills and how to implement an internal audit programme within your food business.

Internal audits and the staff that carry them out are a key part of quality control within a food and drink manufacturing business. Hear from The Food & Drink Forum’s team of food technical experts who will discuss the principles of correct auditing and the key management information generated for continuous improvement. They will also show you how to fully implement a successful internal audit programme within your manufacturing operation (and if required 2nd party supplier audits).

Learners will understand:

· The benefits of undertaking internal audits
· Audit planning and preparation
· Checklist preparation
· Interview techniques
· Auditing skills
· Meetings and audit reporting
· Corrective action
· Keeping audit records


Who Should Attend?

· Aimed at those individuals working within a food / drink business responsible for undertaking internal audits.
· Useful for those food / drink businesses that are not yet undertaking internal audits.


Event Details

Cost: Free of Charge (non attendance maybe charged)

Please remember that if you cannot attend the event you must cancel 48 hours prior to the event through Eventbrite, otherwise we may have to charge in full for your place.

Refreshments: Tea and coffee will be provided


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this course, you must meet the small business eligiblity criteria, set out in the booking form.

You must have a food or drink manufacturing business based in Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire

You must employ less than 250 employees

You must have an annual turnover of less than €50million, and an annual balance sheet of less than €43million

You must be predominantly operating Business-to-Business (B2B)

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