Preparing for Food Safety and Quality Audits – a practical approach (UCC)

06 March 2019

The aim of this two-day workshop is to help personnel to plan and prepare for food safety and quality audits and to engage effectively with auditors. A practical approach will be taken during the workshop, counting down from when the audit preparations start, right up to the day of the food safety audit, and afterwards to ensure close-out.

The workshop speakers will include a food business owner, a food safety manager, and third party food safety auditors who have a combined wealth of expertise in food safety management across different types of food production, as well as in food safety auditing, food production, and retail. The speakers are knowledgeable on the challenging requirements of different types of customers, regulations and standards.  

The workshop will increase confidence in facing important food safety audits and will help food companies to positively influence the outcome of the audit.

Who should attend?

Those in a food business operation who are responsible for preparing for food safety and quality audits and interacting with auditors. The workshop will be of interest to newcomers, as well as experienced personnel, in the following roles:  

  • Technical managers
  • Food safety and quality managers
  • Quality assurance personnel
  • HACCP team members
  • Production personnel involved in audit planning and preparation
  • Product developers and R&D personnel
  • Senior personnel who need to engage with experts in food safety management
Please note this workshop is limited to 20 people.

For more information please email

Date: 6th and 7th March 2019
Locations: University College Cork, Cork City
Cost: €825 (part-funding available for eligible applicants through Taste4Success Skillnet)

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