Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 9 Conversion for Sites (BRCGS Official course)

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Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 9 Conversion for Sites (BRCGS Official course)

This is the official BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 9 Conversion for Sites course.

Course Fee

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All course fees are payable in advance.

Course Details

Course Description

Delivered by an official BRCGS Approved Training Provider, this 1-day course discusses the changes to the Global Standard Food Safety Issue 9 and reinforces understanding of the general principles of the requirements of the Standard for onsite application.

Participants will discuss activities which develop a culture to maintain compliance and review what is expected during the process of certification, including actions needed prior to, during and after the audit. Active learning will be used throughout the course utilising case study-based activities to encourage critical thinking and help explain how sites will implement the Standard. Certification against the new Standard is effective in audits from 1st February 2023.

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Duration

1 day

Who Should Attend?

The training is aimed at Consultants, Technical Managers and personnel (including from retailing and manufacturing), Quality Managers, Auditors, Importers and Exporters of food products, Foodservice staff, Operations Managers and Internal audit personnel. It is advised participants must have working knowledge of the Global Standard Food Safety Issue 8 and HACCP.

Pre-course preparation

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications are required

Course Delivery / Format

Classroom

Delivered face to face at our training centre in Skipton, North Yorkshire UK.

Remote

Delivered Live and online so you'll require a computer and Internet connection

Full details and logging in information given before the start of the course

Course Structure & Content

The main updates cover the following areas:
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • HACCP/ Food Safety Plan
  • Product Security & Food Defence
  • Product Labelling
  • High Risk, High Care & Ambient High Care
  • Traded Goods
  • Audit Protocols
The changes are discussed section-by-section with plenty of time for discussion and input from the group. BRCGS Issue 9 was published in August 2022 and came into force in February 2023. It is essential to revise your systems in preparation for your BRCGS audits against the latest version of the Standard.

Learning Outcomes

By the close of the training, you will be able to:

  • Explain how to meet the requirements of the Standard
  • Recognise the changes to the protocol of the Standard
  • Utilise and understand the benefits of the BRCGS resources
  • Identify and explain the changes to the Standard from Issue 8

Qualification / Assessment

At the end of the course there is a 25 question examination with a pass mark of 60%. Successful candidates will receive an official BRCGS certificate

Course Fee

Please Call for Details

All course fees are payable in advance.

Course fee includes:
  • Training materials
  • Lunch and refreshments*
  • BRCGS examination fee and certificate

*Classroom courses only

Course FAQ

What is the duration and structure of the BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9 Conversion for Sites course?

The BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9 Conversion for Sites course is a 1-day program. It is delivered by an official BRCGS Approved Training Provider and focuses on the changes to the Global Standard Food Safety Issue 9. The course includes discussions on activities to develop a culture to maintain compliance, what is expected during the certification process, and case study-based activities to encourage critical thinking. Certification against the new Standard is effective in audits from 1st February 2023.

Who is the target audience for the BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9 Conversion for Sites course?

This course is designed for Consultants, Technical Managers, Quality Managers, Auditors, Importers and Exporters of food products, Foodservice staff, Operations Managers, and Internal audit personnel. It is particularly beneficial for those who have a working knowledge of the Global Standard Food Safety Issue 8 and HACCP and want to understand the updates in Issue 9.

What background knowledge or experience is recommended before taking the course?

No formal qualifications are required to take this course. However, participants must read and review a copy of the Standard, including the glossary, available as a free download from the BRCGS Store. Additionally, participants should review the pre-course materials provided to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.

How will the course help me with understanding the changes in Issue 9?

The course provides an in-depth understanding of the changes to the Global Standard Food Safety Issue 9. It covers updates in areas like Environmental Monitoring, HACCP/Food Safety Plan, Product Security & Food Defence, Product Labelling, High Risk, High Care & Ambient High Care, Traded Goods, and Audit Protocols. Participants will discuss these changes section-by-section, with ample time for group discussion and input.

Any hands-on exercises during the course?

Yes, the course emphasizes active learning through case study-based activities. These exercises encourage critical thinking and provide practical insights into how sites will implement the Standard. Participants will engage in discussions and activities that foster a deeper understanding of the updates in Issue 9.

Classroom or remote learning: Which options are available?

The course offers flexibility with both classroom and remote learning options. Classroom sessions are delivered face-to-face at the training center in Skipton, North Yorkshire, UK, providing an interactive learning environment. Remote sessions are delivered live online, allowing participants to join from anywhere with a computer and internet connection.

What are the key updates in the BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9 course?

The BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9 course covers key updates in areas such as Environmental Monitoring, HACCP/Food Safety Plan, Product Security & Food Defence, Product Labelling, High Risk, High Care & Ambient High Care, Traded Goods, and Audit Protocols. These changes are discussed in detail, and participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and activities to understand how to implement these updates in their organizations.

How's the BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9 exam structured?

The course concludes with a 25-question examination. Participants must achieve a pass mark of 60% to successfully complete the course. Successful candidates will receive an official BRCGS certificate, demonstrating their understanding of the changes in the Global Standard Food Safety Issue 9.

Any hidden costs apart from the course fee?

The course fee of £440 +VAT per person is all-inclusive. It covers training materials, lunch and refreshments for classroom courses, and the BRCGS examination fee and certificate. There are no hidden costs, ensuring transparency and ease of registration.

Is the BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9 Conversion for Sites course globally recognized?

Yes, this is the official BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 9 Conversion for Sites course. It is aligned with the globally recognized BRCGS standards, and certification against the new Standard is effective in audits from 1st February 2023.

What score do I need to pass the exam?

To pass the exam and receive an official BRCGS certificate, participants must score at least 60% in the 25-question examination. This assessment ensures that candidates have a thorough understanding of the changes in the Global Standard Food Safety Issue 9 and are well-prepared to implement these updates in their organizations.

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