A final audit report should be prepared using the FSMS Audit Report Example Template as a guide, documenting in detail the findings presented during the closing meeting. In addition to the items covered during that meeting, the Food Safety Audit Report will include each of the nonconformity reports generated during the audit, a brief description of any obstacles encountered, a statement of the confidential nature of the contents, and an appendix containing the audit plan and any checklists used and notes generated during the audit. When the FS1160-4 EXAMPLE FINAL AUDIT REPORT is complete and available, it is distributed as directed by Top Management.
At a time agreed to by the audit team leader and the manager of the audited department/area/process, the audit team will conduct a follow-up visit, to verify the actions taken as a result of the audit. At the time of the follow-up, the manager of the audited area should demonstrate that actions required by the audit have been implemented and are effective.
The internal audit process should be validated periodically (annually, at a minimum) through an audit. During this validation, evidence will be gathered and evaluated to determine if the internal audit process has been effectively implemented and is producing the desired results. Any nonconformity found in the internal audit process by this validation effort should be considered major, since the internal audit process is the primary means of assessing the effectiveness of the FSMS.
Format: Microsoft Word 2013 (.docx)
Manual: ISO 22000
Procedure: FSMS Internal Audit System Validation Procedure FDS1160