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Certification Protocols

PrimusGFS Version 2.1-2

Category: Certification Protocols
Theme: PrimusGFS Version 2.1-2
Type: Open to the general public

About the Course:

The PrimusGFS V2.1-2 Standard Training and the  Auditor Training Course provide participants with knowledge and understanding of the General Regulations and the Requirements of the PrimusGFS Certification Scheme.

WQS Academy, is an approved training center for Azzule/PrimusGFS.

3 days: PrimusGFS V2.1-2 Standard Training - VERSION 2.1-2 

  - This seminar is useful for consultants, PrimusGFS internal auditors, PrimusGFS auditors candidates, responsible of development and maintenance of food safety programs based on PrimusGFS standards and any person interested in knowing about the general regulations and technical requirements of the PrimusGFS Certification Standard. The course includes: General Regulations, Certification Process, review of Modules One (FSMS), Two (GAP & GMP), and Three (HACCP).

1 day: PrimusGFS V2.1-2 Auditor Training Course - VERSION 2.1-2

  - This training is required for PrimusGFS auditor’s candidates. One Day (8 hour) Training for potential GFS Auditor Candidates. This class will cover how to use the PrimusGFS System, the documents used, scoring criteria, etc.

Please Note: Certification body auditor candidates should take also the auditor training day as required by the standard.


SCHEDULE: 3 days: PrimusGFS Version 2.1-2 Standard Training

 The seminar is 3 consecutive days (24 hours). All materials are provided by the training center, but is recommended to bring your laptops.

Day 1 8:00 am Opening / introduction & Agenda review
• PrimusGFS- General Regulations v2.1-2-

1.   Introduction
2.     Standard Scope
3.     Legislation
4.     Guidance for the Management of Certification Bodies
5.     Audit Duration and Frequency
6.     Food Certification Categories
7.     Auditor Requirements
7.1   Qualification/Education
7.2   Experience
7.3   Formal Auditor Training
7.4   Auditor Assessment
7.5   Technical Supervisor
7.6   Auditing Scope
7.7   Continued training
7.8   Attributes and Competencies
8.      Conflicts of Interest
9.     Certification Process
9.1.  Application
10:00 am COFFEE BREAK
10:15 am 10.    Evaluation
10.1. Conformance by individual questions
10.2. Scoring system
10.3. Score calculation per module
10.4. Automatic failure
10.5. Special Circumstances
10.6. Surveillance Audits
11.    Requirements for Audit Reports
12.    Non conformances and Corrective Actions
13.    Certification Decision
13.1. Evaluation of scores
13.2. Issuing certification
13.3. Complaints and Appeals
14.    Sanctions
15.    Distribution of Audit Reports
16.    Extension of Scope of Certification
17.    Use of logo and registered Trademark
12:00 pm LUNCH BREAK
1:00 pm • PrimusGFS - Standard v2.1.2
** Module 1 – Food Safety Management System (FSMS):

1.01  Management System
1.02  Control of Documents and Records
1.03  Procedures and Corrective Actions
1.04  Internal and External Inspections
3:00 pm COFFEE BREAK
3:15 pm 1.05  Rejection and Release of Products
1.06  Supplier Control
1.07 Traceability and Recall
1.08 Food Defense
5:00 pm Wrap up day 1.
 
Day 2 8:00 am PrimusGFS - Standard v2.1.2
** Module 2 – Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Option:

Ranch and greenhouse operations.

2.01 General GAP
2.02 Site Identification
2.03 Ground History
2.04 Adjacent Land Use
2.05 Pest & Foreign Material Controls
2.06 Growing Media (Substrate) Use
10:00 am COFFEE BREAK
10:15 am 2.07 Fertilizer/ Crop Nutrition
2.08 Irrigation/ Water Use
2.09 Crop Protection
2.10 Field Employee Hygiene
12:00 pm LUNCH BREAK
1:00   pm PrimusGFS - Standard v2.1.2
** Module 2 – Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Option:
Harvest crew  operation:

2.11 Harvesting Inspections, Policies and Training
2.12 Harvesting Employee Activities & Sanitary Facilities    
 

3:00  pm COFFEE BREAK
3:15  pm 2.13 Harvest Practices
2.14 Transportation and Tracking
2.15 On site storage
5:00 pm Wrap up day 2.
 
Day 3 8:00 am PrimusGFS - Standard v2.1-2-
** Module 2 – Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Option:

2.16 General GMP
2.17 Pest Control
2.18 Storage Areas & Packing Materials
2.19 Operational Practices
10:00 am COFFEE BREAK
10:15 am 2.20 Worker Practices
2.21 Equipment
2.22 Equipment Cleaning
2.23 General Cleaning
2.24 Buildings and Grounds
12:00 pm LUNCH BREAK
1:00   pm 2.25 Chemical Files
2.26 Pest Control Documentation
2.27 Operation Monitoring Records
2.28 Maintenance & Sanitation Files
2.29 Employee Documentation
2.30 Testing/ Analysis Records
2.31 Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution Logs.
2.32  Allergen Control
3:00  pm COFFEE BREAK
3:15  pm ** Module 3 – HACCP:
3.01 Preliminary Steps
3.02 Development of the HACCP Plan
3.03 Execution of the HACCP Plan on the Plant Floor
5:00  pm Wrap up day 3.

 

SCHEDULE: 1 day: PrimusGFS Version 2.1-2 Auditor Training Course 

All materials, including Azzule/PrimusGFS online system user’s manual are provided by the training center. Is recommended to bring your laptops. 

Only one day (4th Day) 8:00 am • Opening / introduction & Agenda review
• Auditor Qualifications
• Auditor approval by the Certification body
10:00 am  COFFEE BREAK
10:15 AM • Audit execution
• Inspection reporting (exercise)
12:00 pm  LUNCH BREAK
1:00 pm • PrimusGFS online system
• Uploading reports to the PrimusGFS site
• Corrective actions review in the PrimusGFS Site.
3:00 pm COFFEE BREAK
3:15 pm
• Corrective actions – exercise.
• Tracking reports and corrective actions status.
5:00 pm Wrap up day 1.

 

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