Recent regulatory changes in the United States eclipse anything previously experienced in the auditing community. After decades of perfecting HACCP based auditing, FSMA represents a landmark moment in food safety auditing that demands a new approach to auditing that requires input from all stakeholders. AFSAP was created to represent the key group of individuals with the most intimate knowledge and direct experience deserve the opportunity to participate in the choices for moving forward. AFSAP makes that participation possible.
AFSAP provides auditors and the auditing community a platform to harness their strengths, experience and knowledge into a collective association prepared to engage Stakeholders with a singular voice. AFSAP is well positioned to shape preventive controls auditing tools designed to improve outcomes and drive results through speaking with a unified voice for the mutual growth of the profession.
Engage all stakeholders with a unified voice to emphasize challenges and encourage solutions by;
- Participation in the development of core audit documents and training programs necessary for FSMA related audits
- Actively addressing issues impacting auditor competence
- Support professional development opportunities for food safety auditors around the world.
AFSAP acknowledges the desired auditor attributes established by existing ISO standards describing that an auditor shall be:
Ethical: Fair, truthful, sincere, honest, and discreet
Open-minded: Willing to consider alternative ideas or points of view
Diplomatic: Tactful in dealing with people
Observant: Actively aware of physical surroundings and activities
Perceptive: Instinctively aware of and able to understand situations
Versatile: Adjust readily to different situations
Tenacious: Persistent, focused on achieving objectives
Decisive: Reach timely conclusions based on logical reasoning and analysis
Self-reliant: Act and function independently while interacting effectively with others
Auditor Integrity is a Cornerstone for AFSAP Members!
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