The IRCA Food Safety Management Systems Certification Scheme is for auditors using ISO 22000.

To be certificated to this scheme you'll need to demonstrate that you have the skills to audit the proper implementation of ISO 22000 or an acceptable alternative standards.

The scheme has been developed in response to the food industry's transition from inspection-focused practice to the management system approach to risk management, supported by a staged audit process based on ISO 19011. Our programme was developed in partnership with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

The Food Safety Management Systems professional programme supports the third-party certification of food industry quality management systems. We certify the different categories of auditors – those employed by certification body/registrars, consultants and internal auditors as well as developing and promoting good auditor training and auditing best practice.