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Understand the requirements for an environmental monitoring program with the BRCGS environmental monitoring training course delivered by SGS.

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This BRCGS-approved course will enable you to understand the key components of an environmental monitoring program for identifying potential microbiological risks in production and open product areas. You will also learn about different sampling methods and key elements of a corrective action procedure. This is particularly useful when implementing an environmental monitoring program based on the Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 requirements and industry best practices.

What Will You Learn?

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand Issue 8 requirements and key components of an environmental monitoring program, including risk assessment, sampling location, target organisms, test methods, sample frequency, establishing control limits, appropriate corrective action, and validation/verification of the program
  • Describe appropriate target organisms and identify suitable sampling locations
  • Explain different sampling methods
  • Explain appropriate corrective action for environmental monitoring failures
  • Develop an environmental monitoring program based on Issue 8 requirements and industry best practices

Learners will need to demonstrate acceptable performance in all these areas.


This course has been designed for auditors, consultants, and technical and quality personnel.

Course Information

Course duration: 1 day
Delivery methodology: face to face
Accreditation: BRCGS

Course Certification

To complete the course successfully, you will need to perform a course assignment (workplace assessment) and gain a pass mark of 75%.

A BRCGS-approved Environmental Monitoring Training Course Delivered by a World Leader in Corporate Training

As a world leader in professional training and BRCGS-approved training partner, we offer you unrivaled experience and a global network of qualified professionals with extensive expertise in the latest practices. Our courses are delivered by specialists who will support you on your professional journey.

To find out more about this BRCGS environmental monitoring training course, or to book your training, contact us today.