Food Safety Auditing forms the basis of much of what we do in the food industry as part of managing food safety. It has been long established and its value is being questioned more frequently. As a tool, when done correctly it is invaluable in determining the level and types of controls that exist in a plant. There are however flaws in its use and it may be time to expect a more forensic approach to auditing. This presentation will highlight why this may be the case and give some examples of where the idea of forensic auditing would apply.