Root cause analysis (RCA) is an essential tool used for understanding and correctly identifying the root causes of a food safety/quality issue. It is also a cost-effective approach to management and operations in any organization. Subject matter experts from industry, regulatory, trade association, and industry advisory groups will review how to get to the core problem by undertaking an RCA investigation. This determination helps identify effective corrective/preventive actions to avoid reoccurrence of issues and is a crucial step in managing risks. The speakers will discuss the RCA workshop they led at the 2023 Food Safety Summit that included a hands-on exercise and the presentation of case studies, and they will preview their planned RCA session at the 2024 Food Safety Summit.
From this webinar, attendees will learn:
- The importance of root cause analysis (RCA) to understanding food safety and quality issues
- Best practices for conducting RCA investigations, and areas where analysis can fall short
- How to apply RCA to real-world challenges and use results to develop corrective/preventive actions
Moderator: Adrienne Blume, Editorial Director, Food Safety Magazine