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Root Cause Analysis in the Food Industry

This course will provide delegates with a framework to implement root cause analysis and provides two commonly used methodologies to identify root cause.

 How will I benefit?

  • Learn how to use root cause analysis methodology and find practical steps to identify the true cause of nonconformity
  • Transfer knowledge gained into operational practices which apply the process of RCA
  • Implement RCA systems in your organization
  • Gain real-world examples of best practice to bring back to your organization
  • Delegates will be encouraged to share experiences and knowledge with other attendees to enhance learning outcomes

 What will I learn?

Upon completion of this training, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the key concepts of root cause analysis (RCA)
  • Explain the intent and benefits of RCA
  • Describe a formal RCA process and identify the steps to implement
  • Interpret key concepts of different RCA methodologies and distinguish the most appropriate methodology for different types of nonconformities
  • Apply the concept of RCA methodologies to a variety of food industry nonconforming situations
  • Demonstrate awareness of correct and incorrect RCA application

 Who should attend?

Those involved in the problem solving activities in their organization.


  • Senior management
  • Technical/Quality assurance
  • Engineering
  • Production and operations
  • Purchasing and supply
  • Distribution


There are no specific pre-requisite requirements for this course