Root Cause Analysis and Decision Making for Food Manufacturing


Overview and Benefits


Root cause analysis supports on-going improvements and prevention of non-conformities that affect safety, legal compliance and quality. The process of root cause analysis focuses on real causes of problems and decision-making focuses on how they can be resolved. BRC Global Standards for Food Safety Version 8 now requires a documented and recorded root cause analysis procedure in place (clause 3.7.3).


This one-day course is aimed those working in the food and drink manufacturing sector. Learners will gain valuable knowledge in how to implement a wide range of simple techniques to identify root causes of non-conformity, generate and evaluate solutions, and make informed decisions.



Key Topics

  • RCA Team attributes and selection
  • Problem solving vs. decision making
  • HACCP and RCA
  • Food safety culture and RCA
  • Information gathering and analysis
  • Defining the problem and root cause analysis techniques
  • Generating, evaluating and implementing solutions to problems
  • The decision-making process
  • Looking at different perspectives when making a decision
  • Evidence based decision making
  • Making decisions under pressure
  • The communication plan
  • Monitoring




Assessment Methods


There is no formal assessment for this course. The learner is continuously assessed by completing a wide range of engaging activities and an action plan.




Option 1: Open Course

Enrol onto one of our open courses and meet other candidates working in catering or manufacturing establishments.




Option 2: In-House Course

You can save money by booking an onsite course at your premises or chosen venue. The cost is £545, plus £25 per person. Price does not include VAT.




Option 3: E-learning

There is no e-learning version of this course available.




15 Jan 2019



Venue and Location


£155 + VAT



The root cause analysis cause (RCA) training course can also be delivered onsite at your premises. Locations include London (Acton, Park Royal, Harrow, White City, Wembley and Wimbledon), Manchester, Birmingham, Bedfordshire (Bedford and Luton), Buckinghamshire (Aylesbury, Milton Keynes and Buckingham), Northamptonshire (Northampton, Corby and Wellingborough), Warwickshire ( Evesham, Leamington Spa and Warwick), Leicestershire, Oxfordshire (Banbury, Oxford, Bicester and Witney), Bristol, Hertfordshire (Welwyn Garden City, Watford, Stevenage and St Albans), Berkshire (Reading and Slough)Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Middlesex, Cambridgeshire (Peterborough), Lincolnshire (Spalding and Holbeach), Norfolk (Norwich) and Suffolk.


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