The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) invites you to participate in a new virtual course titled Performing Root Cause Analysis During Food Safety Risk Assessment developed in collaboration with the American Society for Quality (ASQ, a globally recognized provider of several certification programs) and retail food safety regulatory professionals. This course incorporates the concepts of root cause analysis for use in reducing the occurrence of risk factor violations and in the investigation of foodborne illness outbreaks. It is designed for the advanced food safety professional and will greatly enhance the skills needed to define the problem, collect data, determine the “why” and develop solutions.

Identifying the root cause (why) of risk factor violations and foodborne illness outbreaks utilizes contributing factors (what/how) and environmental antecedents providing the “why” of the violation or outbreak. This course will:

  • help to develop a methodical approach to determine the underlying reasons for how and why an outbreak/violation(s) occurred
  • provide tools for more effective problem solving
  • discuss data collection tools and analyzation
  • share interventions or corrective actions to prevent recurrence

Sessions will be offered the weeks of September 20, 2021, December 13, 2021, and January 24, 2022.

Cost is $500 per person. AFDO is subsidizing approximately 40% of the registration costs per participant. Prior to attending this virtual course, it is recommended and beneficial for participants to have completed

Class size is limited to 15 participants. For more information, visit AFDO’s event page.

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