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Root Cause Identification and Problem Solving Tools in Food Safety

* * * * - (3 customer reviews)





$97.00 (EU Customers Charged 20% VAT)  


Previous Training Recording:

This 4 hour training webinar will demonstrate the practical use of tools for risk analyzing, root cause identification and problem solving in every day food safety. Purchase the recording from May 31, 2019 to experience the full 4-hour training session along with the presentation slides, exam and certificate.

Training Instructor:
Vladimir Surčinski, Auditor and Trainer for Food Standards, IFSQN

Food Safety expert with more than 10 years in food safety topics and implementation, training and auditing business. Food safety standards are my focus, still strongly included in standards for quality, environmental protection and health and safety. Currently on position of project manager for certification body of Quality Austria where I am also accredited auditor and trainer with more than 500 audits performed in different industries and more than 1,000 persons trained. I have a vision of finding new ways to analyse risks in food safety and defining of methods that will be used in industries across the world. My strategy is to develop and research new topics in food safety, presenting them through the webinars, training's, forums, blogging and publications.

Through the webinar four practical tools are presented:

  • PARETO Analysis - The basic underlying rule behind the Pareto principle is that in almost every case, 80% of the total problems incurred are caused by 20% of the problem causes. Therefore, by concentrating on the major problems first, you can eliminate the majority of your problems. The few problems that occur most often result in the majority of your defects.
  • FMEA - Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a systematic, proactive method for evaluating a process to identify where and how it might fail and to assess the relative impact of different failures, in order to identify the parts of the process that are most in need of change.
  • ISHIKAWA diagram - A fishbone diagram, also called a cause and effect diagram, is a visualization tool for categorizing the potential causes of a problem in order to identify its root causes.
  • 8-D - The eight disciplines (8D) model is a problem solving approach typically employed by quality engineers or other professionals and commonly used by the production industry. Its purpose is to identify, correct, and eliminate recurring problems, and it is useful in product and process improvement.
The webinar will provide specific knowledge on how and where to use these tools, and provide practical worksheets and models that could be used in future business. The same is additionally referred to future changes and new demands in food safety standards.

Training course outline:

This training is specially developed for the webinar system of learning on IFSQN. The main goal of the webinar is to give participants more practical than theoretical knowledge through clear and simple examples and also through engaging the participants in discussion.

The webinar provides instructions on how to implement simple tools in everyday activities, how to use the tools in risk analyzing, root cause identification and problem solving.

The webinar is suitable for employees responsible for production management, supervisors, managers in food safety, food safety team members, consultants for management systems, and other interested persons that work in food chain and that are responsible for analyzing and problem solving in a food safety context..

The course is delivered in 4 sections:

1. Introduction to the food standards demands about collection of nonconformities and corrective actions with root cause identification (practical use of PARETO analyzing)
2. Practical use of Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (definition, benefits and targets, procedure, key figures, form sheets)
3. Practical use of ISHIKAWA diagram (definition, procedure, form sheets, root cause analyzing)
4. Practical use of 8-D problem solving (definition, approach to problems, problem solving, worksheets)

Online test - finalization and evaluation of webinar

All attendees receive:

• Copy of the training materials (Slides and Templates)
• Personalized IFSQN Training Academy Certificate
• 30 day access to the webinar recording

List of topics covered:
  • Introduction to the food standards demands (general and specific)
    • Food standards that will be covered during the presentation
    • Definition in each standard and specific requirements regarding internal and external risk and opportunities
  • Practical use of PARETO analyzing
    • Definition of PARETO
    • Use of PARETO analyzing
    • Use of worksheets and examples
    • Practical examples
  • Practical use of FMEA
    • Basic concept
    • Definition – what is FMEA?
    • Why FMEA?
    • Benefits and targets of FMEA
    • Types of FMEA (use in food safety)
    • Procedure
    • Key figures
    • Launch and training of FMEA
    • Phase model DAMUK
    • FMEA Form sheet
  • Practical use of ISHIKAWA diagram
    • Definition and use
    • Why ISHIKAWA?
    • Procedure for nonconforming products
    • Benefits and targets (use in food safety root cause)
    • ISHIKAWA diagram and model
  • Practical use of 8-D problem solving
    • Definition and use
    • 8-D model in food safety
    • Procedure of customer complaint and withdrawals
    • Worksheets






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* * * - - by brynecox Jun 12 2019 05:02 PM

The course was okay. The example industry and root cause should've stayed constant throughout, but it keep changing and some of the examples were difficult to relate to unless you have knowledge of that aspect of the industry. It wasn't really clear if these tools should be used in sequence or interchangeably.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

* * * * * by kperkins Jun 05 2019 03:25 PM

Although it can be difficult to follow everything during a webinar or online training course, the ability to download and later use various templates makes these online training courses incredibly valuable. I've been able to review our current documentation and compare what information would be tracked with which documents and questions. In addition, being able to save slides and review later has been great because while the training is happening, my job continues in the foreground of it all. Sometimes I simply must take a call or go into the warehouse for various reasons. Knowing I have the ability to return and go back to what was reviewed helps me to stay calm and focused on wherever my focus needs to be.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

* * * * - by mkinderman Jun 12 2019 12:31 PM

Very helpful and informative. Looking forward to reviewing at own pace the content and re-learning to best apply to everyday work problems.

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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