Nice chart, But as Charles said, the list of NC's can be infinite. What exactly is a "production" non-conformance? What exactly is a
"mechanical" or a "quality" non-conformance?
It would seem that there would have to be very specific criteria for categorizing non-conformances into these categories.
Where does it end? And are there enough minutes in the day to do RCA's on everything?
Just from a BRC perspective, the Standard talks about things that will affect food safety, quality and legality. So let's assume those three things should be non-conformance categories.
From there, we should determine what constitutes a food safety, quality or legality non-conformance.
The gearbox directly above a product line is leaking, and the catch pan that WAS there, no longer is. BINGO food safety item.
The framework on the outside of the product belt needs some detail cleaning. Not a food safety item. It still needs to be cleaned, it's noted and assigned to be fixed, but I don't see that it needs to become a part of a full blown NC/CA list.