Yesterday we wrapped up Day 2 & our final day of our audit with a final score of 92. I was hoping we'd do better but it's still 1 point better than our previous year, so I guess we are getting there!
Although some of our minor non-conformities seem very minor they are justified, and I understand that that's how SQF works. My question is in regards to how we determine a root cause for the dumb mistakes we made (for those of you that have been audited with the new SQF format, to satisfy the NC's you must now do a root cause analysis). For example we were deducted one point for not listing that we review the maintenance of trash bins in our daily operational inspections (188.8.131.52) Obviously I have put " trash containers are maintained clean and tidy without excess accumulation" on our daily operational inspection sheet as a corrective action.
But how do I do a root cause on this? NOTE: we previously had already listed on our daily operational inspection sheet, "Entire lines are clean, i.e. no excessive grease, spilled product, trash etc." which I neglected to bring up to argue the point deduction. Anyways for such a simple deduction it seems hard to find a better, actual reason, rather than 'it was overlooked' I find it hard to believe that will satisfy SQF's need for "root cause"
Any help would be greatly appreciated!