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MaAra

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 04:32 PM

I have been asked to  use a practical Problem solving technique with root cause analysis to address a NFC Environmental test failure. What do you use and Why? 



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Posted 24 April 2020 - 05:04 PM

I have been asked to  use a practical Problem solving technique with root cause analysis to address a NFC Environmental test failure. What do you use and Why? 

 

Hi MaAra,

 

Could you clarify regarding the specific context of  yr OP ?


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Posted 24 April 2020 - 05:21 PM

I don't know why the title changed to that  the only thing I wrote was NFC.

 One of my routine Environmental samples came back positive for a pathogen and I have been asked to use a practical Problem solving technique with root cause analysis to address failure.

I have used the 5 Why's in the past but I was curious to see what others have use to address an environmental positive and Why



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Posted 24 April 2020 - 06:18 PM

I don't know why the title changed to that  the only thing I wrote was NFC.

 One of my routine Environmental samples came back positive for a pathogen and I have been asked to use a practical Problem solving technique with root cause analysis to address failure.

I have used the 5 Why's in the past but I was curious to see what others have use to address an environmental positive and Why

 

Hi MaAra,

 

 

I added the literal meaning of the acronym "NFC" since I anticipated it was unfamiliar to many people here (like myself).

 

As I now understand, the "NFC" was actually unrelated to yr query ?.

 

Or perhaps i guessed the wrong meaning of NFC ?? (If so, please enlighten and i will modify the title).

 

You omitted the specific pathogen but in some Regulatory cases, eg L.mono, the follow ups are prescribed in detail.

 

Generally It likely depends on the Location/Regulations/Product/Process.


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


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Posted 27 April 2020 - 04:07 PM

Sorry for the confusion Charles. It means Non-Food Contact (NFC)



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Posted 27 April 2020 - 04:38 PM

I like to use fishbone diagrams for root cause analysis, or use a 5 why's structure in tandem.

 

https://en.wikipedia...shikawa_diagram


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Posted 27 April 2020 - 10:05 PM

I second the 5 whys and fishboning it, then at that point often you can follow up with vector swabbing for confirmation if you've got a firm idea of root cause.







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