TORONTO – Looking into the root cause of incidents can help efforts to prevent future issues, according to recent presentations by the new International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) president.

Tim Jackson took up the role of president at the conclusion of IAFP 2023 in Toronto, Canada, replacing Michelle Danyluk.

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By Natalie Dyenson and Deb Kane

Simply stated, Root cause analysis (RCA) is a problem-solving method used to identify the underlying cause or causes of a problem or issue, in order to identify appropriate solutions and resolve issues in a permanent manner. Getting to the root cause

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The Pew Charitable Trusts, an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO), has earned a reputation as a change-agent for food safety.  Pew’s latest goal is to bring “root cause analyses” to food safety. Today, it released a report on the subject, which itself is an offshoot of Total Quality Management (TQM).
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