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Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action

June 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Webinar Series: Environmental Monitoring

Description: Root cause analysis (RCA) and corrective actions are critical to the management of Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) both from operational and regulatory standpoints. Hear from industry experts on the philosophy of conducting comprehensive RCA, useful tools to conduct an RCA, and the corrective actions to prevent recurrences. Learn the role of a multidisciplinary team approach in responding to positive Listeria spp. or Lm findings in the facility. 

Time: 60 minutes

Audience: AFFI members, food safety experts, sanitors, QA, etc.

Key Learning Objectives: Vectoring and RCA procedures and tools, corrective action steps and recordkeeping, and data analysis

*A recorded version of this webinar will not be available following the event so we encourage you to attend in person.


Dr. Bala Kottapalli

Dr. Bala Kottapalli is currently working as the Director of Enterprise Microbiology at Conagra Brands in the Food Protection and Regulatory Affairs Division. In his current role, Bala leads the Enterprise Microbiology team that is responsible for developing and designing policies relating to HACCP/Food Safety Plans, Hygienic Zoning & Environmental Monitoring, and Finished Product testing.

Prior to joining Conagra Brands, Dr. Kottapalli worked as a Senior Scientist at Kraft Foods in the Food Safety & Microbiology Division. During his term at Kraft Foods he provided microbiological support for Biscuit and Bars operations. Dr. Kottapalli also worked as a Microbiologist/Lab Manager at the Institute for Environmental Health, Inc. (IEH), Seattle, Washington for four years.

AFFI Staff


June 13, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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