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Root cause analysis useful for more than just outbreak investigations, industry, regulators say

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Root cause analysis is useful for more than just providing clues about what led to foodborne outbreaks, speakers said at Consumer Federation of America’s (CFA) National Food Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. These types of investigations, which aim to prevent similar mishaps in the future, can also be used to uncover issues related to allergens, foreign materials and quality, they said.

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