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FSMA & BRC 8 training courses

Submited by Marle de Wit on 18 March 2019

Good day, I am looking for a company that offers FSMA and BRC 8 training course in South Africa. Is anyone aware of such a training company. Thank you

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Differing regulations

Submited by Calvin Robertson on 15 March 2019

Good day all I work for a large beef wholesaler and processing plant. Now I have found that there has been some difficulties brought about by the the introduction of the R638 which states that meat p

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Certificate of Acceptability

Submited by Andries Erasmus on 21 January 2019

The company I work for has a Certificate of Acceptability based on the requirements of Regulation R.918 of 30 July 1999. If I read Regulation R.638 of 22 June 2018 regulation 3(11)(a) , it tels me tha

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What are some warning signs of suspicious food products?

Submited by Bridget Day on 05 September 2018

Following the 'fake food' reports that have been swamping the media recently, we were asked what signs could alert you to a food that has been tampered with and is suspicious enough to warrant reporti

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Consultant

Submited by Juliette le Roux on 23 August 2018

Hi, I have been working on the new R638 and found some "errors" on the Food Temperatures Table (Annexure E). My logic tells me that the symbols in the first two rows are the wrong way around. 

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Food Safety Training Material Developer

Submited by Juliette le Roux on 23 August 2018

Hi, I have been working on the new R638 and found some "errors" on the Food Temperatures Table (Annexure E). My logic tells me that the symbols in the first two rows are the wrong way around. 

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Do I need a license/permit to sell homemade beverages?

Submited by Marcus Steenkamp on 23 January 2018

Hi, I am starting up a small business that produces non-alcoholic beverages (kombucha to be exact). Due to financial constraints I would like to start off at home. My property is in a residential zon

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Which regulations to use when making mayonnaise?

Submited by Shoné White on 20 February 2017

Is the legislation relating to preservatives and antioxidants still applicable?R1425 does not mention R965, yet the preservative limits for mayonnaise differ in the 2 documents. Which regulations must

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Retention records for training

Submited by Anel Du Plessis on 18 January 2017

Hi Can you please advise on the retention period for training records.  We just had our GFSI audit and a non-conformance was raised.  Our procedure states that we keep our records for 3 yea

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Flavours

Submited by Anisha Ramnarayan on 12 December 2016

HI All   I wondered whether anyone could assist me with the below information on flavours: method of production regulatory requirements hazards with relation to the flavour industry

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