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Cross-Contamination Conundrum - Part 3
We often don’t stop to think that the meal we’re eating may be our last - but foodborne illness is a real risk. In the final part of this article we are given a sobering reminder of the dangers of ice.
Food Safety, from Farm to Fork
We welcome our latest contributor to Food Focus. Rika has extensive experience in the food industry and is an FSSC 22000 auditor and consultant. In this article she addresses the issue of food safety during the journey from farm to fork. Look out for her regular contributions.
Cross-Contamination Conundrum - Part 2
We often don’t stop to think that the meal we’re eating may be our last due but foodborne illness is a real risk. In part 2 of this article we are given practical tips for how to combat the problem of cross contamination in a food service or restaurant facility.
Beyond the Fluff: Leadership Must Demonstrate Food Safety Culture Through Actions
As the popular phrase goes, if you’re going to talk the talk, then you need to walk the walk. This expression really does ring true when discussing an effective food safety culture within an organization. Timothy Ahn, senior technical manager of food safety at LRQA sheds some lig
More data against fresh, raw sprouts
LiveScience reporter Sara G. Miller covered a recent FDA presentation on the risks of sprouts at IDWeek. According to Miller, “sprout contamination continues to pose a serious public health concern,” the researchers from the Food and Drug Administration wrote in their report.
The Ten Commandments of Food Defense/Bioterrorism
In this article, originally published in foodsafetymagazine.com, we are given insights into what goes into a bioterrorism/food defence PRP. Security insights by a national security expert
Study Measures How Much Restaurant Management Knows About Food Allergens
The Journal of Foodservice Business Research published a study indicating that restaurant managerial staffers have a lot to learn when it comes to food allergies -even those who have gone through training. How would you compare?
Useful Websites when Starting a Food Business in South Africa
Thinking of starting your own food business? You need to ensure that you comply with legislation, local by-laws and licensing requirements - and here are some useful website links for some of the major municipal centres in South Africa.
Pallets – wood or plastic, take your pick
Pallets. We can’t get away from using them – but the debate continues regarding plastic or wood, and often even the auditors don’t agree. So what is the low down on pallets? Let’s see what the food safety standards actually say...
Cross-Contamination Conundrum - Part 1
In today’s fast-paced world, we often don’t stop to think that the meal we’re eating may be our last. It’s not a pleasant thought and it is easier to dismiss the notion as something that happens to other people in a far-off place. However, each year it is a reality for...
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