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Research Takes Aim at Minimizing Impacts of Listeria
Research and new technologies are striving to minimize the impacts of the relentless lurker that is Listeria.
What is so critical about your crisis management plan?
In my experience, many recall procedures have been written to tick an audit box but in reality, they are not worth the paper they are written on. Here are some of my best tips given my many years of dealing with food recalls in South Africa.
Looking for the “Panda” with Rolf Uys
Rolf Uys is a familiar face of the food safety industry in South Africa. Food Focus caught up with Rolf preparing for one of his legendary inspections.
Hygiene is in the Eye of the Beholder. A Case for Auditor Diversity!
Two auditors, from two organisations, with two different standards rated the same restaurant. The result: a 4 star and a 1 star rating! Much like beauty, hygiene will always be in the eye of the beholder!
ISO 22000:2018 - what's new (Part 2)
This article is the second about the new ISO 22000:2018 published recently (19/06/2018). If you have not yet read the first article, please check it out in: http://bit.ly/ISO22000_2018_1. In the present article we share our vision about the changes in clauses 4, 5, 6 and 7. Part
Webinar Food Safety Culture
What lies beyond the systems and strategies that your organisation uses to manage food safety? Could there be something that we have missed? Hear from our panel as we discuss the relevance of food safety culture.
Training – please step forward if you are the person in charge!
The new R638 has brand new and fairly onerous requirements related to training. (I have to own up and admit that I lobbied for these changes several years ago in an attempt to improve the status of food safety training in the country.)
Harmonizing Produce Safety Standards Relieves Audit Fatigue
The USDA and FDA on June 5 aligned the USDA Harmonized GAP audit with the FDA’s Produce Safety Rule to both streamline audits for farmers and assure them that private audits are consistent with federal produce safety rules.
What's new in the hygiene regulations R638
Finally the new requirements for REGULATIONS GOVERNING GENERAL HYGIENE REQUIREMENTS FOR FOOD PREMISES, THE TRANSPORT OF FOOD AND RELATED MATTERS, a regulation under the FOODSTUFFS, COSMETICS AND DISINFECTANTS ACT, (ACT NO. 54 OF 1972) is here. Out with R962 and in with R638!
SURVEY | Crisis Management in Food Establishments
We are gathering insight on crisis management, and we'd like to find out if you have ever had to deal with a foodborne illness outbreak at your food establishment, and if so, what was your response. The survey is anonymous, and we'd value your feedback.
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