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International registration for your cleaning products – now a reality in South Africa.
Ever wonder if the cleaners you are using in your food or production facility are safe? This article will help you understand what to look for when sourcing chemicals. We explain product registration (how it works and why it is an important component of a food safety program), th
ISO 22000:2018 - what's new (Part 1)
The new version of the standard (ISO 22000:2018) has significant amendments and therefore cannot be presented in a single article. This first one presents considerations about the changes regarding standard structure, introduction, and clause 3 (Terms and definitions).
Statement on Recall of Food Implicated in European Listeriosis Outbreak
An outbreak of listeriosis (a disease caused by Listeria monocytogenes) linked to frozen corn and possibly to other frozen vegetables, has been ongoing in five EU Member States. The outbreak strain is L. monocytogenes sequence type 6 (ST6), but this strain is NOT related to the S
Woolworths recall rice mix due to listeria risk
Woolworths has issued a recall on their Frozen Savoury Rice Mix product, as a result of a global recall initiated by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency.
The dangers of a raw food pet diet - for you and for them
Raw food pet diets are becoming an increasing trend, but their health claims are unsubstantiated say veterinary professionals, and may even be harmful. A recent chat with a vet shone a whole new light on the dangers of feeding raw food to your pets - both for you and for them.
Listeriosis outbreak situation report 27 June
Fewer than 5 cases per week have been reported for the last 4 weeks and Training of EHPs across the country is complete. 895 EHPs have been trained across all 9 provinces.
ISO 22000:2018 now out
The new 2018 edition of ISO 22000 is now out! The new standard offers a dynamic control of food safety hazards combining the following generally recognized key elements: interactive communication, systems management, Prerequisite Programmes (PRPs), and the principles of Hazard An
Listeria Guidance & Best Practices in Produce Facilities
Many processors and fresh-cut organizations are taking some of the learnings from the meat industry, realizing that pathogens such as Listeria don’t really discriminate between meat and produce. The learnings from our food “cousins” in the meat industry regarding environmental Li
Research Check: can tea towels cause food poisoning?
Aside from being up to the task of drying our dishes, we don’t usually give the humble tea towel much thought. But now it’s being blamed for causing food poisoning
Incident Management Team SOP and Checklist for food handling facilities
Have you seen the latest news - as a result of the Listeriosis outbreak, an Incident management team has been put into place. As part of this plan, the EHP’s will be visiting and inspecting food facilities using this checklist. Find out more...
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