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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.
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
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