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Zoning to manage chemical hazards in your food facility

By Linda Jackson on 13 November 2017

Managing cross contamination is a foundation principle in an effective food safety management system. Chemical products can cause cross contamination, but zoning principles can help resolve this.

Spike in Listeria infections in South Africa - why it matters

By The Conversation on 07 November 2017

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has received reports of a marked increase in the number of cases in South Africa in the last few months, mostly in Gauteng. The stats are now sitting at 190 confirmed cases across the country this year.

Preventive maintenance and pest control – the missing link?

By Linda Jackson on 02 November 2017

Pests in food retail, processing and distribution facilities are not just nuisances; they can lead to significant product loss, regulatory action and a public relations nightmare. Use this checklist to make sure you are properly protected.

How do I get a Certificate of Acceptability - COA?

By Linda Jackson on 30 October 2017

So, you want to start a food business? A business licence is generally required for businesses that need to comply with health and safety regulations. Here are some guideline for obtaining your COA.

Draft standards for public enquiry - SANS 10049

By Food Focus on 17 October 2017

SANS 10049 (SABS 049) (2017-10-10) SANS 10049 - the long awaited revision is now available as a draft standard for public comment. Please comment - we need a national standard that will work!!!

Draft standards for public enquiry - SANS 10330

By Food Focus on 17 October 2017

SANS 10330 (SABS 0330) (2017-10-10) Requirements for a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system - this standard is also available for comment until 8 December 2017

Are You Producing an RTE Food … and Don't Realize It?

By The Acheson Group on 12 October 2017

Flour has never been considered to be a ready-to-eat (RTE) food. It is not treated as such in the field, in production, or at the consumer's home. But with the regular flow of recalls caused by consumer consumption of raw flour, that may be about to change.

You want to be a food safety auditor - what do you need to do?

By Debbie Brandt on 15 September 2017

So, you’re thinking about changing your career and exploring the exciting world of the food safety auditor - but where to start? Although Google is a very helpful tool it is practically impossible to find information with a clear qualification process or “map” that shows how to g

Interview questions for your pest control provider

By Linda Jackson on 14 August 2017

Engaging with a pest control provider is the same as engaging with any other professional service provider. You need to do your homework. Don’t rush into it. Ask a few companies for information and check out trade references.Your checklist should include the following considerati

Time bombs: Carriers, shippers do little to protect perishables

By Food Safety News on 17 July 2017

Described by a top Walmart executive as a mega trend that is redefining food safety, home delivery of perishable foods is a mega disaster in the making if businesses don’t step up and do the right thing.

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