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How to give your thermometer a health check
Did you know you need to test your thermometer’s temperature? Seems a strange concept when the purpose of the instrument is to measure temperature, but the point is to verify that your thermometer is maintaining temperatures between regular calibrations.
Testo Ice Mugs up for Grabs
We have 10 free ice mugs to give away, courtesy of Testo! One of these could be yours.
Zoning to manage chemical hazards in your food facility
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.
Preventive maintenance and pest control – the missing link?
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?
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.
Raw Materials: Raw Materials: Selection, Specifications, and Certificate of Analysis Part 5
Raw materials (ingredients, processing aids, and packaging materials) are the foundation of finished food products. As such, they must meet regulatory requirements (safe and legal for your intended use) and your specifications
Draft standards for public enquiry - SANS 10049
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!!!
Planning your Health, Safety and Environment file
One of the banes in the lives of contractors and people employing contractors is the “Health, Safety and Environment file” that the law requires. This file is a legal agreement between the contractor and the customer. It is called a “File” because the paper required will not fit
Are You Producing an RTE Food … and Don't Realize It?
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.
What you should know about Food Grade Chemicals
We caught up with Louis Munnik of CRC Industries, to discover what the food industry needs to know about using industrial chemicals and lubricants in their food facility. Find out about the risks and the benefits, food grade status, and more.
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