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Have you checked your water quality lately?
If you have been watching the Vaal dam levels you would have seen the amazing change over the last few months from severe water restrictions to possibly too much water. The recent drought should have brought about significant water savings in your facility, but just because these
FSSC 22000 version 4: The main changes you should know
Food safety schemes such as FSSC 22000 have become an absolute necessity for food business operators. Many of them have taken up voluntary food safety certification not only to protect their consumers but also to comply with regulations, standards and customer requirements.
Preventive Maintenance: An Essential Prerequisite for Food Safety Part 2
In this article, we discuss the necessary paperwork in a maintenance department. Having procedures helps with employees training. Although you may have a qualified artisan, food industry experience can be lacking and therefore important aspects should be specified. A tip – use pi
Tackling the food waste challenge with technology
Innovation in packaging and refrigeration can reduce waste – as can changes in behaviour. The challenges of the 21st century will stretch our collective capacity for innovation like never before. Take food security...
Preventive Maintenance: An Essential Prerequisite for Food Safety Part 1
There is often a struggle between the food safety/quality department and maintenance. This series of articles is to provide background and practical solutions to assist both parties to find common ground.
Top 5 Areas to Cover When Assessing Supply Chain Risk Factors
Have you identified and assessed all the risks in your supply chain? Knowing the key areas to evaluate for each of your suppliers can make this an easier and less time-consuming process. Here are the five key areas to cover when assessing the risk factors in your supply chain.
The Basics of Lockout/Tagout Compliance - Part 2
In part 2 of this two-part series about lockout/tagout compliance, the author examines the importance of lockout/tagout and the components of an effective program.
Are your employees spending too much time on smoke breaks?
Many employers who allow smoking in the workplace often complain about the amount of productivity that's lost because of the frequent smoke breaks employees take. Here are five tips you can use to control the smoke breaks your employee takes.
How to pass a customer audit
You are a supplier to retail… or you are intending on becoming one. You need survival tips for the audit that is looming. Well here we go!
ISO 9001 - So where are you in your transition?
We have had the new version of ISO 9001 for well over a year, which means it is no longer new! So where are you in the transition process – hopefully you have a plan? If not, this article offers some suggestions for 2017. (Bottom line: You have a three-year transition period!)
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