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Food Fraud on the Rise
“While food fraud has been around for centuries, with a handful of notorious cases well-documented, we suspect that what we know about the topic is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Jeffrey Moore, senior scientific liaison for the USP.
Assuring Water Quality and Safety in Food Processing (Part 1)
Most people take water for granted. In the United States, Japan and in Western Europe, all that an individual needs to do is turn on the tap at any time in the day or night to get clean, potable water. Water is used for drinking, cooking, washing and myriad other tasks.
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
Preventive Maintenance: An Essential Prerequisite for Food Safety-Part 3
In this final part of our series on preventive maintenance, the importance of accurate records is discussed. A software programme can definitely assist but don’t jump to that before your paper system is working for you. Listen to the paper – it provides valuable information to al
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...
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.
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.
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.
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