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Discover the legislation that related to mushroom growing, canning, slicing, packing and exporting in South Africa.
Diabetes Toolbox Talk
This month is national diabetes month. Need a toolbox talk to highlight the seriousness of the condition at work? Here we go.
10 Steps to health and safety - Part 2
In the first part of this article we helped you with identifying risks and training your employees. Learn more in the next 5 steps.
R1086 Regulations relating to Sterilising Plants
Regulation No. R. 1086 of 3 November 2006 REGULATIONS RELATING TO STERILISING PLANTS, under the FERTILIZERS, FARM FEEDS, AGRICULTURAL REMEDIES AND STOCK REMEDIES ACT, 1947 (ACT NO. 36 OF 1947) deals with the feed and food safety aspects. for rendering facilities.
Rendering Facilities - there’s legislation for cleaning the back end?
Most rendering plants are considered the orphan of the abattoir – a place where angels fear to tread. During a recent HACCP audit in one such facility, I was surprised to discover a very comprehensive regulation dealing specifically with this often-forgotten department. Even if y
A guide to health and safety in the manufacturing sector
Whether you are processing milk into cheese or manufacturing chocolate pudding, your work environment includes a host of hazardous equipment such as man eating mixers, finger chopping bowl cutters and more knives than a second grade karate movie. The Department of labour’s views
Key performance indicators for your suppliers
They tell me you can’t manage what you can’t measure! So what about implementing a supplier scorecard for supplier performance measurement? In this article we discuss some key measurements based on best practice.
Starting the Journey to ISO 9001 Certification Part 3
In the third part of this series, Chris explains process management. This is an area where many food companies go wrong as process management is much more than production processes. How to define the process, how to develop the top level of documentation, what can you exclude fro
Starting the Journey to ISO 9001 Certification Part 2
In Part 2 of this series, Chris continues with the Foundation Phase of the setting up your ISO 9001 quality management system. What does “context mean in ISO 9001, why must the requirements of interested parties be defined, how should communication be addressed? These requirement
Starting the Journey to ISO 9001 Certification Part 1
Creating ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems (QMS) that fulfills the requirements of the ISO Standard can seem like a daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be. Creating an ISO 9001-based QMS should be done like all projects. Priorities need to be established, responsibilitie
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