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Ethics and food safety

By Linda Jackson on 12 November 2018

What does ethical behaviour look like in the context of food safety? We would like to hear your views

Risk/Hazard: Redefining Existing Practices

By Food Safety Magazine on 11 October 2018

There has been confusion over use of the terms “risks” and “hazards,” which has caused issues in the certification audit process. Issues reported include International Organization for Standardization (ISO)-certified facilities failing the transition audits to revised ISO standar

Cyberterrorism: How Food Companies Are Planning for Threat of Cybersecurity Risks

By Food Quality & Safety on 28 May 2018

There is no shortage of risks in the global environment these days. One of these risks is digital vulnerability, which could result in cyberterrorism incidents.

Can you afford a recall -  what it could really cost you?

By Gary Jackson on 25 May 2018

When you are faced with the potential of having your product contaminated in some form or another, and you need to institute a recall (either on instruction or voluntary) there are a number of costs associated with the process. But do you really understand the true extent of thes

Changing Company Culture: It's a Matter of Principles

By EHS Today on 10 May 2018

People calling for a changed culture often are experiencing the painful results of behaviors that are typical in reactive manufacturing organizations. A philosophical intervention is required.

Finding the Error in Their Ways

By Quality Digest on 27 March 2018

Human mistakes are inevitable. Knowing that, companies must be proactive about mitigating the risk from those mistakes. Software, including mobile apps, allows workers to be able to track incidents and near misses easier as part of an integrated risk management system that can he

The impact of the drought on the food industry in the Western Cape

By Linda Jackson on 24 January 2018

Food Focus chatted to the City of Cape Town about the impact of the drought on the food industry in the Western Cape, as Day Zero looms around the corner.

Risk-Based Thinking

By ISO Update on 06 December 2017

Mastering risk-based thinking will allow any organization to fully understand their current situation, identify risks and opportunities and effectively manage them. Risk-based thinking refers to thinking ahead of a situation ....

How does the POPI act impact your food business?

By Linda Jackson on 01 December 2017

Are you aware just how much information you are responsible for protecting under the POPI Act? It might be time to plan how best to manage that information and reduce your risk.

Using technology as your due diligence defence

By Linda Jackson on 02 August 2017

It only takes one slip to cause a food safety problem and your ability to show you’ve done everything within your power to be safe may be your only defence. Using technology can be a cost-effective solution to ensure you have all the right records to prove due diligence

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