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Why easing the lockdown threatens to put workers in South Africa at risk

By The Conversation on 22 May 2020

The country’s occupational health and safety directive sets out what’s expected before a workplace can reopen. It must undertake a risk assessment and develop a written plan for how it will operate under the necessary health and safety restrictions. These measures must include ap

NICD: Physical Distancing 101

By National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on 20 May 2020

Physical distancing is a way to limit close and frequent contact between people to help slow the spread of COVID-19. How can you practice physical distancing?

WEBINAR | COVID and Food Safety Culture

By Food Focus on 08 May 2020

We chatted to Professor Ryk Lues of CUT and a partner in www.foodsafetyculture.co.za about how we can make this work for us in creating a stronger positive food safety culture going forward.

StatsSA releases Coronavirus COVID-19 behavioural and health perception survey results

By Food Focus on 04 May 2020

In a survey conducted in the week of 13 to 26 April 2020 Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) researched the behavioural and health perceptions of South African.

Webinar Wednesdays - Upcoming Features

By Food Focus on 29 April 2020

From this month you can join us every week for #webinarwednesday - topics relevant to the current challenges of the food industry!

WEBINAR | What to do to resume work activities in the food industry after a positive for Covid-19

By Food Focus on 23 April 2020

Watch the recording on what requirements that you should consider if you have an employee that tests positive for COVID-19.

COVID 19 and the food industry in the UK

By Food Focus on 21 April 2020

Kaarin Goodburn, Director of the Chilled Food Association shared some insights with Food Focus

GFSI Announces Temporary Audit Measures Due to Covid-19

By Food Safety Exchange on 21 April 2020

There are already many audit restrictions that affect the certification status of certain sites. The GFSI has therefore established temporary audit measures

Amendment of the Regulations as relating to hot cooked food.

By Food Focus on 20 April 2020

Amendment of the regulations relating to hot cooked food.

Disaster Management Act: Regulations COVID-19 - Amendment

By Food Focus on 17 April 2020

Disaster Management Act: Regulations to address, prevent and combat the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19: (as amended by Gazette 43168 of 26 March 2020 and Gazette 43199 of 2 April 2020 and Gazette 43232 of 16 April)

CIPC Certification Process for Essential Services during Extended Lockdown Period

By Food Focus on 17 April 2020

Companies registered through the CIPC BizPortal to perform essential services during the lockdown period, will be required to have a NEW certificate for the extended period from 17 April 2020.

Can supermarkets sell cooked foods during lockdown?

By Food Focus on 17 April 2020

Amendments to the Disaster Management Act & other clarifications from Government

Lowering the Coronavirus Risk in Production Facilities

By Food Safety Exchange on 17 April 2020

We have collected some recommendations on how you as an employer can protect your workers in manufacturing plants:

Lockdown Phase 2 announcements & updates for the food industry

By Food Focus on 16 April 2020

Updates on the status of the COVID Regulations and other issues for the food industry

Regulatory Status of Equipment Being Used to Help Prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By Food Focus on 14 April 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus it is paramount that the regulatory status of such devices and equipment is clearly articulated and disseminated to the industry.

COVID-19 and food safety: guidance for food businesses

By Food Focus on 14 April 2020

The WHO provided guidelines to highlight the additional measures needed so that the integrity of the food chain is maintained, and that adequate and safe food supplies are available for consumers.

Department of Health recommends the use of masks during COVID-19

By Food Focus on 14 April 2020

Recommendations to The Honorable Dr Zweli Mkhize, Minister of Health regarding the use of cloth masks when in public.

International guidance for food manufacturers during COVID-19

By Food Focus on 08 April 2020

Until the Department of Health has finalized their guidance for the food industry we have collected some international resources that are open source, in the public domain and available for your benefit.

Interventions to assist the agricultural sector during COVID-19

By Food Focus on 07 April 2020

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, MP is pleased to announce the department’s interventions to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions in IsiZulu from the NICD

By Food Focus on 06 April 2020

In this video released by the NICD, Ms Vanessa Maseko answers some COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions in IsiZulu

Social Distancing

By National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on 02 April 2020

Social distancing guidelines from the NICD

Online Bizportal To Register Businesses That Provide Essential Goods and Services During The Lockdown Period

By Food Focus on 30 March 2020

We have introduced a portal at the website run by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) to log company details only where companies comply with the regulations issued by the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 25 March 2020 in Govern

Disaster Management Act: Regulations COVID-19 - Amendment 26 March

By Food Focus on 30 March 2020

The Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs has issued Disaster Management Act, 2002: Amendment of regulations issued in terms on Section 27(2).

Comments by Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition in the Covid-19 National Disaster Regulations and Directions

By Food Focus on 22 March 2020

Comments by Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Mr Ebrahim Patel, to the Press on the Issuance of Covid-19 National Disaster Regulations and Directions

Workplace Preparedness: COVID-19 Guidelines

By Food Focus on 22 March 2020

To reduce the impact of COVID-19 outbreak conditions on businesses, workers, customers, and the public, it is important for all employers to plan now for COVID-19.

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