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WEBINAR | Sampling of milk in the trade

By Food Focus on 22 June 2021

After numerous requests it was well thought to include the topic of sampling in one of DSA’s monthly webinars. For the benefit of especially the Environmental Health Practitioners, the focus will be on the sampling of milk in the trade.

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TALK SHOP | Use artificial intelligence to improve your lab productivity

By Food Focus on 17 June 2021

Join us in this special Talk Shop to learn more about how using onboard fixed artificial intelligence (AI) can assist you in the enumeration of Petrifilm Plate as well as increase your lab productivity.

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What you need to know about becoming a food safety auditor – Part 4

By Guest Author on 02 June 2021

In this final episode, we discuss what it takes to BE an auditor. This is not the right job for everyone and there are several personality traits that best suit this demanding work. Have you got what it takes?

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WEBINAR | Introductory to Pasteurisation

By Food Focus on 01 June 2021

Pasteurisation of milk ensures safety for human consumption. Pro-raw milk advocate organisations continue to promote raw milk as "nature's perfect food." To pasteurise or not…will remain a hot topic!

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Some top tips from some Food Safety Auditors to make your internal food safety audits more effective

By Food Focus on 27 May 2021

Food Safety Auditors give their top tips on food safety auditing.

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What you need to know about becoming a food safety auditor – Part 3

By Guest Author on 22 May 2021

In this episode, we talk about some of the things you need to know about the job of auditing.

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FRIDAY FOOD SAFETY FUNDAMENTALS | Pest control round table

By Food Focus on 21 May 2021

VIEW THE RECORDING: We chatted to Bradley Snow from The Specialist Group about some important tips for your pest control program. Hear it from a professional.

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What you need to know about becoming a food safety auditor – Part 2

By Guest Author on 14 May 2021

Once you are qualified and experienced, your next hurdle is training. In order to do this, you need to decide which body you plan to work for as there are small differences between the various safety systems available. Find out more here.

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What you need to know about becoming a food safety auditor – Part 1

By Guest Author on 11 May 2021

Food Safety Auditors hold an important role in our food safety system. Learn what you need to know on how to become a Food Safety Auditor in this four-part series.

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How to choose a pest control provider - Part 3

By Guest Author on 08 May 2021

Pest control is a significant component of any food safety audit, besides this being a legal requirement. Often the pest control contractor is blamed for nonconformances but is this fair?

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WEBINAR | We chat to SAMPA about the updates on Processed Meats legislation

By Food Focus on 07 May 2021

VIEW THE RECORDING: Since the 2018/2019 Listeriosis outbreak, there have been significant changes in legislation affecting processed meats. We chatted to SAMPA CEO, Peter Gordon, about the latest developments and the way forward.

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WEBINAR | SGS Realize Winning Food Safety Culture Program

By Food Focus on 07 May 2021

VIEW THE RECORDING: From farm to plate, one thing is clear: food safety concerns affect us all. SGS Realize food safety culture program provides your business with detailed assessments to measure your food safety culture.

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FRIDAY FOOD SAFETY FUNDAMENTALS | What is the FSI GMCBP?

By Food Focus on 28 April 2021

VIEW THE RECORDING: The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) is an industry association that represents Retail and Manufacturing member companies in a sector that is one of the largest sources of employment in South Africa.

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WEBINAR | Mastitis and the quality of your milk - what to do?

By Food Focus on 26 April 2021

VIEW THE RECORDING: Mastitis is an endemic disease and considered to be one of the most frequent and costly diseases in the dairy industry. Mastitis might be a food safety problem and clearly, mastitis is an economic problem. It might also be a welfare problem.

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WEBINAR | The Food Industry & Nutrition – Practical Proposals vs Impractical Ideological Idiocy

By Food Focus on 23 April 2021

VIEW THE RECORDING: We have spent millions of rands on food safety programmes in the last 20 years but yet so few people die of foodborne illness in South Africa. Diabetes and hypertension however are all linked to food but get far less attention.

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How to choose a pest control provider - Part 2

By Guest Author on 23 April 2021

Pest control is a significant component of any food safety audit, besides this being a legal requirement. Often the pest control contractor is blamed for nonconformances, but is this fair? This series of articles looks at the requirements on both sides. This week we look at the r

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How to choose a pest control provider - Part 1

By Guest Author on 22 April 2021

Pest control is a significant component of any food safety audit, besides this being a legal requirement. Often the pest control contractor is blamed for nonconformances but is this fair? This series of articles looks at the requirements on both sides.

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TALK SHOP | Simplify your Pathogen Testing, Amplify your confidence

By Food Focus on 12 April 2021

VIEW THE RECORDING: Pathogens are a real threat to public health and to any business. Consumers trust food companies to deliver safe, quality foods every day. 3M created a fast, simpler detection method that meets this need and so much more.

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FRIDAY FOOD SAFETY FUNDAMENTALS | You have your COA now what's next?

By Food Focus on 11 April 2021

VIEW THE RECORDING: We are often asked how a food supplier can gain access to the retail markets. In this Friday Fundamental, we chatted about the journey to retail readiness, specifically around food safety.

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WEBINAR | Brucellosis and TB - the importance of zoonoses in dairy

By Food Focus on 07 April 2021

VIEW THE RECORDING: Zoonoses (transmission of disease or infection from animals to humans) is a reality and not a myth. Brucellosis and Tuberculosis (TB) is widespread across South Africa and poses a real risk to animals and humans.

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