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WEBINAR | Small Business Risks: Identifying the major risks in Small Businesses

By Food Focus on 16 August 2022

Join Intertek for a webinar on Identifying the major risks in Small businesses. Expert Steyn Rossouw will unpack the different type of risks that small businesses are susceptible to, especially in today's unpredictable and challenging economy.

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Basic water services in South Africa are in decay after years of progress

By The Conversation on 11 August 2022

The quality of water services and infrastructure in South Africa has been on a downward trend.

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General Mills recall some Haagen-Daz products

By Food Focus on 08 August 2022

General Mills issues voluntary recall of some Häagen-Dazs products, due to trace levels of 2-Chloroethanol found in select markets.

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USDA Announces Action to Declare Salmonella an Adulterant in Breaded Stuffed Raw Chicken Products

By Guest Author on 08 August 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is announcing that it will be declaring Salmonella an adulterant in breaded and stuffed raw chicken products.

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WEBINAR | An Introduction to Biofilms in the Dairy Industry

By Food Focus on 01 August 2022

Biofilms in the dairy processing industry are a big concern, since they threaten the quality and safety of dairy products. Join us for an information packed discussion.

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Global Standard Food Safety Standard BRCGS Issue 9 is out

By on 01 August 2022

Today marks the launch of the Global Standard Food Safety Issue 9. Originally developed and published in 1998, the Standard has since developed and evolved to become the leading global food safety programme with over 22,000 certificated sites across more than 130 countries.

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Food Pathogens - The Data Speaks for Itself

By Food Focus on 27 July 2022

We have brought together details of foodborne illness outbreaks and recalls covered by three global sources, the EU, USA and United Kingdom. In our article in FBR July 2022, we unpack the summary of these figures and identify which are the key culprits that are causing recalls, s

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WEBINAR | Digging into the minds of our dairy consumers - with the SASDT

By Food Focus on 18 July 2022

VIEW THE RECORDING | Before jumping into the development of new products or deciding on a business strategy, it is important to understand what our consumers think and how they behave. Join us as we dig into the sales data and consumer behavioral trends and insights to better und

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The 5 Keys To Measurable Food Safety in Restaurants and Retail Grocery Stores

By Testo South Africa SANAS Calibration Lab JHB on 12 July 2022

Being successful in the foodservice industry has long been determined by how well you maintain your sales, labour, food cost, and customer satisfaction. However, the foodservice industry has been slow to adopt technology solutions capable of providing food safety metrics. The tim

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How Deep Cleaning Companies Can Benefit Commercial Kitchens

By Guest Author on 07 July 2022

Using a professional cleaning company can help keep your kitchen hygienic and safe. They will have the knowledge and experience to do the job right, and they will also be up-to-date on any changes or updates to the regulations, making sure your kitchen hygiene is always compliant

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Commercial Kitchen Cleaning: Your Go-to Deep Cleaning Checklist

By Guest Author on 06 July 2022

If you're like most business owners, then you know that keeping your kitchen clean is a never-ending battle. You might think that a quick sweep and mop every now and then is enough to keep your space clean and sanitary. But if you really want to deep clean your kitchen and get ri

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WEBINAR | Sustainability: An Operational Overview - with Intertek

By Food Focus on 05 July 2022

VIEW THE RECORDING | A tipping point has been reached in the world of sustainability, with organizations facing increasing challenges as well as consumer expectations of corporate responsibility. Join us as Thavan Naidoo, discusses the latest sustainability trends and unpacks Int

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ISO Guidelines for virtual kitchen services (IWA 40:2022)

By Food Focus on 21 June 2022

This document provides guidelines on principles, processes and practices relevant to meeting the safety and quality standards required of virtual kitchen services.

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WEBINAR | Food Fraud: Corrective action and traceability - with Intertek

By Food Focus on 14 June 2022

VIEW THE RECORDING | As it is World Food Safety month, we will be focusing on Food fraud. Guest speaker Rika Kemp goes into more detail on the corrective action and traceability in Food Fraud.

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SANS 241 Drinking Water Quality - Draft Standard for Comment

By on 14 June 2022

The South African National Standard for Drinking water quality has been revised and is open for public comment

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WEBINAR | Mycotoxins in dairy: Know your risk

By Food Focus on 02 June 2022

VIEW THE RECORDING | The diet of a dairy cow is complex, being composed of various raw materials – what is the mycotoxin risk of these diets, and which raw materials carry the highest risk? What impact do these mycotoxins have on dairy cows’ health and performance? Furthermore, h

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Shoprite and Checkers announce voluntary tinned tuna recall

By Food Focus on 29 May 2022

Shoprite and Checkers have announced a voluntary recall of cans of Cape Point Light Meat Shredded Tuna in Water due to possible can defects.

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Four years after the NICD linked Tiger Brands’ polony to the Listeria Outbreak

By Bill Marler on 27 May 2022

We are now beyond four years from the date that the NICD announced the association between Tiger Brands’ polony products and the outbreak, and the work done by all parties has only generated more evidence that the NICD’s and Tiger Brands’ conclusions are accurate. There is no evi

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Stronger Relationships, Stronger Food Safety Systems says GFSI

By GFSI . on 11 May 2022

Trust is undisputedly a fundamental ingredient in the recipe for food safety progress, so it comes as no surprise that it held such a prominent place at the recent GFSI Conference. The topic of trust was the guest of honour, referenced throughout the conference week in nearly eve

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Fall Seasonal Effects Connected to E. coli Outbreaks in Bagged Romaine

By United States Department of Agriculture on 07 May 2022

Agricultural Research Service scientists have begun to uncover details underlying a pattern of seasonal E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks linked to bagged romaine lettuce.

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