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Codex HACCP - The foundation of food safety is being shaken

By Linda Jackson on 21 August 2019

In the world of food safety where there is a plethora of standards, we have become accustomed to changes. New legislation, new audit requirements, changes to the GFSI benchmarked standard, changes to FSSC and ISO 22000. But through all the turmoil of change, one thing has remaine

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Changing food sector could impact microbiological safety risks

By Guest Author on 21 August 2019

Changes to the way food is produced, processed and offered to consumers could affect food safety, according to a microbiology society in the United Kingdom. A Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) briefing looked at recent and upcoming developments in food processing...

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Compressed air quality in the food industry

By Patrick Dolz, Managing Director of CS Instruments on 19 August 2019

Compressed air is an utility often used throughout the food industry. As compressed air may not be as clean as it appears, it is essential to be aware of the composition of the compressed air used in the food manufacturing process. This is key to avoiding product contamination.

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Webinar | Using Ultra violet light for microbial sterilization - a clean, cheap and effective alternative

By Technilamp Pty Ltd on 13 August 2019

In this webinar recording, Hylton Cowie, Managing Director of Technilamp, shares the wealth of knowledge gained over his 25 years in the UV sterilisation industry, and looks at the benefits of UV in the food industry.

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Webinar | How safe is your compressed air - we asked the experts

By Patrick Dolz, Managing Director of CS Instruments on 13 August 2019

Linda Jackson chatted with Patrick Dolz, the Managing Director of CS Instruments about the hazards associated with compressed air and how you can ensure you are protected. This offers good insights for the maintenance managers.

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5 Questions to ask your nursery school

By Guest Author on 13 August 2019

What are the five questions that an environmental health practitioner suggests should be asking your nursery school? Food Focus friend, Samantha Lange, shared her insights with us.

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Webinar | Using technology to implement effective traceability

By Food Focus on 11 August 2019

Did you miss this webinar, as Food Focus chatted to Traceability Guru, Mr Marking and world authority on Marking, Identification, Traceability and Authentication, Kyle Parker? Well, now you can view the recording.

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10 Documents You Need When Applying for a Certificate of Acceptability

By Adele Krogh on 26 July 2019

Here are some of the examples of supporting documentation which the EHP might require from you when applying for a Certificate of Acceptability. It's better to be prepared!

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Webinar | Microbiological trouble shooting – What to do when you get a positive result

By Food Focus on 25 July 2019

What to do when you get a positive result on your foodmicro testing? Listen to this recording of the Microbiological Trouble Shooting Webinar featuring Food Consulting Services

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SANS 10049:2019 Edition 5 - Approved for Publication

By Food Focus on 22 July 2019

SANS 10049:2019ED5: Food safety management ? Requirements for prerequisite programmes (PRPs), has been approved for publication and will be available for sale once the publication process has been finalized.

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Important parameters to measure for meat processors

By Testo South Africa SANAS Calibration Lab JHB on 19 July 2019

The challenges meat processors face have increased in the past years: regulations, documentation, hygiene checks, official assessments, operative self-checks, HACCP system - the requirements have been drastically tightened.

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PODCAST | Discussing Certificates of Acceptability with the Local EHPs

By Food Focus on 18 July 2019

Food Focus had the opportunity to chat to two experienced environmental health practitioners from the City of Ekurhuleni on the topic of Certificates of Acceptability. Find out what they had to say in this short podcast.

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8 Things to Consider When Designing Food Processing Plants | EBOOK

By on 18 July 2019

8 Things to Consider When Designing Food Processing Plants for Optimum Hygiene and Food Safety - Download the EBook now.

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How do you KNOW the product you are buying is really good quality?

By Pinky and the Brain on 15 July 2019

Hello to all of you in the food industry, from the secret office of Pinky and the Brain! Today we are discussing the important question... How do you KNOW the product you are buying is really good quality?

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FSSC 22000 V5 First Impressions

By Guest Author on 14 July 2019

As anticipated, at the end of May this year, the new version of FSSC 22000 was released. It is still very fresh for everyone so I would like to take this opportunity to share with you a brief presentation summarizing its changes and updates...

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Supply Chain and Food Safety Culture

By Guest Author on 09 July 2019

The food supply chain is of global importance, to us as consumers but also for all those working in the industry. In this article expert Lone Jesperson looks at the importance of creating a culture of food safety

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Stewardship vs. Satisfaction

By Guest Author on 04 July 2019

For decades, giants of the food industry have built their empires upon the pillars of consumer satisfaction: safety, quality, consistency, efficiency, demand, and customer service. Brand reputation and buying decisions have traditionally centered on providing a high-quality, conv

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Study Shows Celebrity Chefs Could Reduce Foodborne Illnesses

By Guest Author on 01 July 2019

Analyses of television cooking programs found that 45% to 75% of episodes do not show use of a cooking thermometer, and only 12% mention the correct cooking temperatures...

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Webinar | Using technology to improve your good distribution practices

By Food Focus on 27 June 2019

Doug Hunter of SYSPRO-Africa chatted with us on how technology can assist you with your good distribution practices, more critical than ever now that the new legal requirements for traceability included in Regulation 638 of 2018 put a focus on the distribution channel.

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Warehousing and distribution – the moving link in the food chain

By SYSPRO Pty Ltd on 24 June 2019

So, what does it take to be a reputable distributor who is dedicated to and consistently apply food safety best practices throughout their operations — from truck to warehouse to delivery

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