Food Safety

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Precautionary Food Safety Alert

By Food Focus on 16 November 2018

Deli Spices have issued a precautionary food safety alert following the hijacking of a logistics truck carrying curing salt packs, which are harmful if not used correctly.

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So what IS wrong with this Picture?

By Linda Jackson on 15 November 2018

You know which picture! While the Ebola comment might have been misplaced in relation to a cow’s head, the sentiment was not. What does the last 24 hours say about our food safety culture as a nation?

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Auditing in the 4th industrial revolution

By Wouter Conradie of NSF on 13 November 2018

Digital disruptors, the internet of things, 3D food printing, insect proteins, block chain and lab grown meat – these are just some of the terms being bandied about as the trends of the future in the food industry.

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Make sure your food is always fresh

By Testo South Africa SANAS Calibration Lab JHB on 09 November 2018

30% of all food produced worldwide occuring along the value-added chain “from farm to fork” is wasted every year. This corresponds to a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes. When it comes to fruit and vegetables, the loss rate is particularly high, amounting to almost 50%. It is critica

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Important Restaurant Food Storage Safety Tips You Need to Know

By Guest Author on 09 November 2018

Food safety is so important it’s a matter of life and death. You need to know how to store your restaurant’s food to prevent serious problems properly.

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Regulation 638 and your Records

By Linda Jackson on 07 November 2018

The need for documentation is now plainly stated in several places in the new R638 hygiene regulation, published June 2018 in response to the Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa in 2018.

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ISO 22000:2018 - what's new (Part 3)

By Guest Author on 06 November 2018

In this third article we review clauses 8, 9 and 10 of ISO 22000:2018.

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Stored Product Insects Are Costly Consumers

By Guest Author on 05 November 2018

Posing a major threat to food processing facilities, these types of pests can be hard to find in your plant.

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FACTSHEET ISO 22000:2018 - The Requirements

By Progress Excellence on 26 October 2018

How to translate the ISO 22000:2018 requirements into your organization

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BRC Issue 8 - What is in store

By Ulli Gerntholtz of NSF on 25 October 2018

The British retail consortium (BRC) food safety standard is one of the oldest and most widely used retail food safety standards. The latest revision (Issue 8) was published August 2018 and this article outlines the most important changes you should implement as soon as possible.

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The Future of Food Safety: A Q&A with Walmart’s Frank Yiannas

By Guest Author on 25 October 2018

There is hope for a safer, more efficient and sustainable food system.

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Calling all Food Directors - are you REALLY managing your risks?

By Ulli Gerntholtz of NSF on 28 September 2018

2018 has been unprecedented when it comes to all the scares and shock waves we have experienced. As the C suite executive responsible for a national certification body, my advice is that NOW is a good time to investigate if your house is still in order.

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FACTSHEET | BRC Issue 8: Key Changes

By Progress Excellence on 26 September 2018

Discover the summary of key changes you can expect in the BRC Food Safety Issue 8

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Inadequate Cooking and Handling Partly to Blame for Persistent Salmonella Illnesses in Canada

By Guest Author on 19 September 2018

Over the past 16 months, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reports that health officials in Canada have identified hundreds of laboratory-confirmed human illnesses associated with...

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How to Survive Your Worst Food Safety Nightmare

By Guest Author on 10 September 2018

Bad news travels faster than a Salmonella outbreak on the 4th of July. That’s why when a food safety crisis hits, or any situation that challenges the safety or quality of your product, it’s essential to respond immediately.

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Establishing an Effective Food Allergen Control Plan

By Guest Author on 10 September 2018

With allergies becoming an increasing health problem globally, the need to have an allergen control plan has never been more critical.

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Food Safety Feature - Solutions

By Food Focus on 07 September 2018

In order to make safe food you need to have access to the right service providers. This food safety feature showcases some of those providers and the services they can offer you to support your food safety efforts.

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Tiger Brands Doubts it will find the origin of Listeria Bacteria at Factories.

By Food Focus on 06 September 2018

The retail giant’s reputation has been shattered after it was found to be the source of the listeriosis bacteria in March this year.

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Inspiring Handwashing Compliance

By Guest Author on 06 September 2018

QA asked a number of industry authorities for tips on what they do or see done in the plant, not only to require, but to motivate, employees in their handwashing and glove-donning efforts.

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Color-Coded Tools in the Food Industry

By Guest Author on 05 September 2018

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from eating contaminated food every year, resulting in an estimated 3,000 deaths. As if the human cost isn’t sobering enough, the Grocery Manufacturers Association also estimates the aver

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