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Welcome to your June news round-up of some of the latest news, insights and updates for the South African food industry. We hope you stay warm and safe as we wrap up the first half of the year.
It may be winter, but there’s lots of hot news happening at the moment. You can find some recall news, and insight articles, as well as our latest Food Safety Culture blogs. Happy reading!
Our full news roundup right here.
International news & the latest great food compliance events
Don't miss out on all the news, events, webinars, tips and more we have for you. Catch it all here.
For more must-attend events, webinars, important articles on food safety, latest news and much more, catch our latest newsletter here.
We have hit the ground running with more events coming up. Make sure to save the date for the SASDT Symposium. Our cyber news continues as the risk in our country increases, and of course we cannot forget the recent KitKat recall.
Catch the latest news here, from cyber security to scombroid fish poisoning, we have lots of news and insights to share with you this week.
Food Focus is here to help you through 2022, with information, technical insights and access to the latest news, legislative changes and so much more. Let’s make 2022 a great year!
Before we wrap up for the year, we bring you some more valuable news, from another recall, to important issues to consider for the new year.
We have seen much in the news in recent weeks relating to the deaths of a number of children, possibly related to instant noodles. Find out more in the articles below.
Catch up on all the latest news, and get more insight into Cyber Security.
Catch up on all the latest news, from product recalls, to Talk Shops, special days and more...
There is a lot happening this month - from National Nutrition Week, World Standards Day, Global Handwashing Day, and World Food Day.
We are celebrating another birthday... see how we have grown!
Although the end of the year is creeping in, there is still so much happening. Read our latest newsletter right here for a round up of the last few weeks.
Welcome to Spring! We’re bringing you a roundup of some of the content we have seen and shared in recent weeks.
Although there is so much going on in our world right now, we would like to encourage you to remain positive. Catch our latest news here.
Catch our news for the last fortnight
We'd like to encourage you to keep fighting and doing the right things - handwashing, distancing, staying home as much as possible. People matter. You matter. We're in this together.
We are so excited that June has arrived, as it brings with it World Food Safety Day on the 7th June.
Even when it's tough, we'd like to encourage you to keep on doing the right things for food safety and quality, they all add up to a much greater whole.
May has arrived, and there is more on the go than ever. This week we bring you some technical webinar events, as well as links to recordings and current news and happenings...
Loads of news and event details in our latest newsletter!
Here's our latest newsletter - chock full of events, articles, news and more.
This week's industry round-up of news, legislation, and events from Food Focus
This week's industry round-up of news, legislation, and events from Food Focus
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The month of love is upon us, don't miss out on this week's exciting read
5 Things that happened this month and why they should matter to you. Take a look at our current Food Focus Newsletter...
New legislation, articles and so much more. Take a look at the first edition of our 2021 Newsletter
It's time for us to take a break, but before we do...
The Latest Legislation, Food Focus Survey, And Juicy Reading. Take a look at the 24th Issue of the Food Focus newsletter.
This November newsletter comes to you off the back of a wonderfully successful event - our inaugural Food Safety Summit SA. It was truly an honour to have input and guidance from speakers across the globe
Take a look at this week's newsletter which touches on a vast array of topics. From medical surveillance in the food industry, climate change and heavy metal contamination in food, compliance in remote auditing and how to chose a cleaning disinfectan
Ensuring we maintain a culture of doing the right thing even when we're bored, is vital. As the end of the year draws close and we're all a little tired from an eventful year all around, and challenges within the food industry we could not have fores
As food safety professionals, what we don't do is as important as what we do. As we ease into level 1 we have to remain vigilant and continue to keep in place all of the safety protocols we have established to ensure that the industry can begin to re
Spring has sprung, and the industry is off to a very busy start. From looking at the implementation of a better food safety culture, to dairy product labeling guidelines and a masterclass on the defrosting & tempering of food ingredients there is no
As August comes to an end, we are wrapping up our month of women-focused features. It has been great to see how many talented and passionate women there are in our local food industry. In this week's edition we tackle some serious topics such as anti
Things are starting to look up - we hope. Spring is around the corner and stage 2 lockdown is on the cards, but with that we know comes additional risks and the need to focus on safety and behavior more than ever. Take a look at this week's helpful i
With only 22 weeks left in the year, we are definitely over the hump for 2020. It will likely be a year that we are all too ready to say goodbye to. But the business of food safety is far from over...
July continues to bring challenges to the industry as we face the obstacle of managing COVID outbreaks among staff and the cleaning of facilities. Though the reopening of restaurants seemed positive, the sector has been...
And just like that we're into the second half of the year. We've welcomed back sit down restaurants, and are following the guidelines closely to ensure our news is current and on the ball so that you can stay compliant, and informed...
Good news for the restaurant industry at the news of the reopening of restaurants, although this will no doubt bring its own set of challenges. There is a great deal of information and support available for the food industry as a whole, We've brought
We have more news than we have space to share in this week's edition of our newsletter. The 7th of June is World Food Safety Day and we have had a week chock full of food safety webinars, articles and conversations. Happy reading!
Looks like the end of lockdown level 4 is in site - for most of the country at least. We continue to report on the most relevant industry information. Check out our great selection of webinars this week.
This week we bring you some of the most relevant news, webinars and updates pertaining to the food industry - including the latest digital edition of the Food & Beverage Reporter Magazine to keep you stocked up with reading material for the weekend!
We are heading for the end of Stage 5 lockdown, and like most of you, we are looking forward to that, although the return to normality as we know it still seems to be a long way off.
As we wrap up our third week of COVID19 lockdown, we bring you some of the very lastest legislation updates, webinar recordings and industry news.
If you're reading this, you made it through the second week of lockdown here in SA. It has been busier than ever for the food industry, requiring a lot of hard work, innovation and determination to make things happen. Well done!
This week we share a message from Penny Campbell, Director of Food Control at the DOH, on food ontrol during lockdown, and more...
We aim to keep you updated with all the vital news you need to know during this time - from regulations, to guidance, to webinars and more.
As an essential service exempt from lockdown, the food industry goes on. And we are right there with you. As a digital business we are set up to work remotely and our services to you will continue.
In the interest of providing you with valid information which you can trust, we are going to be sharing some useful information from reliable official sources, to help keep you informed and to manage your business risks.
Fast & furious seems to be the theme for February, but we hope we can tempt you away for 5 minutes to catch up on some industry news and insights. We know your time is precious, so we try and pack as much value into our newsletters as we can!
If you thought the year would start off slowly, then like us, you were probably very quickly corrected! The food industry is always on the move, and so are its related events. We've pulled together some of the upcoming events we think you should know
2020 has started off with a bang and as an industry we are constantly growing and learning. This year promises to hold more of both of those but before you do check out our top 10 articles from 2019!
2019 has certainly not been an easy year for the food industry - from the implementation of the new regulations that have been put in place after the listeria outbreak, the scrutiny from the media...
Doing the right thing, requires knowing what the right thing to do is. So often in the food industry the biggest problems we face, are in the failure to communicate what is expected...
As food safety professionals the expectation for excellence is high. But let's be honest, the stakes are pretty high too. With consumers putting their trust in the the industry to ensure their food is safe, we have to step back and take a long, hard
Are you getting the right "accredited" training to meet the requirements of R638? Do you need tools to manage food fraud? See this weeks newsletter...
Already half way through October, and with only three months left in this decade - things are getting busy! Make sure that you carve out some time to be a part of at least one of the webinars we have coming up this month, and make a few minutes avail
Compulsory specifications for processed meat products webinar with Penny Campbell director of food control national department of health more...
It's a busy week, and if you're free why not catch us at this exciting event... It's free of charge, you just need to register for entrance.
Straight into spring with a jam-packed newsletter. Scroll through and take a look at the latest updates in the industry, and don't forget to make your way on to our website for more - there just is not enough space to fit it all in! Happy reading...
Being informed gives us the opportunity to grow and develop on the knowledge others before us. In the food industry this is imperative. We hope that this week, like many others, that you take the opportunity to dive into the wealth of information...
This week saw the launch of the very first Food Safety Culture Train the Trainer course. With a bunch of eager and innovative food safety professionals, it has been inspiring! We have heard from some insightful overseas leaders in this field, had s
We have some interesting articles and news to share this week: including a conversation with the Environmental Health Practitioners, insights on the new FSSC 22000 ver 5, exciting updates to our upcoming Food Safety Culture Train the Trainer Course,
Why not have a look at our special winter warmer offer - because it's just good business sense to put your brand in front of the people who need your services. And if you're as passionate about Food Safety Culture as we are...
Need more exposure for your brand? Check out our winter warmer specials - available until 31 July Only
UV-C Sterilization Whitepaper, Developing A Code Of Conduct, Product Life Cycle Webinar And More...
We have loads of events and press releases to share with you this week, the food industry is certainly a busy place right now as it strives for...
The weather may be getting colder, but things are heating up in the food industry! There are a number of valuable events scheduled for the next couple of months, lots of industry news and press releases, and as always...
We're hardly half way through May and already it's been a busy time in South Africa - petrol price hikes (again), the National Elections, and autumn is rapidly turning into winter! On top of that we know that the industry has been busy with Person..
You haven't hear from us in a while, because it's been a busy month (few months actually) and from what we can hear it's not just us! We've coordinated two great Food Safety Supplier Workshops for Pick n Pay...
How can we help you with food compliance in 2019? Well in this issue we have a Food Fraud Webinar | Pick n Pay Supplier Workshop | HACCP Rescue Plan and more...
Farewell to 2018 - it's been quite a year! This issue is the last of the Food Focus year, take a look and see some of our end of year stats!
This week's newsletter - read an article on the use of UV-C technology for disinfection, see the CGCSA's call to action from the on the issue of Food Waste, listen to the webinar recording "Will your nonfood chemicals pass an audit?" and more...
Will your nonfood chemicals pass an audit? How can you be sure that you are not introducing hazards that could harm your consumer? Audit criteria require the registration of non-food chemicals. Join us as Stephanie Ludwig from NSF International expla
With the 31st October just around the corner, we are truly excited about kicking off a national food safety culture conversation, which is one of the goals of this event.
We could not have done this journey without you - our loyal readers, followers and advertisers - you really have helped make our dream come true. And we have so much more in store for you in 2019 - the sky is the limit!
The listeriosis outbreak that has been our constant companion for almost a year now has been officially declared as over by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. Have a look at the official statement here.
Last week's highlight was the Pick n Pay supplier food safety workshop in Joburg. Pick n Pay had a great turnout, and the programme brought together a stellar range of speakers - some familiar faces, as well as some new ones.
Please step forward if you are the person in charge! The new R638 has brand new and fairly onerous requirements related to training - starting with the fact that it is now compulsory for the person in charge to be trained!
Regulation 638 continues to be high profile, as companies grapple with how the new requirements are applicable within their organisation. Listen to Linda Jackson and Janusz Luterek as they unpack the regulations in this webinar recording.
Have you registered for our informative Regulation 638 Webinar? Join Linda Jackson and Janusz Luterek as they cover the highlights of the Hygiene Regulations (R638) which have replaced R962.
June was a busy month for the food industry, with the release of the new R607 HACCP Regulations and R638 replacing R962. Add to this the publication of ISO22000:2018, and the industry is going to be busier than ever implementing all the new...
If our industry is to get a grip on the challenge and the risks presented by listeria, we need to work together! We've been privileged to share our knowledge locally at the Bidfood and the CGCSA events this week, and also in Kenya at AFMASS last week
Tiger Brands have finally admitted what the NICD has been claiming all along - that there is no doubt of the presence of listeria ST6 in their product. We hope this transparency is part of a new trend in the food industry.
We heard you Cape Town...We're bringing our Listeria Workshop to the Mother City. The food industry is under intense scrutiny from the public and more than ever there is the need to ensure that our systems are effective and that we are educated on...
Latest news, articles and information. From the latest listeria figures, to the water crisis in the Western cape we have added a library of topics to keep you informed and up to date.
Listeria is a big deal for the food industry, and we know that everyone wants to make sure they are doing the right thing. Join us as Linda Jackson chats to attorney Janusz Luterek about the legal implications relating to listeria in a food facility.
2018 has certainly started in full force, as the industry battles the ever-increasing challenge caused by the Listeriosis Outbreak we are facing in South Africa. We're hosting a Listeria Workshop to help provide info and solutions for the industry.
Here's all the latest listeria news. We're hosting a short webinar with Janusz Luterek today at 12.30pm to address the listeria issue, and what the legal implications are...
We know you re busy juggling the demands of the industry - so we're making life easier for you. We've redesigned our website to bring you fresh news, more guidance, more solutions - faster. Have a look: www.foodfocus.co.za
Are your "Best Before" dates lining you up for Liability? What will Janusz Luterek be discussing in this Webinar?
So, you’re thinking about changing your career and exploring the exciting world of the food safety auditor? If only you knew where to start! Although Google is a helpful tool it's hard to find information with a...
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