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Final words from Food Focus for 2019

By: Food Focus on 13 December 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...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2019 Issue 17

By: Food Focus on 26 November 2019

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...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2019 Issue 16

By: Food Focus on 12 November 2019

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

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Food Focus Newsletter 2019 Issue 15

By: Food Focus on 29 October 2019

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...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2019 Issue 14

By: Food Focus on 15 October 2019

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

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Food Focus Newsletter 2019 Issue 13

By: Food Focus on 01 October 2019

Compulsory specifications for processed meat products webinar with Penny Campbell director of food control national department of health more...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2019 Issue 12

By: Food Focus on 17 September 2019

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.

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Food Focus Newsletter 2019 Issue 11

By: Food Focus on 03 September 2019

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...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2019 Issue 10

By: Food Focus on 20 August 2019

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...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2019 Issue 9

By: Food Focus on 07 August 2019

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

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Food Focus Newsletter 2019 Issue 8

By: Food Focus on 24 July 2019

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,

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Food Focus Newsletter 2019 Issue 7

By: Food Focus on 09 July 2019

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...

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Winter Warmer Specials!

By: Food Focus on 08 July 2019

Need more exposure for your brand? Check out our winter warmer specials - available until 31 July Only

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Food Focus Newsletter 2019 Issue 6

By: Food Focus on 26 June 2019

UV-C Sterilization Whitepaper, Developing A Code Of Conduct, Product Life Cycle Webinar And More...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2019 Issue 5

By: Food Focus on 12 June 2019

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...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2019 Issue 4

By: Food Focus on 29 May 2019

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...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2019 Issue 3

By: Food Focus on 14 May 2019

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..

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Food Focus Newsletter 2019 Issue 2

By: Food Focus on 25 April 2019

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...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2019 Issue 1

By: Food Focus on 15 February 2019

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...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2018 Issue 17

By: Food Focus on 21 December 2018

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!

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Food Focus Newsletter 2018 Issue 16

By: Food Focus on 29 November 2018

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...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2018 Issue 15

By: Food Focus on 15 November 2018

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

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Food Focus Newsletter 2018 Issue 14

By: Food Focus on 26 October 2018

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.

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Food Focus Newsletter 2018 Issue 13

By: Food Focus on 21 September 2018

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!

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Food Focus Newsletter 2018 Issue 12

By: Food Focus on 06 September 2018

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.

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Food Focus Newsletter 2018 Issue 11

By: Food Focus on 24 August 2018

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.

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Food Focus Newsletter 2018 Issue 10

By: Food Focus on 15 August 2018

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!

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Food Focus Newsletter 2018 Issue 9

By: Food Focus on 03 August 2018

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.

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Food Focus Newsletter 2018 Issue 8

By: Food Focus on 16 June 2018

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.

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Food Focus Newsletter 2018 Issue 7

By: Food Focus on 06 June 2018

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...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2018 Issue 6

By: Food Focus on 10 May 2018

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

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Food Focus Newsletter 2018 Issue 5

By: Food Focus on 26 April 2018

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.

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Food Focus Newsletter 2018 Issue 4

By: Food Focus on 23 March 2018

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...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2018 Issue 3

By: Food Focus on 23 February 2018

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.

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Food Focus Newsletter 2018 Issue 2

By: Food Focus on 23 January 2018

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.

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Food Focus Newsletter 2018 Issue 1

By: Food Focus on 19 January 2018

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.

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Food Focus Newsletter 2017 Issue 19

By: Bridget Day on 17 December 2017

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...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2017 Issue 18

By: Bridget Day on 18 October 2017

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

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Food Focus Newsletter 2017 Issue 17

By: Bridget Day on 12 October 2017

Are your "Best Before" dates lining you up for Liability? What will Janusz Luterek be discussing in this Webinar?

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Food Focus Newsletter 2017 Issue 16

By: Bridget Day on 27 September 2017

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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Food Focus Newsletter 2017 Issue 15

By: Bridget Day on 13 September 2017

Need to get Face to Face with the Experts? Do your food safety people never connect with your maintenance team, and vice versa? We can help by putting you face to face with the experts in this area so that...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2017 Issue 14

By: Bridget Day on 28 July 2017

Today is World Hepatitis Day. International focus days like today aim towards educating and empowering people to address issues which are having an impact on society. Hepatitis is one such issue, and although...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2017 Issue 13

By: Bridget Day on 21 July 2017

ISO 9001 or FFSC 22000-Q? Do you have a fully functional ISO 9001 system in place to manage quality, with no plans on changing that. Or are you...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2017 Issue 12

By: Bridget Day on 14 July 2017

Boland Pest Control - listed their company in our Directory, and have won a dedicated featured in our upcoming newsletter - watch out for more about them!

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Food Focus Newsletter 2017 Issue 11

By: Bridget Day on 30 June 2017

There has been a great deal in the news headlines about the case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 discovered on a broiler breeder site in Mpumalanga on June 22, followed by a second outbreak in Standerton on the 26th June, this time a

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Food Focus Newsletter 2017 Issue 10

By: Bridget Day on 22 June 2017

Do the right things, do things the right way.... these are phrases you will see a lot on Food Focus. But why? Well, doing things the right way is at the heart of compliance - it means...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2017 Issue 9

By: Bridget Day on 15 June 2017

A recent discussion prompted a thorough investigation of the differences between quality control and quality assurance. According to the American Society for quality, Quality assurance and...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2017 Issue 8

By: Bridget Day on 08 June 2017

Our APS Workshop offered the industry a great opportunity to hear directly from the Director of Food Safety & Quality Assurance at DAFF, Mr Billy Makhafola; and the Assignees...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2017 Issue 7

By: Bridget Day on 13 May 2017

Food Engineering Technology - who listed their company in our Directory in April, and have won a dedicated featured in our upcoming newsletter!

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Food Focus Newsletter 2017 Issue 6

By: Bridget Day on 13 April 2017

April is a hectic month for industry in South Africa - with only 17 working days (less if you factor in all the leave that people usually take over the holidays). It certainly makes life challenging.

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Food Focus Newsletter 2017 Issue 5

By: Food Focus on 01 March 2017

They say you cannot please all of the people all of the time, and the last couple of weeks are proof of that. The recent heavy rains have brought relief for farmers in some areas of the country, yet at the same time it presents a...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2017 Issue 4

By: Bridget Day on 16 February 2017

"The only thing constant is change." Heraclitus, Greek Philosopher That certainly holds true in 2017 - companies need to be agile, responsive and innovative if they want to stay ahead of the pack. You need to be...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2017 Issue 3

By: Bridget Day on 09 February 2017

2017 has brought new challenges, but also new opportunities. The world grows smaller as supply chains stretch wider afield; and we all strive to give our businesses the competitive edge. But in gaining that edge, don't compromise...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2017 Issue 2

By: Bridget Day on 02 February 2017

January is behind us and life is back up to full speed - but we hope you'll continue to save a little time for our newsletters and articles. We're constantly researching, scanning the news, monitoring legislation and...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2017 Issue 1

By: Bridget Day on 26 January 2017

January is almost over, but we've brought you a round up of our newest articles on trending issues, industry best practice and valuable advice. With new contributors, new ideas in the pipeline and lots more meaty content to come, we hope you are...

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Food Focus Newsletter 2016 Issue 4

By: Bridget Day on 21 December 2016

Thank you for being part of our journey this year, and for all your support! The year is slipping away from us, and though we'll still be around for a little while longer, we know that many of you will not be back until the new year.

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Food Focus Newsletter 2016 Issue 3

By: Bridget Day on 08 December 2016

Welcome to our third edition of the newsletter. A special hello to all our new subscribers, we hope you enjoy the articles we've handpicked for you this week, and that you're finding lots more value-add information on our website.

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Food Focus Newsletter 2016 Issue 2

By: Bridget Day on 23 November 2016

Welcome to our second edition - and thank you for the great feedback and response to the first newsletter. We're glad that you are enjoying our content and will keep on bringing you more of what you want to see.

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Food Focus Newsletter 2016 Issue 1

By: Bridget Day on 01 November 2016

Issue 1 of our monthly Newsletter is out. We know time is always an issue, so we've kept it short & sweet. Happy reading!

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