Food Safety

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TALK SHOP | Digitalization of Food Safety

By Food Focus on 08 September 2021

12 OCT | The digital quality management system for food safety of the future

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FAO/WHO report sums up creative efforts to promote safe food for all

By Food Focus on 07 September 2021

On 7 September 2021, WHO and FAO jointly released the World Food Safety Day 2021 report in six official UN languages, highlighting around 300 different events organized for World Food Safety Day (7 June 2021).

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WEBINAR | DSA - Cleaning & Sanitising in the Dairy Industry

By Food Focus on 30 August 2021

VIEW THE RECORDING | In today's competitive and challenging times, a credible chemical supplier has a role far beyond the simple supply of cleaning and sanitation chemicals.

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Preventative Maintenance - what the research tells us

By Linda Jackson on 18 August 2021

So what can we learn from this interesting research article concerning the hygienic working practices of maintenance personnel and maintenance equipment hygiene in this case study

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Codex members support paperless trade guidance

By Guest Author on 10 August 2021

The majority of Codex members have backed guidance on the use of paperless certification in food trade.

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STOP Foodborne Illness delivers plan to improve U.S. food recall process

By Guest Author on 29 July 2021

Nonprofit activist group, STOP Foodborne Illness, has announced that the organization has finalized recommendations to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to modernize the nation’s food recall system.

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WEBINAR | DSA Laboratory Tests

By Food Focus on 21 July 2021

VIEW THE RECORDING | The Dairy Standard Agency’s primary objective is promoting compliance of milk and other dairy products with product composition, food safety and metrology standards.

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Safe Grocery Shopping during COVID-19

By Food Focus on 14 July 2021

If we follow these rules for safe grocery shopping during Covid-19, we will keep ourselves safe, not just from COVID 19 but other foodborne illnesses too

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Africa Food Safety Workshop 2021

By Food Focus on 09 July 2021

VIEW THE RECORDING AND PRESENTATIONS: from the NMISA / FAO / IAEA / AFoSaN virtual Africa Food Safety Workshop 2021

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Food Safety in Your Refrigerator

By Food Focus on 25 June 2021

Since the fridge is where we store our perishable food, it makes sense to pay special attention to food safety when it comes to this area of our kitchen.

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WEBINAR | Sampling of milk in the trade

By Food Focus on 22 June 2021

VIEW THE RECORDING: After numerous requests, the DSA included the topic of sampling. For the benefit of especially the Environmental Health Practitioners, the focus will be on the sampling of milk in the trade.

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TALK SHOP | Use artificial intelligence to improve your lab productivity

By Food Focus on 17 June 2021

VIEW THE RECORDING: At this special Talk Shop to learn more about how using onboard fixed artificial intelligence (AI) can assist you in the enumeration of Petrifilm Plate as well as increase your lab productivity.

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What you need to know about becoming a food safety auditor – Part 4

By Guest Author on 02 June 2021

In this final episode, we discuss what it takes to BE an auditor. This is not the right job for everyone and there are several personality traits that best suit this demanding work. Have you got what it takes?

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WEBINAR | Introductory to Pasteurisation

By Food Focus on 01 June 2021

VIEW THE RECORDING: Pasteurisation of milk ensures safety for human consumption. Pro-raw milk advocate organisations continue to promote raw milk as "nature's perfect food." To pasteurise or not…will remain a hot topic!

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Some top tips from some Food Safety Auditors to make your internal food safety audits more effective

By Food Focus on 27 May 2021

Food Safety Auditors give their top tips on food safety auditing.

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What you need to know about becoming a food safety auditor – Part 3

By Guest Author on 22 May 2021

In this episode, we talk about some of the things you need to know about the job of auditing.

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FRIDAY FOOD SAFETY FUNDAMENTALS | Pest control round table

By Food Focus on 21 May 2021

VIEW THE RECORDING: We chatted to Bradley Snow from The Specialist Group about some important tips for your pest control program. Hear it from a professional.

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What you need to know about becoming a food safety auditor – Part 2

By Guest Author on 14 May 2021

Once you are qualified and experienced, your next hurdle is training. In order to do this, you need to decide which body you plan to work for as there are small differences between the various safety systems available. Find out more here.

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What you need to know about becoming a food safety auditor – Part 1

By Guest Author on 11 May 2021

Food Safety Auditors hold an important role in our food safety system. Learn what you need to know on how to become a Food Safety Auditor in this four-part series.

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How to choose a pest control provider - Part 3

By Guest Author on 08 May 2021

Pest control is a significant component of any food safety audit, besides this being a legal requirement. Often the pest control contractor is blamed for nonconformances but is this fair?

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