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WEBINAR | Be an Ambassador for Dairy

By Linda Jackson on 18 February 2021

Be an ambassador for dairy with RediscoverDairy - Your gateway to information about dairy health and nutrition. Your Consumer Education Project of Milk SA (CEP) is your go-to partner for accurate, useful and credible information on the role of dairy in health and nutrition.

WHO authorizes AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine for emergency use

By Guest Author on 17 February 2021

The World Health Organization has granted an emergency authorization to AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine.

Coronavirus and food safety: what the studies say

By Guest Author on 16 February 2021

We surveyed the scientific literature to see what it said about the safety of food and SARS-CoV-2

Withdrawal of Screening by Port Health Services at Domestic Departure

By Food Focus on 25 November 2020

The Department has therefore taken a decision to withdraw the implementation of domestic screening by Port Health officials at all international Airports

WEBINAR | Dairy’s New Consumer Culture

By Food Focus on 13 November 2020

The webinar focussed on the youth of South Africa, Millennials and Generation Z, and how they fit dairy into their busy lives, as well as the change in consumer behaviour and effective communication on social media and TV media.

WEBINAR | Compensation for workplace acquired COVID 19: A practical approach

By National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) on 12 August 2020

The National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) cordially invites you to a free training webinar aimed at Occupational Medical & Nursing Practitioners, Employees, Employers & Management, OHS Professionals & Advisors, OHS Practitioners, Trade Union Representatives, SHE Repre

A hard journey to a future free of hepatitis in Africa

By Guest Author on 03 August 2020

The World Health Organisation has announced additional efforts to eliminate hepatitis by 2030. The overall strategy calls for the prevention of new infections through universal implementation of the hepatitis B birth-dose vaccine. It also calls for full vaccine coverage, and acce

Looking after our employees lungs

By Linda Jackson on 31 July 2020

With the COVID 19 pandemic, we have been made increasingly aware of respiratory health. The controversial ban on the sales of cigarettes in South Africa has put further focus on the health of our lungs – (well some of us anyway). It seems fitting that World Lung Cancer Day in 202

SABS provides free standards to manage COVID-19

By Food Focus on 16 July 2020

The SABS has decided to make specific standards available free of charge in order to assist with the global effort of dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 response: freely available ISO standards

By Food Focus on 16 July 2020

ISO is providing free access to certain standards to support global efforts in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. T

Webinar | Food Focus chats to the National Contract Cleaners Association

By Food Focus on 14 July 2020

Friday Fundamentals - Food Focus chatted to the National Contract Cleaners Association about COVID 19 and cleaning

Cleaning and COVID 19 – AGAIN

By Linda Jackson on 09 July 2020

This is such an important topic that it needs to be repeated. For the sake of fear mongering but most importantly, money. And let’s ask the team of people working with information from around the world shall we?

WEBINAR | How to convey confidence after Covid-19. Checked by NSF™

By Food Focus on 06 July 2020

View this webinar recording as the NSF Africa team introduce their Checked by NSF™ programme and explain how you can go about getting your business or organisation ready to welcome customers back safely and successfully.

WEBINAR | COVID-19 Workplace health risk assessment and PPE effectiveness

By National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) on 05 July 2020

The National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) cordially invites you to a free training webinar aimed at Employers, & Management, OHS Professionals & Advisors, OHS Practitioners, Trade Union Representatives, SHE Representatives, Wellness Coordinators & HR Representatives o

WEBINAR | NIOH: Return to Work Post COVID-19

By National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) on 05 July 2020

The National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) cordially invites you to a free training webinar aimed at Employers, & Management, OHS Professionals & Advisors, OHS Practitioners, Trade Union Representatives, SHE Representatives, Wellness Coordinators & HR Representatives o

Welcome back to sit down restaurants

By Linda Jackson on 29 June 2020

In a press briefing on Friday evening (26 June), Kubayi-Ngubane said that government has developed clear rules for both delivery and sit-down restaurants.It should be noted that a full directive – containing all of the required rules – will be gazetted on Monday (29 June)...

So you think investing in fever screening can curb the spread of COVID-19? Think again

By Guest Author on 17 June 2020

Along with physical distancing, hand sanitisation and wearing of masks, fever screening is increasingly being set up as a requirement before entry is allowed into premises. But there are physiological and clinical reasons why fever screening simply won’t work.

COVID-19 and Office Hygiene

By National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on 31 May 2020

COVID-19 preventative measures are about good hygiene. Don’t forget to ensure that you have a clean working space.

Why easing the lockdown threatens to put workers in South Africa at risk

By Guest Author on 22 May 2020

The country’s occupational health and safety directive sets out what’s expected before a workplace can reopen. It must undertake a risk assessment and develop a written plan for how it will operate under the necessary health and safety restrictions. These measures must include ap

NICD: Physical Distancing 101

By National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on 20 May 2020

Physical distancing is a way to limit close and frequent contact between people to help slow the spread of COVID-19. How can you practice physical distancing?

WEBINAR | COVID and Food Safety Culture

By Food Focus on 08 May 2020

We chatted to Professor Ryk Lues of CUT and a partner in www.foodsafetyculture.co.za about how we can make this work for us in creating a stronger positive food safety culture going forward.

StatsSA releases Coronavirus COVID-19 behavioural and health perception survey results

By Food Focus on 04 May 2020

In a survey conducted in the week of 13 to 26 April 2020 Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) researched the behavioural and health perceptions of South African.

Webinar Wednesdays - Upcoming Features

By Food Focus on 29 April 2020

From this month you can join us every week for #webinarwednesday - topics relevant to the current challenges of the food industry!

WEBINAR | What to do to resume work activities in the food industry after a positive for Covid-19

By Food Focus on 23 April 2020

Watch the recording on what requirements that you should consider if you have an employee that tests positive for COVID-19.

COVID 19 and the food industry in the UK

By Food Focus on 21 April 2020

Kaarin Goodburn, Director of the Chilled Food Association shared some insights with Food Focus

GFSI Announces Temporary Audit Measures Due to Covid-19

By Guest Author on 21 April 2020

There are already many audit restrictions that affect the certification status of certain sites. The GFSI has therefore established temporary audit measures

Amendment of the Regulations as relating to hot cooked food.

By Food Focus on 20 April 2020

Amendment of the regulations relating to hot cooked food.

Disaster Management Act: Regulations COVID-19 - Amendment

By Food Focus on 17 April 2020

Disaster Management Act: Regulations to address, prevent and combat the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19: (as amended by Gazette 43168 of 26 March 2020 and Gazette 43199 of 2 April 2020 and Gazette 43232 of 16 April)

CIPC Certification Process for Essential Services during Extended Lockdown Period

By Food Focus on 17 April 2020

Companies registered through the CIPC BizPortal to perform essential services during the lockdown period, will be required to have a NEW certificate for the extended period from 17 April 2020.

Can supermarkets sell cooked foods during lockdown?

By Food Focus on 17 April 2020

Amendments to the Disaster Management Act & other clarifications from Government

Lowering the Coronavirus Risk in Production Facilities

By Guest Author on 17 April 2020

We have collected some recommendations on how you as an employer can protect your workers in manufacturing plants:

Lockdown Phase 2 announcements & updates for the food industry

By Food Focus on 16 April 2020

Updates on the status of the COVID Regulations and other issues for the food industry

Regulatory Status of Equipment Being Used to Help Prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By Food Focus on 14 April 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus it is paramount that the regulatory status of such devices and equipment is clearly articulated and disseminated to the industry.

COVID-19 and food safety: guidance for food businesses

By Food Focus on 14 April 2020

The WHO provided guidelines to highlight the additional measures needed so that the integrity of the food chain is maintained, and that adequate and safe food supplies are available for consumers.

Department of Health recommends the use of masks during COVID-19

By Food Focus on 14 April 2020

Recommendations to The Honorable Dr Zweli Mkhize, Minister of Health regarding the use of cloth masks when in public.

International guidance for food manufacturers during COVID-19

By Food Focus on 08 April 2020

Until the Department of Health has finalized their guidance for the food industry we have collected some international resources that are open source, in the public domain and available for your benefit.

Interventions to assist the agricultural sector during COVID-19

By Food Focus on 07 April 2020

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, MP is pleased to announce the department’s interventions to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions in IsiZulu from the NICD

By Food Focus on 06 April 2020

In this video released by the NICD, Ms Vanessa Maseko answers some COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions in IsiZulu

Social Distancing

By National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on 02 April 2020

Social distancing guidelines from the NICD

Online Bizportal To Register Businesses That Provide Essential Goods and Services During The Lockdown Period

By Food Focus on 30 March 2020

We have introduced a portal at the website run by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) to log company details only where companies comply with the regulations issued by the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 25 March 2020 in Govern

Disaster Management Act: Regulations COVID-19 - Amendment 26 March

By Food Focus on 30 March 2020

The Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs has issued Disaster Management Act, 2002: Amendment of regulations issued in terms on Section 27(2).

Comments by Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition in the Covid-19 National Disaster Regulations and Directions

By Food Focus on 22 March 2020

Comments by Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Mr Ebrahim Patel, to the Press on the Issuance of Covid-19 National Disaster Regulations and Directions

Workplace Preparedness: COVID-19 Guidelines

By Food Focus on 22 March 2020

To reduce the impact of COVID-19 outbreak conditions on businesses, workers, customers, and the public, it is important for all employers to plan now for COVID-19.

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