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Better Safety through Better Science
In a competitive global food market, manufacturers face increasing challenges to ensure product safety and quality while improving operational efficiency. This is where diagnostic solutions provide the rapid, accurate results you need to maximize productivity, shelf life—and ulti
Our food waste problem and what can be done to reduce it?
According to various reports, about a third of our food in SA ends up at landfill sites. Of this, fruits, vegetables and cereals account for 70% of the wastage and loss primarily throughout the food supply chain – from farm to fork and has been valued at R61.5 billion, while a st
Calibration | What are you putting your trust in for food safety?
What are you putting your trust in for food safety? You HACCP system will have identified critical control points where you need to be confident that the process is under control - every time. Part of this is ensuring you are using reliable accurate measuring instruments...
bioMérieux Industry South Africa Food Events 2019
bioMérieux will be honored to welcome you at their Gene Up launch event that will take place in cities across the country.
The Naked Fruit and Veg Revolution Has Begun
Globally, retailers and other businesses are beginning to recognise the damaging effects plastics have on the environment. Plastic is full of toxic compounds that are adding to an ever-increasing pollution crisis on land, sea and air and can take centuries to degrade.
Brand Protection of Food and Beverages
With the onset of new supply chain regulations, the rising cost of recalls and the increase in counterfeit products, food and beverage processors seek brand protection solutions.
Intertek Supplier Management Programmes
A social responsibility audit addresses the issues of worker rights, legal compliance and health and safety requirements in the supply chain. By addressing these issues your company can help boost quality and reduce cost while confronting important worldwide labour issues.
Surface disinfection using germicidal UV-C (GUV) technology
Meat processing facilities are under constant attack of microorganisms, such as bacteria and mould. The introduction of GUV technology is an economical and chemical-free system that disinfects on a continuous basis, with no additional resources required.
Food Allergen Testing
Food allergens are mainly proteins that the immune system of allergic individuals mistakenly believes are harmful. Food allergies are typically IgE-mediated, which means that the body produces large amounts of antibodies that specifically target the proteins of certain food produ
Hygienic, effective, environmentally friendly crate washing
Find out more about PHT's hygienic, effective, and environmentally friendly crate washing solution
Food fraud or Fake food
Food fraud is a $50 billion annual industry, according to Michigan State University's Food Fraud Initiative— and you're probably eating some of the evidence. In South Africa, the counterfeit market was estimated to be costing our economy R360 billion - and that was back in 2011
Business Standards that Provide Businesses with Tools to Reduce Waste and Save Energy
A set of business standards is giving food organisations the tools to reduce waste and save energy to minimise the harmful impact they could be having on the environment
Predict and Prevent the Effect of Pathogens by detecting it with the unrivaled VIDAS system
Are you looking for an automated pathogen detection solution to maxmise your lab's productivity and deliver cost savings?? You've found it with VIDAS.
Testo Temperature Monitoring Whitepaper Download
Still taking measurements? Or are you monitoring already? Why not play it safe, and save money with a temperature monitoring system? Find out more on the options in this Whitepaper from Testo
Discover Farm to Fork Solutions from Mitas
MITAS’ diverse portfolio of businesses provide the most comprehensive range of solutions offered around the world. Our Farm to Fork solutions help farmers monitor and control the environmental conditions produce goes through from planting, all the way to the consumer.
Compressed Air Quality Requirements in the Food Industry
Compressed air very often is missed as a potential source of contamination because it is only seen as a utility. To be fully compliant with food legislation, the compressed air system must be included as part of the HACCP analysis...
Entecom Accredited R638 Training Now Available Online
With the assistance of our online LMS platform partner, Cumulus Blue, we have managed to uphold the SETA requirements, offering quality video-based training that is practical and engaging, whilst streamlining administrative processes considerably.
SMT Labs Testing Services
Find out how SMT Labs can support your testing needs.
South African Society of Dairy Technology Conference
You are invited to a one day symposium presented by the South Africa Society of Dairy Technologists
The future of food, at Africa’s Big 7
Africa’s food industry is set to be disrupted by the 4th Industrial Revolution, forcing more agile approaches and more innovation to future-proof businesses, say experts set to speak at a key upcoming food and beverage event in Johannesburg. Speakers at the...
Is reactive testing still a relevant measure of quality assurance?
Optimal Quality Assurance (QA) of food and beverage products will always be the cornerstone of consumer health, brand integrity and commercial viability.
How resilient are food businesses?
Richard Werran, Director of Food at BSI analyzes the latest BSI Organizational Resilience Index – and considers what it reveals about the food industry
CRC Industries - Food Safe through the line
CRC understands the food industry, whether it is growing, processing, packaging or production. CRC food grade products are registered by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) and conform to its strict standards.
Looking for microbial testing for your food, swabs and water?
Looking for microbial testing for your food, swabs and water? Look no further - Food Consulting Services can help you tick all the right boxes!
NSF Africa - supporting the African continent with excellence
NSF International is dedicated to being the leading global provider of public health and safety-based risk management solutions, bringing innovation and world class expertise, and integrity to the African markets.
How the food industry can survive and prosper in today’s world
Long-term prosperity in business is rare and decreasing. Not least in the food sector where organizations must continually ensure that they adapt to industry trends, and anticipate the ever-changing needs and expectations of consumers to remain successful.
What do Pizza and ERP have in common?
Three major parts. Each one on its own may have multiple ingredients but when used in a single end product, becomes a deliciously integrated whole. So when I look at SYSPRO, and how all its parts function in a cohesively integrated manner, we understand Aristotle’s philosophy tha
The use of UV-C technology in the food processing industry
Technilamp’s UV-C lamp technology disinfects foods and surfaces naturally.
Progress Excellence Year End 2018
Warm wishes from Progress Excellence. Please note that our offices will be closed from the 14th December to 7th January 2019.
QPRO SAI Global Lab accredited for Legionella testing in water.
QPRO SAI Global Lab is SANAS accredited for 26 test methods and is notably one of the few Labs accredited for Legionella testing in water. Find out more on our testing
About SAI Global
SAI Global is a global leader in Management Systems Certification, helping companies gain efficiencies, improve performance, establish and protect trust
PHT 10 year birthday specials
One of the greatest things about working at Food Focus is the opportunity to collaborate with amazing people in the food industry. One of our very special friends is having their 10th birthday this year and so we took the opportunity to chat to Delene Boshoff of PHT-SA.
Training is the key to achieving a true food safety culture
Richard Werran, EMEA Food Director, BSI comments on how resilient organizations must not treat training simply as a box-ticking exercise if they want to avoid product recalls, and achieve excellence in their food safety culture.
SGS - Making the Difference
SGS - our solutions build trust, reduce risk and maintain efficiency across diverse agriculture and food supply chains.
From Salmonella to cyber attack
By definition, doing business is a risk, however the issue for organizations is not whether to take risks, but actually how to manage and mitigate them. And in this challenge, the global food industry has much to learn.
Lucky winner of a testo thermometer
Testo generously sponsored a testo 104 food safety thermometer, with 2-point SANAS calibration at the Bidfood Food Safety Awareness & Listeria Update Forum in Johannesburg on 15 May 2018.
NSF Training Calendar 2019
NSF provides training courses and products designed to focus upon food and ancillary industries needs and meet specific client requirements. View their 2019 Calendar.
Rapid Pathogen Testing for Listeria
Listeria monocytogenes has been associated with some of the deadliest outbreaks in the world, the most recent severe outbreak being in 2011. South Africa is currently in the grips of a potentially catastrophic Listeria outbreak!
Testo Ice Mugs up for Grabs
We have 10 free ice mugs to give away, courtesy of Testo! One of these could be yours.
Testo Charity Challenge Raises R50,000
Testo Headquarters is celebrating its 60th birthday this year and has been running the global `Testo Charity Challenge´ since March. The challenge was more then met, and a donation of R 50 000 was made to the Thula Thula Hout Bay Foundation.
What you should know about Food Grade Chemicals
We caught up with Louis Munnik of CRC Industries, to discover what the food industry needs to know about using industrial chemicals and lubricants in their food facility. Find out about the risks and the benefits, food grade status, and more.
Now NSF certified: the testo 270 cooking oil tester
The testo 270 cooking oil tester has been successfully tested and certified by NSF International. This ensures that the measuring instrument made by the measuring technology specialist, Testo, fulfils the stringent requirements of the independent NSF experts
Can your lubricants and industrial chemicals be trusted?
Can your lubricants and industrial chemicals be trusted? Are you 100% sure that your “food grade” lubricants are indeed suitable for use in food processing areas and independently verified (NSF) that they meet incidental food contact standards?
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We often hear that supply chains must be streamlined to enable delivery of the best products and services on time and in full to customers. It is really amazing that within organisations, staff are not aware as to what the main value chain processes are, how they are sequenced an
The Story of a Toolbox
This is not a toolbox talk, this is the real thing. Toolboxes have been in the firing line in the food industry for years because none are very hygienic. Here is the story of how a hygienic toolbox finally came about.
Progress Excellence Newsletter
In this month's newsletter: How to ensure that your audit is as painless as possible....
Digilex revamps their web-based Food Safety Suite
DigiLex, our web based SHEQ Management System, now also includes our revamped Food Safety Suite which will run in the same way as our other disciplines (Health & Safety, Environmental, Quality, Energy, Corporate Compliance) including a layman’s terms interpretation of the law...