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The Food Industries Role in Tackling the Coronavirus State of Emergency

By Guest Author on 15 July 2021

The world has recently been consumed by the Covid-19 pandemic. But while our knowledge of the virus and how it spreads has increased exponentially, so too has misinformation about it - largely disseminated via social media channels.

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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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How the Pandemic Changed Consumer Behaviour

By Guest Author on 08 July 2021

The challenges and disruption that Covid-19 has brought are still being felt globally. The changes in consumer behaviour have had a huge impact in many areas - most notably, across the food industry. How have consumers behaved differently?

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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.

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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

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COVID-19 GUIDELINE FOR WORKPLACE DATA SUBMISSION FROM THE NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - VER 4 - 27 NOV 2020

By Food Focus on 02 December 2020

Updated COVID-19 guideline for workplace data submission from the National Department of Health. 27 Nov 2020

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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

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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.

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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

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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?

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Working safely during COVID-19 checklist

By Linda Jackson on 29 June 2020

This checklist gives some practical considerations of how social distancing can be applied in the workplace.

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How Small-and Mid-Size Food Facilities Are Coping with COVID-19

By Guest Author on 23 June 2020

Most of these companies outsource ingredients and most supplies from suppliers within the U.S. However, some of the companies that were interacting with foreign suppliers were able to identify, as easily as February 2020, the need to create

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The New Normal for Grocery Store Health and Safety

By Guest Author on 22 June 2020

While many grocery stores made operational changes to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic, more adjustments are needed to help stem future infections.

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What is the right mask for wear for COVID-19?

By Linda Jackson on 17 June 2020

To mask or not to mask – that is the question! There has been a huge debate about this is the last few weeks since we have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We unmask the issue by looking at the advice given by a number of co

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COVID-19 Return To Work Posters from the NIOH

By National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) on 17 June 2020

The NIOH have put together some Covid-19 Return –To-Work posters which are ready for print in A3 sizes. Feel free to print them out and use in your respective workplaces for awareness purposes.

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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 screenin

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“We are not doing any business” says street vendor

By Guest Author on 10 June 2020

Mali was speaking as a representative of the Johannesburg Informal Trader Platform (JITP) during a Zoom dialogue hosted by C19 Coalition - a consortium of about 316 civil society organisations. During the dialogue session on Monday, informa

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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.

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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?

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R535 directions regarding e-commerce sales during alert level 4 of the Covid-19 national state of disaster

By Food Focus on 19 May 2020

R535 directions regarding e-commerce sales during alert level 4 of the Covid-19 national state of disaster

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