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No more mincing your words with mince?
Mince and sausages have often been a subject of much debate in South Africa. R1138 of October 2018 will make provision for several classes of raw meat products - so what will be the difference between minced meat and ground meat?
2019 Food Safety and Transparency Trends
Last year’s E. coli outbreaks put a spotlight on the food safety challenges facing the fresh food industry.
EU plans specific hygiene rules for insects used in food
The European Commission is planning to introduce hygiene rules for insects for human consumption. Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 sets rules on the hygiene of food of animal origin for businesses. The draft act proposes to add a section on insects...
Service Delivery Forum
The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Honourable Senzeni Zokwana (MP) met with stakeholders in the Agriculture sector on the 16th of January at the service delivery forum. The purpose of this forum was to open communication between the agriculture sector stakeholde
What 2018 taught us – Notable outbreaks and risks you should prepare for in 2019
In order to be ready for 2019, it would be wise for us to learn from what 2018 taught us. Here are some of the notable food outbreaks and risks you should prepare for in 2019.
How to keep rats out of your salad bar
Recent media coverage has highlighted the issue of rats in food outlets – much to the horror of consumers. But rats are not the only pests to be concerned about, there's also birds, flies, cockroaches and many more.
Filthy Flies Can Put Your Operations at Risk
When we think about dirty pests, cockroaches are usually the first to come to mind. But while the conditions they thrive in are disgusting, flies breed and feed in the filthiest areas. Their lifestyle means their bodies can be covered in dangerous, potentially disease-inducing pa
Food Safety Vs. Blockchain: Who Wins?
The jury is still out on how (and if) blockchain can contribute to a safer food supply. Whether or not there is a clear understanding of the technology, and its potential and pitfalls, is up for debate as well. “What is blockchain? This is the number one question that people have
Report Details Most Common Violations at FDA-regulated Food Facilities
Food standard violations at 874 facilities around the country in FY 2018 fell into one of five categories, according to a company that helps other businesses with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliance. Registrar Corp. says the latest round of “Inspection Observation
Food Safety and Packaging: How to Keep Up With Consumer Concerns
Consumers worldwide are increasingly well-informed of the content of food and the amounts of chemicals they are exposed to. As more research data becomes available, there is steadily growing awareness and understanding of issues such as the chemicals contained in recycled fiber a
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