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The New R638 | Infographic

By Linda Jackson on 31 July 2018

The hygiene regulations R638 are here! Here's an overview of what the new regulations hold.

Study: Fruit Flies Can Spread Foodborne Pathogens

By Food Quality & Safety on 03 July 2018

New research published in the Journal of Food Protection shows that fruit flies are capable of spreading illness—inducing bacterial pathogens to both food and food preparation surfaces. Prior to the study, fruit flies were simply viewed as a nuisance at food-handling establishmen

Food Safety Groups Urge FDA to Designate Leafy Greens as High-Risk

By Food Quality & Safety on 03 July 2018

Over 58 percent of Listeria, 51 percent of E. coli O157, 46 percent of Salmonella, and 33 percent of Campylobacter foodborne cases are associated with produce, according to a recent Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration report, but such crops are not considered a high-r

R638 Regulations Governing General Hygiene Requirements for Food Premises, the Transport of Food and Related Matters

By Food Focus on 27 June 2018

R638 (Regulations Governing General Hygiene Requirements for Food Premises, the Transport of Food and Related Matters) has now been gazetted. This replaced R962.

R607 Regulations Relating to the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point System (HACCP System): Amendment

By Food Focus on 26 June 2018

The HACCP regulations have been amended to include meat and poultry - companies have 9 months from date of publication (14 June 2018) to comply.

R588 Regulations relating to maximum levels of metals in foodstuffs

By Food Focus on 22 June 2018

R588 Regulations relating to maximum levels of metals in foodstuffs

R249 Regulations relating to trans-fats in foodstuffs Feb2011

By Food Focus on 18 May 2018

The final Regulations Relating to Trans-Fats in Foodstuffs – Regulation 249 – were signed into law in February 2011.

R215 Regulations governing the maximum limits for veterinary medicine and stock remedy residues

By Food Focus on 01 January 2018

Regulations governing the maximum limits for veterinary medicine and stock remedy residues that may be present in foodstuffs. The Minister of Health intends, in terms of section 15(1) of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, 1972 (Act No. 54 of 1972), to make the regul

R860 Regulations governing the maximum limits for veterinary medicine and stock remedy residues Amendment

By Food Focus on 01 January 2018

Foodstuffs, cosmetics and disinfectants act, 1972 (ACT no 54 of 1972) Regulations governing the maximum limits for veterinary medicine and stock remedy residues that may be present in foodstuffs, Amendment.As of 25 August 2017.

R214 Regulations Relating to the Reduction of Sodium in Certain Foodstuffs and Related Matters

By Food Focus on 06 November 2017

The Regulations relating to the Reduction of Sodium in Certain Foodstuffs and Related Matters, No 1071 of 6 October 2017

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