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Webinar Food Safety Culture

By Food Focus on 07 August 2018

What lies beyond the systems and strategies that your organisation uses to manage food safety? Could there be something that we have missed? Hear from our panel as we discuss the relevance of food safety culture.

ISO 22000:2018 - what's new (Part 2)

By Nuno F. Soares on 07 August 2018

This article is the second about the new ISO 22000:2018 published recently (19/06/2018). If you have not yet read the first article, please check it out in: http://bit.ly/ISO22000_2018_1. In the present article we share our vision about the changes in clauses 4, 5, 6 and 7. Part

Training – please step forward if you are the person in charge!

By Linda Jackson on 01 August 2018

The new R638 has brand new and fairly onerous requirements related to training. (I have to own up and admit that I lobbied for these changes several years ago in an attempt to improve the status of food safety training in the country.)

Harmonizing Produce Safety Standards Relieves Audit Fatigue

By Food Quality & Safety on 22 July 2018

The USDA and FDA on June 5 aligned the USDA Harmonized GAP audit with the FDA’s Produce Safety Rule to both streamline audits for farmers and assure them that private audits are consistent with federal produce safety rules.

What's new in the hygiene regulations R638

By Linda Jackson on 20 July 2018

Finally the new requirements for REGULATIONS GOVERNING GENERAL HYGIENE REQUIREMENTS FOR FOOD PREMISES, THE TRANSPORT OF FOOD AND RELATED MATTERS, a regulation under the FOODSTUFFS, COSMETICS AND DISINFECTANTS ACT, (ACT NO. 54 OF 1972) is here. Out with R962 and in with R638!

SURVEY | Crisis Management in Food Establishments

By Bridget Day on 19 July 2018

We are gathering insight on crisis management, and we'd like to find out if you have ever had to deal with a foodborne illness outbreak at your food establishment, and if so, what was your response. The survey is anonymous, and we'd value your feedback.

International registration for your cleaning products – now a reality in South Africa.

By Ulli Gerntholtz on 18 July 2018

Ever wonder if the cleaners you are using in your food or production facility are safe? This article will help you understand what to look for when sourcing chemicals. We explain product registration (how it works and why it is an important component of a food safety program), th

ISO 22000:2018 - what's new (Part 1)

By Nuno F. Soares on 17 July 2018

The new version of the standard (ISO 22000:2018) has significant amendments and therefore cannot be presented in a single article. This first one presents considerations about the changes regarding standard structure, introduction, and clause 3 (Terms and definitions).

Statement on Recall of Food Implicated in European Listeriosis Outbreak

By In the news on 12 July 2018

An outbreak of listeriosis (a disease caused by Listeria monocytogenes) linked to frozen corn and possibly to other frozen vegetables, has been ongoing in five EU Member States. The outbreak strain is L. monocytogenes sequence type 6 (ST6), but this strain is NOT related to the S

Woolworths recall rice mix due to listeria risk

By Bridget Day on 10 July 2018

Woolworths has issued a recall on their Frozen Savoury Rice Mix product, as a result of a global recall initiated by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency.

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