Food Forum

Our food forum is a space where people can post their questions relating to food compliance matters or related topics, or share their experiences relating to challenges in the sector.  

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Food wastage

Submited by Jack William William on 12 July 2019

What is the main difference between Kitchen waste and food waste?


What is the correct temperature that frozen food should be kept at?

Submited by Sunil Dogra on 08 July 2019

What is the correct temperature that frozen food should be kept at?


Microbiology of Vanilla Pods in Chocolate Production

Submited by Kayla Steyn on 01 July 2019

The following microorganims are associated with vanilla pods: Moulds; E.coli; B. cereus; Sulphite reducing clostridium; Staph. aureus; Salmonella; Mycotoxins; Aflotoxins.   If vanilla pods


GMO-Free Claims

Submited by Shirley Wittig on 15 April 2019

On Food packaging, can you claim a product to be GMO-free without validation? If you need to validate this claim, how do you do this? Through lab testing?  Thanks.


How we can stop wastage of food?

Submited by Rajinder Singh on 08 April 2019

best suggest me some points.


About the food safety

Submited by Sunil Dogra on 28 March 2019

What are the key facts of food safety?


FSMA & BRC 8 training courses

Submited by Marle de Wit on 18 March 2019

Good day, I am looking for a company that offers FSMA and BRC 8 training course in South Africa. Is anyone aware of such a training company. Thank you

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Differing regulations

Submited by Calvin Robertson on 15 March 2019

Good day all I work for a large beef wholesaler and processing plant. Now I have found that there has been some difficulties brought about by the the introduction of the R638 which states that meat p


Certificate of Acceptability

Submited by Andries Erasmus on 21 January 2019

The company I work for has a Certificate of Acceptability based on the requirements of Regulation R.918 of 30 July 1999. If I read Regulation R.638 of 22 June 2018 regulation 3(11)(a) , it tels me tha


What are some warning signs of suspicious food products?

Submited by Bridget Day on 05 September 2018

Following the 'fake food' reports that have been swamping the media recently, we were asked what signs could alert you to a food that has been tampered with and is suspicious enough to warrant reporti