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WEBINAR l Recent development in the dairy regulatory landscape

By Food Focus on 13 February 2024

Don't miss the opportunity to register and be part of an enlightening webinar that provides unparalleled insights into the recent developments in the dairy regulatory landscape!

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Pick Pay Recalls Three Brands of Peanut Butter

By Guest Author on 06 February 2024

All stocks of these products have already been removed from all stores countrywide. No other peanut butter brand at Pick n Pay is involved in the recall.

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EFSA updates safe threshold for sweetener erythritol (E 968)

By Food Focus on 16 January 2024

EFSA has reassessed the safety of erythritol (E 968), a sugar alcohol (polyol) used as a sweetener in a variety of food and beverages, as part of an ongoing safety review of all food additives approved for use before 20 January 2009. Date of publication: 20 December 2023

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Fly Management in Udder Health Programmes

By Dr Vincent Turner on 05 December 2023

The causes of udder health problems in dairy cows are multifactorial. Fly problems can be prevented if an Integrated Fly Management Programme (IFMP) is adopted.

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How do I get a Certificate of Acceptability - COA?

By Food Focus on 30 November 2023

You want to open a food business, but don't know where to start... you need to start by complying with the law. Here are some helpful guidelines to start.

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RECORDING | Increase your profits with dairy farm animal welfare

By Food Focus on 19 November 2023

Dr Mark Chimes speaks on how to improve your dairy production with simple welfare steps that you can implement on your dairy farm.

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12 Business Benefits of Implementing a Quality Management System

By Food Focus on 07 November 2023

As we celebrate Quality Day/Week in November, it gives us an opportunity to discuss your Quality Management System (QMS).

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RECORDING | Managing flies on dairy farms

By Food Focus on 06 November 2023

Often dismissed as mere nuisances, flies pose a far more significant threat than meets the eye. Not only are they an irritant, but they also act as vectors for bacteria and diseases. Nowhere is this threat more apparent than on dairy farms.

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RECORDING | The prudent use of agricultural chemicals on milk production farms

By Food Focus on 19 October 2023

Agricultural chemicals or pesticides as they are commonly referred to, are potentially hazardous substances that must be treated with caution.

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RECORDING | Public health risks related to the consumption of raw milk and dairy products made from raw milk

By Food Focus on 18 September 2023

The question however remains – how successful are the control measures regarding the consumption of raw milk for direct consumption currently or are the South African consumer at risk? Watch this recording now.

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UP study reveals some concerns regarding the levels of listeriosis-causing pathogen in beef production system

By Faculty of Veterinary Science University of Pretoria on 07 September 2023

A study by experts at the University of Pretoria into the prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in beef and beef products at some abattoirs and retailers in Gauteng, Mpumalanga and North-West provinces, has concerning results.

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RECORDING I HOW Dairy Gives You More Go Than You Know

By Food Focus on 01 September 2023

Did you miss this webinar with the Consumer Education Project (CEP) of Milk SA will about the dairy matrix concept? Discover how it applies in milk, yoghurt, maas and cheese in this recording.

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Invitation for Comment - Draft Veterinary Procedure of Meat Safety Act

By Food Focus on 22 August 2023

All interested parties are invited to submit comments on the draft veterinary procedure on sampling, removal of samples for examination, testing and examining of microbiological test results under the Meat Safety Act, 2000 (Act No. 40 of 2000).

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RECORDING l Certifying detergents & disinfectants fit for use in the dairy industry

By Food Focus on 18 August 2023

The webinar outlines the SABS product certification process as it applies to detergents and disinfectants for use in the dairy industry (SANS 1828 and SANS 1853 respectively).

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The Safety of the Laxoperidase System for the Dairy Sector

By Jompie Burger Dairy Standard Agency on 16 August 2023

It is well documented that the Lactoperoxidase system (LPS) is used in many parts of the world to protect raw milk destined for processing and dairy products, particularly in remote areas where farmers are not near the market.

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The benefits of the use of the Lactoperoxidase system (LPS) in the dairy industry

By Prof Piet Jooste on 14 August 2023

The biological properties of milk promote the development of microorganisms which may compromise its quality. Consequently, the use of techniques for preserving the milk from its collection until processing is necessary. This is where a lactoperoxidase system (LPS) could be of u

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RECORDING I SASDT Lactoperoxidase Webinar

By Food Focus on 20 July 2023

Lactoperoxidase: A natural enzymatic system to protect dairy products against microbial spoilage. BIENCA is a Belgian Company that develops and provides innovative and by nature inspired solutions for the microbial safety of food products.

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RECORDING l The key to effective sampling of milk and dairy products

By Food Focus on 12 July 2023

Recording of the live Webinar with the DSA on the topic of effective sampling of milk and dairy products in the trade.

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RECORDING | Design criteria and factors important for effective cleaning in place

By Food Focus on 13 June 2023

Hygienic design principles, relating to equipment as well as the relevant processes, are applied in Food and Beverage operations.

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It is Safe to Consume Eggs and Poultry Products

By South African Poultry Association on 02 June 2023

SAPA advises consumers that it is safe to consume eggs and poultry, but care should be taken to handle eggs and meat hygienically.

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