Food Focus Newsletter 12 of 2023

By: Food Focus on 30 June 2023

Food Focus Newsletter 12 of 2023

Thanks to loadshedding, the need for reliable refrigeration is more imperative than ever. It ensures that perishable food products are stored and transported at the appropriate temperatures, preserving their freshness, quality, and nutritional value. By inhibiting the growth of spoilage-causing microorganisms and preventing the multiplication of pathogenic bacteria, refrigeration helps reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses. It also contributes to minimizing food waste by extending the shelf life of perishable items.

World Refrigeration Day this week is a great reminder of the crucial role refrigeration plays in ensuring the safety and integrity of the food we produce. 

Sustainability is one of the most critical issues of our time.
Knowing how to incorporate this into a food business has many challenges.  Discover some of the key issues around this topic in this podcast with Neil Coole, the BSI Food & Retail Supply Chain Director, Americas. 
Monitoring food temperature and humidity with a data logger system


Event News

Watch this video from the Dairy Standard Agency featuring hygienic design principles, relating to equipment as well as the relevant processes, as applied in Food and Beverage operations.

Industry News

Chefs with Compassion calls upon the hearts and hands of all South Africans this Mandela Day, to create a monumental wave of compassion and nourishment.... READ MORE

Every South African company should have a whistleblowing management system. The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has published South African National Standard (SANS) 37002 Whistleblowing management systems... READ MORE

Leading food service industry business, Tiger Brands Out Of Home Solutions, has changed its name to Tiger Brands Food Services Solutions, and introduced a refreshed brand positioning - The Best Solutions... READ MORE
Plastics SA, the umbrella body representing the South African plastics industry, has released its official response following the second session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) to develop... READ MORE

Take a look at what to look forward to in our August Food & Beverage Magazine.


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