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Risk and Governance

Balance the interests of shareholders, management, customers, suppliers, financiers, government and the community

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Ransomware Part 2 - Address your Risk

By Carel Krogh on 07 March 2017

So is prevention practical or achievable? Let’s take a step back. What are the basics to ensure there is at least a basic level of protection to address the risk. Basic security principles will set you up to defend at least against non-specific attacks against your infrastructure

Top 5 Areas to Cover When Assessing Supply Chain Risk Factors

By Integration Point on 16 February 2017

Have you identified and assessed all the risks in your supply chain? Knowing the key areas to evaluate for each of your suppliers can make this an easier and less time-consuming process. Here are the five key areas to cover when assessing the risk factors in your supply chain.

Ransomware: Rate your Risk - Part 1

By Carel Krogh on 15 February 2017

You unlock the factory office, sit down in front of your computer, ready for the month end financial administration and payroll cycle. But it is not your book keeping software that greets you, but a message banner requiring a ransom payment of $200...

One hen’s coop is another hen’s graveyard

By Linda Jackson on 26 January 2017

An interesting week for our feathered friends – across the world several interesting articles were published on the suitability of their living accommodations. These articles show the intersection of management system requirements and the need for a holistic approach to policies

Food Integrity Connecting the Elements of a Larger Vision

By Food Safety Magazine on 19 January 2017

In the first of this series of articles, we introduced food protection as a broad concept encompassing the high goal of what we called food integrity. We proposed a model to help us investigate the interplay of food safety, food security, food defense and food sustainability on f

Business Interruption

By Linda Jackson on 02 December 2016

Have you considered what you would do in the case of a fire? I’m sure you are covered for the actual property damage, but would you be able to continue business as normal immediately? It's unlikely, so how will you make money

5 Tips to ensure your business insurance is in order

By Linda Jackson on 14 November 2016

Starting a food business has many challenges. Don’t get so sidetracked with the menu and the products that you forget about the fundamental business risks you should consider. Here are 5 tips for ensuring your insurance is in order.

Novice Risk & Corporate Governance

By Linda Jackson on 08 November 2016

Do you think that risk management is only for the corporates? This article provides an overview of the compliance journey from novice to advanced. As a novice you will gain an understanding of the steps ahead of you and how we can support you in the process.

Quality risks in the food industry

By Linda Jackson on 30 October 2016

The new version of ISO 9001:2015 requires a company to adopt a risk management approach to issues that can impact on your ability to satisfy customer requirements. So food for thought – what risks should be considered? Well it does depend on who you are asking. In this article we

It's all horse

By John Stebbing of Camargue on 24 October 2016

Recently there has been much publicity surrounding the horsemeat debacle. The crisis has, however, created a greater public awareness of the risks that suppliers face in terms of the content of their food. Clearly, these risks extend far beyond the abuse of horsemeat since many s

Conquering Compliance Management with Technology Part 3

By Food Quality & Safety on 24 October 2016

We all know the mountain of paperwork that can be generated from a food safety management system. Add to the quality, OHS and the pile grows. Everyone is looking for solutions and there are many out there. This article highlights the important questions to ask, if not you then yo

Conquering Compliance Management with Technology Part 2

By Food Quality & Safety on 24 October 2016

We all know the mountain of paperwork that can be generated from a food safety management system. Add to the quality, OHS and the pile grows. Everyone is looking for solutions and there are many out there. This article highlights the process you should follow when selecting a sof

Conquering Compliance Management with Technology Part 1

By Food Quality & Safety on 24 October 2016

We all know the mountain of paperwork that can be generated from a food safety management system. Add to the quality, OHS and the pile grows. Everyone is looking for solutions and there are many out there. This series of article highlights the pro’s and con’s of using technology.

IT Building Blocks: Crisis Management Plan Part 2

By Food Quality & Safety on 24 October 2016

Having a crisis management plan assures your company protects its consumers, your company’s reputation, and brand, and avoids or minimizes financial implications in event a crisis were to occur. Every minute counts and how you respond to a crisis is critical to the outcome.

IT Building Blocks: Crisis Management Plan Part 1

By Food Quality & Safety on 24 October 2016

Having a crisis management plan assures your company protects its consumers, your company’s reputation, and brand, and avoids or minimizes financial implications in event a crisis were to occur. Every minute counts and how you respond to a crisis is critical to the outcome.

Coaching Employee Behaviors Part 1

By Food Quality & Safety on 24 October 2016

We spend thousands of rands every year on training employees but often this does not translate into changed behaviour. This series of articles explores what we might be doing wrong. In part 1 we look at some of the failures in training practices and the impact of a company cultur

Coaching Employee Behaviors Part 2

By Food Quality & Safety on 24 October 2016

We spend thousands of rands every year on training employees but often this does not translate into changed behaviour. This series of articles explores what we might be doing wrong. In part 2 we look at the results of some interesting survey that may hold the key for improving th

Are you covered for a recall?

By Simon Colman on 19 September 2016

Product recalls happen daily around the globe. It is easy to be complacent about these incidents when it's not happening to you. But what will you do if you are the victim. This article looks at the current situation in South Africa. It also details insurance cover for recall. Ma

Information Security in the food industry is best served well done

By Carel Krogh on 18 September 2016

With so many advances in the food industry being driven by costly innovation and development, it is no secret that information has become more critical to the survival of a business than ever before.

Culture Shift: Managing Risk Synonymous with Food Safety

By Geoff Schaadt on 18 September 2016

Finally, it seems that most of the players in the food production supply chain are willing to acknowledge that the safety of their product should be a central concern. And what has caused this gradual shift in attitudes?

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