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The importance of food microbiological testing
Managing a hazard that you cannot see is a tricky process. This specialised process requires a partner you can trust. And that is where SMT LABS comes in. As a leading SANAS accredited microbiological lab, we pride ourselves in our accuracy AND speed...
Standards & Certification now more important than ever
During the COVID-19 pandemic, NSF has continued to live up to its reputation as the most trusted name in global food safety. It has done so by pursuing its mission of protecting and improving human health. NSF helps businesses in the agriculture, processing, food equipment, resta
COVID-19 Risk Assessment Audits and Consulting
Requirements starting from Level 4 Lockdown have indicated that businesses are required to perform a risk assessment for the spread of COVID-19 to ensure that such risk is minimised.
Choosing the right temperature measurement equipment for your retail store
The sad reality is that when it comes to food safety control, many supermarkets still rely on a lot of staff and even more paper to measure the temperature of food, chillers and food displays.
NOSA Testing COVID-19 Surface and Environmental Analysis Capabilities
As employers prepare to welcome their workforces back to work, concerns about surface and environmental contamination will be top of mind. NOSA Testing Laboratories, an ISO17025 accredited laboratory facility, can help.
Change for the better
In just a few months, hand hygiene has become something that we never thought about much to something we think about all the time.
BMG provides critical engineering support to essential service providers during COVID-19 lockdown
BMG – one of South Africa's leading engineering solutions specialists - has been authorised to provide engineering components and support services to businesses approved as 'essential service' providers, during the country's COVID-19 lockdown period.
Training - the key to achieve a true food safety culture
Supposing you discover a labelling error or receive a retailer or enforcement agency notification due to an undeclared allergen, and have to withdraw or recall a product to protect consumer safety. It was a mistake, right?
Our latest solutions for the poultry industry
Reducing pathogens and determining their source are top priorities for your poultry industry, and no simple task. VIDAS® is an automated, multiparametric immunoassay platform with an extremely simpli ed work ow providing next-day results.
Packaging and labelling trends you need to be aware of in 2020
While 2019 saw the launch of naked fruit and veggies in some retail outlets, 2020 trends for packaging and labelling have seen predictions such as Smart Packaging, Transparent and clear labelling, 100% recyclable materials, edible packaging, minimalism and increased portability.
Better Safety through Better Science
In a competitive global food market, manufacturers face increasing challenges to ensure product safety and quality while improving operational efficiency. This is where diagnostic solutions provide the rapid, accurate results you need to maximize productivity, shelf life—and ulti
Our food waste problem and what can be done to reduce it?
According to various reports, about a third of our food in SA ends up at landfill sites. Of this, fruits, vegetables and cereals account for 70% of the wastage and loss primarily throughout the food supply chain – from farm to fork and has been valued at R61.5 billion, while a st
Calibration | What are you putting your trust in for food safety?
What are you putting your trust in for food safety? You HACCP system will have identified critical control points where you need to be confident that the process is under control - every time. Part of this is ensuring you are using reliable accurate measuring instruments...
bioMérieux Industry South Africa Food Events 2019
bioMérieux will be honored to welcome you at their Gene Up launch event that will take place in cities across the country.
The Naked Fruit and Veg Revolution Has Begun
Globally, retailers and other businesses are beginning to recognise the damaging effects plastics have on the environment. Plastic is full of toxic compounds that are adding to an ever-increasing pollution crisis on land, sea and air and can take centuries to degrade.
Brand Protection of Food and Beverages
With the onset of new supply chain regulations, the rising cost of recalls and the increase in counterfeit products, food and beverage processors seek brand protection solutions.
Food Allergen Testing
Food allergens are mainly proteins that the immune system of allergic individuals mistakenly believes are harmful. Food allergies are typically IgE-mediated, which means that the body produces large amounts of antibodies that specifically target the proteins of certain food produ
Hygienic, effective, environmentally friendly crate washing
Find out more about PHT's hygienic, effective, and environmentally friendly crate washing solution
Food fraud or Fake food
Food fraud is a $50 billion annual industry, according to Michigan State University's Food Fraud Initiative— and you're probably eating some of the evidence. In South Africa, the counterfeit market was estimated to be costing our economy R360 billion - and that was back in 2011
Business Standards that Provide Businesses with Tools to Reduce Waste and Save Energy
A set of business standards is giving food organisations the tools to reduce waste and save energy to minimise the harmful impact they could be having on the environment
Predict and Prevent the Effect of Pathogens by detecting it with the unrivaled VIDAS system
Are you looking for an automated pathogen detection solution to maxmise your lab's productivity and deliver cost savings?? You've found it with VIDAS.
Testo Temperature Monitoring Whitepaper Download
Still taking measurements? Or are you monitoring already? Why not play it safe, and save money with a temperature monitoring system? Find out more on the options in this Whitepaper from Testo
Compressed Air Quality Requirements in the Food Industry
Compressed air very often is missed as a potential source of contamination because it is only seen as a utility. To be fully compliant with food legislation, the compressed air system must be included as part of the HACCP analysis...
SMT Labs Testing Services
Find out how SMT Labs can support your testing needs.
Is reactive testing still a relevant measure of quality assurance?
Optimal Quality Assurance (QA) of food and beverage products will always be the cornerstone of consumer health, brand integrity and commercial viability.
How resilient are food businesses?
Richard Werran, Director of Food at BSI analyzes the latest BSI Organizational Resilience Index – and considers what it reveals about the food industry
CRC Industries - Food Safe through the line
CRC understands the food industry, whether it is growing, processing, packaging or production. CRC food grade products are registered by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) and conform to its strict standards.
Looking for microbial testing for your food, swabs and water?
Looking for microbial testing for your food, swabs and water? Look no further - Food Consulting Services can help you tick all the right boxes!
How the food industry can survive and prosper in today’s world
Long-term prosperity in business is rare and decreasing. Not least in the food sector where organizations must continually ensure that they adapt to industry trends, and anticipate the ever-changing needs and expectations of consumers to remain successful.
What do Pizza and ERP have in common?
Three major parts. Each one on its own may have multiple ingredients but when used in a single end product, becomes a deliciously integrated whole. So when I look at SYSPRO, and how all its parts function in a cohesively integrated manner, we understand Aristotle’s philosophy tha
The use of UV-C technology in the food processing industry
Technilamp’s UV-C lamp technology disinfects foods and surfaces naturally.
Training is the key to achieving a true food safety culture
Richard Werran, EMEA Food Director, BSI comments on how resilient organizations must not treat training simply as a box-ticking exercise if they want to avoid product recalls, and achieve excellence in their food safety culture.
SGS - Making the Difference
SGS - our solutions build trust, reduce risk and maintain efficiency across diverse agriculture and food supply chains.
From Salmonella to cyber attack
By definition, doing business is a risk, however the issue for organizations is not whether to take risks, but actually how to manage and mitigate them. And in this challenge, the global food industry has much to learn.
NSF Training Calendar 2019
NSF provides training courses and products designed to focus upon food and ancillary industries needs and meet specific client requirements. View their 2019 Calendar.
Rapid Pathogen Testing for Listeria
Listeria monocytogenes has been associated with some of the deadliest outbreaks in the world, the most recent severe outbreak being in 2011. South Africa is currently in the grips of a potentially catastrophic Listeria outbreak!
Testo Charity Challenge Raises R50,000
Testo Headquarters is celebrating its 60th birthday this year and has been running the global `Testo Charity Challenge´ since March. The challenge was more then met, and a donation of R 50 000 was made to the Thula Thula Hout Bay Foundation.
What you should know about Food Grade Chemicals
We caught up with Louis Munnik of CRC Industries, to discover what the food industry needs to know about using industrial chemicals and lubricants in their food facility. Find out about the risks and the benefits, food grade status, and more.
Now NSF certified: the testo 270 cooking oil tester
The testo 270 cooking oil tester has been successfully tested and certified by NSF International. This ensures that the measuring instrument made by the measuring technology specialist, Testo, fulfils the stringent requirements of the independent NSF experts
Can your lubricants and industrial chemicals be trusted?
Can your lubricants and industrial chemicals be trusted? Are you 100% sure that your “food grade” lubricants are indeed suitable for use in food processing areas and independently verified (NSF) that they meet incidental food contact standards?
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We often hear that supply chains must be streamlined to enable delivery of the best products and services on time and in full to customers. It is really amazing that within organisations, staff are not aware as to what the main value chain processes are, how they are sequenced an
The Story of a Toolbox
This is not a toolbox talk, this is the real thing. Toolboxes have been in the firing line in the food industry for years because none are very hygienic. Here is the story of how a hygienic toolbox finally came about.
Progress Excellence Newsletter
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