GlobalGAP Certification Scheme Overview

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GlobalGAP is a farm certification scheme that promotes good agricultural practices and the production of primary products in a safe manner while taking into account worker welfare and health. What is GlobalGAP? Global Good Agricultural Practice (Global GAP) is an internationally recognised certification standard that promotes Good Agricultural Practices under …

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The Difference Between Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Quality is providing services or products that are not inferior, meets and exceeds the required standards, and fits the purpose. Quality has two terms; Quality Control and Quality Assurance. Although the two terms seem similar, they mean different things that we shall explain below. What is Quality Assurance? Quality Assurance …

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7 Steps on How to Start a Legally Compliant Food Business In South Africa

7 Steps How to Start a Food Business in South Africa

Many entrepreneurs have brilliant food business ideas but never know where to start and what to do to ensure their businesses are legally compliant. While having a great business idea is a good start, it is important that all relevant laws and regulations are observed to avoid legal complications. Below …

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What is the Difference Between ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000?

Difference between ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000

The main difference between ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000 is that ISO 22000 is not GFSI recognised and FSSC 22000 is GFSI recognised. What does this mean and is it important? Other differences lie in the composition of ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000 standards. Let’s have a look at each and …

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Primary Healthcare Forms an Integral Part of the Country’s Health System

Primary healthcare is important

Primary health care is the first contact that communities make with the country’s national health system. It is the first constituent of the health care system. Primary healthcare is meant to facilitate health care provision as close as possible to where communities are. The main focus areas of primary healthcare …

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Health Education is Important in Combating Covid-19

Health Education is Important in Combating Covid-19

The WHO defines primary healthcare as a concept that considers individuals’ holistic health care needs and their communities. The major components of primary health care are an adequate supply of water, sanitation and health education. These components have never been more critical than now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Good hand …

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Local Government is Critical for Primary Healthcare

Local government is critical in public healthcare

South Africa is one of the countries where the Public Health System structure was transformed into a district health system. The aim was to deliver health services to people following primary health care principles and guidelines. Primary health care is the first contact that communities make with their national health …

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FSSC 22000 Releases a New Version – Scheme Sub-version V5.1

FSSC 22000 releases a new version

On 3 November 2020, the Foundation FSSC 22000 has published Version 5.1 of its FSSC 22000 certification Scheme. The main reasons for an updated version are compliance with the latest benchmarking requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and strengthened requirements for Certification Body (CB) performance as part of …

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Online Regulation R638 Food Safety Course for Persons in Charge of Food Premises

Food Safety for persons in charge

ASC Consultants has introduced a new online food safety courses to make it convenient for persons working in food handling facilities to acquire the necessary skills. The first available course is the Regulation R638 Food Safety Course for the persons in charge of food premises. The learner can take this …

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