ASC Consultants Food Hygiene Audit Certification

ASC Public Health and Food Safety Consultants Lead the Way in Food Hygiene Audits – This is Why!

ASC Public Health and Food Safety consultants stand out as the premier choice for food hygiene audits in South Africa, setting the benchmark for excellence in the field. This distinction is not merely a result of our comprehensive audit services but also our vast experience and proactive approach to ensuring …

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What is GLOBALG.A.P.

What is GLOBALG.A.P?

GLOBALG.A.P. is a brand which provides a selection of smart farm assurance solutions constructed from standards for sustainable and safe production processes in agriculture, aquaculture, and floriculture. It provides an avenue for certification developed in collaboration with experts in each industry. An Integrity Program and a Community Member organisation (with …

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Beach Water Study Report for NMBM

Report 2023: Beach Water Quality in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Area

We focussed on five prominent beaches nestling in the picturesque Nelson Mandela Bay Metro area – Hobie in Summerstrand, Maitland, St. George’s, New Brighton, and the ever-popular Humewood. We invite you to download our beach water quality report as we delve into the findings, shedding light on the water quality …

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Ensuring Food Safety: The Importance of Hygiene Audits

Food safety is a top priority for every establishment that deals with food, whether it’s a food business, healthcare facility, school serving meals to pupils, or company cafeterias/canteens. Good hygiene practices play a vital role and it’s not just a legal requirement in South Africa and most other jurisdictions, but …

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Risk of eating expired food

The Science Behind Food Expiry Dates: Why Consuming Expired Foods is a Health Risk

In our fast-paced world, it’s common to find expired food items lurking in the back of our pantries or refrigerators. However, consuming expired foods can pose serious health risks to you and your family. What are Expired Foods? Expired foods are food products that have passed their recommended or stated …

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Draft Labelling Regulations R3337

What to Expect in the New Labelling and Advertising Regulations R3337 for Food Stuffs in South Africa

What are the Labelling and Advertising Regulations? The Labelling and Advertising Regulation is a legal document that aims to ensure that South African consumers are appropriately informed of the food they consume and places the responsibility for providing information on food businesses. In addition, these regulations have been drafted to …

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What is the GFSI Global Markets Programme

What is the GFSI Global Markets Programme (GMaP)? – Basic and Intermediate Explained

We received many queries during the past year from small food business owners who would like to sell their products to retailers in South Africa and therefore need to implement a Food Safety Management System. Small food businesses don’t always have the resources (time, money and human resources) to implement …

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BRCGS Issue 9 Changes - Part 9 (Requirements for Traded Goods)

BRCGS for Food Safety Issue 9 Changes – Part 9: Requirements for Traded Products (R9)

In Part 9 of the BRCGS Issue 9 series, we discuss the major changes under Requirement 9 (Requirements for Traded Products). The Requirements for Traded Products consist of 6 clauses (sections). There are no fundamental requirements under the requirements for traded products. A complete list of the clauses under Requirement …

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BRCGS Issue 9 Changes - Part 8 Production Risk Zones

BRCGS for Food Safety Issue 9 Changes – Part 8: Production Risk Zones – High-risk, High-care and Ambient High-care (R8)

In Part 8 of the BRCGS Issue 9 series, we discuss the major changes under Requirement 8 (Production Risk Zones – High-risk, High-care and Ambient High-care). The Production Risk Zones – High-risk, High-care and Ambient High-care Requirements consist of 7 clauses (sections). There are no fundamental requirements for Production Risk …

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BRCGS Issue 9 Changes - Part 7 Personnel

BRCGS for Food Safety Issue 9 Changes – Part 7: Personnel (R7)

In Part 7 of the BRCGS Issue 9 series, we discuss the major changes under Requirement 7 (Personnel). The Personnel requirement consists of 4 clauses (sections) and has 1 fundamental requirement. The following clause is a fundamental requirement: 7.1 Training: raw material-handling, preparation, processing, packing and storage areas A complete …

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