Affordable FSSC 22000 Version 5.1 Templates – It Saves Time and Money

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ASC Consultants has developed readymade  FSSC 22000 V5 audited documentation toolkits to help organisations develop a comprehensive Food Safety Management System in line with the FSSC 22000 Version 5 requirements. FSSC 22000 stands for Food Safety System Certification and is a GFSI recognised scheme. The FSSC 22000 Version 5.1 (Issue 5.1) …

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Sanitising, Disinfection and Sterilization – What’s the Difference?

Cleaning, Disinfecting, Sanitization

COVID-19 has introduced a new style of living where each person must take responsibility for their own health and hygiene. These days you hardly find someone who has not heard of the word “sanitizing”, “disinfection” or “sterilization”. Hand sanitizers are flying off the shelves and at some point, some retailers …

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The Top 10 Benefits of Food Safety Regulations

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Our family loves traditional gatherings celebrated around overloaded lunch tables with every imaginable dish prepared and shared to suit our individual tastes, including my niece’s latest vegan obsession running in tandem to her allergy to peanuts. A recent food poisoning catastrophe which nearly ended in a family fatality brought my …

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How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19

Protection Against Coronavirus

COVID-19 or Coronavirus is a virus that causes respiratory disease and can be fatal for people with pre-existing chronic conditions and weakened immune systems. You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions: Avoid crowded places and keep social distancing of at least …

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Top 10 Benefits of Training Food Handlers on Food Hygiene Practices

Reasons to do Food Safety Training

Food safety is critical to ensuring consumer safety and trust.  This is why proper training in food handling, becomes more important for enterprises in food preparation, processing or production. It is vital to train food handlers on hygiene because food safety is compromised when hygiene is neglected and not given …

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15 Steps on How to Get FSSC 22000 Certification and Grow Your Business

Guide to Get FSSC 22000 Certification

Below are a series of steps one would need to follow when intending to Implement and achieve FSSC 22000 Version 5.1 certification.  Please read through the steps to fully understand how one can implement FSSC 22000 V5.1 Step 1: Product Compliance Ensure that your product complies with food safety, food …

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What is a Food Allergen? – The 8 Most Common Food Allergens

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What is a food allergen and why is it important to take note of it?  A food allergen can sometimes cause an allergic reaction in people.  Allergic reactions can range from mild to fatal.  There are 8 common food allergens (worldwide, including South Africa) which cause allergic reactions in some …

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The Importance of Ethical Audits for Worker Welfare

Importance of ethical audits

As a fundamental principle, all businesses everywhere, regardless of size or sector, are responsible for respecting human rights, as recognised by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). Ethical audits such as SMETA/SEDEX, SIZA, GRASP, etc. are meant to ensure businesses can determine their level of risk …

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Why You Should Consider Using a Food Safety Consulting Company Like ASC Consultants

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Most managers in small to medium businesses are burdened with an additional workload over and above duties in their job descriptions. These managers do not have enough time dedicated to running the Quality Management Systems or Food Safety Management Systems effectively. Therefore, dedicated quality time to address problems relating to …

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