BRCGS Issue 9 Changes - Part 6 Process Control

BRCGS for Food Safety Issue 9 Changes – Part 6: Process Control (R6)

In Part 6 of the BRCGS Issue 9 series, we discuss the major changes under Requirement 6 (Process Control). The Process Control requirement consists of 4 clauses (sections) and has 2 fundamental requirements. The following clause is a fundamental requirement: 6.1 Control of operations 6.2 Labelling and pack control A …

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BRCGS Issue 9 Changes - Part 5 Product Control

BRCGS for Food Safety Issue 9 Changes – Part 5: Product Control (R5)

In Part 5 of the BRCGS Issue 9 series, we discuss the major changes under Requirement 5 (Product Control). The Product Control requirement consists of 9 clauses (sections) and has 1 fundamental requirement. The following clause is a fundamental requirement: 5.3 Management of allergens A complete list of the clauses …

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BRCGS Issue 9 Changes - Part 4 Site Standards

BRCGS for Food Safety Issue 9 Changes – Part 4: Site Standards (R4)

In Part 4 of the BRCGS Issue 9 series, we discuss the major changes under Requirement 4 (Site Standards). The Site Standards requirement consists of 16 clauses (sections) and has 2 fundamental requirements. The following clauses are fundamental requirements: 4.3 Layout, product flow and segregation 4.11 Housekeeping and hygiene A …

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BRCGS Issue 9 Changes - Pt 3 Food Safety and QMS

BRCGS for Food Safety Issue 9 Changes – Part 3: The Food Safety and Quality Management System (R3)

In Part 3 of the BRCGS Issue 9 series, we discuss the major changes under Requirement 3 (the Food Safety and Quality Management System). The Food Safety and Quality Management System requirement consists of 11 clauses (sections) and has 4 fundamental requirements. The following clauses are fundamental requirements: 3.4 Internal …

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BRCGS Issue 9 Changes - Pt 2 Food Safety Plan (HACCP)

BRCGS for Food Safety Issue 9 Changes – Part 2: The Food Safety Plan – HACCP (R2)

In Part 2 of the BRCGS Issue 9 series, we discuss the major changes under Requirement 2 (the Food Safety Plan – HACCP). The Food Safety Plan – HACCP requirement consists of 13 clauses (sections) and is a fundamental requirement in its entirety. PLEASE NOTE THE ENTIRE FOOD SAFETY PLAN …

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BRCGS Issue 9 Changes - Pt 1 Senior Management Commitment

BRCGS for Food Safety Issue 9 Changes – Part 1: Senior Management Commitment (R1)

We are going to start with Requirement 1, which deals with senior management commitment. As we know the starting point for any effective food safety management system is a commitment of senior management to the development of a positive food safety culture that ensures food safety. The standard places a …

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Common undesirable microorganisms in the food industry and how to prevent them

Microorganisms, or microbes, play an important role in breaking down natural matter in the environment. Without them, there would be a build-up of waste, and this wouldn’t be recycled back into the food chain. Because of their key job in continuing the natural recycling of nutrients, they are found basically …

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South African Legislation and the Food Industry Part II

There are many food industry laws and regulations in South Africa and many business owners struggle to keep up. The trick is to know the main ones and thereafter choose the ones that are relevant to your product and operations.  The fact that the industry is highly regulated and that …

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South African Food Industry Legislation Part I

If you’re thinking of starting and managing a food handling business, there’s a couple of things you need to know. Having to know so many legal standards might seem scary, but don’t worry, only certain regulations will apply to your business depending on what product you’re trying to sell. You …

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Regulation R638: Requirements for protective clothing

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the food industry primarily protects food from possible contamination by the food handler.  Protective clothing may include: PPE may also be designed to protect food handler from possible injury and environmental conditions that could be detrimental to their health and well-being. It is important that …

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What is the GLOBAL G.A.P Chain of Custody audit?

There has been a lot of buzz and confusion in recent months regarding the GLOBALG.A.P. Chain of Custody (CoC) audits and certification. The GLOBALG.A.P. Chain of Custody Standard is an important certification for all role players in the supply chain who handle certified products. It assures customers and consumers that …

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