Food safety Concept

The Top 10 Benefits of Food Safety Regulations

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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Protection Against Coronavirus

How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19

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: Related Articles Check out our other related articles for more …

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Reasons to do Food Safety Training

Top 10 Benefits of Training Food Handlers on Food Hygiene Practices

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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Guide to Get FSSC 22000 Certification

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

Below are a series of steps one would need to follow when intending to Implement and achieve FSSC 22000 Version 6 certification.  Please read through the steps to fully understand how one can implement FSSC 22000 V6. Step 1: Product Compliance Ensure that your product complies with food safety, food …

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Importance of ethical audits

The Importance of Ethical Audits for Worker Welfare

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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ASC Consultants in Food Safety

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

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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ASC Consultants Partnership Agreement

PECB Signs a Partnership Agreement With ASC Consultants

PRESS RELEASE PECB signs a partnership agreement with ASC Consultants June 20, 2019 – PECB is privileged to announce that it has signed a new partnership agreement with ASC Consultants, to distribute PECB training courses in South Africa. PECB upon this agreement with ASC Consultants will facilitate the distribution of …

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Consumer Protection Act

The Relevance of The Consumer Protection Act of 2008 to the Food Industry

Food safety is a topic that we all think about from time to time. Whether it’s while we are doing our grocery shopping, picking out the best fruit and vegetables we can find, or whether it’s after an unpleasant experience while recovering from food poisoning. However, thinking about food safety …

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ISO 9001 QMS

What is the ISO 9001 Standard? – Quality Management Systems

The ISO 9001:2015 standard sets the requirements of a quality management system. It is intended to help organisations achieve excellence through a stronger focus on customers, people and leadership to ensure the business’s improvement. It enables organisations to enhance their existing quality management program by defining and documenting processes, training …

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Occupational Health and Safety

What is the ISO 45001 of 2018 Standard? – Health and Safety

Food safety, as well as the health and safety of your employees, are of the utmost importance in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. In South Africa, it is the employee’s right to work in a safe and healthy environment. Should a company not comply with health and safety standards, …

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Loadshedding affecting the agri sector

Load-shedding – A Threat to Our Food Supply and Agri Sector

The recent spell of load-shedding in South Africa disrupts the economy intensely. It shuts down factories, switches off servers, prevents mining operations, causes massive traffic disruptions and costs billions in potential revenue. Its effects on the Agricultural Sector are equally significant. An inability to address the load-shedding problem over the …

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The Difference between Food Safety and Food Quality Explained

The Difference between Food Safety and Food Quality Explained

Many people think Food Safety and Food Quality is the same thing. Although closely related, there is a difference between Food Safety and Food Quality requirements in a food-handling environment. The one keeps consumers safe and the other keep consumers happy. This sounds very simple, but there is a lot …

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20 Tips to Avoid and Prevent Food Poisoning

20 Tips to Avoid and Prevent Food Poisoning

Nearly everyone gets food poisoning at least once in their lifetime. Here are 20 handy tips to avoid and prevent food poisoning. These tips refer to households, but can also be used in any food-handling, processing and packaging enterprise. You can find the germs that cause food poisoning all around …

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7 Pests to Ban From Your Food Premises to Improve Food Safety

7 Pests to Ban From Your Food Premises to Improve Food Safety

Preventing pests in food facilities is critical to ensuring the safety and quality of food products. Pests can easily contaminate food with bacteria and other pathogens, leading to foodborne illnesses and other health hazards. In addition to posing a health risk, pests can also cause significant damage to food packaging, …

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What is Listeria and How Does it Affect Food Safety

What is Listeria and How Does it Affect Food Safety?

What is Listeria? Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) is a bacterium that can cause a serious infection in humans called Listeriosis. Listeria monocytogenes is commonly found in soil and water and can contaminate food, particularly raw or undercooked meat, unpasteurized dairy products, and certain fruits and vegetables. The worst listeriosis outbreak …

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