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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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

Food safety Concept

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

Food allergens

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 Difference between Food Safety and Food Quality Explained

Quality Check

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

Stomach Aches

Nearly everyone gets food poisoning at least once in his or her 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 …

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