New features of GlobalGAP IFA V5.4

GlobalGAP has introduced the new GlobalGAP IFA V5.4. The constantly changing market demands pertaining to food safety practices in this rapidly changing global economy have accelerated into major adjustments of policies, regulations, and standards. It is for this reason that GlobalGAP is continuously making efforts of updating its assessment criteria …

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GlobalGAP Certification Scheme Overview

global gap

GlobalGAP is a farm certification scheme that promotes good agricultural practices and the production of primary products in a safe manner while taking into account worker welfare and health. What is GlobalGAP? Global Good Agricultural Practice (Global GAP) is an internationally recognised certification standard that promotes Good Agricultural Practices under …

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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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What is the Difference Between ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000?

Difference between ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000

The main difference between ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000 is that ISO 22000 is not GFSI recognised and FSSC 22000 is GFSI recognised. What does this mean and is it important? Other differences lie in the composition of ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000 standards. Let’s have a look at each and …

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FSSC 22000 Releases a New Version – Scheme Sub-version V5.1

FSSC 22000 releases a new version

On 3 November 2020, the Foundation FSSC 22000 has published Version 5.1 of its FSSC 22000 certification Scheme. The main reasons for an updated version are compliance with the latest benchmarking requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and strengthened requirements for Certification Body (CB) performance as part of …

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


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

ASC Consultants in Food Safety

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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PECB Signs a Partnership Agreement With ASC Consultants

ASC Consultants Partnership Agreement

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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