Draft Labelling Regulations R3337

What to Expect in the New Labelling and Advertising Regulations R3337 for Food Stuffs in South Africa

What are the Labelling and Advertising Regulations? The Labelling and Advertising Regulation is a legal document that aims to ensure that South African consumers are appropriately informed of the food they consume and places the responsibility for providing information on food businesses. In addition, these regulations have been drafted to …

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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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What is a HACCP Plan?

There are no consumers who wittingly buy food that will either injure or cause a foodborne illness. Consumers trust food manufacturers that they have taken all necessary steps to ensure that the food sold to them is safe and meets their expectations. In this article, HACCP will be briefly discussed, …

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COMPLY WITH FOOD SAFETY REGULATIONS WITH OUR R638 COURSE

Food Safety Practices for Persons in Charge of Food Premises Course ASC Consultants Regulation for Food Premises R638 Course is targeted at food business owners who want to comply with South African food safety regulations. It introduces Persons In Charge of Food Premises to the fundamentals of Food Safety practices, …

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What is Food Defence and TACCP?

  What is Food Defence and TACCP? Food defence and TACCP consider measures implemented by food companies to protect the food against intentional contamination by individuals normally motivated by hatred, an ideology, disagreement, or any other malicious intent. Organisations, therefore, implement a Threat Assessment Critical Control Point (TACCP), which is …

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How To Implement A Strong Food Safety Culture ?

The Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000) requires organizations to ensure implementation and continual review of Food Safety Culture. The requirement is that the organisation needs to show evidence that the senior management is committed to ensuring implementation, maintenance, and continual improvement of the food safety management system, and …

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Cleaning, Disinfecting, Sanitization

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

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 “sanitising”, “disinfection” or “sterilisation”. Hand sanitisers are flying off the shelves and at some point, some retailers …

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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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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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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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