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

Do you want to start a food business in South Africa or do you need to apply for your Certificate of Acceptability (COA)? Many entrepreneurs have brilliant food business ideas but don’t know where to start and what to do to ensure their food business is legally compliant. While having …

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

Consumer Protection Act

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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What is the ISO 9001 Standard? – Quality Management Systems

ISO 9001 QMS

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

Occupational 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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