General Information & Useful Links-Food Safety Management System Support
SANS 10049 - updated standard available
SANS 10049:2019 Edition 5 has been released by the SABS. Go their standards store to purchase your copy.
FSSC 22000 - updated standard available
Version 5 of the FSSC 22000 scheme was published on 03 June 2019.
“The development of this new version of the Scheme has been a tremendous effort started in September 2018 which involved various rounds of consultation with our Advisory Committee and Board of Stakeholders. On behalf of the Foundation’s Management Board, I would like to express my appreciation for the commitment of all stakeholders involved in this process that have provided constructive feedback to ensure the Scheme has been brought to the next level.” Aldin Hilbrands, Technical Director (FSSC 22000) and Chair of the FSSC Advisory Committee
All FSSC certified organizations will be audited against this standard between 01 Jan 2020 and 31 Dec 2020.
For access to new guidance documents visit the FSSC 22000 website : http://www.fssc22000.com/scheme/scheme-documents
LEGISLATION NEWS - Hygiene Requirements
Are you compliant with the requirements for R638 of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetic & Disinfectant Act (General Hygiene Requirements for Food Premises, Transport of Food, and Related Matters)?
Contact us if you require any advice with the requirements or if you have any training needs.
Click on the link below to access the legislation.
07 June 2019 - World Food Safety Day
In December 2018, the WHO declared 07 June 2019 as the inaugural World Food Safety Day with the theme Food Safety: Everyone's business.
Food safety covers all areas of the food production chain - from the farmer, through to the waitron serving customers and the homemaker preparing food for the family at home. If there is a break in the food safety chain, the product may be compromised and results in illness.
The WHO has posted information relating to the 5 keys for Safer Food on their website, along with a video, training material and other resources for anyone handling food.
The link can be found at http://www.un.org/en/events/foodsafetyday/index.shtml