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News Headlines July 2011

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BBbbbrrrrr Foodies…even though I am writing to you during one of the coldest Winters we as South Africans have
experienced in a couple of years, July’s Newsletter is sure to warm you up with our latest HOTTEST (≥65°C) news,
views and interviews. And anyway you should be raising your temperature with all those birthday celebrations
(HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADIBA!) and your 67 minutes of positive community service.

Piggy-backing on June’s KEEPING it CLEAN, this month’s PERSONNEL HYGIENE Issue will clean out any of the
protective clothing, handwashing and/or medical related cobwebs on you and in your food premises.

First time in South Africa

The Chilled Food Association (CFA) will be gracing our shores on the 4th (JHB) and 7th (CPT) November 2011. 
The Food Safety Network in association with von Holy Consulting will proudly be hosting CFA - for the first
time in South Africa! This pioneering Symposium: Chilled Food – Doing it right? willl be presented by our 
international guest speaker and current Secretary General of CFA, Kaarin Goodburn.

“The UK chilled prepared food industry is the most advanced in the world not only because of the 
range of foods we produce but also because of our approach to food safety, standards and 
management systems.
www.chilledfood.org

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What’s NEW in our Development Centre?

 

MEDICAL WORKSHOP

We are proud to host the first Medical Workshop for You & your Food Handlers – a morning workshop on the
who, what, why and how of medical conditions of Food Handlers and their impact on your food. Presented by
medical expert,  Dr Ricky Montalbano (MD), who is highly qualified and experienced in the Occupational, Health 
and safety of medicine. Save the 30 August 2011 for our first workshop!

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GAP WORKSHOP

For those involved for the first time in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) or just those who need some pruning or
landscaping of their current practices, we are proud to introduce another NEW workshop:
The Food Safety Network’s GAP Workshop.

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The SAATCA Conference 2011 (29-31 August) promises to be a very informative two days for all auditors and
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Our Food Safety Mobile safely delivered our Food Safety Team far and wide this month:

8 July 2011:          SAAFost Water Safety And Quality Workshop

Attended by over 70 water enthusiasts from Gauteng and surrounds, the 3M Auditorium in Woodmead was 
buzzing with the latest SAAFost Northern branch workshop.  Various thought provoking presentations highlighted
significant concerns regarding water in the food industry.

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19-21 July 2011:   Africa’s Big Seven 2011

This continents leading Food and Beverage trade industry event was held in conjunction with SAITEX 2011, Agrifood,
IFMA, FoodBiz Africa, FoodTech & FoodDrink, Interbake Africa, Pan Africa Retail Trade and Retail Solutions Africa.
WOW what an exhibition…so many food producers/manufacturers, service and product suppliers…it was
mindblowing! South Africans be proud and make your mark bigger next year!

 

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Department of Health : Salt Reduction Consultative Meeting

Communique from SAAFost’s Excecutive Director Owen Frisby

Consultative Meeting on Salt Reduction: Dept of Health 21 July 2011

The Dept of Health, through the Deputy Director-General of Strategic Health Programmes, has called for a second
meeting of the Salt Reduction Consultative Committee.

You may remember that the first such meeting was held at the DoH on 30 November 2010, prior to the Minister 
of Health declaring that a salt reduction programme, assisted by possible legislation, was being considered to 
reduce the levels of sodium / salt found in processed foods in South Africa..

Very relevant to the meeting are two presentations that will be placed on the SAAFoST website for reference:

i) Salt, Evidence and Action - presented at the above meeting by Graham MacGregor, Prof of Cardiovascular
Medicine, London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is a well-known campaigner with, “WASH” (World Action 
on Salt and Health) for the reduction of sodium/salt in the diet in the EU and kindly let me have a copy of his
detailed presentation for our website.

ii) Making the most of bread :New challenges in the bread industry - presented by Jeannette Rosewall to
SAAFoST members during a visit to Anchor Yeast on 31 May 2011 and addressing the issue of salt reduction
in the baking industry.

(For the presentations, see: www.saafost.org.za, past events, (a) 30-11-10) and (b) 31-3-11 respectively).

Other articles of interest:

IUFoST Scientific Information Bulletin (SIB) Read more...
IFIC Review: Sodium in Food and Health Read more...

Should you require any further information please contact Owen Frisby Tel/fax: (012) 346 2091

 

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The Consumer Protection Act Articles

The second article, by Lawyer Janusz Luterek, in this riveting series:

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DON’T FORGET to enlighten us and our readers with your run-ins with the OFFICERS OF THE CPA LAW
Officers out there… we want all your stories! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. all the juicy or gory details.

 

Our old favourite... Making the Most of Micro Articles

This month’s thought provoking article:...... by Microbiologist and Food Safety Practitioner, Professor Chris Griffith,
Technical Director of von Holy Consulting.

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Our "itchy" topic... Allergen Alerts

Article 4: Milk Allergy Baby Death from Paul Burke of ADP SOUTH AFRICA

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Food handlers must:

- be clean, neat and tidy
- be free of skin infections
- have good dental hygiene
- have clean hands with short, unbitten nails
- wear minimal jewellery and make-up
- wear clean, suitable shoes
- have an understanding of the need for hygiene

 

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NEW MANUALS!

Additions to Smaller Supplier Manual family are the following (available from the end of August 2011):

Smaller Supplier Manual for Home Industries: Want to make sure you can prove due dilligence with your home
based business in the food industry? This Food Safety System will help you as a home baker...

Smaller Supplier Manual for Warehousing and Distribution Agents: Do you not produce or mnaufacture? 
The Food Safety System that understands the IN and OUT concept...

Smaller Supplier Manual for Restaurant and Food Service Outlets: The Food Safety System designed for 
YOU to manage your daily food safety operations...with all your differenct processes...

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS/COURSES ...

AUGUST

1-4: ISO 22000

23: SANS 10049:2011

30: Medical

SEPTEMBER

13: SANS 10049:2011

20: What’s in a label?

23: GAP

26-30: ISO 22000 Lead Auditor

OCTOBER

4: SANS 10049:2011

11: Consumer Protection Act

18: Medical

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