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Sep
21

Try our Corrective Action Challenge

Since we are working with a team of super-motivated facilitators, most of whom are also qualified food safety lead auditors, we constantly find ourselves surprised by the same issues that keep popping up during FSMS certification audits. Over the past few months, the concept of verification has seemed to be a “theme” of sorts. This week we’ve decided to focus on a tiny, yet very significant aspect of the FSMS; verification of effective implementation of corrective actions…

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Sep
07

Internal Audit 101

In today’s Blog we look at a few common mistakes which are made when dealing with non-conformances and corrective actions. The idea is that some level of awareness of these typical traps we fall into will allow you to drive a system that really adds value and makes a difference on the bottom line.

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Aug
24

Common Mistakes we make when Investigating Non-Conformances

In today’s Blog we look at a few common mistakes which are made when dealing with non-conformances and corrective actions. The idea is that some level of awareness of these typical traps we fall into will allow you to drive a system that really adds value and makes a difference on the bottom line.

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Aug
17

Remember Gratitude Changes Everything

It’s so easy to become despondent with everything that’s going on in our country right now. Sometimes it’s better to avoid the news and social media for a few days – it’s refreshing to be unburdened about things you probably cannot do anything about.

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Aug
10

The Awesomeness of taking a Zoom Coffee Break

Happy belated Women’s Day! It’s super-exciting to be part of the food industry in South Africa where we are surrounded by some inspiring women. In fact, it’s one of the countries where we’ve seen more women take on leadership roles compared to other countries!

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Aug
04

Accreditation GFSI certification – What do they mean

Today we are going to unpack some sticky terms such as GFSI certification and accreditation and at the same time look at how you can verify the validity of your own food safety certification as well as that of your suppliers.

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Jul
28

Focus on Growth and Development

One thing that is true about challenges, is that it provides us with the opportunity to GROW. Perhaps it’s time to be brave and instead of complaining about our situation, start making small changes that will slowly change the course of our lives. Maybe it is time we become more resilient and bounce back from the struggles we face instead of moping about things we cannot change. Let’s be the optimist for a change…

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Jul
13

Bringing back the Team Spirit

There is a four-letter word that we very often use without giving much thought to what it really means. In recent months, the importance of this word and its true meaning have become more crucial than ever before. We throw this word around loosely and take it for granted too. Can you guess this four-letter word?

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