keyboard_arrow_upContinuous improvement, a blueprint for continued success
keyboard_arrow_downContinuous improvement, a blueprint for continued success

Air Products South Africa prides itself on a solid safety track record, innovative new products and developments, and success in the industrial manufacturing sector. This positioning is underpinned by a solid business strategy that is focused on key aspects, one being a constant drive for continuous improvement (CI) through a multipronged CI process.

keyboard_arrow_upWorld’s first SIL2 rated safety temperature measurement device for boilers
keyboard_arrow_downWorld’s first SIL2 rated safety temperature measurement device for boilers

The Safety-TL4896, a world first SIL2 rated temperature measuring device from Martens, which conforms to international boiler regulations offering a unique front panel installation is available from GHM Messtechnik South Africa. Certified to DIN EN14597 and DIN EN61508 the device gives an analogue actual value output for regulators and PLC eliminates the need for additional […]

keyboard_arrow_upBuilding Security
keyboard_arrow_downBuilding Security

Security, access control, building managements systems (BMS) and Workforce Convenience. These are not really words you would ordinarily combine in a concept, but they are getting closer together where facility owners are thinking ahead. With a little creativity, human-centred design thinking and great use of available technologies, the capabilities of security technology are being stretched […]

keyboard_arrow_upListeriosis can be a rallying call for the industry
keyboard_arrow_downListeriosis can be a rallying call for the industry

One doesn’t have to look far to find serious cases of disease or contamination somewhere along the agri value chain.

keyboard_arrow_upHygiene myths and misconceptions
keyboard_arrow_downHygiene myths and misconceptions

We’re all guilty of doing certain things just because it’s what we’ve always done. Perhaps you read it in a magazine a few years ago or someone close to you once said that it is the best or most effective approach. From the way you cook and wash up, to the cleaning products you rely […]

keyboard_arrow_upMaintaining listeria free factories and kitchens
keyboard_arrow_downMaintaining listeria free factories and kitchens

In the wake of the listeria outbreak that continues to plague South Africa, it is imperative that manufacturers and wholesalers in the food and beverages industry ensure their factories and kitchens are effectively cleaned and sanitised.

keyboard_arrow_upDairy leads the way with listeria environmental monitoring
keyboard_arrow_downDairy leads the way with listeria environmental monitoring

The last few months have been dominated by discussions around Listeria monocytogenes. For food safety news to have been on the front pages of every major South African newspaper is unprecedented. Although the Department of Health has named the so-called source, this should not mean we can take our eye off the ball.

keyboard_arrow_upHow to manage compliance in food production
keyboard_arrow_downHow to manage compliance in food production

With the growing number of food recalls in recent years, the food industry is in a precarious situation where consumers are trusting manufacturers less than ever before.

keyboard_arrow_upPrioritise handwashing and save lives
keyboard_arrow_downPrioritise handwashing and save lives

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) annual campaign, SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands, could not be more relevant than it is to South Africans following the recent Listeria outbreak which claimed over 180 lives since December 2017.

keyboard_arrow_upHigh tech solutions to food supply challenges
keyboard_arrow_downHigh tech solutions to food supply challenges

The deployment of advanced technologies in food and beverage (F&B) preparation can help to raise safety and hygiene standards and make the entire sector more dynamic, competitive and successful.

keyboard_arrow_upIs the food industry doing enough to prevent the spread of deadly diseases?
keyboard_arrow_downIs the food industry doing enough to prevent the spread of deadly diseases?

The recent Listeriosis outbreak has drawn attention to the importance of an industry that usually stays out of the spotlight, but has the capacity to save lives.

keyboard_arrow_upHow efficient cleaning technology can boost your profitability
keyboard_arrow_downHow efficient cleaning technology can boost your profitability

Large South African companies spend between 70 per cent and 80 per cent of total cleaning costs on associated labour, according to industry experts Nilfisk. For businesses looking to implement financial efficiencies within their operations, this insight provides an interesting perspective on commercial cleaning.

keyboard_arrow_upBureau Veritas announces high tech innovative breakthroughs for clients
keyboard_arrow_downBureau Veritas announces high tech innovative breakthroughs for clients

Bureau Veritas, the global leader in testing, inspection and certification, unveiled more transformative and innovative professional solutions and services, further assisting clients to meet the growing challenges of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

keyboard_arrow_upChemical hazards – here we go again
keyboard_arrow_downChemical hazards – here we go again

Fipronil is commonly used to get rid of fleas, lice and ticks but is banned by the European Union for use on animals destined for human consumption, such as chickens. It is thought that Fipronil was used in chicken farms to combat red lice, thus affecting the eggs of laying hens which were destined for […]

keyboard_arrow_upDynamic solutions in health and hygiene
keyboard_arrow_downDynamic solutions in health and hygiene

In 2014, dynamic and goal driven entrepreneurs Santie van Niekerk and Vinay Moodley, launched MiChem Dynamics. The pair are qualified microbiologists, South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) and Southern African Development Community Accreditation Services (SADCAS) assessors and management system experts. Their primary focus was to create a link between the laboratory and manufacturing industry by […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe role of x-ray inspection systems in glass packaging
keyboard_arrow_downThe role of x-ray inspection systems in glass packaging

Paul King, head of sales at Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-ray, says a single shard of glass in a product can have devastating effects.

keyboard_arrow_upTop tips for contamination detection
keyboard_arrow_downTop tips for contamination detection

Metal contamination in the supply chain is usually a result of tainted ingredients, or an imperfect production process. It is difficult to eliminate risk entirely. Metal detectors are an accepted element of many FDA recommended Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) programmes in the food and beverage industry.

keyboard_arrow_upEffective food pathogen testing
keyboard_arrow_downEffective food pathogen testing

With the world’s population growing by six-digit increments every day, the global food industry is under pressure to meet demand for safe and convenient products.

keyboard_arrow_upSidel awarded accreditation for health and safety excellence
keyboard_arrow_downSidel awarded accreditation for health and safety excellence

In 2016, for the fifth year in succession, Sidel has been awarded accreditation for its commitment to achieving excellence in the management of health and safety practices.

keyboard_arrow_upFood safety in Africa
keyboard_arrow_downFood safety in Africa

An estimated 2 000 people in Africa die from food safety-related illnesses every day, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). This concerning trend was highlighted in April this year when – at a meeting hosted by the African Union in Accra, Ghana – former Ghanaian President John Agyekum Kufuor called on African leaders to champion policies that will help overcome food safety risks. Kufuor said children are particularly at risk, as one third of all deaths from food-borne diseases are in children under the age of five years.

keyboard_arrow_upAchieving global certification in food safety and quality
keyboard_arrow_downAchieving global certification in food safety and quality

Increasingly, consumers, retailers and food manufacturers are focusing on food safety and quality. This has been confirmed by the Consumer Goods Forum, which has found that food and product safety are top priorities for both producers and sellers.

keyboard_arrow_upCan your food safety plan meet the rigours of the Food Safety Modernisation Act (FMSA)?
keyboard_arrow_downCan your food safety plan meet the rigours of the Food Safety Modernisation Act (FMSA)?

Foreign material detection is very important to the food industry whether you are using in-line, packaged product, metal or X-ray detection. This white paper will help you understand the regulatory compliance as it relates to all verification activities.

keyboard_arrow_upLubricants for enhanced safety and reliability
keyboard_arrow_downLubricants for enhanced safety and reliability

SKF recently released a wide range of food grade lubricants that are NSF/H1, Kosher and Halal approved, and suitable for the vast majority of conditions in the food & beverage industry.

keyboard_arrow_upFood safety and hygienic automation technology
keyboard_arrow_downFood safety and hygienic automation technology

Salmonella in sausages, listeria in cheese – the list of food scandals is endless. Significant risks in the food sector are caused by:

keyboard_arrow_upConveying solution in an age of heightened hygiene
keyboard_arrow_downConveying solution in an age of heightened hygiene

As far as the food industry is concerned, one of the key advantages of processing on a steel belt is to ensure maximum hygiene. Sandvik Process Systems takes this feature to a whole new level with extremely versatile steel belts offering strength and flexibility at operating temperatures from minus 80°C to 750°C.

keyboard_arrow_upDoors to meet the stringent hygiene requirements of the food sector
keyboard_arrow_downDoors to meet the stringent hygiene requirements of the food sector

The food and beverage processing and packaging industries require doors that are not only rapidly opened and closed, but that also adhere to strict hygiene standards. The Ditec Alimax rapid roll up doors, which are distributed in southern Africa by Apex Strip Curtains & Doors, are designed to meet the requisite cleanliness regulations of the industry.

keyboard_arrow_upSeminar focuses on food supply chain safety
keyboard_arrow_downSeminar focuses on food supply chain safety

On 13 September a Food Safety Seminar will take place at the Midrand Conference Centre in Gauteng. The focus will be on providing information on how to address food safety issues, supplier requirements and global initiatives.

keyboard_arrow_upFood safety and dietary risk assessment conference
keyboard_arrow_downFood safety and dietary risk assessment conference

The most relevant scientific findings and recent regulatory developments related to food safety will be discussed by representatives of authorities, the industry and scientific institutes at the 11th International Fresenius Conference, themed Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment, to be held from 20 to 21 February in Mainz, Germany.

keyboard_arrow_upHow safe is your supply chain?
keyboard_arrow_downHow safe is your supply chain?

The food industry faces ever more demanding customers, increasing government requirements, brand issues, environmental impacts, growth and profitability concerns. Are you sure that your food supply chain is safe, secure and sustainable?