Walkthrough Visual Scoresheet 3rd Edition

This is the third edition of Food Consulting Services’ Walkthrough Visual Scoresheet. To further improve its usefulness, the Walkthrough Visual Index is further sub-divided into four sub-indices as below: Visual Cleanliness: As the title states; this section is concerned with the cleanliness of the kitchen. High risk items, such as food contact equipment (can opener […]

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The Importance of SANS 241

A common question around water safety and the water regulations is: what is the South African National Standard of drinking water and why is it important? We often hear about the South African National Standard (SANS), but are often not exactly sure what it means. In order to understand SANS, we need to understand where […]

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What are Surface Swabs?

What are Surface Swabs? The name ‘surface swab’ is slightly misleading to the layman because these are taken, not only from surfaces like food processing tables, but also crockery, cutlery, glassware, pots and pans, nylon cutting boards, utensils and high risk equipment, like blenders. Surface swabs are tested for the most basic and widespread microbiological […]

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Hand Washing Techniques

Hand Washing Techniques Personal hygiene is an integral part of preparing and serving safe food. Neatness, cleanliness and maintaining hygiene is expected in every food and hospitality establishment. Employers and staff have a legal and moral obligation to protect their clients from becoming ill, following the consumption of their products.   Did you know that […]

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