Archive for May, 2017

SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing Edition 8

Posted on: May 19th, 2017 by IQS_Admin No Comments

SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing Edition 8 has recently been published.  Some of the changes include the following:

  1. As with other management system changes, there is greater emphasis on Senior Management responsibilities and duties.
  2. Complaint Management requirements are now mandatory – these were not mandatory in previous versions of the SQF code.
  3. There are significantly more detailed requirements specifying how Food Safety Plans need to be prepared in accordance with the twelve steps identified in the Codex Alimentarius Commission HACCP guidelines.
  4. Food Fraud prevention controls, including a food fraud vulnerability assessment and a food fraud mitigation plan, are now required.

Integrated SHEQ Management Systems Training

Posted on: May 18th, 2017 by IQS_Admin No Comments

Join us from the 19-21st of July 2017 for this training.  This three day popular training course provides delegates with the skills and techniques required to effectively implement and audit a SHEQ Management System to the relevant Systems Standard and procedures.  Case studies and practical tips will be covered and certificates issued.  For more information on how to register, please contact Ashleigh on ashleigh@iqs.co.za / 086 133 7779.

Root Cause Analysis Training

Posted on: May 18th, 2017 by IQS_Admin No Comments

This training provides delegates with the skills and techniques required to identify and understand the root cause of a problem, know the steps used to fix the root cause and how to finalise solutions to ensure that the fix is permanent. Delegates will leave equipped to look beyond failure symptoms and find ways to avoid future problems.  Join us on the 06th of June 2017 when we will run this training again.

Please contact Ashleigh on 086 133 7779 / ashleigh@iqs.co.za to register.

School children in the goods compartment of a motor vehicle

Posted on: May 18th, 2017 by IQS_Admin No Comments

Regulation 250 of the National Road Traffic Regulations came into effect on 11 May 2017.

Previously it prescribed that no person could be carried in the goods compartment of a vehicle for a reward; now changed to state that no schoolchildren may be carried in the goods compartment of a vehicle for reward.