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Acting Commissioner Thezi Mabuza has initiated a significant recall following notifications from manufacturers. The Commission was alerted by the manufacturer about elevated levels of Aflatoxin in products from various brands including Pick n Pay’s No Name brand, Eden All-Natural brand, Wazoogles Superfoods, and Dischem’s Lifestyle brand, surpassing the legally acceptable limits outlined in the R1145 Regulation Governing Tolerance of Fungus-Produced Toxins in Foodstuffs.

 

The investigation into House of Natural Butters (Pty) Ltd will encompass Quality Assurance procedures and protocols aligned with ISO9001, ISO22000, and FSSC certifications.

 

How does ISO 9001 define quality assurance?

 

ISO 9001 defines quality assurance by specifying the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving a quality management system (QMS). Adhering to ISO 9001 principles ensures organizations have effective processes and trained personnel to consistently deliver high-quality products or services. These principles include:

 

  • Customer Focus

  • Leadership

  • Engagement of People

  • Process Approach

  • Improvement

  • Evidence-based decision-making, and

  • Relationship Management.

These principles form the foundation of the ISO 9001 series of Quality Assurance Standards. Compliance with ISO 9001 not only guarantees consistent, superior products and services for customers but also brings numerous business benefits.

 

ISO 22000 aids organizations in identifying and controlling food safety hazards while aligning with other ISO management standards like ISO 9001. Applicable to all producers, ISO 22000 enhances confidence in the global food supply chain, facilitating the seamless movement of products across borders and ensuring consumers receive trustworthy food products.

 

For access to regulatory updates and compliance guidance under ISO standards, please reach out to Ariscu, a specialised team ready to assist.

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