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Food safety podcasts: Entecom in discussion with experts

Entecom food safety company and consultancy has an impressive website; loaded with useful information and so well styled and presented. Tune in to these podcasts; conversations with food safety managers and other experts, who answer and discuss many common questions and issues around food safety.

How to plan your food safety tasks

Chatting to Natasha Transell, QA and QMS Manager for Dynamic Commodities in Port Elizabeth

Unless you plan your food safety calendar carefully, all the food safety tasks that you face may overwhelm you and result in important food safety tasks slipping between the cracks. In this podcast, Natasha Transell of Dynamic Commodities in Port Elizabeth shares her calendar planning tips with us.

Listen to this podcast HERE and learn:

  • How to use your Outlook Calendar for your food safety planning
  • What events to include in your calendar

How to manage your QC’s better

A conversation with Tyron Moonsamy,  Senior Divisional QA Manager – Sovereign Foods

Listen to this podcast HERE and learn:

  • The importance of communication platforms in a production environment
  • Why listening to your Quality Control team is important
  • How acknowledging the importance of the Quality Control function can motivate your team
  • The three valuable tips that Tyron gives to help Food Safety Managers

How to keep food handlers motivated

Chatting to Jaco de Beer, Quality Manager and Quality Systems Manager – In2Food

Lack of food safety awareness, lack of equipment and lack of engagement are some of the main reasons why staff can feel demotivated.

Listen to this podcast HERE and learn:

  • How to motivate your food handlers
  • How motivated staff can help reduce food safety incidents
  • How company culture can impact on staff motivation
  • And much more….

The tricky parts of FSSC 22000 vs 5

A conversation with Rolf Uys, Entecom Franchise Owner – Tshwane

The FSSC 22000 vs 5 requirements have introduced the ISO 22000 language, look and feel. This means that you have to start getting to grips with the new terminology. But this is a lot easier than you think and may improve the robustness of your current food safety management system, especially if applied correctly with the input of your top management.

Listen to this podcast HERE and learn:

  • Context of the organisation – defining who you are and where you fit in
  • Organisational risks –  what these are and where Covid-19 fits in
  • Food Safety culture – how this can be an opportunity or a threat

Finding the right food safety team leader

In conversation with Janice Giddy, Entecom MD

Thinking of a appointing a Food Safety Team Leader? Guidelines to choosing the right candidate….

To view this podcast click HERE and learn:

  • Qualifications – is a food science qualification always necessary?
  • Communication skills – why is this an essential skill?
  • Personality – what do you need to look for?

Learn how to be a better leader

Chatting to Johan Koornhof of Be Real Consulting about leadership

Every Food Safety Manager wants to be a great team leader. Johan Koornhof of Be Real Consulting outlines what it takes to be a good leader.

Listen to this podcast HERE and learn:

  • The 4C’s of great leadership
  • Communication – is this as easy as speaking?
  • Relationships – you can’t lead without good relationships


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