02 Nov 16 Taking the paper mountain out of food safety system management
Management of multiple food safety systems can be a paperwork nightmare – but here’s some good news for swamped QS/QR managers: paperless systems are now available in SA.
Entecom, the Port Elizabeth-based food safety training, consulting and auditing services provider, with franchises across the country,
reports it has entered into a joint venture with software company, Tempo, to offer a paperless software support solution to all of its clients in the food industry.
“The Tempo software has an excellent track record and offers the perfect solution to companies in the food industry who need to manage multiple compliance requirements,” says Janice Giddy, Entecom MD.
“Many companies have to comply with GlobalGAP, Organic, FSSC 22000 or BRC food safety standards, Occupational Health and Safety, Ethical standards such as SMETA as well as customer requirements – and the list goes on and seems to get longer every year.
“Managing all of this information becomes a huge challenge and there is a now a growing need to integrate, simplify, streamline, automate and have the ability to constantly track performance.
“This development has generated a lot of excitement from small to corporate-size food businesses. We have an affordable model that can fit and work for all food businesses in South Africa.”
With offices now situated across all regions in SA, Entecom has plans to expand into other African countries. In operation for eleven years, Entecom has assisted hundreds of companies pass their food safety certification audits and has trained thousands of employees in the food industry.
The company prides itself in being able to tailor services to fit all sizes of food businesses. Consultants speak multiple languages and become part of an invaluable support structure to the food business they consult to.
Entecom Training programmes are popular due to the fact that there is a clear pathway of skill progression where learners can accumulate credits, recognised by SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) as they master food safety requirements and improve their employability.