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Product: GFSI Basic Starter Pack

Price: R 30 360.00 Inc Vat pay over 12 months

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This GFSI Basic Pack provides all the documents, support, guidance and coaching to help your food business comply with the R638 Basic Food Safety requirements and take that first step towards a GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) recognised food safety system certification. The Starter Pack includes:

  • Two site-visits which which includes an inspection of your premises, one when you start and one at the end of the implementation of your Food Safety Starter Pack
  • Access to our Online R638 Accredited Food Safety training course for the person in charge of your food premises
  • A series of one-on-one online consultations consisting of a total of 24 hrs with one of our friendly Food Safety Consultants as they take your through the GFSI and R638 requirements
  • All the document templates that you will need to get you started
  • 10 Colourful Basic Food Safety Awareness Booklets to train your staff internally
  • Support throughout the implementation process over a 12 month period

The Stater Pack is divided into 3 Sections, Section A (Food Safety Management Systems), Section B (Good Manufacturing Practices) and Section C (HACCP). Each section can be purchased individually as you progress through the requirements, or you may opt for a monthly installment payable over 12 months.


The small supplier support programme is our most cost effective model for food safety system implementation for small food businesses. The Food Safety Starter Pack  will be your first step towards food safety system certification. The Food Safety Intermediate Pack will be the second stage of implementation after you have successfully implemented this Starter Pack. The final step would be the implementation of the Food Safety Advanced Package- which will take your company to FSSC 22000 or BRC food safety system certification. 


The Starter Pack can be implemented over a 6 or a 12 month period. Most small food business owners want to pace themselves according to their resource availablity. Purchasing this Food Safety Starter Pack will provide you with the opportunity to implement the requirements in small bite-sized chunks enabling you to entrench the food safety behaviours required to maintain a sustainable food safety solution for your business. The Starter Pack will help your business comply with the Basic GFSI (Global Food Safety Standard) and compliance to the SA Food Hygiene Regulation, the R638.


This Food Safety Starter Pack will provide you with the following tools, guidance and support: 
Step 1: Initial call to explain how the starter pack works - 1 hour via Zoom or Skype
Step 2: Complete the Accredited training for R638 Compliance for Person in Charge. You can choose to do this via on-line or classroom training.
Step 3: Site visit by Entecom Food Safety Consultant which will include an inspection of the facility and written report as well as a one- on-one feedback session using Skpe or Zoom, where you consultant will discuss the report with you in more detail.

Step 4: Train your staff on Basic Food Safety Awareness. We will provide you with the Food Safety Awareness Booklets.

Step 5: Select your food safety team and assign responsibilities for implementation and system support.

Step 6: Coaching via a total of 24 hours of one-on-one coaching sessions with our friendly food safety consultants using skype or zoom. These one-one-one sessions.are spread over 6 or 12 months, depending on on your business goals and resource availability. You will implement the requirements as we release the Food Safety Starter Pack to you in three sections: Section A, B and C. You will complete a self-assessment to gauge your readiness as your progress from one section to the next.

Step 7: We conduct an on-site readiness GMP assessment and declare you ready to start the next step, namely, The Food Safety Intermediate Step towards your GFSI Intermediate level of food safety certification.

Purchasing the Food Safety Starter Pack will provide you with the opportunity to pay for implementation over a 12 month period in small installments which will ensure more a more affordable food sfety system implementation solution for your small business.

Purchase this Food Safety Starter Pack to get your business started on the journey towards Food Safety System Certification.

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