Avoid the dangers of buying from strangers

A key aspect of any food safety management system is effective control over raw materials. This becomes increasingly difficult with more and more materials being imported and the global increase in Food Fraud. More often than not, decisions are however made on price, rather than on food safety credentials. This becomes dangerous territory. Let us teach you how to implement a robust supplier quality assurance program to reduce these food safety risks.


Who should attend:

  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Technical Managers
  • Purchasing Managers/ Buyers
  • Food Safety Auditors
  • Any other personnel involved in SQA activities


Introduction to SQA

  • Definitions
  • Financial considerations
  • Where does it fit into a Quality Management System?
  • Food Fraud

Principles of audits and inspections

  • Audit Standards
  • Audit methodology


Supplier Quality Assurance Techniques

  • Specifications, COA’s, COC’S
  • Questionnaires
  • Supplier Data
  • Food Safety Systems
  • Supplier qualification & rating
  • Cooperation and Supplier Improvement


This workshop will feature interactive and modern training and presentation techniques including analysing case studies, designing a SQA program and conducting virtual audits.

Previous training or a working knowledge of basic Food Safety Principles/ Good Manufacturing Practices is a requirement.


The course facilitator is Rolf Uys, who holds a MSc in Food Science and has 20 years experience in training and implementing Food Safety Management systems. He used to be an international food safety lead auditor himself before joining Entecom. During this time he has seen in excess of 1500 Food Companies and their SQA programs. In the last 6 months he has been involved in consulting large South African FMCG companies in strengthening their SQA programs.

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  (041) 366 1970 / 80
   084 5519 524

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