REGULATORS AND COMPLIANCE

As a participant in the food industry, we comply with the strictest standards and use continuous monitoring by internal and external parties to ensure that these standards are adhered to. There were no prosecutions or fines during the review period.

KEY AREA WHAT DO WE DO?
Total Integrated Management System (“TIMS”) manages risks associated with feed safety, flock health and flock welfare, food safety, product quality, consumer safety and adherence to specifications, service delivery, effect on the environment, and occupational health and safety
  • International Standards Organisation (“ISO”) principles are embedded in the TIMS across the supply chain to exceed customer satisfaction, to build customer trust, to reap commercial benefits and to drive sustainability in a changing environment
  • Reviewed by executive management annually to determine suitability and effectiveness
  • Various skills development and communication strategies ensure employee awareness
  • Internal audits and external audits by independent audit bodies verify compliance with feed safety, quality and legal requirements
  • Contingency programmes, planned preventative maintenance programmes and disaster recovery programmes are maintained and tested across the supply chain
  • Maintenance of integrity of the cold chain is managed by distribution centres with satellite hubs, as well as primary and secondary distribution fleets
  • Any product that is identified as being challenged within the cold chain, is isolated, tested and destroyed if necessary
Regulatory bodies
  • State veterinarians and health inspectors concerned with consumer protection have 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week access to our processing plants to verify legal compliance against the Meat Safety Act, No 40 of 2000 and the Agricultural Product Standards Act
Management systems
  • Succeeded in the implementation and certification of specific ISO Management Systems as planned, refer to table here and here
  • External audits are performed to verify compliance


ISO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

ISO principles are embedded in the integrated management systems across the supply chain to ensure customer satisfaction, to build customer trust, to reap commercial benefits and to drive sustainability in a changing environment. RCL FOODS has implemented the following ISO Management Systems:

BUSINESS
UNIT
SITE ACCREDITATION
BODY
ISO
22000
FSSC
22000
ISO
17025
ISO
14001
OHSAS
18001
ISO
9001
Vector Thekwini SABS      
Vector Roodeport PSD SABS      
Vector Roodeport VCS SABS          
Vector Peninsula SABS      
Vector George SABS          
Vector Nelspruit SABS          
Vector East London SABS          
Vector Polokwane SABS          
Vector Bloemfontein SABS      
Vector Midrand SABS          
Vector Windhoek SABS          
Vector Newcastle SABS          
Baking Pretoria West DQS          
Baking Benoni DQS          
Baking Bushbuckridge DQS          
Baking Polokwane DQS          
Baking Tzaneen DQS          
Baking Nelspruit DQS          
Baking Rustenburg DQS          
Milling Pretoria West SABS          
Sugar Malelane SABS        
Sugar Komati SABS        
Sugar Pongola SABS        
  ● Certified  Audit not applicable to the business unit

BUSINESS
UNIT
SITE ACCREDITATION
BODY
ISO
22000
FSSC
22000
ISO
17025
ISO
14001
OHSAS
18001
ISO
9001
Animal Feed - Molatek Malelane Isoqar          
Animal Feed – Epol Pretoria West SABS    
Animal Feed – Epol Rustenburg SABS    
Animal Feed – Epol Pietermaritzburg SABS    
Animal Feed – Epol Worcester SABS    
Animal Feed – Epol Berlin SABS    
Agriculture Western Cape SABS    
Agriculture KwaZulu-Natal SABS   # #  
Agriculture Northern Region SABS    
Processing Hammarsdale P2 SABS      
Processing Rustenburg SABS      
Processing Hammarsdale P1 SABS      
Processing Worcester SABS      
Processing Wolwehoek SABS          
Processing Bush Valley SABS   #        
Grocery (Human food) Randfontein SABS        
Grocery (Pet food) Randfontein SABS          
Grocery (Human food) Molteno SABS          
Speciality Centurion MJC          
Speciality Bronkhorstspruit MJC          
Speciality Spartan MJC          
Pie Krugersdorp FSSI          
Pie Centurion FSSI          
Beverage Pretoria West SABS          
  ● Certified # Plans in place to obtain certification  Audit not applicable to the business unit

FOOD SAFETY SYSTEM CERTIFICATION (FSSC) MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The FSSC management system certifies companies in the food supply chain that process or manufacture:

  • perishable animal products – such as pet food;
  • perishable vegetable products; and
  • products with long shelf-life at ambient temperature and most products related to the food industry.

This system is based on the ISO 22000 principles and is included in the management system. Divisions in Foodcorp which are FSSC 22000 accredited are the Grocery and Milling divisions. The Grocery division manufactures a variety of products including pet food and ambient products with a long shelf-life.