At I&J, we have always made every effort to ensure that all our products deliver against a consistently high standard of quality and meet the requirements to ensure food safety for our consumers. We are proud to have consistently achieved the British Retail Consortium (BRC), International Food Standard (IFS) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) certifications. As a standard, we maintain strict controls and procedures at all our processing plants in relation to hygiene.
Since lockdown, we have adjusted our operations with only essential employees working on site and have implemented a number of robust safety measures across all operational and administrative sites to ensure compliance with the COVID-19 regulations and manage the risk to employees as effectively as possible. I&J’s teams have been interacting continuously with the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Labour (DOL) and the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF).
Standard daily practices include deep-cleaning of all sites as well as screening processes to both limit the risk of transmission and identify possible close contact cases through active tracing. Each I&J site has a 24/7 clinic supported by a team of qualified medical doctors and nursing staff employed by the company. Quarantine facilities have also been made available where required.
We are pleased that the DOH have provided positive feedback on the specific procedures and practices that I&J has employed to date.
As an essential food producer, we at I&J will continue to balance our responsibility to remain operational, with the health and welfare of our staff by taking proactive steps to ensure both the safety of our staff and our products. We do this in an effort to continue to deliver much needed food security with products that our fellow South Africans have welcomed into their homes and trusted for many generations.
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