Food Safety Matters

Food Safety Courses, Food Hygiene Training, Regulation 638 Training, Food Safety Posters & Safety Documents.

About Us

Juliette le Roux

Juliette le Roux holds a Masters degree in Food Science, graduating Cum Laude from the University of Stellenbosch. After gaining valuable experience in various roles within the food industry, Juliette identified a need for customised food safety training material and established Food Safety Matters in 2017.

The company has successfully created training materials for several prominent food safety training companies. In 2020, Food Safety Matters expanded its reach, providing affordable training materials directly to the food industry. Some of our notable clients include Entecom, SHEQ Consulting, Retha Faul Consulting, ASC Consultants, the Spar Group, Nelson Mandela University, Cerebos, the Ray Mhlaba Skills Centre, Nandos, Coca Cola and Lentaba Meats.

Juliette served as a part-time lecturer at Nelson Mandela University, teaching Microbiology and Food Safety, from 2019 to 2023. She is a professional member of SAAFoST (the South African Association for Food Science and Technology) and registered as a provisional auditor for SANS 10049 with the South African Auditor and Training Certification Authority (SAATCA). Additionaly Juliette is a founding member of FSQAG (the Food Safety and Quality Advisory Group), which fosters collaboration between the food industry, academia, and the environmental health department in Nelson Mandela Bay. Residing in the picturesque city of Gqeberha, Juliette successfully balances a busy family life with her passion for enhancing food safety.

Food Safety Courses


Important - Regulation 638 requires that all persons working on food premises must be suitably qualified or trained in food safety and hygiene.


eLearning Courses

Complete your food safety training online from the comfort of your own space and at your own pace.

Accredited R638 Food Safety for the Person-in-Charge

Health Regulation 638 section 10(1) states that all persons in charge of food handling facilities in South Africa must be trained in food safety and hygiene. This training must be accredited. Completing our course fulfils this requirement.


Short Courses for Internal Training

At Food Safety Matters we are passionate about creating training material that does not just check boxes, but lead to actual behaviourial change in food handlers. Let us help you to improve the food safety culture in your company. Our short courses (2-3h) have been designed to be used as part of your internal training programme. All you need is a competent staff member to present the course and an overhead projector.

Each course consists of: * A learner workbook with simple explanations and fun exercises * A short knowledge test * A certificate of completion * A PowerPoint presentation filled with images, clips and real life examples (can be voice-overed if required) * A facilitator guide to assist the presenter in delivering an exciting and fruitful learning experience.

The courses are presented in simple English and can be customised to include your company logo and information specific to your company. New topics are constantly in development. All training material are supported by innovative posters and incentives for workers.


Customised Training Material

Food Safety Matters can create any food safety training material tailored to your company needs. Past projects include courses in PRPs, HACCP, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, ISO 9001, BRC, Microbiology, Food Fraud, Food Defence and Internal and Supplier Auditing.


Food Safety Posters

We have developed a range of A2(420x594mm)-size food safety posters in English, isiXhosa and Afrikaans to complement your training programme and enhance the food safety culture in your business. These posters can be customised to include your company logo and information specific to your company. A poster can be ordered either as a pouch laminated poster or as an unlaminated poster, which should preferably be used with a poster frame.

All posters are available in either the Classic or Food Safety Hero theme


R638 Document Template Pack

All food businesses are legally required to keep relevant documentation and records to prove compliance to Regulation 638. Food Safety Matters has developed a fully customisable documentation template pack that contains examples of all the documents and records you need to comply with Regulation 638, as well as a few extras.

View Our Latest Blog Posts

We discuss subjects such as: What you need to know as a Food Business owner, 5 Steps you can Follow to get your COA and Understanding SA Food Legislation.

Our Testimonials

"Food Safety Matters provided us with HACCP training. The service was excellent before, during and after the training. All our delegates enjoyed the training. The training was done very professionally, and all delegates complimented on the outstanding material and slide shows that they were given during the training. Thank you so much Food Safety Matters for the excellent training and all the effort that were put into the training. I was very impressed that you incorporated our facility into the training to make it more understandable for our delegates. We will definitely recommend you to others and will make use of you in the future again"

– Magda, Lentaba Meats

"The course manual uses colour, page breaks, text boxes, and content keys highly effectively. Some of the case studies were memorable. The coursework is well written - I can see that someone paid attention to all the details when putting the material together to make the course material as user-friendly as possible. The order in which the course book is written in complements the video well, and the visuals (slides/videos) are well-composed, and the timing is cut perfectly. Everything just goes together so well, and this really helps with engagement. I will recommend Food Safety Matters to anyone who needs this training."

– Bruce, Liquid Tannin Manufacturing

"Thank you, Food Safety Matters, for the successful workshops conducted at our skills centre for our Hospitality students as part of our youth empowerment program. The information provided is always very relevant and informative to the students as rigorous hygiene practices play an important role in the Hospitality industry. With these workshops our students are empowered with knowledge and resources, enabling them to find employment in the formal sector."

- Lynn, Ray Mhlaba Skills Training Centre

"I wanted to let you know the training went very well and the staff really enjoyed it and found it very effective... the varied forms of presenting info kept them focused and interested.”

– Elaine, Henrose Plastics

"Thank you so much for your assistance with the training material. My sessions went so well, and the delegates were quite impressed with my sessions. I wouldn't have done it any better without your help.”

– Norbert, Food Safety Consultant.

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Juliette le Roux 

Phone: 083 231 3246 


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