Quality Assurance chasing zero tolerance

01 Sep 2017

Of all functions in the food processing industry, Quality Assurance (QA) requires diverse technical and analytical skills.

QA personnel continually monitor incoming raw products to ensure compliance with compositional standards, microbiological standards, and government regulations.

According to Meatco QA Executive Rosa Katjivena, Meatco does not compromise on the quality of beef. It is the best or nothing at all times, to keep the trust our clients have in our meat – from when it is delivered to our abattoirs until the time it leaves,” Rosa says.


In determining the need for zero tolerance, there are a number of factors to consider, but it really comes down to consideration for the consumer. We are all consumers. Do you want to buy food that is contaminated with Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli or any other bacteria? Do you want to take the chance of serving a food to your family that may have levels of these pathogens? If a pathogen can be detected, shouldn’t it be eliminated—or kept out of the marketplace?

Meatco will have the most sought-after meat brands in selected markets in the long-term interests of stakeholders.