Established in 1999 as Africon, Assurecloud is Southern Africa’s largest and most comprehensive food safety, environmental, veterinary, and occupational hygiene laboratory group.
Our goal is to prevent illness and injury caused by occupational hazards and food safety issues by identifying and monitoring risks that may cause disease or other workplace or food-related risk.
Through the strategic acquisition of innovative companies such as Deltamune Laboratories, and SAI Global Africa Assurance (QPRO and SAIGAS), Assurecloud is a global leader in Food Safety and Occupational Health and Safety.
Why choose Assurecloud as your Food and Occupational Health and Safety partner
Farm to Fork Assurance
Assurecloud has the expertise, tools, and accreditation to enhance food safety at every point of the value chain, from the manufacturing of animal feed, to agricultural best practices, transport and storage. We track how food is handled and stored at the manufacturer and retailer, how it’s prepared in a hospitality or catering environment, and provide testing services for allergens, bacteria, and quality compliance.
Peace of Mind
For over 20 years, leading local and global organisations have trusted Assurecloud to handle their occupational health and food safety testing and training needs. We guarantee confidentiality, impartiality, competency, and responsibility.
Explore Assurecloud careers
At Assurecloud, we are driven by saving lives, providing meaningful services and creating exceptional experiences within the Food Safety sector. Whether you’re looking for a chance to challenge yourself or to discover new ways of growth, our team is ready to support you along the way.
Specialised testing labs and services
Assurecloud has a large footprint across South Africa and representation in Zambia. This allows us to carry out testing close to source with minimal impact on transport and storage of samples, to deliver quick and accurate results. All our laboratories are ISO 17025:2017 accredited.
Our facilities are leaders in testing in the following areas:
- Surface and environmental sampling for the detection of the Coronavirus S gene specific to COVID-19, in accordance with the World Health Organization (WHO) protocols for health care and public health
- South Africa’s only CO2 accredited Laboratory (Sampling of Storage Tanks)
- South Africa`s only Biotoxin accredited laboratory (Seafood products)
- South Africa’s first Asbestos Accredited Laboratory (Asbestos Fibre Counting and Fibre Identification)
- Occupational Hygiene Testing Laboratory (NIOSH Accredited Methods)
- Specialised Salmonella Serotype Testing
Assurecloud offers inspection services across Food Safety. We can assist companies in the development and implementation of Management systems to ensure best practices and compliance to legislation. Through professional multi-qualified auditors, we can provide our clients with a comprehensive internal Food Safety audits
The Public Health Act (Act 63 of 1977), Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act (Act 54 of 1972) and numerous food standards contain provisions directing the Food industry to ensure the provision of safe food and to maintain a high degree of hygiene. With its network of facilities throughout South Africa, Africa and the Middle East. Assurecloud can assist you in the development and implementation of a Food Safety Management system (FSMS) which includes a monitoring programme to identify, avoid and manage risks.
Our team of food safety multi-qualified registered auditors have the expertise to help industry comply with the necessary legal and industry standards.
Audits conducted include:
- Food Retail, QSR, Hospitality, Catering & Petroleum Auditing
- Compliance with R638 & SANS 10049 (Food Safety)
- Client specific Food Safety Programme
- GFSI Capacity Building Programme
The Audit will be conducted in terms of applicable food safety legislation and customer specific requirements. Assurecloud offers a customised, easy to use Management System (Software Solution). All completed audit reports will be uploaded onto this management System Software Solution.
Food industry safety audits, compliance and certification
Our certification business trades under the Aspirata Auditing Testing and Certification (PTY) LTD (Legal entity). Certification of an organisation’s management system confirms that the company has documented and implemented a management system that complies to specific national and international systems requirements. We will provide you with an independent assessment of the relevant system. Certification serves as a testimony to the effectiveness and validity of the applicable system, and the company’s commitment to professionalism, quality, safety and good governance
Food Industry Certification
Aspirata Auditing Testing and Certification assesses clients within food-related industries, and their conformance with an elected management system for the purpose of certification in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021:1-2015.
- ISO 22000: 2018 Food Safety Management System
- FSSC 22000: 2018 vs 5.1 Food Safety Management System
- ISO TS 22002-1:2009 PRP programmes for food manufacturers *
- ISO TS 22002-3:2011 PRP programmes for animal farming *
- ISO TS 22000-6:2016 PRP programmes for the manufacture of animal feeds*
- ISO TS 22002-4:2013 PRP programmes and design for the manufacture of food packaging *
- ISO 22000:2018, BSI/PAS 221:2013, Retail /Wholesale *
- ISO/TS 22002-5:2019 PRP programmes for transport and storage *
*Certification to these Standards is not provided as stand-alone certification but as part of a recognised Management System, e.g. FSSC 22000.
Our courses cover the broad range of accredited and non-accredited training in the food safety environment, and can be delivered either online, at a public training venue, or on-site at your premises. With its network of facilities throughout South Africa, Assurecloud is positioned to assist in meeting industry food safety training needs.
With first-hand knowledge in their specialised disciplines, Assurecloud experts offer training assistance to employers in various sectors. All training is presented by professionally qualified subject matter experts who have undergone intensive training as Facilitators, Assessors and Moderators. Their knowledge and training skills are continually reinforced and maintained at best practice levels.