Members of the Global Cold Chain Alliance’s (GCCA) South Africa branch have pledged their time and commitment to serve on the newly created GCCA Food Safety & Compliance Committee. It was created to organize discussion of laws and regulations impacting the cold chain logistics and refrigerated storage industry in South Africa and collectively build stronger relationships between the industry and related government agencies.
The seven committee members who began one-year term on August 1 are:
- Larna Jodamus, Compliance Manager, CCS Logistics
- Verona Ramsook, Group Food Safety Manager, Etlin International
- Phindile Ntshaba, SHEQ Executive, Vector Logistics
- Colin Barker, Compliance Manager, Table Bay Cold Storage
- Altie van Zyl, Compliance Manager, Cross Berth Cold Stores
- Philippa Charlesworth, Admin Manager, Reefer Cold Storage
- Bomkazi Ndlebe, Compliance Officer, CCS Logistics
“I am excited to launch the inaugural GCCA South Africa Food Safety & Compliance Committee with these seven leaders who have made the commitment to help strengthen Africa’s cold chain through food safety and compliance,” said Regional Director Lizelle van der Berg. “Collectively, they will serve as the voice of the cold chain industry and help GCCA Africa create exponential value for our members.”
Comprised of core partners including the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA), and the Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA), the Arlington, Virginia, USA-headquartered Global Cold Chain Alliance represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. It works throughout Africa to strengthen the cold chain and maintain product integrity and quality between rural areas and more populous cities. Member services in the region range from post-harvest technical assistance to international connections for companies involved in the importing and exporting of temperature-controlled products.