Food Safety Administration


This position has been filled

Food Safety Administration Internship

Are you looking to pursue a profession in food safety, but need work experience to kick start you career? Are you attentive to detail, a quick learner, hardworking and service orientated? Then the Star South Internship programme is for you.

What does Star South do?

Based in Wellington, South Africa, Star South serves four key groups across the diverse sector of fresh produce: fruit producers and retailers, both within South Africa and abroad. Besides becoming South Africa’s largest importer of table grapes, stone fruit and kiwis, we’ve expanded our portfolio to include citrus, pomegranates, apples, pears, and figs – sourced and sold across the globe.

How does the Internship work?

  • The programme will run for 12-months
  • You will be based in our compliance division, executing daily tasks as detailed below

What are the candidate requirements?

  • Relevant NQF5 Qualification in Food Safety and/ or experience in food safety would be advantageous
  • Fluent in English and Afrikaans
  • Reliable transport
  • Computer literate, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Strong administration skills with high attention to detail
  • Self-disciplined and able to work independently
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be service orientated
  • Work with extreme accuracy

Basic duties:

  • Data capturing
  • Assist with the preparation and onsite audits of producers
  • Maintain supplier and client data (contact information, certifications etc.)
  • Monitor audit dates of suppliers and ensure they are notified and provided with relevant documentation required in time
  • Maintain all producer certificates on file and send to clients upon request
  • Upload producer documentation on required platforms
  • Ensure MRL and Spray records are monitored and available
  • Capture MRL information received in database
  • Be informed and updated on market requirements, and ensure any changes are communicated to suppliers
  • Conduct research when necessary or requested
  • Monitor QC emails and send important information to marketers as required

What will you get?

  • A monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses
  • 12-months intensive work experience from a reputable company in the fresh fruit industry
  • The opportunity to receive a strong reference and make yourself more employable, if you are successful

How do I apply?

This position has been filled

We serve four key groups across the diverse sector of fresh produce:

Fruit producers and retailers, both within South Africa and abroad. It’s a world of good produce, good people and good prices. An extensive, vast world which we navigate via committed one-on-one relationships, to offer personalised service and tailored solutions/shipments.

How can we help you?

Partner with us as we navigate the landscape together.

Danèl van Deventer

Commercial Manager

Trust between client and company is everything.”

Danél started out in the industry in 2010 and has been working her way up ever since. She began in logistics and now serves as a commercial manager, drawing from her in-depth understanding of the cost chain. Danél is passionate about figs and has been dedicated to the export of almost 70% of the South African fig offering for the past seven years.

Department: Management & Support
Market: Far East, Europe, United Kingdom, Canada, Middle East
Produce: Figs

“We are in no other business than the people business.”

Jaco is a born entrepreneur and has been trading fruit since the age of 12 when he started his first business. He has experience in all major business areas, including farming, handling, transport, logistics, IT, marketing operations, finance, management, international and domestic affairs. He is fluent in French and also has basic Spanish language skills.