History of Sandton Foods:

Sandton Foods is a family-owned business that had its foundation laid in 1974. The business was originally started by Mrs Manor Moodley with the help of just two staff members, making and selling fried samoosas in the Deli division of various Checkers stores.

With the success of this venture, Mrs Moodley then invited her husband Teggy Moodley to join her since her workload was rapidly increasing. In 1976 Mr Teggy Moodley then brought to the business a brilliant idea and introduced the concept of packaging of frozen samoosas in four different flavours giving customers a convenience product that would usually take hours to prepare. This made Sandton Foods the first company in South Africa to manufacture and package frozen samoosas.

So in 1977 Sandton Foods was producing packaged frozen samoosas for its first large retail buyer, Checkers. In the years to follow the client base increased to other big retail players such as Pick n Pay, Spar and Makro.

Food Safety:

The aim of Sandton Foods is to achieve the highest food safety levels in order to ensure a good product that is safe to consume. In this regard the company undergoes a yearly food safety audit by Food Safety Assessment (FSA). To date, 10 such audits have been successfully completed. Sandton Foods has an outstanding record; with the latest audit conducted in February 2012 awarding a 92 % rating.

Staff Complement:

Sandton Foods is committed to providing a sound working environment for all its staff members. This includes training that ensures all staff members adhere to food safety regulations. Most of the employees are women since they are best suited for the tasks at hand.

Sandton Foods Today:

Sandton Foods has a workforce of around 35 who produce high-quality foods in a facility built to ensure highest levels of hygiene and products that are safe for the consumer. Mr Teggy Moodley was actively involved in the business until 2012 but has handed over much of his duties to his two daughters Tanya Dias and Varinia Ogle.

They have been involved in the business for many years and are continually gaining greater grounds by introducing more products and ensuring the business meets technological and technical requirements to maintain industry success.

BBBEE Compliance:

• Certified level 3 contributor
• BEE Recognition Level: 110%
• 75% Black Women Ownership
• 100% Black Ownership