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03 December 2020

We are excited to announce our training dates for 2021. Pre-register on our RSVP list to avoid disappointment. Once registrations are officially open, we will contact you with further details.

Other interesting news in this newsletter include: hidden allergens in seaweed, collagen as an ingredient, and sesame allergen declarations. 
 
We support and stand by to assist you and bring you peace of mind wherever your food endeavours may take you. 

Regards,
The FACTS team

 

Seaweed: Do we know enough?

With the passing November being World Vegan Month, it seems fitting to train the spotlight on popular vegan-friendly foodstuffs – such as seaweed.

But are we seeing seaweed’s true colours?
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FIND THIS TOPIC INTERESTING?
Learn more and browse through our categories in our news section of the FACTS website. You may find our Food Fraud & Authenticity or Regulations & Labelling topics useful.

 

Collagen: desirable or dangerous?

‘Collagen’ has become a buzzword for the health-conscious community. Products containing collagen are proliferating on the market, claiming to provide health benefits such as youthful skin and resilient bones and joints. Does science back these claims? Or could this ‘magic’ ingredient be potentially life-threatening?
Read more

DID YOU KNOW?
FACTS offers Regulatory and Labelling Assistance.
Contact us today for more information or any query.

 

Sesame declaration in the USA

At the beginning of November, the US FDA published draft guidance calling for the voluntary declaration of sesame on product labels.
Read more

DID YOU KNOW?
The FACTS team can assist with ensuring your allergen labelling is compliant as well as implementing and maintaining robust allergen management plans. Contact us for more information.

 

New 2021 training dates

FACTS has provided the food industry with allergen and regulatory training for over 10 years. Our workshops are well constructed and practical, for easy application.

View dates here

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Reminder: Festive period closing dates

Our office and laboratory will be closing on the 23rd of December 2020 and will reopen on the 6th of January 2021.

Take note of these dates!

The end of the year is almost here, so we have put together the final dates for sample submissions.

Please take note of the following important dates
:

Receipt of last labels for review: 02 December 2020 - Closed

RECEIPT OF LAST SAMPLES
Facilitated Testing: 02 December 2020 - Closed
Species ID: 02 December 2020 - Closed
PCR Testing: 02 December 2020 - Closed
ELISA Allergen Testing: 11 December 2020 - Open

RECEIPT OF LAST RAPID KIT ORDERS
R-biopharm: 11 December 2020 - Open
All other rapid kits: 18 December 2020 - Open

All reports will be dispensed by 23 December 2020.

Order receiving will restart on 06 January 2021.

DID YOU KNOW?
Our laboratory is based in Stellenbosch, Western Cape. You can find our directions here or contact us for more information. Our multi-disciplinary team of experts are here to assist you with all your testing and interpretation requirements.

 

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