In the news: 

  • Sulphur dioxide: Regulations, Testing and Limitations
  • New Alerts:
    • ‘Gluten-free’ under Scrutiny
    • The regulatory puzzle of processed meats
    • Meat Fraud
  • Regulatory Workshop: Gauteng - Last Seats available
  • FACTS training events 2019 
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Sulphur dioxide: Regulations, Testing and Limitations

Sulphites are considered to be allergens in certain countries. This is due to adverse reactions that have been reported when sulphite or sulphur dioxide have been ingested, inhaled, and injected into the body. The reactions may be immediate or delayed, and the recorded symptoms include dermatologic (skin), respiratory, or gastrointestinal signs and symptoms. Read more here.

New Alerts

‘Gluten-free’ under Scrutiny

FACTS Food and Allergy Consulting and Testing Services has been featured in this past Sunday’s episode of Carte Blanche in the investigation on “Fake Gluten-Free Labels – Innocent Mistake or Food Fraud?”.

Do you know what the regulations in South Africa state around Gluten-free products? What are the consequences for those who have coeliac disease or are gluten intolerant?

Listen to our CEO and Director, Dr Harris Steinman explain the gluten test results of the Carte Blanche samples analysed d in our SANAS Accredited Laboratory during the investigation by Carte Blanche.

Watch the Carte Blanche feature story on the below link to find out more:
... Read more here.

The regulatory puzzle of processed meats

Most processed meat producers are well aware of the Compulsory Specification for Processed Meat Products (VC 9100) which was published by the Department of Trade and Industry on the 8th August 2019 under the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) Act (Act 5 of 2008). As the effective date is 2 months from the publication, it is important to understand the ramifications... Read more here.

Meat Fraud

In 2013 the horsegate scandal rocked people of the food industry and consumers to the core; even though adulteration and food fraud had been happening for centuries, it was the catalyst to gaining awareness as to what is really going on behind the scenes of food production... Read more here.

Regulatory Labelling Workshop

Gauteng Workshop: Last Seats available

FACTS is hosting a 2-day workshop providing an indepth understanding of the various regulations relating to the labelling of foodstuffs.

The varied regulatory environment in South Africa, means we need a broad understanding of what regulations may be applicable, where to find them and how to apply them. This is done with the foundation of R.146 (Regulations relating to the labelling and advertising of foodstuffs), coupled with information on regulations from all the various authorities.

This year we will be including new advances such as:

  • New tools for easy regulatory reference
  • Overview of the compulsory specifications under DT
  • Overview of the Liquor product standards Act

Guest lectures from Janusz Luterek including:

  • Copyright laws and how they apply to foodstuffs
  • CBD and it’s legal place


GAUTENG: 17 - 18 September 2019, Parkview Golf Club, Johannesburg


GAUTENG: 17 - 18 September 2019

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