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24 February 2021

In our constant pursuit of service excellence, we strive to find innovative ways to convert our customers' challenges into service benefits. This way, we ensure that our customers remain at the forefront of what we do. 

In this newsletter, you can read more on: The testing capabilities of 'identifying' hair, contaminated sesame seeds, and peek into the food labeling world to find out if there is a global labelling standard.

Important notice: Due to lockdown regulations that may potentially impact the planned physical workshops for the year, we have decided to, with the aim to accommodate more delegates, only host online workshops for 2021.

Kindly view our training dates below. 

Bringing you peace of mind. 

Regards,
The FACTS team

 

Analytical advancements

Our analytical services and specialists underpin our technical support team.

Connecting our technical services with the strength of our analytical department provides you, our customers, with an extension of your team that will take a scientific and holistic approach to your challenges. These are the value-added wins you can look forward to. 

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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.

 

Update: 2021 Training Dates

Due to lockdown regulations that may potentially impact the planned physical/LIVE workshops for the year, we have decided to, host ONLINE Workshops for 2021.  
 
Our workshops remain well constructed and practical, for easy application.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by only offering online sessions.

 

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NEED ON-SITE TRAINING SOLUTIONS?  
We offer a range of on-site training, customised to your needs. For more information, click here or send an email to training@factssa.com with any questions you may have.

 

Going global with your food labels

The intricacies of exporting food products to multiple countries can be challenging – you must comply with each country’s labelling requirements.

It used to be much easier to have a food product on the market that complied with the regulations of numerous markets; increasingly, these days, you need a label for every country in which you sell your product.

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NEED HELP WITH YOUR PRODUCT NAME? 
For assistance with selecting an appropriate product name according to South African legislation – based on geographical origin, DALLRD regulations, or R.146, contact us today.

 

‘Identifying’ hair – Testing – What is possible when it comes to testing? 

Finding a hair in your food can be rather off-putting. Whether hair enters a product accidentally or as a result of deliberate sabotage, its presence can put a brand’s reputation at huge risk. Hair is classified as a physical contaminant in terms of HACCP, and its presence in a product may indicate a lack in GMP and/or TACCP controls.

Identifying the origin of foreign hair strands in a product is an important step in managing customer complaints, completing root-cause analyses, and preventing similar incidents from reoccurring.

 

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WE OFFER CUSTOM ANALYSIS 
If you are interested in investigating the origin of a foreign hair sample, or would like to know more on this topic, contact us today.

 

Recalls of contaminated sesame seeds continue in Europe

The unauthorised presence of ethylene oxide in products containing sesame seeds was first reported in September 2020.

Since then, nearly 500 cases of unauthorised use of ethylene oxide have been reported, according to a European food alert system.

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WE CAN TEST YOUR SESAME SEEDS
Protect your customers and ensure food is safe for consumption. We offer a range of tests, to find out more about how we can assist your specific needs, contact us today.

 

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