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15 October 2020

See life differently

By changing how you approach life, you influence how life approaches you. This can be done in many ways such as a change in scenery, practicing mindfulness and gratitude.

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

 

GMO Series part two: Consumer perceptions

Europeans call them ‘Frankenfoods’, and Americans refer to them as ‘fishy’ foods. But scientists generally agree that GMOs are perfectly safe to consume, and in some instances can be beneficial to the environment. Why, then, is the public opposed to the production and consumption of GMOs?
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Read: Part 1: Introduction to genetically modified organisms

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The sweet and murky waters of novel sugars and sweeteners

With cane sugar getting a bad rap more than ever, the food industry is continually innovating to produce new alternatives. More and more sugar replacements are making their appearance: monk fruit, coconut sugar, rice syrup and mesquite pod powder, to name but a few! Some call themselves ‘sugar alternatives’ or ‘natural sweeteners’. But can you claim they are ‘sugar free’, ‘natural sugar’, ‘natural sweetener’ or ‘non-artificial’ within the parameters of the law? Are these sweeteners even permitted for use in foodstuffs in South Africa?
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Fish fraud

Mislabelling of fish species is a widespread issue that poses several food safety, sustainability and health concerns. How prevalent is fish fraud, and what are the main drivers behind mislabelling?
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ACT BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!
We can assist with all your food fraud prevention needs through vulnerability assessments and horizon scanning. For more information contact us now.

 

Download our infographic on Nutritional information: to declare or not to declare

There is often confusion about whether or not nutritional information is required to be on the label; and if it is, whether testing must be done or not. By better understanding the current regulations and having an easy-to-use decision tree available, you can make the right decisions for your product.
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Online SA FOOD LABELLING REGULATIONS WORKSHOP is back!

You don't want to miss this 4-day online workshop (divided into two parts of two sessions each) to gain an in-depth understanding of the relevant regulations relating to the labelling of foods, as well as other practical regulatory knowledge.

Often focus is placed on R.146 (Regulations relating to the labelling and advertising of foodstuffs), but there are many other regulations that also have implications on the labelling of a food.

 

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RESERVE YOUR SPOT BEFORE THESE CLOSING DATES
In case you missed it, here are the closing dates for our 2020 Online Workshops:

Online Practical Allergen Management Workshop: 16 October 2020,
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Online SA Food Labelling Regulations Workshop: 28 October 2020,
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