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13 January 2021

Wishing you a curious and innovative year ahead

We look forward to sharing all the exciting innovations we have planned for you, filled with new content, training workshops, and exciting projects to better equip you during each part of your food production journey. 

Remember, our training dates are now available, and we encourage you to sign up on our RSVP list as seats are limited.

Bringing you peace of mind. 

Regards,
The FACTS team

 

FACTS Innovation

Since the formation of FACTS in 2004, our team has been determined to remain focused on being an innovation-led, customer-centric food assurance service provider. When assisting our clients, we instinctually rely on our core values to maintain our approach to supporting our clients, so that their companies can deliver safe and authentic food to their customers.

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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.

 

2021 Training Dates

Our workshops are well constructed and practical, for easy application.

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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.

 

Geographical indicators: What’s in a name? 

In recent years, we’ve seen the words ‘geographic indicators’ popping up in local legislation. What do they mean, and what are the implications for the food industry?
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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.

 

Oil authenticity: testing, regulations and shortfalls

Edible oils are widely consumed and used in many product formulations, due to their nutritional benefits, pleasant flavour and functional properties. However, edible oil adulteration is a major food fraud issue. There are regulations in place which protect consumers from being misled, and those include protection from fraudulent activities; but where do the regulations fall short?

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AUTHENTICITY OF OIL SAMPLES 
If you are interested in testing the authenticity of an oil sample, require regulatory advice, or would like to know more on this topic, contact us today.

 

Allergen Labelling:
 Processing aids and additives

When it comes to the topic of additives, processing aids and allergens, there are some questions that often come up:

Do I declare processing aids and additives derived from common allergens?

What if the processing aid or additive has been processed to remove or degrade the compounds that cause allergic reactions or other food intolerances?
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STAY VIGILANT
Make sure all processing aids and additives are assessed for the presence of common allergens, and that they are appropriately declared. 
For assistance with allergen-risk assessment or regulatory advice, contact us today.

 

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Office 11, The Woodmill, Vredenburg Rd, Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7600, South Africa

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