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  • Food Fraud Workshop: Know Thy Enemy
  • Meat-species quantification: What is the next step?
  • FACTS notice of price increase
  • New Alert:
    • To claim or not to claim: The ‘Allergen free’ controversy
  • FACTS training events 2019 
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Food Fraud Workshop: Know Thy Enemy

Food fraud is deliberate or intentional tampering with food products by means of adulteration, substitution or misrepresentation of the food products for economic gain. Knowing how to interpret what the various standards require and what to expect when audited against these new standards is a new challenge the food industry is currently coming to grips with.

FACTS and NSF are offering a 1 day course which will enable you to understand and act on the:

  • Opportunities for food fraud
  • How to scan the horizon for vulnerabilities
  • How analytical analysis can assist with the prevention and control of food fraud
  • How to utilise risk assessment models for both raw materials and suppliers

Download our information pamphlet with FAQ’s here
or to register, click here

FACTS notice of price increase

To all our customers, thank you very much for your support of our services over the years. Please note that our testing service costs will increase, with approximately 6% from the 1st of July 2019. For any inquiries, suggestions, and concerns regarding the increase or our services, do not hesitate to contact us; we appreciate any and all feedback.

Please let us know if you need a quote reflecting new prices. The FACTS team would like to thank you for allowing us the opportunity to offer you and your company our analytical services. We continue to strive to provide our clients with reliable, duplicate testing results and meaningful interpretations.

Meat-species quantification: What is the next step?

Combating food fraud is an area of intensive research. The authenticity of meat products is of particular interest due to their ubiquity, nutritional importance and potential public health risks. Additionally, undeclared meat species in a product could cause allergenic reactions, and some meats are avoided for religious and cultural reasons. Although there are many reasons to confirm the composition of meat products, there are several technical challenges to be overcome. Read more here.

New Alert

To claim or not to claim: The ‘Allergen free’ controversy

Every day we see new and novel food products on the market, covered in revolutionary claims, attempting to persuade us as consumers to add them to our shopping lists. Terms such as ‘Gluten-free; have become part of our daily vocabulary; but what do we really understand when it comes to allergen claims? Read more here.


CAPE TOWN: 4 - 5 July 2019


CAPE TOWN: 31 July 2019
GAUTENG: 8 August 2019


CAPE TOWN: 27 - 28 August 2019
GAUTENG: 17 - 18 September 2019

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