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28 October 2020

Time management

Not focusing your time on what’s important could lead you to lose your most valuable resource. A way to manage your time better is to be mindful of where you spend most of your productivity and prioritise more efficiently. 

This remains to be a continuous cycle of improvement. 

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 three: Regulatory perspective

The fragmented regulatory system in South Africa may result in confusion about the topic of genetically modified organisms (GMOs); it’s not clear when products need to be tested for – or, in fact, labelled to indicate – the presence or absence of a GMO.

Besides understanding consumer perceptions, it’s vital you understand the legal implications of using genetically modified foodstuffs in your manufacturing process. Not only is this required should you wish to make claims; it’s also important when you’re sourcing your raw materials.
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Also read from the series: 
GMO Series part 1: Introduction to genetically modified organisms
GMO Series part 2: Consumer Perceptions

DID YOU KNOW?
FACTS offers Regulatory and Labelling Assistance.
Contact us today for more information or any query.

 

In the spotlight: Origanum adulteration

Food adulteration is the act of adding a substance to a product other than that which is claimed on the label. Adulteration may be deliberate or accidental; however, the inclusion of superficially similar substances is often economically motivated. Herbs may be adulterated with cheaper bulking agents, to achieve higher profit margins for pricier herbs. Origanum has been in the food-fraud spotlight once again, with hazelnut, olive, myrtle or sumac leaves being added to produce more product and keep up with consumer demand.
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Facilitated testing: what are the benefits?

We strive to supply solutions.
Through our facilitated and custom analyses services, we offer a holistic testing experience by supplying you convenience, peace of mind, analytical solutions, regulatory, and food safety advice. If we do not do it in-house we will find a reputable lab that does. This is how we can help you.
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WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS SERVICE?
Email us at info@factssa.com or call +27 21 882 9883 and one of our consultants will gladly assist you with your query.

 

Today is the last day to register!

Don't delay! Today is the last day to register for our Online SA Food Labelling Regulations Workshop.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

- Detailed sessions to understand the application of R.146. 
- Overview of additives and other essential regulations. 
- Understanding the South African Regulatory system and how to apply it. 
- A stepwise approach to checking your labels for compliance to all regulations applicable. 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

WATCH: AOAC WEBINAR
We will be speaking at the AOAC Sub-Saharan Africa Webinar on Food Fraud & Food Authenticity: how to detect and manage in the supply chain.
We will be covering the regulatory & consumer point of view.
Click here to register now.

 

Stellenbosch University NPD Day 2020 Winners

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Stellenbosch University’s Department of Food Science, Virtual NPD day.

FACTS judged and sponsored the category of “Complying best with the relevant South African regulations” . The Imbewu team were successful in winning the FACTS prize as well as each member receiving attendance to one of our respected workshops for 2021.

Well done ladies, we look forward to seeing you in our workshops next year.

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