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22 September 2020

Take care of your mental wellbeing

There are 5 steps which evidence suggest can maintain our positivity and wellbeing. To help you get the most out of your daily life, try these ideas:

  • Connect with other people.
  • Be physically active.
  • Learn new skills.
  • Give to others.
  • Practice mindfulness.
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The FACTS team
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GMO Series part one: Introduction to genetically modified organisms

Genetic modification is touted as a modern solution to many everyday problems. GMOs are widely scrutinised, and consumers are frequently dissuaded from buying GMO products; but are we even aware of all the GMOs we come into contact with on a daily basis?
This is part one of a four-part series exploring GMOs, in which we touch on consumer perception, regulations and testing.
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Learn more and browse through our categories in our news section of the FACTS website. You may find our Food Fraud & Authenticity or Regulations & Labelling topics useful.

 

Food trade tariffs: what, when and where do they apply?

Global food trade is critically important for providing food when and where it’s needed. Imports play an important role in South Africa’s food supply chain; however, local food trade may be put at a disadvantage when products can be sourced internationally at lower cost. To discourage unfair trade and protect local markets, tariffs are imposed on imported goods, in accordance with the Customs and Excise Act 91 of 1964.
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DID YOU KNOW?

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

 

Uncorking Wine Fraud

The South African wine industry is among the top ten largest in the world, and is also one of the oldest after Europe and the Mediterranean. Wine is one of South Africa’s largest agricultural export products, contributing a significant amount to the South African GDP. With such an opportunity for economic gain, it is no wonder that counterfeit wine has become a global multi-billion-dollar industry. Wine containing the best ingredients, or which is produced by traditional methods, or that originates from a certain geographical region, comes with a higher price tag. This leaves the door wide open for fraudsters to benefit from counterfeiting.
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We can assist with all your food fraud prevention needs through vulnerability assessments and horizon scanning. For more information contact us now.

 

Need help identifying a foreign object found in a product?

Our expert analytical department specializes in handling even the most unusual cases. Get in touch for help with any testing and analysis challenges.
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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.

 

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Dry vs Wet Cleaning: Pitfalls and Solutions

Cleaning is one of the most crucial aspects of an effective allergen control programme. It aims to remove allergen soils from equipment and shared lines. Cleaning is regarded as the first line of defence against allergen contamination. However, if not managed properly, the cleaning process itself can become a source of contamination. Therefore, cleaning must be planned, managed, validated and verified continually. There are two types of cleaning used in the food industry: dry and wet cleaning methods.
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Unsure of how to solve an allergen or food safety related challenge?

View our services such as Allergen Testing, Food Fraud Prevention, Food Regulations and Standards, Consumer Assurance programs, Testing and Interpretation, Training and Facilitation on our website or contact us now for more information.

 

OUR NEXT ONLINE PRACTICAL ALLERGEN MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Wondering if it is acceptable to use precautionary allergen labelling as a safety net? Our Online Practical Allergen Management Workshop will be held on the 21st to 23rd of October 2020. Join our workshop which is designed to provide step-by-step guidance on the different aspects of a well-rounded allergen management plan and how to implement it.

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DID YOU KNOW?
The FACTS team can assist with ensuring your allergen labelling is compliant as well as implementing and maintaining robust allergen management plans.
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