LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS & INSIGHT

The Food Industry is a complex network of diverse businesses that supply most of the food consumed by the world’s population. This section will help to keep you up to date with real-life events that could impact any part of the Food Industry.

LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS & INSIGHT

Sesame seed added to USA list of allergens

Recently, the United States passed the FASTER (Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research) Act. One result is that sesame is now the 9th priority allergen in the US. Previously, sesame was often ‘hidden’ in foodstuffs, making it difficult for sesame-allergic individuals to make safe ...

Method selection for allergen detection

Selecting a laboratory against criteria such as whether or not it is accredited against internationally benchmarked standards (e.g. by SANAS, in South Africa) is an industry standard. For allergen detection, you should also consider how fit-for-purpose a method of detection is for your objectives, a...

SABIO Support

The complexities that surround honey testing and the high risk of honey fraud demand a forward-thinking approach. FACTS strives to provide services that support SABIO’s mission to develop a sustainable and economically viable apicultural sector. FACTS are a SANAS accredited laboratory with ...

Innovation LC-MS Allergen analysis method

FACTS has been testing food and beverages samples for the presence of allergens since 2004. In our constant pursuit to best support our clients to ensure product integrity and complete accurate allergen risk assessment, we constantly evaluate and implement up-to-date practices and technologies. O...

Is your honey authentic?

Honey is widely consumed, as a result of its sweet taste, unique flavour and many health benefits. However, its high price tag and the increasing demand for honey has resulted in considerable food-fraud risk. With honey being the third-most faked food in the world, how can you be sure that your ...

Infographic: Recent Food Fraud Incidents

Wondering what’s hot in food fraud in recent months? View our infographic, highlighting some of the main events! The increasing number of food fraud incidents worldwide demonstrates the urgent need for the food industry to address their vulnerabilities. Food fraud can result in significant econom...

Allergen News | What you may have missed in 2020

2020 was simultaneously both a long and a short year. We were bombarded with new information on SARS-CoV-2, almost on a daily basis. Our year was spent trying to come to grips with the practical implications of lockdown regulations, physical distancing, and the impact of the pandemic on a local and ...

Distinguishing date markings

Among the plethora of practices about which labelling regulations appear to be unclear, date marking seems to be one that comes to the fore in many countries, including South Africa. Why is this seemingly straightforward marking requirement so often under scrutiny? And how do we ensure the requireme...

Innovation People

Our technical team work together, cooperating and combining their efforts with the common goal of finding the best way to assist our clients with services that will support their businesses in delivering safe and authentic food to their customers. Culturing a collection of skills and qualifications ...

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