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

Finding the DALRRD regulations

Finding the regulations you are looking for on the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) could seem quite daunting. We have listed the steps below to help you find the DALRRD regulations you are looking for. In your web browser, go to: dalrrd.gov.za Hover y...

Where regulations fit in the NPD process

Most food industry experts are familiar with the new product development (NPD) process, and how it’s often broken down into key steps. Where in this process should you consider the regulations, and why? Where to consider regulations When we pose the question ‘Where in the NPD process should yo...

Testing for honey fraud

Honey fraud can take on many forms (click here for an overview on the types of honey fraud). This makes testing the authenticity of honey very complex, as there is no single test that can check for all types of honey fraud. Honey authenticity testing is like a jigsaw puzzle: the more pieces you c...

Types of honey products

In South Africa, honey is regulated through the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD), under the Agricultural Product Standards Act (Act No. 119 of 1990), specifically the Regulations Relating to the Grading, Packing and Marking of Honey and Mixtures of Bee Products i...

Honey Variations

Honey can vary extensively in taste, aroma, colour and consistency. These properties are influenced by several factors related to the origin of the honey, including (but not limited to): The flora species that the bee visited to collect pollen (i.e. the botanical source) The geographical are...

Honey Fraud

In the Media: [one-half-first]Our team member Shannon Riva was interviewed on Cape Talk Consumer Talk with Wendy Knowler and Pippa Hudson. [/one-half-first] [one-half]Shannon also gave a presentation at the 2021 SABIO Honey Fraud Virtual Symposium for World Bee Day. [/one-half] Read Shanno...

Possible peanut cross-contamination in soy lecithin

Our team would like to bring to your attention that a report was logged on the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) by Germany in late April (notification 2022:2286) indicating that some soy lecithin supplied from India may be contaminated with peanut, since then there have been sources whic...

Allergen Bureau Risk Review Resources

The Allergen Bureau recently launched a comprehensive, interactive, freely available Allergen risk review guide. The guide takes the form of an interactive factory map that shows where allergen risks can occur in different areas of a food-manufacturing facility. You can easily navigate your way t...

What to keep on file, according to R.146

The labelling regulation under DoH (R.146) requires that all information related to its requirements “shall be kept on record by the manufacturer, importer or seller, and failure to produce the relevant documentation within 2 (two) working days upon request by an inspector or employee of the Depar...

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