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

Recalls of contaminated sesame seeds continue in Europe

The unauthorised presence of ethylene oxide in products containing sesame seeds was first reported in September 2020. Since then, nearly 500 cases of unauthorised use of ethylene oxide have been reported, according to a European food alert system. The European Commission has implemented more stri...

Analytical advancements

Our analytical services and specialists underpin our technical support team. Connecting our technical services with the strength of our analytical department provides you, our customers, with an extension of your team that will take a scientific and holistic approach to your challenges. This is part...

Going global with your food labels

The intricacies of exporting food products to multiple countries can be challenging – you must comply with each country’s labelling requirements. It used to be much easier to have a food product on the market that complied with the regulations of numerous markets; increasingly, these days, you n...

Allergen Labelling: Processing aids and additives

When it comes to the topic of additives, processing aids and allergens, there are some questions that often come up: Do I declare processing aids and additives derived from common allergens? What if the processing aid or additive has been processed to remove or degrade the compounds that cause...

FACTS Innovation

Since the formation of FACTS in 2004, our team has been determined to remain focused on being an innovation-led, customer-centric food assurance service provider. When assisting our clients, we instinctually rely on our core values to maintain our approach to supporting our clients, so that their co...

FACTS takes on a #SustainabilityChallenge

COVID-19 has undoubtedly impacted all our lives in one way or another, and has caused disruption in our daily routines. This is a sensitive time; but it’s also an opportunity to introduce change, and take on challenges to improve our lives and make a difference. At FACTS, we continue to promote...

Oil authenticity: testing, regulations and shortfalls

Edible oils are widely consumed and used in many product formulations, due to their nutritional benefits, pleasant flavour and functional properties. However, edible oil adulteration is a major food fraud issue. There are regulations in place which protect consumers from being misled, and those incl...

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