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

The murky waters around the tuna controversy

One of the world’s largest sandwich chains is being questioned about the authenticity of their tuna. Seafood fraud, particularly the mislabelling and substitution of fish species, is a global concern. However, there is no silver-bullet solution when it comes to establishing the authenticity of foo...

How is ‘organic’ regulated in South Africa?

Consumers rely on claims or marketing terms presented on labels for guidance when purchasing food products. Without proper guidance and regulations these terms can become meaningless, and create opportunities to mislead consumers and undermine producers. What are the regulations relating to the ...

Experts re-assess the Codex ‘Big 8’

[three-fifths-first] The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) plays a pivotal role in establishing standard approaches for food allergen labelling and control, among other subjects. The commission was established in 1963 by the WHO and FAO to promote fair trade and protect consumer health. This is...

Busted: Multi-Million-Euro Adulterated Saffron Scheme

The world’s most expensive spice recently made headlines again: a crime network was caught red-handed trafficking fake saffron in Spain, generating millions in profits. This news demonstrates once more the dire need for the food industry to address their vulnerabilities, in order to prevent the oc...

Price increase 2021

2021 sees our 17th year of service to the South African food industry. We thank you for your ongoing support of our services and our overall growth. 2020 was a challenging year for most and due to that, we made the decision to not increase our prices last year. We continue to understand that the ...

Method selection for allergen detection

NEW: Watch the latest AOAC-SSA Webinar: Allergens in food: Regulatory landscape, allergen management and analytical challenges We are official sponsors of the latest AOAC-SSA Webinar featuring our lead Scientific Officer Dr Karim Dhanani as he and guest speakers touch on the Regulatory landscape...

The puzzle of processed meat labelling requirements

We have previously listed the five – yes, five! – different regulations, specifications and standards that relate to the labelling of processed meats in South Africa. Here we explore what each of these regulations covers, in a bit more detail. Firstly, it’s important to note that this discu...

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 ...

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