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VIDEO | Dissolving allergens

Research assistant Khyla Koegelenberg talks about the work done to optimize our sample preparation for the detection and quantification of allergenic proteins by LC-MS/MS. The objective of this study was to optimize the sample preparation procedure, which aims to solubilize proteins from a food...

VIDEO | Combatting honey fraud

Honey fraud can take on many forms but is typically classed as either adulteration or misrepresentation. Test methods for detecting adulteration are well established and have been officiated by the AOAC; however, the same is not true for testing honey misrepresentation. Becaus...

VIDEO | Analytical approach to validating vegan labelling

There has been an evident consumer shift towards plant-based products. This growing movement, especially for vegan products, has highlighted the unique and multi-factorial challenges and gaps in commercial testing methods to adequately meet market requirements. The complex nature of food, combi...

VIDEO | Authenticity testing in the fight against food fraud

The purpose of authenticity testing is to ensure the true state of food. However, the volatile and complex nature of food fraud, combined with testing limitations, emphasises the challenge of detecting and subsequently managing food fraud. To effectively employ authenticity testing, a variet...

VIDEO | Food designed to feed the human gut microbiota

With the mounting evidence to support the importance of gut function in overall human health, there is a large amount of importance being placed on probiotics. But what about prebiotics? These elements might be just as beneficial to human health, as well as having the potential to be promoted...

VIDEO | Contaminants in staple cereals

Arsenic has been shown to be a major contaminant of rice. Compared to other crops, rice has an unusual efficiency to absorb arsenic. Global regulatory authorities have been slow to regulate arsenic levels in rice and rice-based products. It is especially concerning that South African regulati...

VIDEO | Wheat vs Gluten

If a foodstuff is gluten-free, is it also wheat-free? The Regulations Relating to the Labelling and Advertising of Foodstuffs (R.146/2010, as amended) define a list of common food allergens and give clear guidance regarding how to declare and control these foods. One of the common allergen...

VIDEO | FACTS op kykNET Spreekkamer

FOOD LABELS - SPREEKKAMER | 20 SEPTEMBER 2021 | kykNET Dietician Karen Horsburg and food scientist Ineke Stoffberg from FACTS SA help us inderstand what information on food packaging we should be paying attention to. What is important when we compare products, and which claims on labels should we...

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