Our Team

FACTS offers members of the food industry great depth and breadth of knowledge within one company. We are a unique team of experts with medical, food science & technology, dietetics, genetics, biochemistry, legal, educational and commercial knowledge. Our synergy provides vital advantages to our food industry clients.

Dr Harris Steinman

Medical Doctor

Experience & Skills

  • Medical practice
  • Food allergy research, writing & lecturing
  • Analytical medical & scientific approach to assessing research data
  • Understanding of the development of South African food legislation
  • Carine Davies

    Dietician

    Experience & Skills

    • Client relationship management
    • Project management
    • Knowledge of food regulations, food analysis, food allergens and aspects of allergen and species control
    • Partnership relationship management
  • Karen Horsburgh

    Dietician

    Experience & Skills

    • 17 years of consulting in food regulations & food allergies
    • Understanding of the South African regulatory environment
    • Fostering relationships with regulatory authorities
    • Food regulation training & facilitation
  • Bianca Stals

    Finance Manager

    EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

    • Financial management
    • Income tax
    • Government grants and tenders
    • Understanding and analysing company financial needs
  • Comaine Van Zijl

    Food Technologist

    Experience & Skills

    • Allergen management
    • Training & facilitation (Registered VITAL trainer)
    • Laboratory quality manager
    • Food safety systems
  • Jana Coetzee

    Geneticist

    Experience & Skills

    • Laboratory Manager
    • SANAS technical manager & technical signatory
    • Molecular (DNA) analysis: DNA extraction, PCR & optimisation, species authentication
    • Immunological analysis: ELISA (protein)
  • Candice Sharp

    food scientist

    EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

    • New product development
    • Food safety and quality-management systems
    • Client relationship management
    • Project management
  • Hesrie van Heerden

    food scientist

    EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

    • Client interaction and project management
    • Horizon Scanning
    • Knowledge on allergen rapid swabs
    • Knowledge on allergen testing
  • Cheryl Fox

    Biochemist

    Experience & Skills

    • Senior laboratory analyst
    • SANAS technical signatory
    • Molecular (DNA) analysis: DNA extraction, PCR & optimisation, species authentication
    • Immunological analysis: ELISA (protein)
  • Gabrielle Jackson

    Dietician

    Experience & Skills

    • Food regulations consultation
    • Dietetic private practice
    • Nutrition & health projects
    • Client relations
  • Angelique Smit

    Administrator

    Experience & Skills

    • Holistic approach to bookkeeping
    • Managing debtors and creditors
    • Office administration
    • Client relationships
  • Hestie Tredoux

    Biochemist

    Experience & Skills

    • Laboratory analyst
    • Sample administrator
    • Molecular (DNA) analysis: DNA extraction, PCR & optimisation, species authentication
    • Immunological analysis: ELISA (protein)
  • Dilys Berman

    aerobiologist

    Experience & Skills

    • Allergy laboratory research
    • Microscopy of air, dust and food samples
    • Herb and spice authenticity
    • Writing and reviewing of journal articles

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