No more mincing your words with mince

No more mincing your words with mince?

Mince and sausages have often been a subject of much debate in South Africa. Who can forget the headlines announcing that we were eating donkey and horse in our beef patties? The subject of this debate centered around R 2718 of 23 November 1990 – Regulations Governing the Composition and Labelling of Raw Boerewors, Raw…

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Food Fraud - When Foods Are Being Adulterated

Food Fraud – When Foods are Being Adulterated

The number of cases of food fraud is constantly increasing. In the following article TÜV NORD CERT informs about the updated food industry standards and offers profiling opportunities for reliable producers. Food Fraud – What does it mean? Food Fraud means “conscious and intentional exchange, incorrect labelling, adulteration or imitations of food, raw materials, ingredients…

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Understanding The Differences Between HACCP and HARPC

Understanding The Differences Between HACCP and HARPC

The similarities between HACCP and HARPC include the requirement for conducting a hazard analysis, implementing controls, monitoring and corrective actions. However, as this white paper shows, HARPC’s food safety plan requirements are more comprehensive than the traditional HACCP system. Unlike HACCP, Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls (HARPC) is not a global standard, but an…

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How safe are subscription meal kits

How Safe Are Subscription Meal Kits?

Online shopping is simple and convenient; you can buy products from all over the world – without leaving your own four walls. While you can buy almost everything online, grocery shopping has until recently been an exception. But that has changed now: Subscription meal kits are delivered directly to your home and all you need…

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Where do our products come from?

Cultivating a Better Cocoa Supply Chain

Chocolate often conjures up images of happy children and sweet treats. While there are many things to love about chocolate, unfortunately the cocoa industry is also linked to forced labor and sustainability issues. Today, more people are concerned about where their food comes from and want to ensure their purchases—such as chocolate—are responsibly sourced. To…

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Knowing the sugar concentration in your product is essential for compliance purposes and to meet customers'expectations.

Sugar Content Determination Guide

The Ultimate Sugar Content Determination guide reviews different methods of sugar content determination using refractometry, density, titration, spectrophotometry and moisture analyzers, depending on the product and requirements. In today’s largely consumed sweetened foods and beverages, sugar concentration ranges from very low to high depending on the purpose of its addition. The exact sugar content is…

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How to reduce plastic waste by choosing good packaging

The Importance of Packaging

By producing tons of waste every year, we intensify environmental pollution. Especially plastics and non-recyclable materials compound the situation. As the production of waste rises year by year, it is necessary to find a solution. Nowadays a variety of so-called zero-waste grocery stores and supermarkets open their doors to ban all kind of packaging. However,…

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Supply Chain Transparency

What Does Transparency Mean?

Why do we hear the word transparency all over today? Because consumers are looking for more transparent products. They want to know what is in the products they buy. How were they made? Where do they come from? We have heard about food recalls such as baby milk in France or clothes being recalled after…

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