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Trans-Fatty Acids

Trans-Fatty Acids

About Trans-Fatty Acids What are fatty acids? Fatty acids bind to glycerol in molecular chains, and together form the building blocks of fats. These chains may: Vary in length – fatty acid chains are...

Tartrazine

Tartrazine

Tartrazine has been the subject of a considerable amount of publicity over the years. Much of the information given on the subject in the media has been either inaccurate or exaggerated and consumers have,...

Safe Food Handling

Safe Food Handling

Guidelines For Handling Food In The Home Kitchen hygiene EVERYONE who prepares food in the kitchen, including children and domestic staff, should be taught the basics of personal hygiene and hygienic food preparation. Thorough...

Regulation of Food Safety and Quality

Regulation of Food Safety and Quality

Access to safe and affordable food is a basic human right. Food that carries potential risks can be harmful to health. Consumers expect and deserve protection against risks found in food and therefore appropriate...

Protein Alternatives – Pulses And Legumes

Protein Alternatives – Pulses And Legumes

2016 was the International Year of the Pulse The potential of pulses, which include beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils, and other pulses, to help address future global food security, nutrition and environmental sustainability needs has...

Processed Meat in SA

Processed Meat in SA

Cancer and red meat The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the WHO with a mission to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of...

Plastics Packaging And Food Safety

Plastics Packaging And Food Safety

Are plastic food containers and packaging materials safe? Yes. The plastic materials used to manufacture food contact items conform to the requirements of internationally recognised food and health authorities. The most widely used regulations...

PET Bottle Reuse

PET Bottle Reuse

Reuse of PET-Water Containers FACS has received a large number of queries regarding the safety of washing and reusing PET mineral water bottles. These result from e-mails circulating on the internet claiming that washing...