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What is Biotoxin Testing in Seafood?

There is a common misconception that food straight from nature is always ready to be eaten immediately. It comes from the earth or the ocean so it should be safe right? Not always. Some seafood...
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Are You Ensuring Dairy Product Safety?

Dairy is a staple in many people’s diet. It is an accessible and affordable food group that many people rely on to sustain a healthy lifestyle. As a result, we are sure we do not need to emphasize...
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Aflatoxin: A Major Concern for Food Safety

As a business in the food supply chain, toxic chemicals are a threat that we all face. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 600 million people become sick after eating contamina...
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Food Safety: Chemistry Testing

When you think of food products, do you think of chemicals? As a food or beverage manufacturer you should. Food chemistry – or chemistry testing to be more specific ...
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Food Safety: Diagnostic Testing

Did you know that food safety testing also involves helping sick animals? It may sound surprising but the field is a lot broader than most people think.  <...
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Food Safety: Microbiology Testing

What does microbiology have to do with food safety? More than you think. It is one of the main aspects of overall testing in South Africa, in fact. Failing to do the...
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What you need to know about nutritional profiling

To consumers, a label on a food product is nothing but a guide to help them make purchasing choices. But to manufacturers of foodstuffs, the labels are much more than that. Labels on food product...
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Why your products need to go through a food chemistry testing lab

Do you produce the type of food items that need nutritional labels? Is there a chance that your products might be contaminated with harmful toxins? Are you serious about ensuring a strong brand r...
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Food Safety vs Food Quality Compliance Testing: What’s The Difference?

Food quality is commonly confused with food safety. But, while the two are undoubtedly linked to each other, they have some important differences. And, these differe...
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An Outline of Food Safety Compliance Audits

As you know, food safety...
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Microbiology Lab Food Testing: An Explanation

As you probably know, food safety is of utmost importance if your business is in any way part of the food industry. What many people don’t know is that a microbiolog...
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Food Safety South Africa: What You Need To Know

Food safety is a massive responsibility. If you defy food safety requirements, then you may be risking the lives of many people. As such, you need to understand it f...
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COVID-19 – making a positive impact on occupational health

It’s not difficult to see COVID-19 as an overwhelmingly negative force. Leaving aside the rate of infection and the global death toll, there’s the complete change to our way of life as well, not to...
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The importance of safe sample transport

When it comes to the integrity of samples and specimens, ensuring their safe transport to laboratories and testing facilities is of vital importance. Guaranteeing secure collection, transport and d...
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Creating a culture of food safety

Have you ever looked at a plate of food and wondered exactly what goes into making it? More than simply growing, nurturing and rearing the individual ingredients, there’s also the crucial task of e...