|Use of the SA Food Composition Database (SAFOOD) for food labelling|
|Wednesday, 16 January 2013|
When can you use the South African Food Composition Database (SAFOOD) for food labelling purposes in terms of the new food labelling regulations?
When should SAFOOD not be used for food labelling purposes?
* "reputable laboratory" means a laboratory which has the required accreditation for each method used for the purpose of nutritional and microbiological information on labels of foodstuffs or nutritional supplements by the South African National Accreditation Services (SANAS) or another recognised international accreditation authority who is a member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and part of the International Laboratory Accreditation Arrangement’.
Source: Department of Health
Visit the Department of Health website for detailed information on the South African Food Labelling Regulations.
See the SAFOOD website: http://safoods.mrc.ac.za/labelling.htm