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Helping you
and your
team to be

Food labelling, ingredients
and legislation

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The UFS Food Labelling Guide 2012 is published by:

Unilever South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

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Copyright © 2012

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Proudly South African

The “buy local” campaign

The Proudly South African Campaign encourages the Nation
to make personal and organisational contributions to economic
growth and prosperity in South Africa, thereby increasing
employment opportunities and reinforcing national pride.

The qualifying criteria for Proudly SA membership are:

Local content

At least 50% of the cost of production must be incurred in South
Africa and there must be ‘substantial transformation’ of any
imported materials.

High quality product

The product or service must be of a proven high quality.

Fair labour practice

The company must comply with labour legislation and adhere
to fair labour practices.

Environmental standards

The company must be environmentally responsible and
adhere to production processes that are environmentally
friendly and acceptable.

Chapter 6 Symbols and logos

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Internationally recognised eco-labelling


Recyclable packaging material. It signifies that the packaging
material is recyclable, thus helping to protect the environment.

POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE (PET) is a material widely used
for packaging, especially drinks containers. It is 90% recyclable
and the symbol opposite reminds people of this fact.

Clean City symbol

Keep your city clean. This symbol instructs people
to throw the packaging into a dustbin and not to litter,
to protect the environment.

Fairtrade certified

Fairtrade certification is a product certification system designed to
allow people to identify products that meet agreed environmental,
labour and developmental standards. Overseen by a standard-
setting body, Fairtrade International (FLO), and a certification body,
FLO-CERT, the system involves independent auditing of producers to
ensure the agreed standards are met. Members commit to
biodiversity-enhancing practices, ensuring children’s rights,
supporting safe working conditions and other fair-trade measures,
and documenting fairtrade labour policies.

For more information on Fairtrade in South Africa visit

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The Vegetarian Society, 2012. Food – Help for

Caterers. [Online]

aspx?pid=506 [Retrieved 4th December 2012]

The British Diabetic Foundation, 2012. Caring

for People with Diabetes. [Online] http://www. [Retrieved 4th December 2012]

The American Heart Association, 2012. Getting

Healthy – Nutrition Centre. [Online] http://www. [Retrieved 4th December 2012]

Nutrition Education Services – Oregon Dairy

Council, 2012. Dash Diet Eating Plan. [Online] [Retrieved

4th December 2012]

Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America,

2012. Food Service Kit. [Online] http://www. [Retrieved 4th December 2012]

KIR Kosher Food Certifi cation, 2012. What

Does Kosher Mean? [Online] http://www.


[Retrieved 4th December 2012]

Nutrition table

The World Health Organisation, 2012. Health

Topics – Nutrition. [Online]

[Retrieved 4th December 2012]

World Health Organization. Diet, nutrition and

the prevention of chronic diseases. Report of a

Joint WHO/FAO Expert Consultation. Geneva,

WorldHealth Organization. 2003 (WHO Technical

Report Series, No. 916)

Symbols and logos

Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa,

2012. Healthy Heart. [Online] http://www. [Retrieved 15

November 2012]

SASSI – The Southern African Sustainable

Seafood Initiative, 2012. [Online] http://www. [Retrieved 15 November 2012]

Marine Stewardship Council, Certifi ed

Sustainable Seafood, 2012. [Online] http:// [Retrieved 15 November 2012]

Fairtrade Label South Africa, 2012. What is

Fairtrade. [Online]

za [Retrieved 15 November 2012]

Proudly South African, 2012. What is Proudly

South African? [Online] http://www.proudlysa. [Retrieved 15 November 2012]


Colorado State University-Extension, 2012.Food

Storage for Safety and Quality. [Online] http://

[Retrieved 04 December 2012]

Clemson University Cooperative Extension

Service and Oregonian Food Day, 2012. Food

Storage Chart - Food Storage Guidelines – Shelf

Life of Food - Refrigerator & Freezer Storage

Chart. [Online]

Information/FreezerChart.htm [Retrieved

04 December 2012]

Help With Series, 2012. Guide to home

refrigeration and the correct storage of

cooked and fresh food items.[Online] http://

refrigeration-tips.html [Retrieved 04

December 2012]

Center for Foodservice Learning, 2010 – 2011.

Storing Food Safely - Home Storage Practices.


StoringFoodSafety.html [Retrieved 04

December 2012]

When in Doubt – Throw it Out!, Fight Bac

Campaign, USDA. Refrigerator and Freezer

Safety. [Online]

infores/pubs/fypubs/136.wlg.pdf [Retrieved

04 December 2012]

Help With Series, 2012. How to test an egg’s

freshness, see if your egg’s are fresh, 2001-2012.


egg-guide/fresh-egg-test.html [Retrieved 04

December 2012]

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Storage continued...

Answers Corporation, 2012. Is it safe to eat expired

canned food? [Online]

Is_it_safe_to_eat_expired_canned_food [Retrieved 04

December 2012]

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012. Refrigerated

and Freezer Storage. [Online]

web/safety/refrigerator-freezer. [Retrieved 04

December 2012]

State Government of Victoria, 2012. Food safety –

storage. [Online]


[Retrieved 04 December 2012]

Still Tasty, 2012 . Three ways to defrost food safely.


[Retrieved 05 December 2012]

Favorite Freezer Foods, 2008-2011. Can you

refreeze food that thawed? [Online] http://www.

[Retrieved 05 December 2012]

State Government of Victoria, 2012. Food safety

when cooking. [Online]. http://www.betterhealth.

when_cooking. [Retrieved

05 December 2012]

CBS Interactive, 2012. How long does fresh

fi sh keep in the fridge? [Online] http://chowhound.

[Retrieved 05 December 2012]

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