TOPIC (Testing of Products Initiated by Consumers) is a consumer-led organisation that investigates label claims. Occasionally we are sent certifications around label claims that are alleged to be fraudulent and require further investigation. Recently we
TOPIC SA Supporter, Organic Zone, asked us to look into one of their suppliers, Naturally Organic, as a customer had found some blue material on their organic lettuce that did not appear to be of organic origin.
TOPIC (Testing of Products Initiated by Consumers) is a consumer-led organisation funded by consumers and retailers that are committed to transparency. We use laboratory testing, farm and factory visits and any other means necessary to
In October 2018, a supporting retailerasked the TOPIC team to meet and discuss with a concerned consumer about heavy metal content in various Superfoods products.
At the end of October 2018, the TOPIC SA team launched into its ninth investigation to verify whether local health food brand, Nature’s Choice, was truly GMO-free as the label claimed.
Woolworths organic vegetables under the spotlight TOPIC (Testing of Products Initiated by Consumers) is a consumer-led organisation funded by consumers and retailers that are committed to transparency. We use laboratory testing, farm and factory visits
In mid-May, consumers nominated produce from the Cape Town Market in Epping. They wanted to know if the maximum residue level (MRL) for pesticides and herbicides is being adhered to for fresh produce moving through
TOPIC concluded the investigation into Mrs Bread Care’s Cauliflower Spinach Protein Bread at the end of March 2017 and we published our findings to consumers in our blog post here: http://topicsa.org.za/blog/mrs-bread-care-protein-bread On the 4th of
At the end of November 2016, consumers nominated a Johannesburg based product called Mrs Bread Care Cauliflower Spinach Protein Bread. The bread had ‘Low Carb’ and ‘Sugar Grain Free’ claims on the label and consumers
TOPIC investigated the non-GMO label claim of Futurelife Crunch Smart Food cereal.