The Heart & Stroke Foundation promotes cardiovascular health through advocacy, influencing policy, providing information, tools, and support to help halt the rise of premature Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in people in South Africa. Heart disease and stroke are the second-biggest killers in South Africa, second only to HIV/AIDS. The Heart Mark logo takes the guess work out of choosing heart-healthy food products and consumers do not need to read complicated food labels to know that their favourite products are good for their heart.
Diabetes South Africa is a registered Diabetes Non-Profit Organisation in South Africa, associated with the International Diabetes Federation. Founded 40 years ago the DSA empowers all those affected by Diabetes through support, education and information. It also provides awareness and highlights the risk factors associated with diabetes and promotes healthy lifestyles for all South Africans.
Internationally, the Muslim Judicial Council Halal Trust (MJCHT) is well-known and acknowledged by various renowned Halal Certifying Bodies or Authorities (HCB) from numerous countries, for example – Malaysia (JAKIM), Singapore(MUIS), Indonesia (MUI), Egypt, Arab United Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait; Australia, Pakistan and India, etc.
Prior to 1945, the Muslim Ulama of Cape Town pioneered the establishment and organization of halal certification in South Africa. The MJCHT catapulted the concept of halal certification into the international halal arena by laying the fundamental blocks for halaal-assurance, halaal-control, halal food development and halaal services.
THE HALAAL LOGO MAY DIFFER ACCORDING TO THE ENDORSING AUTHORITY AND COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.
Kosher SA offers the diamond standard in kosher certification and is recognized by consumers worldwide. Kosher SA is a member of AKO (Association of Kashrus Organizations) making it recognized and trusted by all major kosher agencies globally. The logo is synonymous with transparency throughout the supply chain. To obtain Kosher SA certification, ingredients are scrutinized down to the base raw materials to ensure they meet the kosher standards, and that controls are in place with processing and proper cleaning procedures adhered to. Regular inspections are conducted by highly qualified rabbis to ensure the highest standard of kashrut is maintained.
THE KOSHER LOGO MAY DIFFER ACCORDING TO THE ENDORSING AUTHORITY AND COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.
The GI Foundation SA specifications classify food products according to how suitable they are for use by people suffering from diseases of lifestyle. Foods are rated according to their GI and their effect on overall health in respect of total fat, saturated fat, sodium, fibre and sugar content. The GI Foundation SA logo has four different grades and Lucky Star Soya Mince and Vegetable Stew products, fall in the OFTEN FOODS category which means low in fat and GI.
The ‘green’ mark certifies that the product has a minimal effect on blood glucose, cholesterol and/or blood pressure levels. The product contains ingredients considered to be healthy when eaten in normal amounts..