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Hot off the government printing presses!

By Linda Jackson on 17 October 2017

So what's happening on the food front? Well, foodstuffs have featured again in parliament in the last few months with some new regulations and proposed changes coming under the pen of Minister Motsoaledi -including sodium, antibiotics and pesticides!

Enforcement of the Agricultural Product Standards Act

By Linda Jackson on 17 May 2017

So how do you know the grade of the apple you are munching on? Or the steak you enjoyed last night? Did you pay a fair price for the quality of the product you were sold? Well, that’s how the Agricultural Product standards Act protects you as a consumer.

South Africa's sugar tax: a bold move, and the right thing to do

By The Conversation on 21 April 2017

South Africa’s planned sugar tax has come under severe scrutiny from its parliamentarians. The questions they’re grappling with are whether the country needs a tax and how effective it will be.

Managing your compliance records according to legislation

By Linda Jackson on 01 February 2017

Have you ever wondered how long your need to keep your compliance records? We have put together some guidelines according to legislation - so make sure you tick the boxes!

New regulation for food additives R1452 & R1426

By Linda Jackson on 08 December 2016

On 17 November 2016, the Minister of Health promulgated a new regulation for food additives. R1425 under FOODSTUFFS, COSMETICS AND DISINFECTANTS ACT, 1972 (ACT NO. 54 OF 1972) is the new REGULATIONS RELATING TO MISCELLANEOUS ADDITIVES IN FOODSTUFFS

Mushroom Legislation

By Linda Jackson on 16 November 2016

Discover the legislation that related to mushroom growing, canning, slicing, packing and exporting in South Africa.

By the by: How to access local by-laws

By Linda Jackson on 04 November 2016

Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Well that’s all well and good if you can find the law! This is definitely the case for municipal by-laws. We have packed a list of links together to assist you find them.

Poisonous Packaging: Food Legislation that’s been around since 1929

By Linda Jackson on 04 November 2016

What does the law say about your packaging? I get asked the question a lot. So we went to look for you.

Rendering Facilities - there’s legislation for cleaning the back end?

By Linda Jackson on 04 November 2016

Most rendering plants are considered the orphan of the abattoir – a place where angels fear to tread. During a recent HACCP audit in one such facility, I was surprised to discover a very comprehensive regulation dealing specifically with this often-forgotten department. Even if y

Road map to legislation affecting the food industry in South Africa

By Linda Jackson on 04 November 2016

Food legislation in South Africa is a little messy. This article provides an overview structure of the departments involved and the scope of their work. We also address the other elements of compliance including corporate social responsibility, corporate governance and

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