Don't worry, we know it's easy to get lost looking for the right info! So we have compiled a list of some useful ones webistes to help you out... because we're all about helping you make sense of the maze!
Contact the local municipality. You can some useful website details here.
Also try http://www.salga.org.za/Municipalities%20MCD.html for the latest database details
You need to contact the Environmental Health practioner in the area.
This applies to food safety, noise, waste removal, pollution
You must lodge the complaint with the company. Do this is writing.
You can ask for further advice at the National Consumer Commission:
We can help you on our website - view Legislation
You can also try these websites - view website info
You need to contact your local Environmental Health Department.
Food businesses need a licence to operate. Before opening any business find out what the requirements are. You may not begin trading in a business that requires a licence before the licences has been issued. Trading without a valid licence is punishable with a fine of up to R2 000. Licensing is governed by the Business Act No 71 of 1991.
You will need to apply at the Municipality and submit your documentation for approval. There are several departments that will need to inspect your premises before issuing a recommendation.
If you are a hawker or food truck owner the SAME requirements apply
Make sure you have permission and have consulted your municiplaity
The event organiser must:
You also need to be licenced as above.
Have a look here: http://store.sabs.co.za/manufacturing/food-processing
You will find them here: http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards.htm
This is the place to look: http://www.fao.org/fao-who-codexalimentarius/standards/list-of-standards/en/
This document will be particularly useful: http://www.fao.org/fao-who-codexalimentarius/sh-proxy/en/?lnk=1&url=https%253A%252F%252Fworkspace.fao.org%252Fsites%252Fcodex%252FStandards%252FCODEX%2BSTAN%2B192-1995%252FCXS_192e.pdf
The Chilled Foods Association
This organisation offers great advice for manufacturers:
International Life Sciences Institute
Great publications but can be heavy reading
International Labour Organisation
Loads of info on health and safety issues in the food sector
Useful Websites when Starting a Food Business in South Africa
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