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Enforcement of the Agricultural Product Standards Act

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

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.

Regulation 1091 of 19 November 2010 SUMMARY March 2011

03 April 2017

This piece of legislation is relevant to the labelling and advertising of both pre-packaged and non-prepackaged or bulk stock foods. All information required by the regulations has to be kept on file for inspection within 2 days.

Legal pain points you should take note of in 2017

06 March 2017

We caught up with our favourite globe-trotting, flowing-locked lawyer-cum-engineer, Janusz Luterek from Hahn and Hahn, to find out his perspectives on the legal challenges you are likely to face this year in the food industry.

Managing your compliance records according to legislation

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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