The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) has formalised its stance on the use of product name(s) prescribed or reserved for processed meat products being used for meat analogues.
Meat analogues (ie plant-based meat alternatives) must not use the product names prescribed and reserved for processed meat products since the scope of R1283 REGULATIONS REGARDING THE CLASSIFICATION, PACKING AND MARKING OF CERTAIN PROCESSED MEAT PRODUCTS does not include meat analogues.
The assignee designated for inspection of processed meat products is permitted to seize any meat analogue products using the product names reserved for processed meat products.
By Food Focus on 15 October 2019
REGULATIONS REGARDING THE CLASSIFICATION, PACKING AND MARKING OF PROCESSED MEAT PRODUCTS INTENDED FOR SALE IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA...