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Leaf services implementation date postponed to 1 May 2021

By Linda Jackson on 29 March 2021

LEAF SERVICES INSPECTION PROCEDURES AND INSPECTION FEES FOR GRAINS AND GRAIN PRODUCTS: INVITATION FOR COMMENTS

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NOTICE OF DALRRD MEAT SAFETY ACT SURVEILLANCE SAMPLING FOR MICRO

By Food Focus on 25 March 2021

DALLRD issues statement relating to monitoring and surveillance microbiological programme

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REGULATIONS FOR TARIFFS FOR DAIRY PRODUCT INSPECTIONS---SET ASIDE DUE TO JUDGEMENT

By Food Focus on 10 March 2021

Nejahmogul Technologies & Agric Services, invite comments on the proposed APS tariffs for dairy products inspections from all affected stakeholders. Comments should reach them by no later than 15 days from the date of publication of this no

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Progress regarding drafting of Amendment Draft Regulations for Table Olives

By Food Focus on 05 March 2021

Draft Regulations Relating to the Grading, Packing and Marking of Table olives Products Intended for Sale in the Republic of South Africa.

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DALRRD calls for comment on Government Gazette 44173

By on 26 February 2021

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development called for comment in Government Gazette 44173.

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ROAD MAP TO LEGISLATION AFFECTING THE FOOD INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA - Updated

By Linda Jackson on 14 January 2021

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 responsibil

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SANS 490 - HAND SANITISERS – NEW SANS STANDARD PUBLISHED

By Linda Jackson on 13 November 2020

During lockdown Level 5, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) advised consumers to verify whether the producers of sanitisers, that claim to be SABS Approved or carry the SABS Mark Scheme number, are valid claims.

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AMENDMENT TO REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE MAXIMUM LIMITS FOR PESTICIDE RESIDUES

By Food Focus on 17 February 2020

The Department of Health has published the amended Regulations governing the maximum limits for pesticide residues that may be present in foodstuffs in Notice 119 in Government Gazette 43008.

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NEW SANS 10330 APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION

By Food Focus on 05 February 2020

Please note that the SANS 10330 Requirements for a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system has been approved for publication

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RICE REGULATIONS FINAL DRAFT: REQUEST FOR COMMENTS

By Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on 03 December 2019

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has circulated the final draft of Rice Regulation through the WTO Notification system for comments from the member states.

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Media Release on Foot-And-Mouth Disease: Update

By Food Focus on 29 November 2019

In summary: On 1 November 2019, veterinary services were alerted to clinical signs suspicious for Foot-and Mouth disease (FMD) in a herd of cattle on a farm in the Molemole local municipality of the Capricorn district, Limpopo...

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DRAFT REGULATIONS FOR FRUIT AND VEGETABLE JUICE PRODUCTS

By Food Focus on 15 November 2019

1st Draft regulations for Fruit and Vegetable Juice products is available for comment. DUE DATE is 18 November 2019

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REQUEST FOR COMMENTS: PROPOSED REGULATIONS FOR COFFEE, CHICORY AND RELATED PRODUCTS

By Food Focus on 14 November 2019

The Department would like to further request comments or inputs relating to the 2nd draft regulation for coffee, chicory and related products. DUE DATE is Friday, 22 November 2019

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REQUEST FOR COMMENTS: PROPOSED REGULATIONS FOR TEA AND RELATED PRODUCTS

By Food Focus on 13 November 2019

The Department would like to further request comments or inputs relating to the 2nd draft regulation for tea and related products. DUE DATE: Friday, 22 November 2019

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R1510 FINAL DRAFT REGULATIONS FOR EGGS

By Food Focus on 11 November 2019

Please access the final draft amendment regulations with the changes introduced highlighted in blue.

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IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROCESSED MEAT COMPULSORY SPECIFICATION

By Food Focus on 30 September 2019

A Compulsory Specification for Processed Meat Products VC 9100 was published by the Minister of Trade and Industry as per Government Gazette No.42628 Notice No. 1058 of 08 August 2019. This Compulsory Specification is effective from 8 Oct

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Codex HACCP - The foundation of food safety is being shaken

By Linda Jackson on 21 August 2019

In the world of food safety where there is a plethora of standards, we have become accustomed to changes. New legislation, new audit requirements, changes to the GFSI benchmarked standard, changes to FSSC and ISO 22000. But through all the

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DRAFT RICE REGULATIONS FOR COMMENT

By Food Focus on 09 May 2019

Draft Regulations Relating to the Grading, Packing and Marking Rice Intended for Sale in The Republic of South Africa - invitation for comments, due 25 May 2019.

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THREE BRAND NEW SOUTH AFRICAN STANDARDS YOU MUST HAVE - HOT OFF THE PRESS

By Food Focus on 24 April 2019

Three brand new South African standards you must have! Hot off the press

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REGULATIONS RELATING TO EDIBLE FATS AND OILS - REPEALED

By Food Focus on 10 April 2019

Regulations Relating To Edible Fats And Oils have been repealed as at 05 APRIL 2019

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