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SA has successfully eliminated trans-fats in food – WHO

By Food Focus on 18 May 2018

South Africans are sub-Saharan Africa’s most obese people, mainly due to the rising popularity of processed food. Heart attacks, strokes and type two diabetes now kill more people than infectious diseases. But the health situation could have been worse had the South African gover

Invitation for comment on the proposed tariffs for dairy product inspections - Notice No. 1455 of 2017

By Food Focus on 28 December 2017

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 notice.

SARS to collect for sugar tax (SBL) from 1 April 2018

By Food Focus on 18 December 2017

PRETORIA, Friday, 15 December 2017 — The South African Revenue Service (SARS) will collect the Sugary Beverages Levy (SBL) as from 1 April 2018.

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.

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