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Inspection Fees for Poultry Meat, Eggs and Processed Meat Products

Food Safety Agency (Pty) Ltd has been designated as assignee in terms of section 2(3)(a) of the Agricultural Product Standards Act, 1990 (Act No. 119 of 1990), to apply sections 3(1)(a) and (b), 3A(1), 4A(1)(a), 7 and 8 of the said Act with respect to regulated animal products (i.e. poultry meat and eggs) and processed meat products. The designated mandate is executed by Agency for Food Safety and Quality (Pty) Ltd (AFSQ), a subsidiary and service provider of Food Safety Agency (Pty) Ltd.

In terms of section 3(1)(1A)(a) of the Agricultural Product Standards Act, 1990 (Act No. 119 of 1990), Food Safety Agency (Pty) Ltd hereby impose the following fees which will be valid from 1 April 2020:

Inspection Fees for Poultry Meat and Eggs

Product Point of inspection Fee
Poultry Meat Abattoir R0.010 per carcass per month
 Eggs Producer/ Packer R0.0007 per egg per month

The above fees are applicable to inspection any facility that produces, packs or re-packs poultry meat and/or eggs.

Hour and Kilometer Rates:

Inspection and/or Sampling of poultry meat,eggs, processed meat products and Imports

Normal Time (08:00 – 16:00) R450.00 per hour
Normal Overtime (Mon – Sat) R500.00 per hour
Sunday & Public Holidays R600.00 per hour
Kilometre Rate R5.50 per kilometre

The above rates are applicable to inspection and/or sampling at any distribution centre, retailer, outlet, food store and cold storage facility that sells, keeps and/or distributes locally produced and/or imported poultry meat, eggs and processed meat products.

  • Where hourly rates are applicable, a minimum of one hour (R450.00) will be charged. Thereafter time will be charged in half hour segments of R225.00 per half hour or part thereof. The same principle will be applied to overtime and Sunday time.
  • In all instances where it is found that the hourly and kilometre rates are insufficient to cover the costs of the inspections, Food Safety Agency (Pty) Ltd, at its own discretion, reserves the right to amend the rates.

Laboratory Fees - Processed Meat Products

Type of analysis Fee
Lean Meat Content R321.00 per sample/test
Fat Content R788.00 per sample/test
Moisture Content R170.00 per sample/test
Protein Content R310.00 per sample/test
Calcium Determination (MRM only) R499.00 per sample/test
DNA Sampling R950.00 per DNA sample/test



Special Claims Protocol Verification - On a quotation basis

All fees exclude Value Added Tax (VAT)