Legislation - Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act

***PESTICIDE RESIDUES – Regulations Governing the Maximum Limits for Pesticide Residues that may be Present in Foodstuffs

South African legislation governing the maximum limits for pesticide residues that may be present in foodstuffs (R246 of 1994 | R247 of 2005 | R1047 of 2006 | R548 of 2010 | R46 of 2012 | R119 of 2020 | R4388 of 2024).

Legislation - Agricultural Product Standards Act Regulations and Standards

JAM, JELLY AND MARMALADE – Regulations Relating to Grading, Packing and Marking of Jam, Jelly and Marmalade Intended for Sale in the Republic of South Africa

South African legislation relating to grading, packing and marking of jam, jelly and marmalade intended for sale in South Africa (R81 of 2023).

Legislation - Agricultural Product Standards Act Regulations and Standards

VEGETABLES (CANNED AND PICKLED) – Regulations Relating to the Grading, Packing and Marking of Canned and Pickled Vegetables Intended for Sale in the Republic of South Africa

South African legislation relating to the grading, packing and marking of canned and pickled vegetables intended for sale in the Republic of South Africa (R2826 of 2022)

South African Legislation and the Food Industry Part II

There are many food industry laws and regulations in South Africa and many business owners struggle to keep up. The trick is to know the main ones and thereafter choose the ones that are relevant to your product and operations.  The fact that the industry is highly regulated and that …

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South African Food Industry Legislation Part I

If you’re thinking of starting and managing a food handling business, there’s a couple of things you need to know. Having to know so many legal standards might seem scary, but don’t worry, only certain regulations will apply to your business depending on what product you’re trying to sell. You …

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What is a Certificate of Acceptability

What is a Certificate of Acceptability?

Do you want to start a food business in South Africa and want to know what is a Certificate of Acceptability? A Certificate of Acceptability, also referred to as a “COA” is a food business permit/license. It is a compliance certificate issued to food handling premises as per the requirements …

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