Acts which could affect food & beverage manufacturer’s products

Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act 54 of 1972
Health Act 63 of 1977
Agricultural Products Standards Act 119 of 1990
Meat Safety Act 40 of 2000 (Dept of Agriculture)
The International Health Regulations Act 28 of 1974
Trade Metrology Act 77 of 1973
Liquor Products Act, 60 of 1989
Genetically Modified Organisms Act 25 of 1997

Technologists need to be aware of:
SABS Food Hygiene Management Code 049 of 2001
SABS Code 0330:1999 – The Implementation and Management of a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) System.
SABS Code 1853: Disinfectants and Detergent Disinfectants for Use in the Food Industry.
ISO 15161:2001 – Guidelines on the Application of ISO 9001:2000 for the Food and Drink Industry.
Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993
National Environment Conservation Act 73 of 1989
National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998

Other sector-related legislation:
Standards Act, 1993
Trade Marks Act, 1963
Medicines and Related Substances Control Act, 1965
Meat Safety Act, 40 of 2000
Animal Diseases Act, 1984
Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act, 1947
Plant Breeders Rights Act, 1976
Agricultural Pests Act, 1983
Plant Improvement Act, 1976

Selected SAAFoST comments on proposed legislation

Recently promulgated regulations

Regulations relating to maximum levels for metals in foodstuffs