Promoting the improvement of dairy quality and safety

in the interest of the dairy industry and the consumer

legislation

Department of Health

Health legislation governing milk and other dairy products.

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Additives

Regulations relating to the use of sweeteners in foodstuffs (R733/2012)

List of permissible sweeteners referred to in Regulation 4 of the regulations relating to the use of sweeteners in foodstuffs

Also see Codex General Standards for Food Additives (please ensure latest version is used by visiting www.codexalimentarius.org)

Regulations governing acids, bases and salts and the amounts thereof that foodstuffs may contain (R115/1986)

Regulations governing the use of certain food additives in certain wheaten and rye products (R2417/1987)

Regulations – Preservatives and antioxidants: Amendment (R60/2009)

Regulations - Preservatives and antioxidants (R965/1977)

Regulations relating to anti-caking agents and the amounts thereof that may be used in foodstuffs (R2507/1982)

Regulations relating to food colourants (R1008/1996)

Regulations governing emulsifiers, stabilisers and thickeners and the amounts thereof that foodstuffs may contain (R2527/1987)

Regulation 1425 of 17 November 2016: Regulations Relating To Miscellaneous Additives in Foodstuffs

 

Compositional standards

Regulations Relating to Max Levels of Metals in Foodstuffs - R588 of 15 June 2018

Regulations relating to maximum levels of metals in foodstuffs - Amendment (R545/2008)

Regulations governing tolerance for fungus-produced toxins in foodstuffs: Amendment (R751/2009)

Regulations relating to objects packed in foodstuffs intended for children (R1090/2005)

Regulations relating to maximum levels for melamine in foodstuffs (R1054/2009)

Regulations governing tolerance for fungus-produced toxins in foodstuffs (R1145/2004)

Regulations governing tolerances for fungus –produces toxins in foodstuffs (R313/1990)

Regulations relating to the Food, Drugs & Disinfectants Act, 1929 (Act 13 of 1929) (R574 & R575 of 1930)

Regulations governing certain solvents in foodstuffs: Correction Notice (R315/2006)

Regulations relating to edible fats and oils (R1316/1996)

Regulations governing certain solvents in foodstuffs (R911/2001)

Regulations governing radio activity in foodstuffs (R1931/1990)

 
Fortification and other nutritional issues

Regulations relating to the fortification of certain foodstuffs: R217 of 3 March 2016

Regulations relating to the fortification of certain foodstuffs – Registered fortification mix manufacturers/suppliers/importers: June 2012

Regulations relating to trans fat in foodstuffs: R127 of 2011

Regulations relating to food grade salt: R184 of 2007

Amendment of regulations relating to the fortification of certain foodstuffs: R1206 of 2008

Regulations relating to the fortification of certain foodstuffs: R504 of 2003

Regulations relating to the reduction of sodium in certain foodstuffs and related matters: R214 of 2013

Amendment to Regulations Relating To Reduction Of Sodium In Certain Foodstuffs And Related Matters: R1071 of 6 Oct 2017

 

Health Legislation

Act - Foodstuffs, Cosmetics And Disinfectants Act - No 54 of 1972

Act - Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Amendment Act - Act 39 of 2007

 

Hygiene and related matters

Regulations - Governing General Hygiene Requirements For Food Premises And the transport Of Food - R962 of 23 November 2012

Regulations Governing General Hygiene Req for Food Premises, Transport of Food and Related Matters _ R638 of 22 June 2018

Regulations - Regarding Processed Foodstuffs - R723 of 10 August 2001

Regulations - Relating To Hygiene Requirements For Milking Sheds, The Transport Of Milk And Related Matters - R961 of 23 November 2012

Regulations - Relating to Perishable Foodstuffs - R 952 of 1999

Regulations - Relating To Perishable Foodstuffs - R1183 of 1 June 1990

Regulations relating to the application of HACCP System: R908 of 2003

Regulations relating to the application of HACCP System – Amendment: R1060 of 2009

 

Infants and children

Regulations - Relating To Foodstuffs For Infants And Young Children - R991 of 6 December 2012

Regulations relating to objects packed in foodstuffs intended for children (R1090/2005)

 

Labelling and advertising

Guidelines Applicable To The Regulations Relating To The Labelling and Advertising Of Foodstuffs (R146 of 2010) - 1 September 2011

Regulations - Relating To The Labelling And Advertising Of Foodstuffs  - R146 of 1 March 2010

Regulations - Relating To The Labelling And Advertising Of Foodstuffs Amendment - R45 of 19 January 2012

Regulations - Relating To The Labelling And Advertising Of Foodstuffs Amendment - R1091 of 19 November 2010

Regulations - Relating To The Labelling Of Foodstuffs Obtained Through Certain Techniques Of Genetic Modification - R25 of 16 January 2004

 

Law enforcement

Enforcement By Local Authority - R128 of 17 February 2011

Enforcement By Local Authority - R393 of 21 April 2006

Enforcement By Local Authority - R429 of 13 May 2005

Enforcement By Local Authority - R953 of 29 September 2006

Regulations relating to the powers and duties of inspectors and analysts conducting inspections and analyses on foodstuffs and at food premises (R328/2007)

 

Microbiological standards

Regulations - Governing Microbiological Standards For Foodstuffs And Related Matters - R692 of 16 May 1997

Regulations - Governing Microbiological Standards For Foodstuffs And Related Matters - R1588 of 20 December 2002

Regulations - Governing Microbiological Standards For Foodstuffs And Related Matters Amendment - R706 of 2 September 2011

Regulations - Governing Microbiological Standards for Foodstuffs and Related Matters Amendment- R547 of 23 May 2008

Regulations - Relating To Milk And Dairy Products - R1555 of 21 November 1997

Regulations - Relating To Milk And Dairy Products Amendment R1262 of 31 December 2010

 

Packaged water and other beverages

Regulations - Relating to All Bottled Waters - R 718 of 2006

Regulations - Relating To All Bottled Waters Amendment - R455 of 26 May 2010

Regulations - Relating To Soft Drinks - R1769 of 9 August 1985

 

Pesticides and veterinary drugs (maximum residue limit)

Regulation - Governing The Maximum Limits For Pesticide Residue That May Be Present In Foodstuffs - R246 of 11 February 1994

Regulations - Governing The Maximum Limits For Pesticide Residues That May Be Present in Foodstuffs Amendment - R46 of 19 January 2012

Regulations - Governing The Maximum Limits For Pesticide Residues That May Be Present In Foodstuffs Amendment - R1047 of 20 October 2006

Amendment_ Regulations Governing The Maximum Limits for Veterinary Medicine and Stock Remedy Residues That May Be Present in Foodstuffs - R860 of 25 August 2017

 

Prohibition

Regulations - Prohibiting Guar Gum As A Foodstuff - R2554 of 25 October 1991

 

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