Promoting the improvement of dairy quality and safety

in the interest of the dairy industry and the consumer

legislation

Legislative Departments

The dairy industry is regulated by certain government departments. Each one controls a specific component of the legislation governing the dairy industry through relevant Acts, Regulations and Guidelines. These are the Department of Trade Industry and Competition, Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development.

DOWNLOAD THE COMBINED LIST OF ACTS, REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS RELATING TO FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY ASPECTS OF MILK AND OTHER DAIRY PRODUCTS.

Here we have compiled documents to download or website links pertaining to the Dairy Industry within South African departments.

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Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

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Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Agricultural Product Standard Act, 1990, Act 119 of 1990

  Published   Industry Dispensations 

Regulation 1510 of 22 November 2019

Intention to withdraw dairy industry dispensations - 14 February 2019

Regulations regarding the classification, packing and marking of edible ices intended for sale in the Republic of South Africa

  Published   Industry Dispensations 

R.78 of 8 February 2013

Industry dispensation - 26 June 2013

Edible ices regulation – 21 January 2016

Amendment to industry dispensation _ Edible Ices - 15 Sept 2015                                                  

Restrictions on the use of certain GI Cheese Names in terms of the EU, SADC and EPA
  Published   Industry Dispensations 

 

Restrictions on the use of certain Cheese names - EU SADC EPA - 15 Nov '16

Compositional Standards for Imported Cheeses Protected in terms of the EU SADC Economic Partnership Agreement - 21 June 2017

GIs under the Merchandise Marks Act - 21 October '16

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Regulation for RSA Geographical Indications - R.447 of 22 March 2019

The above agricultural legislation can be obtained from www.nda.agric.za

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 the latest version is used by visiting www.codexalimentarius.org)

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

Regulations - Preservatives and antioxidants (R965/1977)

Regulations relating to food colourants (R1008/1996)

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 radioactivity 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

Amendment - Regulations Governing the Maximum Limits for Pesticide Residues that may be present in Foodstuffs R119 of 10 February 2020 - PART 1 | PART 2

UPDATE: Regulation - Governing The Maximum Limits For Pesticide Residue That May Be Present In Foodstuffs - Notice number 46 of 19 January 2012

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

Regulations - Governing The Maximum Limits for Veterinary Medicine and Stock Remedy Residues That May Be Present in Foodstuffs - R1387 R860 of 25 August 2017

 

Prohibition

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

 

SABS & SANS

South African Bureau of Standards & South African National Standards

sabsNon-Compulsory Standards Relating to Milk and Dairy Products Food Safety and Quality

  • SANS 1828:2016 – Edition 2.00
    Cleaning chemicals for use in the food industry 
  • SANS 1853:2009 – Edition 1.01
    Disinfectants and detergent-disinfectants for use in the food industry 
  • SANS 10049:2012 – Edition 4.01
    Food safety management requirements for prerequisite programmes (PRPs) 
  • SANS 10133:2012 – Edition 2.00
    The application of pesticides in food-handling, food-processing, and catering establishments 
  • SANS 22005:2009/ISO 22005:2007 – Edition 1.00
    Traceability in the feed and food chain – General principles and basic requirements for system design and implementation 
  • Notice of publication of SANS 22004:2016
    Food safety management systems – Guidance on the application of ISO 22000:2005 
  • SANS 314:2012/ISO 707:1997 – Edition 2.00
    Milk and milk products – Guidance on sampling 
  • SANS 1678:2014 – Edition 2.01
    Sterilised milk 
  • SANS 1679:2013 – Edition 2.01
    Pasteurised milk 
  • SANS 10330:2007 – Edition 2.01
    Requirements for a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system 
  • SANS 5763:2006 – Edition 2
    Efficacy of cleaning plant, equipment and utensils: swab technique 
  • SANS 898:2011 - Edition 1
    Good manufacturing practice for the self-mixing of feed in the livestock industry

Compulsory Standards Relating to Milk and Dairy Products Food Safety and Quality

The National Regulator for Compulsory Standards enforces the following standards (extensions of the regulations) in terms of the Trade Metrology Act, 1973, Act 77 of 1973:

  • SANS 289:2016 – Edition 1.06
    Labelling requirements for prepackaged products (prepackages) and general requirements for the sale of goods subject to legal metrology control
  • SANS 458:2011 – Edition 1.02
    Tolerances permitted for the accuracy of measurements of products (including pre-packaged products) in terms of legal metrology legislation
  • SANS 1841:2015 – Edition 2.01
    Control of the quantity of contents in prepacked packages within the prescriptions of legal metrology legislation

The undermentioned acts administer the following standards for drinking water:

  • SANS 241–1:2015 - Edition 2, Part 1
    Microbiological, physical,aesthetic and chemical determinants
  • SANS 2412:2015 - Edition 2, Part 2
    Application of SANS 241-1

• Municipal Systems Act, 2000, Act 32 of 2000

• Health Act, 2003, Act 61 of 2003

• Water Services Act, 1997, Act 108 of 1997

• Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, 1972, Act 54 of 1972

All SANS documents can be ordered electronically at http://www.store.sabs.co.za/ or at 012 428 7911

International Organisation for Standardisation

isoISO 22000 - Food safety management systems - Requirements for any organisation in the food chain.

ISO 22001 - Guidelines on the application of ISO 9001:2000 for the food and drink industry (replaces: ISO 15161:2001).

ISO/TS 22002-1 First edition 2009-12-15; Prerequisite programmes on food safety-Part 1: Food Manufacturing

ISO/TS 22002-3 First edition 2011-12-15; Prerequisite programmes on food safety-Part 3: Farming

ISO 707 – Second edition 1997 07 01; Milk and milk products – Guidance on sampling

All SANS documents can be ordered electronically at http://www.store.sabs.co.za/iso-standards or at 012 428 7911

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Codex Alimentarius

codexThe Codex Alimentarius Commission, established by FAO and WHO in 1963 develops harmonised international food standards, guidelines and codes of practice to protect the health of the consumers and ensure fair trade practices in the food trade. The Commission also promotes coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental

organizations.

Codex standards are based on the best available science assisted by independent international risk assessment bodies or ad-hoc consultations organized by FAO and WHO.

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