Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
3 December 2019
Regulations relating to the grading, packing and marking of bread wheat intended for sale in South Africa have been amended.
The agriculture, land reform and rural development department published the amendments in Government Gazette 42862.
The amendments were drawn up in terms of the Agricultural Product Standards Act.
They focus on restrictions on sale of wheat; quality standards; packing and marking requirements; sampling; determination of other substances; determination of class, hectolitre mass, moisture content, protein content and falling number and determination of percentage deviations.
Quality standards deal with classes of wheat, standards for classes, grades of wheat and standards for grades of wheat.
Sampling focuses on obtaining a sample from the consignment, sampling if contents differ and working sample.
The amended regulations came into effect on the date of publication.
In Notice 1548, the department published amendments to statutory measures for sorghum, winter cereal, maize and oilseeds.
The amendments were drawn up in terms of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.
Section 7 of the statutory measures is amended by changing the date of expiry from “30 April 2020” to “30 April 2024”.
Meanwhile, in Gazette 42861, the department published amendments to two standards and requirements in terms of the Agricultural Product Standards Act:
Both amendments kick in seven days after date of publication.