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Regulations on Classification, Packing and Marking of Fruit Juice Revised

October 21, 2019

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

21 October 2019

Revised regulations relating to the classification, packing and marking of fruit juice and drink intended for sale in South Africa are in the pipeline.

The agriculture, land reform and rural development department published the revised regulations in Government Gazette 42775 for comment.

The revised regulations were drawn up in terms of the Agricultural Product Standards Act.

They shall apply to fruit and vegetable juices, nectars, drinks and related products intended for sale in South Africa to which and under circumstances in which a prohibition in terms of section 3 of the Act regarding the sale of fruit and vegetable juices, nectars, drinks and related products apply.

Comment is invited within 30 days of the date of publication.

Meanwhile, in Notice 1324, the department published amended standards and requirements regarding control of the export of potatoes.

The amended standards and requirements kick in seven days after publication of the notice.

In Notice 1325, the department has published amendments to Standards and Requirements Regarding Control of the Export of Fresh Vegetables.

The amendments come into effect seven days after publication of the notice.

In Notice 1326, the department published a correction notice on the prohibition regarding the removal of imported regulated agricultural products from specified ports of entry published in Notice 1269 on 4 October 2019.

“Notice No. 570 of 27 May 2016 is hereby repealed” is added to the first page.