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South African Meat Industry Company Sets Down Fees

November 3, 2020

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

The South African Meat Industry Company has set down fees for 2021.

The fees were published in Government Gazette 43855 in terms of the Agricultural Product Standards Act.

Abattoir service fees include R 5, 021.45 per month for high throughput abattoirs and R 3, 195.88 per month for low throughput abattoirs.

Fees for the auditing of quality indication marks are also set down.

Farm audits for Woolworths will pay a R4, 313.47 service fee per audit; feedlot audits will pay R3, 217.84; Deboning Plant Audits R2, 548.55 and wholesale audits R 624.04.

The fees are effective from 1 January 2021.

Meanwhile, the agriculture, land reform and rural development department has published, in Gazette 43856, regulations relating to tea and related products intended for sale in South Africa.

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

They focus on categories of and standards for tea and related products, containers and outer containers, marking requirements and sampling and analysis.

The regulations come into effect 12 months after the date of publication.

In Notice 1154, the department published regulations relating to coffee, chicory and related products intended for sale in South Africa.

The regulations focus on categories of and standards for coffee, chicory and related products; containers and outer containers; marking requirements and sampling and analysis.

They also come into effect 12 months after the date of publication.