FOODSTUFFS , COSMETICS AND DISINFECTANTS AMENDMENT BILL. AWJ Pretorius Directorate: Food Control Presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Health 13 March 2006. MAIN ACT:.
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Directorate: Food Control
Presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Health
13 March 2006
To control the sale, manufacture and importation of foodstuffs, cosmetics and disinfectants; and to provide for incidental matters.
Old definitions are updated, and new definitions are brought in from the Health Act, 1977
Amendment so that the Director-General can also authorize persons that are not “subject to his control”.
Further amendment carried over from Health Act, 1977, so that local authorities can authorize categories of persons other than environmental health practitioners.
The amount that an accused has to deposit if he/she desires a further analysis of a sample has been raised from R25 to R500 to counteract the effect of inflation.
Everything new in this section, which authorizes the Minister to make regulations,is taken over from the Health Act, 1977
This section has been taken over from the Health Act, 1977, with slight technical amendments.
This section has been omitted because it seriously affects the ability of the authorities in all three tiers of government to issue food safety warnings.
The amendment raises the fines that may be levied because currently they are ridiculously low.
The amendment aims to enable the Director-General to delegate certain functions to persons other than persons in the (National) Department of Health.
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