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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES Directorate Food Safety and Quality Assurance. OVERVIEW OF THE EXPORT OF ANIMAL AND PROCESSED PLANT PRODUCTS. Presented by: Ms Maphuti Kutu. Vision and mission of the Department Structure of the Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

Directorate Food Safety and Quality Assurance

OVERVIEW OF THE EXPORT OF ANIMAL AND

PROCESSED PLANT PRODUCTS

Presented by:

Ms Maphuti Kutu

content layout
Vision and mission of the Department

Structure of the Branch

Export of Processed Products Under the APS Act

Overview of relevant legislation

Products regulated for export

Export standards & requirements – Quality

Food safety

Enforcement of legislation

Export flow chart

Non – compliances

Contact details

CONTENT LAYOUT
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FORESTRY & FISHERIES

Vision

A leading, dynamic, united, prosperous and people-centered sector

Mission

Our vision will be achieved through developing and sustaining a sector that contributes and embraces:

Economic growth (and development)

Job creation

Rural development

Sustainable use of natural resources

Food security

SG 3: Effective national regulatory services and risk management systems

Strategic objectives

SO 1 Promote safe food by managing the level of risks associated with food, diseases, pests, natural disasters and trade.

SO 2 Establish and maintain effective early-warning and mitigation systems

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export of animal and processed plant products under the aps act
EXPORT OF ANIMAL AND PROCESSED PLANT PRODUCTS UNDER THE APS ACT

DIRECTORATE:

FOOD SAFETY AND

QUALITY ASSURANCE

DIRECTORATE:

INSPECTION SERVICES

DEPUTY DIRECTOR:

AGRICULTURAL

PRODUCT

QUALITY ASSURANCE

DEPUTY DIRECTOR:

ANALYTICAL SERVICES

AUDITING

ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES

DIVISION: ANIMAL AND

PROCESSED

PRODUCTS

PPECB (ASSIGNEE)

LEGISLATION

ENFORCEMENT

  • INSPECTIONS
  • EXPORT CERTIFICATE
overview of relevant legislation
OVERVIEW OF RELEVANT LEGISLATION

Agricultural Products Standards Act, 1990 (Act No 119 of 1990) (APS ACT)

“To provide for control over the sale and export of certain agricultural products, control over the sale of certain imported agricultural products; and control over other related products; and for matters connected therewith”.

Export Regulations

 Prohibitions on the export of a particular product

- Approval by the Executive Officer

- Certification: Conducted by the PPECB

- Exemptions e.g. countries, consignment size, purpose etc.

 Application for approval for export

 Procedures for inspection

 Approvals and rejections

 Appeals

 Export Standards & Requirements

 Regulates the export of certain agricultural products

 Approved by the Executive Officer

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export standards and requirements quality
EXPORT STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS - QUALITY

Scope includes the following:

Packing & Container requirements

Labelling/Marking requirements, e.g.

True description of contents

Grade indication

Packing medium

Country of origin

Physical address of packer/manufacturer

Quality standards for classes or grades

(Grades, e.g.: Choice, Standard, Substandard)

Permissible deviations from standards

(e.g. Uniformity, colour, blemishes, preparation)

food safety
FOOD SAFETY

▪Standards Regarding Food Hygiene and Food Safety of Regulated Agricultural Food Products of Plant Origin Intended for Export

(Notice 707 of 13 May 2005)

Food safety requirements for animal products handled under Directorate: Veterinary Public Health

Food business operators (FBO’s) shall ensure that all stages of handling for which they are responsible, from and including primary production up to and including the export of food products are carried out in a hygienic way in accordance with the prescribed requirements of this Standard

FBO’s = producers, packhouses, factories, silos, transporters, stores and cold stores, i.e. everyone in export supply chain

food safety continued
FOOD SAFETY continued

For export to all countries

FBO’s are audited by PPECB

Recordkeeping and Traceability is a requirement

FBO must register with the Executive Officer (APS Act)

- Rooibos and Honeybush tea

- Factory code for canned and frozen products, dried fruits

enforcement of legislation
ENFORCEMENT OF LEGISLATION

PERISHABLE PRODUCTS EXPORT CONTROL BOARD (PPECB)

Appointed Assignee since 1991

Carries out inspection on various products destined for export

Undertakes food safety and food hygiene audits based on risk

Evaluate labels for compliance with prescribed marking requirements

flow chart export of animal and processed plant products
FLOW CHART: EXPORT OF ANIMAL AND PROCESSED PLANT PRODUCTS

Factory

Farm

Factory registration

FBO Registration

Animal Health/Veterinary

Procedures/permits for Food Safety of Animal products

Export

Notification

Inspection (PPECB) -

Quality (Animal & Plant

products)

and Food Safety

(plant products)

Export Certificate

handling procedures for non compliances
HANDLING PROCEDURES FOR NON-COMPLIANCES

In terms of rejected consignments:

The PPECB notifies

The exporter/processor/packer concerned

The DAFF (and DAFF’s laboratory where applicable)

The Directorate Inspection Services informs the DoH (D: Food Control) when necessary

Shipped consignments – shall either be recalled or destroyed

contact details
CONTACT DETAILS

Directorate Food Safety and Quality Assurance

Manager: Division Animal and Processed Products

Ms. Maphuti Kutu

Tel. 012 319 6388

E-mail: MaphutiKu@daff.gov.za

website: www.daff.gov.za

PPECB

Standards Co-ordinator: PPECB Head Office

Ms. Natasha Wentzel

Tel. 021 930 1134

E-mail: NatashaW@ppecb.com