Labelling

The South African Food Labelling Regulations (R146/2010) were published in the Government Gazette, 1 March 2010. 

On 29 May 2014, and amendment to the South African Food Labelling Regulations, R429/2014 was published and opened for comments. This amended Draft legislation R429/2014 is in the process of being finalised.  Until such time of final legislation, the R146 is still active.

Current use of the South African Food Composition Database for labelling purposes (R146)

When can you use the South African Food Composition Database (SAFCDB) for food labelling purposes in terms of the new Food Labelling Regulations?

When should SAFCDB not be used for food labelling purposes?

*"reputable laboratory" means a laboratory which has the required accreditation for each method used for the purpose of nutritional and microbiological information on labels of foodstuffs or nutritional supplements by the South African National Accreditation Services (SANAS) or another recognised international accreditation authority who is a member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and part of the International Laboratory Accreditation Arrangement’.

Source: Department of Health

Visit the Department of Health website for detailed information on the South African Food Labelling Regulations.