Comments Invited on Amendments to Agricultural Product Standards Act

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The Agricultural Product Standards Amendment Bill (2013) which provides for the management of quality controls for agricultural products has been published for public comment.

The bill amends the Agricultural Product Standards Act (1990) and provides for amendments to the auditing process of an agricultural product for quality control.

The other amendments include the following:
•    Insertion of a definition and the substitute others.
•    To make provision for a management control system.
•    Further provisions for the department’s minister to make regulations pertaining to the audit and management control systems.

Written comments should be submitted within 30 days of publication of the amendment bill in notice 810 in Gazette 36736 on 16 August 2013.

Submissions should be addressed to the department’s executive officer of agricultural product standards at the following email address:

Sabinet Cape Town Office