The AFMA Regulatory Committee is responsible for all matters pertaining to AFMA’s liaison activities with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (DAFF) such as the Animal Feed Forum (AFF), the Feed Safety Forum (FSF), the Inspection Compliance Forum (ICF), the Animal Health Forum (NAHF) and the SABS.

Matters include, but is not limited to feed registrations, facility inspections, national standards, and the import and export of animal feed and -ingredients. The Committee provides input to relevant feed legislation and national standards – of which the new feeds and pet food Bill receives the highest priority. The committee makes use of a legal consultant to provide legal opinions on behalf of the feed industry. The terms of reference for this committee consist of a list of primary and secondary focus legislation. Visit the “Legislation” tab for a list of applicable feed legislation.

The Committee is also responsible for periodically reviewing and updating the AFMA Code of Conduct audit criteria in terms of the latest applicable feed legislation and industry good manufacturing practices.

The AFMA Feed Registration Service (FRS) provides quarterly updates to the Regulatory Committee in terms of the status of feed registrations, renewals and facility licencing at Act 36.

The following standard Agenda items are addressed at the Regulatory Committee meetings:

a) Liaison activities with Agriculture Inputs Control (AFF)
b) Liaison activities with Animal Health & Veterinary Public Health (FSF & NAHF)
c) Liaison activities with Inspection Services (ICF)
d) AIC Registration status
f) Feeds & Pet food Bill
g) Regulations
h) SABS Standards
i) AFMA Code of Conduct
j) Import & Export
k) Other legislation

Chairperson: To be elected at the first committee meeting of 2018
Vice-chairperson: To be elected at the first committee meeting of 2018

AFMA is subscribed to Lexinfo and receive weekly alerts on applicable legislation that is relevant to the feed industry. Feedback on the Lexinfo Alerts received are presented at the quarterly Regulatory Committee meetings. All amendments and regulations to the Acts listed below are included.

Agricultural Product Standards ActNo. 119 of 1990
Animal Diseases ActNo. 35 of 1984
Basic Conditions of Employment ActNo. 75 of 1997
Competition ActNo. 89 of 1998
Consumer Protection ActNo. 68 of 2008
Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies ActNo. 36 of 1947
Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants ActNo. 54 of 1972
Genetically Modified Organisms ActNo. 15 of 1997
Medicines and Related Substances Control Act No. 101 of 1965
Natural Scientific Professions ActNo. 27 of 2003
Occupational Health and Safety ActNo. 85 of 1993
Accreditation for Conformity Assessment, Calibration and Good Laboratory Practice ActNo. 19 of 2006
Animal Health ActNo.7 of 2002
Livestock Improvement Amendment ActNo. 60 of 1997
Marketing of Agricultural Products ActNo. 47 of 1996
Measurement Units and Measurement Standards ActNo. 18 of 2006
Meat Safety ActNo. 40 of 2000
National Environmental Management: Waste ActNo. 59 of 2008
National Railway Safety Regulator ActNo. 16 of 2002
National Water ActNo. 36 of 1998
Petroleum Products Amendment ActNo. 46 of 1993
Promotion of Administrative Justice ActNo. 3 of 2000
Trade Metrology ActNo. 42 of 1994
Pharmacy Amendment ActNo. 53 of 1974